Originally posted by Bravus:
Nono, the phrases 'too many' and 'guitars' are automatically oxymoronic!
As many as I have, I'm still lusting for a strat (the Fender Jimmy Vaughan signature model is SO tasty), an SG (who doesn't lust for an SG?), a custom hardtail Jazzmaster built from USA Custom and Warmoth parts (I've got it all planned out; I just need an extra $1000 and a frontal lobotomy), and a Rickenbacker Dakota. My bank account is lucky that I'm a disciplined man.
I have had up to 5 at a time
- a classical (bought for about 50 bucks over 20 years ago and has had a broken neck, but still a very nice sound and getting warmer as it ages), the Atak (watch this space), the Iceman (which I already regret selling but I was super-broke), an old nylon string that I ruined by putting steel strings on it and an Ibanez fake of a Rickenbacker bass that I completely ruined by turning it into some sort of Gene Simmons monster beast!
My wife has an early-70's Guild Classical that she got from her uncle. It literally has the tone of a piano, a really warm sound. It's coming apart at the seams, though. The uncle didn't take proper care of it.
I have no idea what an Atak even is. Never heard of it, and I'm a serious guitar geek. Judging from your other choices in gear, I figure it's a super-strat metal machine of some kind... probably with a strangely sculpted alder or basswood body with pointy projections and either dual humbuckers or a H-S-H configuration... at least a 15" board radius... am I warm?
I also owned the world's shittiest SG copy, with a whammy that would send it out of tune in 15 seconds *even if you didn't touch it*, and a Fender Jaguar, which I regret selling even more.
You sold your Jag?!?!?!? Did you have a drug habit to feed or something?
I've mainly had Peavey amps over the years, mainly because I was an 80s metal monster and their transistor crunch worked for that. I just have the classical and the Atak now, but want a really nice steel string acoustic-electric and a Les Paul. What I'd like now is a really tasty amp with dual 10s and chorus etc that I can play all of the above (except the classical) through, and some effects pedals. I want to play with infinite sustain: maybe, like Reeves Gabrels, I need a vibrator!
Being in Canada, you're in a wonderful position to pick up a nice acoustic. Seagulls are terrific values. I own one that I keep at a relative's house in Texas, so I can play when I'm down there in hell, errrr, I mean Texas. If you've got the scratch, I can't recommend many guitars more strongly than a Larrivee L-body. Play one. You will desire it.
I too owned an Ibanez "lawsuit" bass: mine was a Black Beauty Les Paul 4-string bass. Probably the most beautiful guitar I've ever owned. It was a back-breaker, though. I had to trade it. Paid $200 for it, got $375 trade-in for it. I still regret getting rid of it, though. Really beautiful guit.
And if you want infinite sustain, there's no need to resort to sex toys. Pick up a Fernandes Sustainer. If you're a metal guy you'll probably dig it anyway. Fernandes guits are pretty good values, they're just not up my alley.
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