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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 06:07 AM

1. There is a formula for how many bicycles one should own, n+1

n being how many you have currently. This works for guitars as well as I don't own enough bikes or guitars. There are worse obsessions.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 07:11 AM

9. My boss buys them by the dozen, gets them autographed by someone and

then puts them in shadow boxes (wood and glass cases) and hangs them up. His mansion is full and the office is getting that way.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 07:16 AM

10. "More than I need, less than I want."

An old friend of mine applies that to his collection of high-quality shotguns.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 06:12 AM

2. A good bad habit to have.

My former brother n law (USAF) had his personal guitar signed by BB King on a USO tour.

But he has a collection of 2.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 06:17 AM

3. all six strings?

I currently have 4 basses and have been looking at another...



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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 06:20 AM

4. I have several guitars, too

I haven't played electric for decades, and most of mine were made for me by the late Božo Podunavac, which, being a 12 string fanatic, shouldn't come as a surprise. I keep most of my guitars in Germany, but a few back in the States, so I don't have to be without one if I'm here for any length of time.

Back in the 1970s, Božo actually franchised out his design for his famous 12 string guitars to Japan, and the ones made there actually have a decent sound. I don't know how many were made there, but I think it was under 1000. I don't often see them listed for sale, but they are probably a bargain if and when, because an original hand-made Božo these days in good condition would probably run between $5000 and $10000.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 06:35 AM

5. I probably couldn't afford all the guitars .. so

 

I just bought a Roland VG-99 guitar modeling unit ..In addition to a couple Godin and Yamaha guitars that I have.

The VG-99 guitar modeling is ok for some. Not so much for others

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 06:46 AM

6. Music is not an addiction. It is part of the fabric of life. . . nt

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 06:53 AM

7. I can remember when one could find an original les paul from 1958-60 for between

$200 to 500. IDK what one would run now if it could even be found. Someone told me 6 figures for a good one. Crazy.

Pete T. from The Who used to destroy vintage Gibson SG's onstage.

They do say that Epitone makes a good guitar nowadays.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 07:33 AM

11. 250k, easy.

 

That's why I built my own (profile pic) clone of a '59.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 07:44 AM

12. One of the best players I know plays a $300 Squire on stage.

The whole collectors thing has gone crazy. It's more about bragging rights than the guitar. To me a guitar was always a poor mans instrument and the price on these guitars in no way reflects there sound quality. Just because you play the same guitar as a famous player won't mean you will sound like them. a lot of guitar tone is in the player. the people who buy these expensive guitars are generally not players, but simply people who know how to manipulate a thin market. However, Its not a great loss because electric guitars are not vintage violins and you can pretty much get the sound you want in an inexpensive guitar. Actually Gibson had dropped the Les Paul because it wasn't selling and went to the SG, but because Mike Bloomfield played one they brought it back.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 10:56 AM

19. I agree.

I think Bloomfield played a tele for the most part. Never understood that...

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 07:05 AM

8. So I asked a friend of mine how many guitars he owned.

He thought for a while and said "somewhere between 102 and 104." He actually makes his living as a drummer with a national act, but he is also a wonderfully creative guitarist. My own addiction is old acoustics and I spend a lot of time working on them in my declining years. The talk about Bozos brought back memories of Leo opening his case in the studio and smiling at his guitar. The reason I stay away from Asian acoustics is that many used epoxy as a neck joint and the necks can't be reset. The two electrics I own and will probably die with are a Harmony H52 and an early 60's Rocket. With guitars, it doesn't make any difference where they are made-it's the sound. I kept a cheap asian built guitar in the garage for casual party use and all of the guitar players loved it. I simply gave it a good set up and a new bone nut and saddle. Carpal tunnel and arthritis have taken it's toll on my hands, so I don't play out, but I still love to play and ever time I say no more guitars I know I'm lying.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 08:08 AM

13. There's usually something interesting for the collector here:

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 08:18 AM

14. I only have 4

 

1980 Gibson Les Paul Silverburst
1974 Epiphone acoustic (Japan)
1971 Ovation Baladeer acoustic
2013 Taylor GSmini acoustic

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 08:46 AM

15. Have an '87 MIJ Westone Spectrum DX

Built at the Matsumoku factory. Plays like a dream and solid as a rock. I've played many USA Gibson's and Fenders that come nowhere near the quality of this axe.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 08:57 AM

16. I wish I'd kept every guitar I've owned. I've got too many now but my faves are

a 1964 Gibson ES-335 and a 1971 Martin D-18. A young musician friend was marveling at my vintage guitars so I told him the way way to get vintage guitars is buy them when you're young and hang on to them until you're old-voila!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 09:42 AM

17. It's called GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome).

I suppose there's a cure, but I don't care to know what that is.

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