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Old 05-05-2019, 03:41 PM
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Lost track after about 200....
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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)

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Funny...I just tallied this up the other day. 58-guitars in 28 years.
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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!
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:21 PM
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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.
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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.
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Way too many...I'm so not going there with you?
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63 including 3 basses. Some owned for 2 days, some over 20 yrs.

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I dont play much. But even so...11 or thereabouts in 53 years.
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Too many to remember but mostly electrics.
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Over 40 years I've owned about 16 acoustics and 5 electrics. Currently own 4 acoustics and two electrics. Not a lot of turnover.
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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.
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Been playing 49 years and I'm coming up with 18. Kinda like stocks, I buy and hold.
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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...
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How many guitars. How many women. Not a good idea to count either.


I agree whole heartedly!
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