How many electric guitars does one really need to (fairly authentically) "cover the bases" - soundwise only?

Track Rat

Dungeon Studio
I still want one of everything. My collection doesn't overlap much. I need a Tele, well, just because. And a Strat for quack. A Les Paul for the humbuckers. A LP with P90's for sure. A 335 and a Casino for the same reasons (humbuckers and P90's). A jazz box of some description (an Artcore in my case). And an electric 12 string. I have a Dano. I have a shit load more stuff one trick ponies. That's the whole point for me.


Active member
I would love to have one of everything but I discovered long ago the downside of that goal.

1. Cost
2. Storage
3. Maintenance
4. The goal can never be completed

Plus I realized that I am not a collector so I was much happier when I sold off all of the gear I had that was not used on a regular basis.

The answer is different for everyone.

famous beagle

Well-known member
How many pairs of shoes does a woman need to walk from point A to point B? Eh??

When your wife questions your guitar acquisition habits, just ask her that question and watch the looks. Just make sure you have an avenue of escape.
I've tried that defense before, but she came back with "and how much does a pair of shoes cost compared to a guitar?" 😐😠