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Old 10-06-2019, 04:22 PM
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Thumbs up Had an a-ha moment that less is more

I may have gone off the deep end, but I have decided that is was time to thin out guitars and listed 4 of my 6 strings on eBay. (The tenors I have I will mention on one of my Facebook pages since I think there might be more of a demand on those there.) After some soul search in what do I want in a guitar, and what works for me, I have decided to keep my Ibanez 4 string AVNT tenor guitar, my recently purchased Peter Frampton Inspired by 1964 Epiphone Texan and to invest my sale money into a Washburn parlor guitar, either the R314 or R320 depending on how the sale goes. One of the things I gleamed from a recent thread from someone is that I do not need a pile of instruments to make me happy - I need great, serves my purposes instruments. It took me to my mid 40's to realize that with me and my guitars, less is more, and I can truly bond with them instead of playing around on them not knowing them all that well, sort of like how I did with my first real guitar which was the only steel string I had for 7 years.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:02 PM
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Didn't you know that he/she who dies with the most guitars wins?
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:30 AM
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As a 15 month beginner I’ve found that after owning four guitars and thinning that to just one better end guitar I am very content. Having four seemed like a lot of maintenance which took time.
Also the higher end guitar sounded so much better that it got the bulk of the playing time and the others were played mostly because I felt I should play them. They moved on to new homes with folks who appreciated them.
I’m on the hunt for a second high quality guitar but am going to take my time and get the right guitar for me. Two is all I want at this stage of my journey.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:11 AM
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I hear what you're saying. Fixing to list about a half dozen guitars myself.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:14 AM
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I hope you've enjoyed your time here at AGF.

I can sense that you will be banned shortly (if you're not already) for blasphemy.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:39 AM
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Always thought this is the way to go. I have 1 classical, 1 steel string, and 1 electric. I'm in the process of adding an upgrade to my steel string, but that will probably be me set.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:01 AM
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Please keep us posted on how that Washburn parlor guitar works for you.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:53 PM
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Sometimes I think I should thin the heard so to speak. But the 2 Indianas and the 2 Takamines are in rotation and they get played weekly.

I will from time to time pick up one the other instruments but before I'm finished I will grab one of the others.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:56 PM
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I love cycling through mine although it's a bit of work keeping them all in rotation, remembering which got played last etc. That said, I've always wanted to noodle around with a tenor guitar.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:14 PM
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Didn't you know that he/she who dies with the most guitars wins?
My two will be my oars for crossing the River Styx. Any more than that would be excess baggage.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:23 PM
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While I mostly agree, I have six kids, and six grands with one on the way.
I’ve given a guitar to one grandson, and one daughter in law.

I tend to play only a few.
But each time I get out one of the “case queens” I remember that I pick durn good guitars.

I have a granddaughter that is five years old.
She loves music.
She took video of me playing yesterday, on her Nintendo 2DS.
I intend to teach every one of them that shows an interest how to play.
And I will gift them “Old Guy’s” guitars as they are ready for forever guitars.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:20 PM
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Didn't you know that he/she who dies with the most guitars wins?
What he said.
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