The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 05-05-2019, 03:41 PM
fitness1's Avatar
fitness1 fitness1 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Central Lower Michigan
Posts: 19,040
Default

Lost track after about 200....
__________________
"One small heart, and a great big soul that's driving"

Charis SJ Koa/BC Sitka
Mcknight/Poling GC Koa/Italian
Webber dreadnought Mahogany/Adi
Cordoba Solista EIR/Euro Spruce

Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-05-2019, 03:43 PM
H165 H165 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woods; OC, CA
Posts: 1,880
Default

Too many to recall, but I got so interested in Brazilian rosewood Martins when they switched to EIR that I started keeping track. Since 1969, 146 pre-1970 Martin guitars, the vast majority Brw. The mahogany guitars (maybe 10) were either given to me, or so undervalued by the sellers that I bought them on impulse.

In educated guess is 200 additional acoustics. The acoustics were almost all 000 or smaller from Washburn, Regal, Lyon Healy, Stahl, Euphonen, and about 25 H165s (big surprise).

Add fifty electrics. I got most of the the electrics the same way as the mahogany guitars above. Being a 50s kid growing up in beautiful downtown Whittier, mostly local guitars - Fenders, Mosrites, & Rickenbackers.

I also bought some local makers' guitars....Bernie Rico, Candelas, Ernie Drumheller, Mattingly, Tom Norwood, Morris Covault, and Ren Ferguson's attempts to clone old Martin parlors. I even got sidetracked on old arch-tops for a while - Cs, Fs, and the monster Epiphones and such.

Oh....almost forgot....three lap steels, one (that's enough) pedal steel, half a dozen resophonics.

Every single guitar I bought in the first 130 Martins was an attempted "step up". Up until about 10 years ago I liked model 42 the best, so I chased them every day. I would trade piles of stuff to get a 42 or a 40. Had a blast.

Almost done selling the last of them, but not quite. Nowadays half of the stuff I have looks to most people like thrift store rejects, but folks here and on UMGF know what's under the hood.

Don't get me started on banjos.... (I'm ducking now)

Last edited by H165; 05-05-2019 at 07:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-05-2019, 03:44 PM
drplayer's Avatar
drplayer drplayer is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,247
Default

Funny...I just tallied this up the other day. 58-guitars in 28 years.
__________________

All I need...
Martin 000-28EC
Kopp K-35

And a few others to scratch the occasional itch...
Alvarez AP70W
Cordoba C-7
Gretsch Alligator


"Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart."
-Andrés Segovia
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-05-2019, 03:46 PM
SpruceTop SpruceTop is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 8,508
Default

55 years of playing time and over 100 high-end guitars, and now add about 10 banjos to the total and things have gotten out of hand for sure!
__________________
Huss & Dalton TD-R
Martin D-18 (Schatten HFN Artist Plus 2)
Taylor 717e ES2
Taylor 618e ES2
Taylor 614ce ES2
Taylor 356ce ES2
Taylor 322ce ES2
Larrivee C-03R TE Tommy Emmanuel
Larrivee D-40M Legacy
Emerald X20 (Element VTC)
Takamine EF360S-TT (TLD-2)
Ovation Elite Plus Contour (OpProStudio)
Epiphone DR-500MCE (Shadow eSonic2)
Yamaha LL-TA TransAcoustic
Republic Duolian (Schatten)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-05-2019, 05:21 PM
dkstott dkstott is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Middletown, Connecticut
Posts: 1,326
Default

My number is probably close to 75 guitars that have passed through my hands over the past 55+ years

A princess once said that you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince.

Well, you have to play a lot of guitars to find the right one.
__________________
2003 Froggy Bottom H-12 Deluxe
2019 Cordoba C-12 Cedar
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-05-2019, 05:47 PM
Earwitness Earwitness is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 2,073
Default

I've owned 12 in all (9 acous/3 elec). Still have 6 (3 steel, 2 nylon, 1 electric). Three I gave to my son (one has been stolen away from him). One of mine was destroyed, one sold, and 3 traded.
__________________
2010 Allison D (German spruce/Honduran mahogany)
2014 Sage Rock "0" (sitka spruce/Honduran mahogany)
2016 Martin CEO-7 (Adi spruce/sipo)
1976 Ovation 1613-4 nylon--spruce top
1963 Guild Mark II nylon--spruce top
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-05-2019, 05:58 PM
llew llew is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Coastal South Carolina
Posts: 10,043
Default

Way too many...I'm so not going there with you?
__________________
Jim
You can never do the wrong thing by doing the right thing...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-05-2019, 06:03 PM
dave42 dave42 is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 742
Default

63 including 3 basses. Some owned for 2 days, some over 20 yrs.

Last edited by dave42; 05-21-2019 at 05:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-05-2019, 06:16 PM
3rd_harmonic 3rd_harmonic is offline
some guy from NY
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,219
Default

I dont play much. But even so...11 or thereabouts in 53 years.
__________________
BTW......Every word I post is just my humble opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-05-2019, 06:37 PM
mercy mercy is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Inland Empire, So California
Posts: 5,277
Default

Too many to remember but mostly electrics.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-05-2019, 07:08 PM
DukeX DukeX is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,843
Default

Over 40 years I've owned about 16 acoustics and 5 electrics. Currently own 4 acoustics and two electrics. Not a lot of turnover.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-05-2019, 07:13 PM
island texan island texan is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeX View Post
Over 40 years I've owned about 16 acoustics and 5 electrics. Currently own 4 acoustics and two electrics. Not a lot of turnover.
How many guitars. How many women. Not a good idea to count either.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-05-2019, 07:15 PM
Kerbie Kerbie is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 23,026
Default

Been playing 49 years and I'm coming up with 18. Kinda like stocks, I buy and hold.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-05-2019, 07:18 PM
Mycroft Mycroft is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 5,167
Default

Since about 1970, which is when I first bought my own guitar, I have had about 10 electrics, 19 acoustics (including Baritones, Resonators and Parlours), and 4 lap steels. Of those, I still have 3, 12 and 4 respectively...
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-05-2019, 07:20 PM
BT55 BT55 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 1,511
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by island texan View Post
How many guitars. How many women. Not a good idea to count either.


I agree whole heartedly!
__________________
Taylor V-Class 814ce, 717e BE WHB, 520ce, 454ce, 420 Cedar\Maple, T5z Classic
Martin D18E Retro
Cordoba C10 Crossover
Emerald X20
Rainsong H-OM1000N2
Voyage-Air VAD-04
Custom Les Paul
Hot Rod Deville 410, Fishman Loudbox Performer
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=