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The Ideal 2 Guitar Collection

timvanderlaan

Silver Supporting Member
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87
After years of searching, buying, and trading i have finally settled on what i believe is the ideal 2 guitar collection-1 acoustic and 1 electric.

Acoustic--> Martin HD-28
Electric --> Gibson ES-339



Anyone Else?
 

jrw32

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
725
Same here. After years of having mutilple guitars that sat around without much play time, I decided to hone it down to 2 that seem to suit all my needs/GAS attacks:

Electric: PRS McCarty
Acoustic: Taylor 610-CE Ltd




It's a good feeling huh? :)
 

Radagacuca

Member
Messages
702
i am with you on this. i have some more electrics, but would be perfectly fine with my es339 and 000-18ge alone. when shopping for the acoustic i had a hard hard time deciding between the hd28/v and the 000-18ge... well i might get a hd28 too someday. you know, we need a backup :).

:AOK

 

tbp0701

Member
Messages
525
I had a nice two-guitar collection, a 2002 Highway 1 Strat and a Martin 000-15. It was great and seemed to cover what I needed, but the Strat had to go away for about a month for new frets. So, in my electric withdrawl, I bought a CiJ '62 Tele.

(I also have my father's Gibson B-25).
 

NatDeroxL7

Member
Messages
972
geez I can't see not wanting to have

Les Paul
Tele
PRS

that is for me, not too much and not too litte, exactly what I would want.

I will certainly vouch for the idea that smaller/fewer is better as long as they are higher quality apiece. I think that having fewer options forces you to think about adapting music to your person and creating 'your sound', instead of resorting to imitation. When you have every guitar of every configuration with every amp, its easier to just fall back on classic combos/tones that work but might not necessarily be that original or creative.

nothing gets those creative juices flowing better than scarcity!
 

scottlr

Member
Messages
23,676
I can't do it anymore. I need several Teles and several Strats, a Lp, a LP Jr, a ES something and an SG at the very least.
 

timvanderlaan

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
87
i guess i was trying to get at - if you could only have one acoustic and one electric what would they be? no doubt we'd all love a large collection, but if you could have only the two...
 

big mike

Cathode biased
Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
13,189
i guess i was trying to get at - if you could only have one acoustic and one electric what would they be? no doubt we'd all love a large collection, but if you could have only the two...
Oh okay.

Then my Thorn and my Martin 00-16C
 

ecbluesman54

Member
Messages
1,596
I wish I could settle down to 2 or 3 guitars, but it is too hard to part with some.
If I "had" to I would go:
Gibson LP Standard
Fender Custom Shop Strat
Taylor 412 CE

I'd rather not think about that though......
 

fender23

Member
Messages
391
I'm sure there are many nuances among acoustics, such as side and back wood, top wood, 12 or 14 frets clear, etc. But I think a one acoustic guitar argument could be made.

However, electrics are such different animals. Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, and hybrids like the micawber and Bluesboy with a single coil and humbucker both seem to mandate almost one of each type.

I'm paring down, as are many here, but I don't think I can get it down to only 2 and be satisfied.
 

jeffwith1f

Member
Messages
3,824
If it had to be just two my gut would say
Strat & Les Paul


If you want to talk about 1 acoustic and 1 electric
well, I would think (and I am sure I am alone in this)

Gibson Flying V & Dean V-coustic!
ha?

 

bforest4

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
1,433
My upcoming Thorn H-S-H Artisan
D'Pergo AVC limited strat

Olsen or Collings Acoustic Guitar

If I could sneak in a few more-
D'Pergo Bakersfield(tele)
Vintage 1960 Gibson 335
Thorn Jr. 90
Koll Superglide with 3 TV Jones filtertrons
 




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