What is the point of owning multiple guitars? Here are some responses to that question . . . .
'One to play rock.
One to play blues.
One to play metal.
One to play acoustically.
One to play classically.
Top it off with a bass.
Throw in a beater to lay around the living room.
Then double the amount so that you have a backup for every situation.'
'Some people collect art and different representations of the same artists. I like to think that many guitars allows for many different moods, or feelings. Maybe I'll jam a jazzy sound one day and the next Ill feel more metal and want a different sound. I enjoy all music across the board and while not necessary, I like my guitar to match the sound I'm creating.'
'Personally, I love the different inspirations I get from each of my guitars (I own about 20). Each one has its own feelings and unique vibrations, and they all resonate with my soul on a different level.'
'Currently I have 4 guitars. 1 Strat that I don't really play and basically just hangs on the wall. It's a Rock Band video game model Squier Strat I was given as a gift and while it's really neat, it's not a great playing or sounding guitar. 1 Jaguar Modern Player because I wanted a solid body with a hard tail and I love fender necks. Then I have 2 Artcore Semi Hollows that are practically the same, just slightly different body sizes. I carried both to gigs in case I broke a string or something went wrong. Now I just carry 1 semi hollow and the jag to gigs, which semi hollow I carry depends on my mood that day.'
'It's all about versatility. Currently, I have a 7 string in standard B and a 6 string in standard C# (changed the tuning yesterday, was in drop B for like 3 previous months). I play many different songs, all of them in different tunings. It would be a real pain in the ass to change tunings so frequently. Not to mention that I would have to change strings if i wanted to go from something like drop C# to A standard. And I understand people who have more than that. Hell, if I had money I also would keep like 4-5 guitars just so that I don't have to spend an half an hour retuning my floyd rose guitar when I want to play some Sybreed after jamming in C standard.'
'Different sounds, I highly doubt someone owns two of the exact same guitar (unless they are in a successful band and keep a few around for backups) a 70's strat doesn't sound like today's strat's for instance. There there are things like different tunings and some are just different to play. You may have one guitar where you find it really easy to play fast on and one where rhythm is much easier etc.'
'Personally I feel about 3 guitars is enough for the average owner anything after that and certain ones pretty much just get left to rust. I currently own a Fender strat with single coils but I also really need something with some Humbuckers so I will be picking up an Epiphone SG soon. I have Fender Mustang amp so I can get many different tones when I need too, but when trying any heavy rock the Strat just sounds thin, hence why I also want a guitar with Humbuckers.'
'I own one electric and one acoustic. However, I would own 10 of each if I had the money. For me it's like this. I love my Fender Strat. It's an awesome guitar and it's perfect for what I play. However, if I'm in the mood to play Heavy Metal, the Strat isn't really going to do it for me. I'd be better off with a Jackson or Ibanez. Now, once I can afford more guitars, I won't have this problem.'
'Hmm I look over my shoulder and count 3 electrics (all strats),1 acoustic and 1 bass. What's the point? Because I wanted them.'