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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by 11top, Feb 26, 2020.
2/3rds...McCarty, SE Paul’s and a Fender Strat
Thx. yes, a KII
I'm at 75% for electric or 100% if you only count what I use live
If resale value wasn't so pitiful, I'd be tempted to get to 100%, but I'll just keep my old* strat and Les Paul for mostly sentimental value.
* Old in my collection means 2002/2009, not Les old
@Tim S you know that I would normally make some wildly inappropriate comment in most threads, but accept my admiration for the strength you have each day!
Enjoy your guitars in good health my friend.
3 of 7 electrics
1 of 2 acoustics
0 of 1 bass guitars
= 40% PRS in my group.
- Aesthetics (and sentimentality)
And a third vote for: the love of the hunt.
Here's a story. Eighteen years ago I suffered a loss. (Who among has not suffered a loss? This was mine.) Over time, I developed the idea of creating a "tribute" guitar, sketching out specs, dummying up parts orders and the like, thinking about what a tribute guitar might look like.
About ten years ago, I went into the GC down the street for supplies, and there was a white Tele sitting at the entrance. I picked it up for fun and loved the way it played. Bought it on the spot.
It sat in a corner for months while I collected parts for it (generally, stock/production instruments need a little work before they can be played out - especially single coils). One, when weekend everyone was gone, I broke out all the parts and put the thing together:
Shielding, re-wiring, new pots, pickups, nut, saddles tuners, hardware, etc. It was my main work guitar up until a month ago when I bought the McCarty. The "Angel" guitar:
So, I DO understand having a guitar for therapeutic and sentimental reasons. Not 100% clear on having a lot of guitars for these purposes, but I do recognize the impulse.
This is quite a valid question, and while it could be its own thread, it might get a little too intense that way, so I'm happy to respond here.
For me, it is essentially all of those reasons you gave:
- Just kept buying, never bothered to sell. [I am not one to sell something that I bought, if I still find it useful.]
- I collect a lot of things, guitars, included. [Yep, I collect CDs, SACDs, DVD-As, BDs, etc, and used to collect stamps & coins.]
- Each guitar I have is a work of art. [In general, either a work of art or has a unique configuration]
- I like to "possess" things. [Maybe not this so much - I'm not materialistic per se, but I like to have things handy.]
- Displaying lots of guitars makes me feel good. [Yeah, I do like displaying all my guitars.]
- I need a lot of guitars for work. [I have acquired specific models simply to satisfy a gig-equipment "need", like a brighter acoustic, or piezo-equipped electrics.]
When I bought my first PRS, I had recently also bought an Epi Casino, which had been my first guitar procurement in a decade or maybe more. Up until then I had been happy plunking along with my Squier Mexi-strat, Squier tele, Les Paul Deluxe, and a pretty good but not great acoustic or two. Plus a few other cheap guitars like a P-bass clone and a Flying V clone, both good to play but not exactly fancy items.
I had never paid more than $400 (Canadian, so like US$100 ) for a guitar. Laying out US$1500 for a beat up CU24 with no case was a huge outlay for me, and I thought it was the last guitar I would ever buy.
Then I found this forum, and more importantly, I found that I enjoyed playing in a band (that had also started not long before), and acquiring additional instruments to fill a "need" was fun!
I just needed something to put on my walls!
Is that a hint?!
Music, IMO, is the grand healer. I hope you continue to find what you’re looking for here. *bro hugs*
Nah, I got that covered. Thanks for the link, though!
I love the artwork! Curious, though...none of those pictures feature anyone playing a PRS product.
Hmmm....good point. I may have to see what I can do to rectify that!
Squier: 10% (Hello Kitty Strat!)
In conclusion, PRS really needs to step up its synth game! Geez
Counting everything with strings, 1 of 11, so 9%
Eliminating basses, 1 of 9, so 11%
Eliminating mandolin and uke, 1 of 7, so 14%
Eliminating acoustics, 1 of 5, so 20%
Eventually, I may have to do something about that!
1978 Les Paul Standard (Cherry Sunburst)
1985 Mouradian LS-74 (Ice Blue)
2010 Levinson Blade RH-4 (Misty Violet)
2019 Firefly FFLP (Lizard Burst)
2019 PRS Custom 24-08 (Charcoal Tri Tone Burst)
1998 Taylor 510CE (Pacific Blue)
2006 Seagull S6 (Natural)
2016 Fender FM-52 (Tobacco Burst)
2019 Cordoba 15CM (Natural)
2001 Ibanez BTB 510 WNF
2007 Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
I was hoping you were going to say 7 of 9!
Aah my mispent youth!