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« on: August 21, 2015, 10:21:36 PM »

       Let me back up justa little. We were meeting some folks new to us last night and each of us shared a little about ourselves. When my turn came I said something about being a semi-retired A/C contractor,  blah,  blah.  And my wife added that I was a guitar nut , and had more guitars than I could remember. (Something like that)
        Then I remembered when we sold our last house a few weeks later the new owner called and said some workers had found three guitars whistling
         I thanked him and said I'd be right over. One was somebodies first build ever, can't remember the second one, but the third was a Kalamazoo made old Gibson dread. The workers were drooling a bit over that one and made some remarks about how they wrestled with calling me.
          I offered the other two for wall hangings to the new owner and took the gibby home, in its nice TKL case.
        
         So that's my story, any one else have a too many story.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 05:21:27 AM »

Any time I'm asked how many guitars I have, I have to name them all in my head before I give them the total.  I usually answer in terms of how many electrics, basses, and acoustics I have.  The number changes too often for me to remember if the total I figured out last time is still the same this time. wacko

I often buy guitars that have potential but need repairs.  I do this both to hone my "luthier" skills, and to hopefully re-sell them at a bit of a profit so I can buy tools and parts or even more guitars!  If they have been repaired and made playable again, but haven't yet been sold, then I count them as part of my "herd".  Sometimes, they turn out to be keepers.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 01:15:37 PM »

I can relate. When asked how many, I reply, "Acoustic or electric? Basses, mandolins and ukuleles don't count right?" 

Dan, you've got me there. I've forgotten about guitars I have but have never left them behind when moving.   
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 03:05:13 PM »

Me neither. ditto Thomas.  Never knowingly left one behind.

To me you know you might have too many when it requires a detailed plan to figure out how to add another case to your temperature and humidity controlled guitar storage area.

Another clue would be when your guitar storage area resembles the case storage area in a music store.

Earlier this year, I heard from another old man guitar player from up north that had suffered a total loss of all his equipment in a fire right at Christmas time last year.  He was down and out because his collection of guitars and equipment he lost spanned 40 years and none of it was insured, he lives on disability from a serious injury he recevied from a buffalo while working a ranch in Colorado.  I decided (because I had too many) to do the right thing and share my good fortune with his misfortune.  So, I sent him an EVH guitar, case, mixer, headphones, vocal unit, cords, tuner, strap, etc. to get him back started again.  This act of kindness helped put him back in good spirits and also prompted others to help him out as well.  I thoroughly believe that if you "pay it forward" you will never be unhappy about it.

In this case, it just created a vacant storage space that was soon filled up again with another acquisition!

Really, you can never have too many...
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 03:55:38 PM »

May. Have left a couple behind. I donno blush
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2015, 04:50:50 PM »

Like I always say, "It's not the guitars, it's the darn cases!" 
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 05:34:05 AM »

I never know exactly how many (doesn't matter anyways).
It's when either I can't find a specific one, and I have to think where I might have left it, or when some-one calls me up to remind me that i left a guitar there, and when or if i might e coming to get it.
Now that's just plain sick, and very much gluttony....
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 11:27:23 PM »

I never know exactly how many (doesn't matter anyways).
It's when either I can't find a specific one, and I have to think where I might have left it, or when some-one calls me up to remind me that i left a guitar there, and when or if i might e coming to get it.
Now that's just plain sick, and very much gluttony....

[/My intention was to share a topic we might get a few laughs from, but you seem to be I'll at ease about this subject. Maybe it's a wake up call for some of us, I don't know.
     I will say I'm ready to give a guitar away to the right person at the right time.]
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 04:18:53 AM »

Well, can't talk for anyone else but I'm having a few laughs aboot it.   
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2015, 04:38:16 AM »

First there is no such thing as tooo many guitars next I have never left a guitar behind.
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2015, 10:41:14 AM »

I wonder how many of us have too many calories 
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2015, 12:39:52 PM »

I wonder how many of us have too many calories 

It's not guitars, it's whether you use them or not. It's not the calories, it's whether you need them or not. I haven't changed my eating habits one bit but since I got my big dog and take her for daily runs (she runs), I've lost over 15 pounds and I'm a middleweight again! 
In either case, you don't want to be merely a collector. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2015, 01:12:11 PM »

Rotate them so they all get played, collecting is not nearly as much fun.  I enjoy reuniting with some of my older favorites from time to time.  They also need to be checked out occasionally and sometimes setup is in order...
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2015, 05:10:17 PM »

More than one is too many for me, simply deciding which one to play at the moment can be daunting, and I have only three.    wacko
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2015, 06:05:09 PM »

More than one is too many for me, simply deciding which one to play at the moment can be daunting, and I have only three.    wacko


 bigrin   Good news-----  I can help you out....   bigrin   BobW...
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2015, 12:26:31 AM »


 bigrin   Good news-----  I can help you out....   bigrin   BobW...

Great! Relieve me of my burden Bob. (see oo-03R in for sale section) 
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