Right now I only have one guitar. That will change soon!
I'm about to augment my Seagull S-6 with another guitar, so I suppose I'm about to become a "collector" ... I want to have both a cedar and a spruce top instrument, not only for the different tones, but also so I can leave one of them in an alternate tuning most of the time.
My next guitar will most probably be a Seagull Maritime SWS SG Q1, but I'm open to suggestion and eager to hear from others who are currently "owned" by more than one guitar. :-)
So, whatcha got???
Yes Jud the Epi and also the Eastman are making some nice guitars produced in China. I like the Masterbilts a lot.
I had looked at the Eastmans before getting my Martin and was going to work up a trade for my 1970 Grammer with a local store but they never called me back. They were watching an auction on eBay as a rule of thumb and said they would call and work a deal after the auction (a Grammer like mine), but it sold for $2,000 and they never called me. Go figure, guess they thought I would want $2,000 too.
Now I'm glad I didn't trade and that they didn't call. I fell back in love with my Brazilian Rosewood Grammer and got the great deal on my Martin. So I have my cake and eat it too.
But my Martin OM is still my favorite.
Thanks, a lot of country music stars played them in the day back in the 70s. Billy Grammer tore apart a Martin and a Gibson and built the Grammer base on both. I bought mine in 1978, I'm the second owner.
I've had many many guitars over the years. I began on a steel string, had some electrics of various makes, but mostly enjoyed the old tele's I came across, but didn't really consider myself a guitarist until I started playing acoustic. I went through a divorce a few years ago and ended up selling all of them out of necessity except my classical nylon string guitar. Currently I have a Washburn C-80S "Enrique Topicas" I had ordered from the factory back in '97. It has a spruce top and has developed a beautiful sound over the years. The current ones are selling a for less that half what I paid back in '97 and I'm guessing may be of less quality. I know mine is a treasure I will never get rid of. I also have a mid to late '80's strat rip off by Epiphone. It looks like Eric Clapton's Blackie but has a head stock that resembles a bird head w/ pearl enlays that says "Epiphone by Gibson"; can't find much about them on the internet. Currently it's in a case but disassembled as I've been retrofitting it w/ a few newer parts and working on some rewiring of the electronics. Then of course I got my new little pride and joy that motivated me to get back into playing again...my S6 original.
What else does everyone have?
I started out about 10 years ago with a Seagull S6 Spruce, which I still have. A year later I purchased a Godin LG HMB and Roland Cube 30, both of which I still have.
A couple years later I added a Seagull Folk S6 cedar with cutaway. really, really liked that one. However, my son moved away for work and I donated the Folk to him, as he really really liked it as well.
In the past 3 months, I picked up a used mint condition Godin 5th Ave Kingpin, a mint condition Fender Blues Jr amp, and yesterday, a mint S6 Cedar folk with Tric case. Probably only paid $600 for the two guitars plus amp. I think I did well.
A lot of Godin stuff, but all somewhat different, and every one plays well in their own way. My next project will be to sell off the Roland Cube and get a Fishman Loudbox mini or 100. The cube is nice, but doesn't hold a candle to the Blues Jr.
Hey Floridagull ... for $80 bucks, this little 30 watt Kustom does exactly what I need. 10 inch speaker, mic and guitar inputs with reverb and chorus. Whenever I've needed to plug in outside of the house, there has been either a nice amp or a PA system already there. Glad I didn't spend $300 on the Fishman Loudbox.