How many guitars do you have

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Beni
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by Beni » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 pm

Burguet 3m and Ramirez guitarra del tiempo. The Burguet has matured really nicely.

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Frank Nordberg
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by Frank Nordberg » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:23 am

I used to collect musical instruments and although I've been selling off for a while, I still have far too many of them.

My main Guitar is a Fleeson. Other classical guitars I use regularly are a lovely prewar short scale German or Austrian with X bracing (one of these days I'm gonna string it up with gut) and a couple of cheap but suprisingly good Romanian made Hora guitars, perfect as backup in case of string breaks and for rough settigns where I don't want to risk one of my more valuable instruments.
I also have a German made 12 string Swedish lute (with an oval body and six bass drone strings). Unfortunatley the bridge has come off so it's not playable at the moment.

Nylon stringers I don't really have any use for are a couple of Levins, a GIannini with laminate top (but still quite nice tone) and more Horas. Also a battered old Eko and a Leif Hansson Serenad which I think is supposed to be strung with nylon but sounds best with electric guiatr strings(!) but I don't suppose those count.

Steel stringed acoustics, too many to mention them all but three lovely Levin flattops, two equally lovely Levin archtops, two Höfner President archtops, A Framus archtop, a Halden archtop and a strange but wonderful Østbu that somehow has more of the characteristics of a classical guitar even if it's strung with steel.

I quit playing lute long ago for several reasons but I still have a six course Lars Tørressen renaissance style treble lute left.
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bogdan
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by bogdan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:41 am

Interesting.
How did you manage to acquire so many Hora guitars?

I still have a Hora "Regun" (SM20) from 1983, my first classical.
And I used to have another SM20 Regun from 2013, that I have recently sold.

SM20 is their top model, Spruce or Cedar on solid IRW.
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larryguitar
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by larryguitar » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:59 pm

One too many, stay tuned.

Dave Stott
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by Dave Stott » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:10 pm

4 guitars.... 2 steel string and 2 nylon string guitars

1 very nice guitars of each type and 1 "beater" of each that are great for taking to lessons, open mic nights, parties etc..
2015 Cordoba GK Pro Negra
2017 Cordoba C-10 Cedar
2003 Froggy Bottom H-12 Deluxe

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Frank Nordberg
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by Frank Nordberg » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:18 pm

bogdan wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:41 am
Interesting.
How did you manage to acquire so many Hora guitars?
It's from my failed attempt as a instrument importer.

David Kilpatrick told me about Hora - he sells them in the Uk under his Troubadour brand name - and I was really impressed by what he said.

At about the same time the Norwegian Strunal agent in their ignorance managed to squander away their exceptional old deal with that factory (they were actually selling Strunal's solid wood model at the equivalent of about 100 USD). With that gone I thought there might be a hole in the market that Hora cold fill so I ordered a test batch. Unfortunately I never had time to follow up the project properly so it all came to nothing. But at least I got me some really nice guitars for my own use.

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bogdan
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by bogdan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:09 pm

Frank,

Thank you for sharing your experience.
At some point I too did fancy the idea of importing instruments from them here. But the US market would be a tougher one.

As it happens, I also have a half size Strunal, a lovely Spruce on Walnut or Oak.
I bought it for my kids some years ago, but they've never used it.

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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by soltirefa » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:35 am

The full title to this thread is, "How many guitars do you have, what's your address, and where do you hide the key to the front door?"

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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by ronjazz » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:46 am

I still have too damn many.
Lester Devoe Flamenco Negra
Lester Devoe Flamenco Blanca
Aparicio Flamenco Blanca with RMC pickup
Bartolex 7-string with RMC pickup
Giannini 7-string with Shadow pickup
Sal Pace 7-string archtop

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Frank Nordberg
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by Frank Nordberg » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:41 am

soltirefa wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:35 am
The full title to this thread is, "How many guitars do you have, what's your address, and where do you hide the key to the front door?"
This is one of the many times I wish it was possible to give likes to posts here.

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zupfgeiger
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:36 pm

I have been downsizing. Just two left.
Fritz Ober, Torres/Hauser model, 2010, spruce/maple
Giovanni Tacchi, Bouchet model, spruce/BRAZ, 2018

satanikoskioftes
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by satanikoskioftes » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:48 pm

1 handmade classical guitar
1 handmade acoustic guitar
1 handmade sevenstring electric guitar
1 AVRI '62 fender stratocaster

But i usally dont keep many guitars. I will sell,make some room and then get another

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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by jazzkat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:18 pm

At the peak of my insanity I had ten of them (mostly electrics).
I sold them with the exceptions of my nylon string that I teach with and I traded two Fenders (strat and tele) for an Gibson ES175.
So I was down to just one of each (nylon/electric).
Recently I added another, a Les Paul Custom.
I hope the madness isn't returning :oops:

goinbaroke
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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by goinbaroke » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:31 pm

I have a classical, a jazz, and a banjo.

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Re: How many guitars do you have

Post by Joe Dziezanowski » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:33 pm

I own way too many guitars (or not if it’s me your asking). Now into my 60s, I’ve been gathering guitars (and other instruments) for close to 50 years. To add another dimension to my craziness, I started building my own 6 years ago. These days I only play my own guitars (mostly steel strings)

As we speak I’m building my first classical and totally pumped to use the resources on this forum to learn how to play it properly.

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