I literally paid a guy to paint my house, inside that is, for the cost of a Wood Library. I mean really? I measure everything with the cost of PRS guitars. I feel like I am gambling/negotiating with myself. One Private Stock = 1/2 car. I will see your private stock and call you with 2 Wood Libraries for your Air Conditioner in your house plus a pool. LOL
I decided upon retiring to get back into playing guitar. Over the last 18 months I've enjoyed doing a ton of research, and then making a purchase. To date, I've purchased 3 guitars, which fill the entire spectrum of my needs and I don't plan to buy any others. This flies in the face of people who have 5, 10, 15 or 20+ guitars with some being multiples of the same thing, but hey -- it's a free country!!! Do whatever floats your boat.
I took a minimalist approach, but with a very select group. I bought an absolutely pristine and virtually unplayed 1992 Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus from a fellow who had well over 100 guitars, collected over 40 years. I then bought a D-28 Martin 12 string. And, most recently a 2020 PRS Custom 24 Artist Series. Each expensive although bought very reasonably after negotiations, but all incredible guitars in their own right and in a way not expensive because if I get hit by a bus tomorrow, each would command a very solid price used, as I keep things in exceptional condition. But, the main thing is the enjoyment that they give me each time I pick one up and spend time with them.
I'm not good, so in a sense having these 3 guitars is somewhat like someone having a grand piano in their living room even 'tho they can barely play chop sticks. It is functional art. I put the 3 guitars in the same category, as each makes me smile when I see them, and more so when I play them. And, by limiting the number of guitars I own, I can concentrate the money into really good examples. It's all fun, and after many months of research, I'm very glad to now own a PRS. I've just started playing it and am still in that "Amazed" phase. It just feels good when I pick it up, very easy to play and the range of sounds with the 5 way switch is just amazing. Much wider range than my Les Paul with it's 3 way toggle switch and covered pickups.