How many guitars to do gig regularly? I was at 5 BEFORE I picked up my new CE-22, but it is most likely going to replace my '85 Schecter so I will still be at 5. For me it is just fun to change things up. It works with well too with our mix of tunes because we go from rockabilly to 80s and everything in between. I also have to keep it interesting on my side of the stage since my bass player rotates in a big upright bass and all manner of antics with it, such as spinning it and playing it while standing on top of it with it on its side!
Only 4 shown here but I have my stand modded now to hold 5.