Confessions Of A Hoarder On The Road To Guitarmageddon

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by JBrooks, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks Squier-Meister

    Jun 18, 2019
    Interesting Article.
  2. eaglesgift

    eaglesgift Squier-holic

    Apr 18, 2014
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Thank you, I needed that. Made me feel much saner. :)
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  3. ScoobySnacker

    ScoobySnacker Squier-Meister

    Dec 4, 2018
    Never-reach, NY
    Well, you know the old saying: "Hoarders is Hoarders!"
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  4. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    To the tune of Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

    Well a hoarder's gonna hoard hoard hoard hoard hoard
    and he only knows 3 chords chords chords chords chords
    But he never will get bored bored bored bored bored
    He'll never sell them off, sell them off no no no
  5. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon Armageddon! I’m slowwww. Man, these deals you mention getting, I’m getting envious! Wish I could find a T40 for $80!
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  6. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Wow, a true story by a guitar hoarding hero! With bold admissions about minute parts of his gear hoard! Doubtlessly there are people trying to contact him even now w offers & promises to motivate his stalwart soul towards parting with some of the treasure. Wish I knew him <sigh>... It would be great to see the stuff he's collected.

    So it turned out that this tale was NOT about a tired pilgrim w a 10X size Santa Claus bag o' gear trudging north on a deserted US Highway to lay his burden down and gift it to @Guitarmageddon ! Oh well, maybe next time:)
  7. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
  8. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    There use to be member here that had 600 Squiers. fett hasn't been active in a long time. There's a guy on the Agile forum that has about 175 guitars. He still buys more. I found a reasonable workable number to stay at. Then I have the one in one out rule. That way it stays the same.
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  9. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    @fett passed away.

    He said his guitars were his estate. He sold a few or more of the more valuable ones before he died, if I remember correctly.
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  10. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    LOL!! I have 12 guitars, I think. I finally achieved my dream of owning an American made Telecaster. I'm not a good player by any stretch and I certainly don't need any more guitars, but I still get this urge to find a Bullet, single humbucker, hard tail Strat, or another Affinity Tele from the package deal. I knew I'd regret selling the one I had.
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  11. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Nay, just a foul brigand who hath purloined his screene name for the purpose of adding Zazz to the title of his article. ;)
  12. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    One of my friends (who isn't a musician) was giving me a hard time for owning six electrics, a bass and an acoustic.

    My collection is quite small compared to some of you on these boards. But since I don't like selling them it can only increase in size.
  13. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2017
    This makes me feel a lot better about my guitar hoarding ! :)
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  14. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    Whew, I feel normal now, I guess I'm just a collector. Which, if I remember, isn't always a good thing.

    Back in the 80's when the real estate market took a dive, I had a builder friend who had 3 spec houses up for sale. I ran into him one day and asked "hey Bob, how's sales?" His reply " I don't sell houses any more, I collect them".
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  15. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-holic

    Oct 2, 2018
    I caught myself getting outta hand a little. So I set down and decided what guitars I really "needed", the big 4 a tele, LP, strat, and semihollow. So I set my limit on 10 electrics, 4 acoustics, 1 bass. I am down to 7 electrics and 2 acoustics. I am doing good!!!!:cool:
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  16. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

    Jan 26, 2019
    I could only imagine what Scott Chinerry collection would be today if he had not died at such a young age. His collection was monster before his death. That was almost 20 years ago.
    Rip Scott chinwithguits_lg.jpg
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  17. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    I like how @Eddie has been quiet on this one lol. Upon first reading it I was almost certain he was the author!

    I have 3 guitars with a 4th almost finished (2 basses 2 guitars). I feel I am almost where I want to be with them. I have decided that nothing gets bought unless I plan to keep it so that has helped considerably.
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  18. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Nut

    Dec 28, 2017
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