The Acoustic Guitar Forum

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-06-2019, 05:22 PM
mrjop1975 mrjop1975 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Urbana, IL USA
Posts: 412
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.
__________________
James O. Phillips
Urbana IL USA

Epiphone Limited Edition Peter Frampton "1964" Texan
Epiphone De Luxe, Masterbilt Century Collection, vintage sunburst

plus a couple mountain dulcimers and tenor guitars.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-06-2019, 10:02 PM
Russ C Russ C is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 943
Default

Didn't you know that he/she who dies with the most guitars wins?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-07-2019, 08:30 AM
jschmitz54 jschmitz54 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Lakeville, Minnesota USA
Posts: 431
Default

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.
__________________
Martin GP 35E 2017
Gibson J-45 Standard 2019
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-07-2019, 10:11 AM
FlyWilde FlyWilde is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 77
Default

I hear what you're saying. Fixing to list about a half dozen guitars myself.
__________________
"The cure for anything is saltwater....sweat, tears or the sea." Isak Dinesen


Taylor 914ce V-Class, 816ce, 812ce 12 fret, 714ce, 362ce, T5 12 string
2004 Bourgeois Vintage D Natural
Larrivee LSV-11, P-03
Martin 00-15M
Emerald X7-OS
2017 PRS McCarty 594 Ten Top. SE Custom 22 Hollowbody
Fender Standard Stratocaster - Sunburst (MIM)
2014 Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-07-2019, 10:14 AM
ChrisE ChrisE is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,790
Default

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.
__________________
2015 Martin D-18
1982 Martin HD-28
2013 Taylor 314ce
2004 Fender Telecaster MIM
2010 Martin DCX1RE
1984 Sigma DM3
Fender Mustang III v2
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-07-2019, 10:39 AM
MThomson MThomson is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 17
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-07-2019, 11:01 AM
bufflehead bufflehead is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,402
Default

Please keep us posted on how that Washburn parlor guitar works for you.
__________________
1 dreadnought, 1 auditorium, 1 concert, and 2 travel guitars.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-07-2019, 01:53 PM
rstaight rstaight is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 312
Default

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.
__________________
2007 Indiana Scout
2018 Indiana Madison Quilt Elite
2018 Takamine GJ72CE 12-String
2019 Takamine GD93
1963 Gibson SG
2016 Kala uke
Dean A style mandolin. (Year unknown)
Lotus L80 (1984ish)
Plus a few lower end I have had for years
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-07-2019, 04:56 PM
birdsong's Avatar
birdsong birdsong is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 112
Default

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.
__________________
~~~~~Bird is the Word~~~~~

Martin D-41, Larrivee L-19; Gibson L-130;
Taylor 614-ce-L30; baby; R Taylor style 2
H&D Custom OM; Bauman 000, cocobolo
Cervantes Crossover I; Cordoba GK Studio
Composite Acoustics GX Player; Cargo; Alvarez (50##, AP70); Stella, 12-string; 2 Ukes, Gibson Mandola, Charango, couple electrics
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-07-2019, 05:14 PM
Brent Hahn Brent Hahn is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,185
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ C View Post
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.
__________________
Old Ibanez Dreadnought
Hideous Orange Indonesian Classical
Cordoba Tenor Uke
This list oughta lower the bar some.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Oldguy64 Oldguy64 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kansas City, KS
Posts: 4,019
Default

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.
__________________
A bunch of guitars I really enjoy.
A head full of lyrics,
A house full of people that “get” me.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-07-2019, 07:20 PM
nightflight nightflight is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 99
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ C View Post
Didn't you know that he/she who dies with the most guitars wins?
What he said.
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 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=