View Full Version : How many guitars have you owned in your life ?

01-08-2005, 06:19 AM
I was thinking about this tonight and it got me intrigued, is everyones memory good enough to remember how many guitars (including the first shitty acoustic) you have owned in your life. Im not particularly
after makes/models etc (but you can list it if you remember)
but how many in total. I know a few people here that wouldnt surprise
me if it was in the hundreds...

I really have to think about this, a rough guess, between 20-30....
Ive got five currently...
Ive had Gibsons/Fenders/Ibanez, various obscure acoustics....

Im waiting for Elvis to answer this one.. 100 at least Im thinkin :)

01-08-2005, 06:21 AM
Actually Im thinkin 40 the more I think about it, all guitars included, bass, acoustic, electric....

Don Corleone
01-08-2005, 06:26 AM
About 15 in total. At the minute I've got around 10.

01-08-2005, 07:25 AM
seven guitars total, have four currently.

three basses total, one currently.

01-08-2005, 07:42 AM
200. from the superb to the appalling.
but I own only a Fender pawnshop '54 strat currently.

01-09-2005, 06:24 PM
Hmmm...I've got 6 right now, but through the years? Not as many as some of you guys...around 20 or so.

Matt White
01-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Yeah, around 20 total.

01-10-2005, 01:46 AM
had about 10....

all i have left is

2 wolfgangs and a kramer...wish i still had all of them

01-10-2005, 02:13 AM
You may as well ask me how many women I've been with.

Who can remember shit like this?

01-10-2005, 03:27 AM
just 3...

An Epiphone strat (which I still have), an Ibanez RG (which I swapped for my halfstack) and a Japanese Tokai Love Rock.

I'm planning on getting an Ibanez again, in the summer. Or some other with a Floyd Rose...

01-10-2005, 05:26 AM
Originally posted by Cato
200. from the superb to the appalling.
but I own only a Fender pawnshop '54 strat currently.

CATO !! You are a guitar collecting mad man :)

200 would have to be a hard one to beat...

01-10-2005, 05:29 AM
Originally posted by LoungeMachine
You may as well ask me how many women I've been with.

Who can remember shit like this?

I think its directly proportional :)

01-10-2005, 05:30 AM
Hmmm ??? So CATO has 200 women in his temple ??

01-10-2005, 05:32 AM
(You know you are bored when you start answering your own questions)

01-10-2005, 05:58 PM
Must have been over 100. Still own over 50.

01-10-2005, 07:36 PM
probably 10 or so over the years.

Now 5 guitars (LP Std, Strat, Tele, Kramer, crap nylon string acoustic)

1 Samick bass for recording..

Eyes of the Night
01-11-2005, 03:52 AM
siete ... 7 <------- but owns a WOLF;)

01-11-2005, 09:23 PM
Over 200 total, but then again I was a guitar builder, I remember I once had 120 painted bodies and boxes of necks stacked in my bedroom I had to clear a path of magazines and crap just to get to the bed and TV stand to go to sleep.

I would take trades, I would horse-trade up or down. I would buy to part-out for parts or just to resell.

I personally have parts for about 13 guitars now, just 3 are playable, and only one has been my steady player since 1986, a 1980 Musicman Sabre 2 in shoreline-silver with hum-single-single PU config, scalloped neck and Kahler trem. I think I picked it up a few hours total in the last year.

:: sigh :: The guitar business sucks. Too many ups and downs; management thinks they're so fucking cool in these companies when profits are up and your good ideas are moving, yet when profits are down and Management is out of ideas, the first ones to go are the designers, builders and luthiers who actually manufacture the things.

I should have been a plumber, or lawyer. I'd have been happier.

01-29-2005, 09:39 AM

The Shitty Acoustic..

01-31-2005, 12:50 PM
I own 5 guitars, but the first shitty acoustic is on loan to a mate. Unfortunately I dont own any real cool special guitars like Fenders or Gibsons, but I am an Epiphone man, I have an SG and a Les Paul. I have also have a really cool acoustic my ex gave me for my birthday last year but its an absolute CUNT to re-string so gonna have to take it to a shop.

Hoping to get something with a floyd rose or sick ass bridge for some Eddie dive bombing tho.

03-01-2005, 07:09 PM
I think I had 36(but not at the same time). Could have forgotten one or two though! Now I have 10!

03-01-2005, 08:38 PM
Near as I can figure....18, and I own 9 now. I tend to only buy things I want to hang onto for awhile, and once I buy something, I have to be extremeley desperate to have to sell it.....and these days I am not even close to being that desperate....

03-01-2005, 10:16 PM
I know a guy who owned 5,000 guitars in the course of his lifetime!

03-01-2005, 10:19 PM
1 guitar, is all I need. 78' Ibanez artist. 2 Basses, Peavey Fury, and a fender precision.

03-03-2005, 04:10 AM
I have had about 20 in my lifetime, maybe more.
My first was a Kay SG copy, and that progressed into Hondo II's until i learned how to save money and got into my one and only Gibson Les Paul.
From there i bought a few Ibanez guitars for the sole purpose of rebuilding and selling.
Owned an old Gibson hollow body acoustic until the leg of a rocking chair went through the front of it.
Owned 2 Odessa acoustics, one had a broken neck which i replaced and made an electric acoustic out of. (did an Elvis and smashed it on a severe drunk one night on a concrete patio).

2 jackson Charvel model 3's

I have owned a few bass guitars: BC Rich, Jackson, 2 Sammick 5 strings.

Right now i have 1 Charvel Model 3 (black), a Charvel 625-C Electric/Acoustic (cherry sunburst), and a Aria Pro II Classic RS Road Series (Originally Pearl White, now Van Halenized), and a cheapo Ibanez 4-string Bass.

And i am sure i am forgetting a couple.

The only one i miss is my Les Paul. It was a beauty too. Black with silver burst finish, and i have never seen another one like it, ever.
If i do, i'll buy it without hesitation.

Nitro Express
03-04-2005, 03:47 AM
Yamaha accoustic which I hated and later jumped on and smashed; 2 Teisco Del Reys, one sounded like an organ the other one did ok; Ibanez Roadstar with a flamed maple top (My first real guitar), changed the pickup and put a graphite nut in myself. Learned cutting a nut is more difficult than you would think. LOL! Used Les Paul Custom--I loved this guitar and still wish I had it, traded it in for a Kramer like an idiot. Kramer Baretta--bought it because Eddie endorsed Kramers. Tried to like the guitar but hated it. 5 assorted Stratocasters with variouse pickup configurations. Grew tired of Strats and got a Les Paul Special. Got a Wolfgang. Got a SG. Got a Epiphone Explorer.

03-06-2005, 08:06 AM
Yamaha accoustic which jumped on and smashed

I'll smash mine too...I friggin' hate it...

03-09-2005, 08:56 AM
Yamaha guitars suck, never liked them at all and for no particular reason.
Something about the name Yamaha being on a guitar and that they should stick to building motorcycles, lol.

Great for a beginner though, and priced right i reckon.

Fender has some great acoustics in the $225 and up range.
They're lower line of acoustics have improved in quality over the years and also make great beginners guitars.

A Tip: If you want your kids to keep playing then make sure the guitar has good action. I was running into trouble with my daughter because she complained it hurt her fingers, so i took a file to her nut and bridge...much better and easier to chord now, problem solved.

03-09-2005, 05:20 PM
When I think about the guitars I've owned and sold, it makes me sick. I've owned about 500. ( used to own a music store) The ones that come to mind are:
1) 57 Fender Telecaster
2) 46 Gibson es-300
3) 47 Gibson es-300
4) 65 Gibson j-50
5) 67 Gibson es-335
6) 69 Fender Telecaster with bigsby
7) 77) Gibson Les Paul deluxe
8) 94 Martin CEO's choice
9) 74 Martin d-28
10) Gibson 50 es-150
11) Gibson 50 es-125
These alone are worth $50000, I'm gonna go throw up now.

Don Corleone
03-13-2005, 04:55 AM
Better add one more to my count, I've just bought a Replica of Ed's Frankie

Soul Reaper
03-13-2005, 08:23 AM
Squire Telecaster
Fender Stratocaster
Squire Startocaster
Yamaha SG
Epiphone Viola Bass
Epiphone Acoustic

Mostly cheap ones, but the Fender is awesome!