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Old 01-21-2021, 05:05 PM
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I am happy with what I have. But I will not be done until I get that Gibson Dove.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:13 PM
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I also am very happy with what I have...but if a 62 olympic white avri Jazzmaster crosses my path I would do what I can to get it even though it is kind of a redundant guitar for me.
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Old 01-23-2021, 12:45 AM
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I am embarrassed to admit that I want a couple more, despite being undeserving of the three I already have. I'd like D28 Marquis or Collings D2HAT and some sort of Smeck, like a Kopp RS or a Fairbanks F35 RS.
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Old 01-23-2021, 12:57 AM
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I'm very happy with what I have, but always dreaming ! Truth is, if I had stopped dreaming earlier I would not have the wonderful herd I have now. Life is good !
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Old 01-23-2021, 07:12 AM
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I won't be done with my collection until I retire in 5+ years.

I'm constantly upgrading the overall quality of my collection, so I hope to have a great all-star collection to leave to my guitar playing son.

Here's my current collection at the moment.


2 - Gibson ES-335's
1 - Gibson ES-330 ( P-90's)
1 - Gibson Explorer
7 - Gibson Lp's (6 Lp's ,1 LP Jr. P-90 )
1 - Epiphone "Elite" LP Custom
6 - Fender Tele's ( 5 Std, 1 Tele Custom )
11 - Fender Strat's
1 - Fender Jagstang
2 - Fender Jazz Basses
2 - Fender P-Basses
3 - Core PRS ( 2 - Custom 24's , 1 - DGT )
2 - Tom Anderson's ( 1- Strat SSH, 1- Tele HSH)
1 - Suhr Strat SSH
1 - Hamer Chapparal Bass
1 - Ibanez Iron Man RGAIX6FMT Dual Humbucker(shredder guitar)
1 - Carvin DC127
1 - Electra X-310 LP (W/ FX Modules in guitar)
1 - Reverend Jetstream 390 (3 P-90's )
1 - Taylor Jumbo Custom Acoutic/Electric
1 - Gibson Gospel acoustic
1 - Martin 7-28 Dred. Acoustic
1 - Breedlove Roots OM Acoustic/Electric
1 - S.L. Mossman Great Plains Dred Acoustic
1 - Martin A-Style Mandolin
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:15 AM
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Well, both me and my bank account are nicely settled with what I have. But, if we are entering FantasyLand, then I would add a vintage Gibson CF100e and a Mule resonator.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:39 AM
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Being a non-professional hobbyist player with a good day job, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to amass a fairly large collection of guitars.

I started playing fairly late in life in my 20s about 35-years ago. In terms of acoustic guitars, my first guitar was a Sigma 000-28 that I played for my first 3 years of playing, I visited Mandolin Brothers in Staten Island and came home with a Martin M-38. That was my solo acoustic guitar for 20 years.

About 20 years ago, I commissioned an archtop guitar from Heritage in Kalamazoo through a dealer as a 40th birthday present. Aside from these two guitars, my guitar collection consisted of a few electric guitars (a Fender style single coil and a Gibson style humbucker). So for most of my life as a hobbyist player I had a nice, but modest “collection” of for guitars (1 acoustic, 1 archtop and 2 electric guitars).

I returned to Mandolin Brothers over those two decades 6 or 8 times and was able to audition a number of vintage (D’Angelico, Epiphone, Gibson and Martin), small shop (Collings, Froggy Bottom, Goodall, Santa Cruz), and luthier made (Benedetto, Beneteau, Buscarino, Campellone, D’Aquisto, Manzer, Monetelleone). About a decade ago on a visit there, I purchased a Brazilian RW/Adi Bourgeois OM-150 and after two decades (and a neck reset) I sold my beloved Martin M-38.

It was around this point in time a couple things came together in my life. My interest in playing and income both increased and I became more aware of custom lutherie. I knew that solo builders made instruments and I would play them at Mandolin Brothers, but I was not aware that one could commission them directly. In was in 2012 that I commissioned a custom archtop and in 2013 I ordered a custom flattop to be delivered in 2014. I sold both my Bourgeois OM and my Heritage archtop in 2014 shortly before the guitar arrived.

I still had the idea of having a single archtop and a flattop.

I have a background in design and development educationally and professionally. I found the process of discussing goals, specifying an instrument, selecting materials and having the opportunity to virtually look over a luthier’s shoulder hooked me. I also was delighted with the playability, quality and tone of the resulting instruments that arrived. Both the process of their conception, creation and quality of the result got me hooked. Beyond the playing (which I regularly do) this additional spect became a new dimension to my hobby.

Over the last 8 years, I have commissioned about a dozen custom flattops from 8 different solo luthiers. They vary by maker, size, materials and are all unique and different. Learning about guitar design, construction and the reulting friendships with these artisans has also been a joy. I have exceeded any dream that I ever had regarding collecting guitars. Having a single acoustic was what I had known for most of my playing life. Having guitars that were built to my specifications, did different things well, made me feel differently when playing the same piece and participating in their creation was a new and pleasing aspect of the hobby.

I am now approaching the more difficult part of this journey of collecting.

While I have strong emotional ties to all of my guitars (and their makers), at some point I will need make some difficult decisions and consolidate these to select my favorites. Fortunately, one can really know which are your “favorites” after playing an instrument for years vs. a short shop audition. I play them all, albeit sometimes more irregularly than I would like due to their sheer numbers. Storing, maintaining, and insuring this many guitars is obviously well beyond practical.

As I approach retirement over the next 5-years, I will likely sell off half of them which will involve making some difficult decisions. I still think having a smaller collection of guitars made by different makers of different sizes, frets and materials is where I will end up. I will simply go “shopping” among a collection of old friends and hope the new owners of the ones that I sell get as much joy as I did from them.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:51 AM
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I honestly thought I was done since I did not buy any of the last three or four brand new guitars I tried
and had recently found a nice used La Patrie Concert I had always craved for.
So, as a proud owner of remarkable Gibson L-OO TV and L-1 1928 Blues tribute, as well as a 2014 Martin OOO-18, a Guild F-30 Aragon, Larriveees L-03 koa and OM-09, a few Taylors (322, 412ce and 510), a tricone and some other fine but less expensive guitars, as I wrote, I thought I was done... until a nice guy with great moustache made his cinema here about his new Eastman E40OO which he dared show besides some other great guitars he owns.
My wife now fears the worse since she caught me lurking toward Eastman E20OO/p, Collings OM/OO, Santa Cruz H13/OM/PW and some other nearby seven to ten grans beauties. I did promise I am only dreaming how any of these would sound great in my house could ever Santa hear my prayers, but she answered she KNOWS about my only way to ease an obsession... :-/
So, OK ! Thanks for this opportunity write down my dreams as I do not have any money for a new and expenive guitar as we plan to move next Spring...
P.S. Wrote a note about these dream guitars in my agenda by July 2021...
Had I answered this thread ? Yes ,
But it was before I fell for a Martin OODB Jeff Tweedy demo that was on sale... 8-)
The other dreaming machines are still noted in my agenda by next July... :-/
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:53 AM
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I have a few (to me) really nice guitars but I have 2 more I would like to have. A birth year guitar and a Mahogany dread, D18, Collings etc. now if I could find a verified by serial number 1960 D18 that might finish it for me.
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:55 AM
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Yeah pretty much. My ear is pretty well tuned in to what I like and I also know what works for me vis-a-vis nut widths, string spacing, neck radii etc, and the modest collection of acoustics I own creates a broad enough spectrum of tone and color to choose from that keeps me very satisfied.
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Old 01-23-2021, 01:43 PM
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My fantasies are not about more guitars but playing much more music than I currently do. I have so much guitar music, both fingerstyle and classical that I would like to learn and I make little progress on. My fantasy is retirement (academic physician) will allow me the free time and perhaps energy to focus acquiring more skills and facility with pieces that I love. My rational mind often laughs at my fantasies.


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Am I done with GAS? Probably never. But have I fulfilled my acoustic guitar fantasies? OH YEAH!...

Have you fulfilled yours? If not, what are you pining for?
Prior to 2015, I was on an indefinite hiatus from playing with my sole electric guitar and a bass that's more art than instrument stored away in a closet. Since then, I've bought and sold dozens of guitars, learning all along the way. I love the tonal variety of my current assortment, but I know that a few may go away or get replaced in the coming years.
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Old 01-23-2021, 04:45 PM
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I still need the 000-28 before I'm done.
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Old 01-23-2021, 06:04 PM
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I never had any guitar collection fantasies, but I somehow found myself in the possession of a bunch of nice guitars. I recently received what is likely to be the last, at least for the foreseeable future, a beautiful blonde archtop. My next step will be to hand off a few guitars to my daughters to get the "collection" under ten.
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Old 01-24-2021, 07:28 AM
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Tex, you have an eye for great guitars and a knack for finding great deals. Some beautiful ones you've mentioned.

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I won't be done with my collection until I retire in 5+ years.

I'm constantly upgrading the overall quality of my collection, so I hope to have a great all-star collection to leave to my guitar playing son.

Here's my current collection at the moment.


2 - Gibson ES-335's
1 - Gibson ES-330 ( P-90's)
1 - Gibson Explorer
7 - Gibson Lp's (6 Lp's ,1 LP Jr. P-90 )
1 - Epiphone "Elite" LP Custom
6 - Fender Tele's ( 5 Std, 1 Tele Custom )
11 - Fender Strat's
1 - Fender Jagstang
2 - Fender Jazz Basses
2 - Fender P-Basses
3 - Core PRS ( 2 - Custom 24's , 1 - DGT )
2 - Tom Anderson's ( 1- Strat SSH, 1- Tele HSH)
1 - Suhr Strat SSH
1 - Hamer Chapparal Bass
1 - Ibanez Iron Man RGAIX6FMT Dual Humbucker(shredder guitar)
1 - Carvin DC127
1 - Electra X-310 LP (W/ FX Modules in guitar)
1 - Reverend Jetstream 390 (3 P-90's )
1 - Taylor Jumbo Custom Acoutic/Electric
1 - Gibson Gospel acoustic
1 - Martin 7-28 Dred. Acoustic
1 - Breedlove Roots OM Acoustic/Electric
1 - S.L. Mossman Great Plains Dred Acoustic
1 - Martin A-Style Mandolin
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