OK so I have been going through my old craigslist ads and discovered I have had a ridiculous amount of guitars in the last few years. No matter how happy I feel with my current setup I start getting that bug, that desire for a new one. Now, I won't say I'm poor, but I'm not rich. So if I want something new I usually have to trade. I have been fortunate recently that I have always have been able to flip into something better. So as of this moment I am very guitar happy..but I am starting to feel that bug inside eat at me. Which is dumb. And I know it. So this is my one man confessional to my fellow PRS lovers and friends in hope that by admitting I have a problem I can try to fix it. And I'm hoping someone else out there has some issues also and can give me some advice to keep what I have and be happy!
Now I know this is kinda silly, but it does cause me a lot of stress at times and a lot of miles on my car. My wife is VERY supportive but I can tell it's gotten old with her. It's gotten old with me too. Sometimes I'll make a trade in hopes I can flip it into something better. For example..earlier this year I flipped my beat up DGT (non 10 top with moons) for a Les Paul Deluxe and a Martin acoustic. Then the Les Paul for a nice CU24, then the CU24 for a McCarty and a Tele..and then the Tele, Martin, Cu24 and a Strat I had (USA Standard that I picked up for $350) for my Paul's guitar. So even though a lot passed thru my hands, basically the beat up DGT and a Strat became a new Paul's Guitar. See how that can be addicting??!?!
But sometimes I get burned. I traded a American Deluxe Ash Tele for a Regular Deluxe Tele and have regretted it ever since..The tele I got was crap!
My hopes is by admitting this on here among friends and some fellow G.A.S.-oholics that maybe I can see how dumb this is and start fixing my problem. A problem I love to have, but none the less, a problem...
So here is a list of what I have traded and owned (and no longer have) since Jan 1st of last year....
McCarty (Royal Blue)
McCarty (McCarty Burst)
McCarty (Purple Sparkle w/bird on the body)
Custom 24 (Green)
Swamp Ash Special
Deluxe Telecaster (Butterscotch) 1
Standard Telecaster (Sunburst)
Hwy 1 Stratocaster
Lite Ash Telecaster
Standard Telecaster (Black)
Deluxe Stratocaster (Honey Blonde)
Deluxe Stratocaster (White)
Deluxe Telecaster (Butterscotch) 2
Eric Johnson Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Gibson 73 Les Paul Deluxe
ESP LTD GL Kamikaze
Tom Anderson Short T
Peavey HP CT
Charvel San Dimas
See what I mean...kinda dumb.
Right now I have a 98 Custom 24, Paul's Guitar and a Wood Library DGT..2 guitars that I really love and 1 (cu24) that I really like. So I'm in a really good spot.
Any advice? Thoughts? Laughter?