What type of guitar owner are you?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by theRagman, Apr 4, 2019.

What type of guitar owner are you?

  1. The Tom Morello: You own (or want) one or two workhorse guitars, and you're good with that.

    245 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. The Tim Pierce: You own (or want) a variety of guitars, so you're prepared for anything.

    398 vote(s)
    52.6%
  3. The John 5: You have one kind of guitar you like, and you own (or want) a sh*tload of them.

    52 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. The Joe Bonamassa: You indiscriminately buy everything.

    62 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. jruano

    jruano Member

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    Les Paul, Strat, ES-330, LP Jr, LP Special... in the end is the teles and J-45 that always get loaded in the van.
     
  2. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    I called myself a Pierce but I'm afraid after breaking the 50 mark, I'm more of a Bonamassa.

    But I like guitars a lot. I have a lot.
     
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  3. Paul Conway

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    Where does 'limited by economics' fit in? :D
     
  4. phoghat

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    Over the years I've learned that I don't really ever need more than one example of any guitar. Of the dozen or so I've got, all are different.

    I used to have tons of Strats. Only ever gigged 2 of them with regularity.

    YMMV and all that...
     
  5. Paul Conway

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    I read that as 'Musicman Uke 3' and thought 'soprano, tenor or concert?'
     
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  6. moosewayne

    moosewayne Supporting Member

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    Last count 7 hardtail Strats and 6 Teles.
     
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  7. Musicroom

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    Hardtail strats are my go-to! You realize the two of us are in a minority. :)
     
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  8. Gtrman100

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    Dude! This is TGP! We wallow in guitars as much as our a) wallet, b)wife, c) conscience will allow. That said, as I careen towards retirement, I've traded my high dollar collection for a low dollar collection and enjoy the low dollar just about as much. So here's the stable:
    - 1969 Les Paul Deluxe
    - 2010 SG Standard
    - 1993 AS Tele
    - 2008 AS Strat
    - 2011 Rick 620
    - Epi Es-335 Pro
    - Epi- Joe Pass Emperor Pro II
    - Epi- G-400 Pro
    - Epi- Nighthawk Custom Quilt RI
    - Squier VM Jazzmaster
    - Squier VM Jaguar
    - Daneletro 12 String
    - Guild D-55
    - Guild D-140ce
     
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  9. 59Bassman

    59Bassman Plank Cranker Silver Supporting Member

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    I’m a bit different. I’ve found 3 basic shapes that work for me - Telecaster, Stratocaster, and PRS (the classic double cut body). I tend to buy guitars that are in those families with different options to get different tones.

    I own 4 double-cut PRS, a HB I, Cu22, Cu24, and a Studio (plus one singlecut, a JA-15)
    I own 6 Strat-styles, 2 Fender Strats (mongrel EJ and a MIJ Hybrid), 2 Suhrs (a custom Classic HSS and a Classic Pro SSS), a Charvel HS, and an Emery Custom SSS
    I own 3 Tele-styles, two Fenders - a CS Custom Esquire, a Hot Rod, and a Suhr custom Classic T
     
  10. freedom's door

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    I like having a superstrat for when the mood strikes, and I'd like to have a jazz box for when I'm doing chord melody stuff.
    Other than that, I want a boatload of Strats :D
     
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  11. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Supporting Member

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    I’ve owned a lot of gear; after a while it was less about trying to own everything and more about finding a guitar that’s my own. It’s taken a long time to find that and now I appreciate other guitars, but don’t care about collecting them anymore.

    Now I’m more like John 5, I really like my semi hollows and I want more even though two is plenty.
     
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  12. moosewayne

    moosewayne Supporting Member

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    I am TOTALLY good with that! :D
     
  13. ahab

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    I'm a total Morello. I've had one electric since approximately 2006-2007 (if my memory is correct). I would like two get another Gibson, and I would like a Martin D35. That's all I would ever really need or want.
     
  14. twotone

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    One with GAS. Guitar Acquisition Syndrome.
     
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  15. White Limo

    White Limo Member

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    Morello camp. I’ve always looked up to his approach to gear, and playing in general. I find the Bonamassa thing a little nuts.
     
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  16. Codyyy

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    I thought that I would need more than one SG, but after having two at the same time I realized I didn’t. I inherited a few guitars but as for my own I’m basically into one electric and one acoustic. Realistically an HSS Strat and a dreadnaught, but since one of the guitars I inherited is an SSS Strat I’ll probably have a humbucker guitar to go with that next. Basically that would be 3 guitars in total. I need to quit buying and start playing though.
     
  17. loudif

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    I like options and have options but Lately, I'm finding that distracting so maybe I should just be a Tom Morello.
     
  18. Darbarian

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    I’m like the Tiger Woods type, I bang on as many as I can afford.
     
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  19. scotty31

    scotty31 Member

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    closer to clapton.
    I steer towards classics, but wouldn't say i have all bases covered. Just the bases i intend to use.

    5 strats, 5 LPs, a handful of acoustics, a PRS, SG and a 335.
     
  20. Doomrider78

    Doomrider78 Member

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    OK, so I'm new here but I think I'm a Morello, but crossed with a hint of Pierce. I currently have 3 guitars: A Charvel Pro Mod San Dimas which is my rock/metal workhorse and is tuned between E standard and Eb. I have a PRS SE Marc Holcomb, which is my "metal" guitar, tuned to D standard or drop C, and, just recently, an American Standard Strat, which is my blues guitar.
     

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