What has been your experience as a collector ...
As you began to acquire 2nd, 3rd and even more guitars, did you find yourself tempted to stay with one particular make that you liked (such as several different types of Martin) or were you eager to branch out and add other makes that were different from your first one?
I'm about to add a second guitar, making me a "collector", I suppose.
For a long while, I was set on just getting another Seagull. I have an cedar top, laminate s/b, S-6 Original and I was aiming for a solid wood Maritime with a spruce top.
LOL, yes, I suppose you could say I was gathering a Flock of Seagulls ... Since the S-6 and the Maritime are almost identical in size, shape, and playing characteristics it occured to me that the only thig that would be different was the material they were made of.
So, the more I thought about it, the more I began to believe that one Seagull was enough for now and that I should really aim for more variety in my next purchase.
What has been your experience as you moved from one guitar, to two , tho three and so on ???
UPDATE: Today, I added the beautiful Martin DCPA4 (photo attached below) to my collection. I'm in love!
I think I'm up to 46 guitars at this point, 47 if you count my 'cigar box' guitar. As each one is unique they all serve a different purpose. I bring out what I need depending on the show. If I'm on the road for more than a week or two I'll bring several of them in my camper. If I'm performing locally (within 4 or 5 hours) I drive the Prius and bring perhaps 4 to 6 to a show. I borrow 3 guitars whenever I fly to the U.K. and/or Europe.
I suppose you could compare that to a tradesman... they bring out the tools they need depending on the job they're going to.
The 'usual' show will involve a couple of National Steels, a 12 string and two six strings. The Nationals consist of one used for slide (higher action) and one used for fretting blues and/or rags. Of the two six string guitars I'll use a ladder braced vintage guitar for old time songs and either a Huss & Dalton, Martin, or big Gibson for the modern pieces, as they project a completely different sound. The 12 string is set up with medium gauge strings tuned down two whole steps, much like Leadbelly or Blind Wilile Mctell would do.