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I have three guitars--two Teles and a Strat

I only really play the Standard Tele. The Blacktop Tele and Strat collect dust.

What should I do?

1. Nothing
2. Buy another guitar
3. Sell the ones you don't play
4. Buy another guitar AND sell the ones you don't play
5. Get a new amp
 

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Or . . . learn to play bass.

FURST!
 
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Les Paul. A capacious hollow body.
 

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I have three guitars--two Teles and a Strat

I only really play the Standard Tele. The Blacktop Tele and Strat collect dust.

What should I do?

1. Nothing
2. Buy another guitar
3. Sell the ones you don't play
4. Buy another guitar AND sell the ones you don't play
5. Get a new amp
Don't sell them until you really are sure. I have ragrets over a sale in my past.

Or . . . learn to play bass.

FURST!
I like this one. Variety is the spice of life or something like that.

Les Paul. A capacious hollow body.
Capacious bodies, mmm.

OK, time to start a fight: Gibsons are better!!!!!
That's not how we do it here, grasshopper.
 

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If you are not playing them and they don't fulfill some need then sell them and use the money for a guitar that you would play. Acoustic?
 

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Tele's are the ultimate guitar, so keep them both. Yeah, keep the Strat, too.

Buy a new amp.
 

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what do you get when you marry a les paul and a strat?

a prs.



i have one of those, a mccarty gold top.

i don't play it much anymore. i usually play my martin. should probably sell the prs. anyone got $2k burnin' a hole in his pocket?
 

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I used to have an acoustic and a Strat. Then, a buddy gave me a second acoustic, which I traded for a Tele. Then, I won an online giveaway for another Tele. Then, my wife bought me another acoustic for my birthday and Christmas. Then, I accidentally won 2 lapsteels on Ebay by winning at the lowest bid. Somewhere in there, I bought parts for an Ibanez Les-Paul-Junior style guitar that got refinished and rebuilt over the course of 3 years.

Acoustic 1 is a really nice sleeper...plywood top, dreadnought sized, and made by Peavey. It sounds splendid with the right strings (D'addarios do NOT play nicely with this guitar).
The Strat is my least favorite, but it's set up really damn nicely and sounds and plays better than any other Strat I've ever tried...including a few CS "roadworns" and MIA Standards.
Tele 1 is a cheap working man's guitar, designed for session players and gigging musicians. It screams under distortion, twangs like you wouldn't believe while clean, but every last component on there is cheap and expendable, so it spends more time on the blocks than it does being played.
Tele 2 is a mahogany body assembled using US-standard parts and wired using Fender Broadcaster controls. It's heavy, but is really handsome, although the sound isn't exactly what I want.
Acoustic 2 is a cheapo Recording King with a solid "whitewood" top that has cracked a few times over the Michigan winters. It's my beater...easy enough to chord with, and actually has a really cool chunky sound to it.
Lapsteel 1 got sold at a slight loss at a swap meet...Lapsteel 2 has a permanent place attached to my Peavey solid-state amp. I'm working out the mechanics of a lapsteel, and with a little work, will probably get it. This puppy sizzles more than whines, so at the moment (I haven't cracked it open to play with the electric guts), it's a little more Allman Bros. than it is Hank Williams.
Finally, Ibalez Paul is up on blocks as well. I toasted one of the pots, so there's no tone control on the bridge. I wanted it to be a cool, 50's style jazzbox, but the pickups are far too hot. It distorts like a mofo, and plays the heck out of Metallica and Hendrix, but is way too gravelly for what I wanted it to be.

Anyway, my advice to the OP is to get rid of the ones you don't play. I've got far too many for my meager skill level, and somehow, keep acquiring more. Trade them in for some money, or something that you'll use more.
 

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I'm sure atp could shame us all with the number of guitars that have passed through his fingers, but me and Sogno have shuffled our way through a pretty good selection over the centuries. Ah, the nylon string guitar that me and my sister got on a trip to Tijuana when we were kids in the late 1960's. The miserable Orlando Gibson ripoff that my dad bought me in a moment of weakness. The Guild D-40 that I replaced the Orlando with (now I was buying musical instruments with my hard-earned lucre), and the 1967 Martin D-28 with the twisted neck that replaced the Guild. The neck on that guitar was twisted enough to make it impossible to play past the third fret, but damn that 28 could ring.

The straight-necked 1970 D-28 that played a lot better than the '67 and had nearly as good tone. The Martin 000-28 that sounded as tiny and dead as the now gone '70 D-28. The 1978 Martin M-38, which I still have and which still thrills me today. The frets and fingerboard are festooned with dings but the body and neck are still near immaculate after almost 40 years. And oh yeah, the gigantic-sounding D-18 GE I got in the early years of this century. And the tiny but soulful Gibson Custom Shop L-00.

For another day and another post -- Sogno's guitars, the banjos, the fiddles, the resonator laptop, the electrics, the succession of pianos.
 

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Lectric?? Get an acoustic for the damn 3am buggers that I get.....by 4am...they r usually gone. No need for an amp. &
 

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I have three guitars--two Teles and a Strat

I only really play the Standard Tele. The Blacktop Tele and Strat collect dust.

What should I do?
unless u play live, or just love electrics, I'd get some acoustics. Get maybe a nice Guild F -512 twelve string, a Martin 000-28 and some other six String acoustic tuned to some obscure tuning. I haven't played electric since I was in a band 18 years ago.
 

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My best friend Steve (after 46 years) passed away in March. He was the best local player I've ever heard and owned only 3 (all bought new in late 60s or early 1970s) guitars: a blonde Tele, black Strat and sunburst Les Paul. He could play anything from twangy country to SRV to Led Zepplin.

Sell the extra tele and buy a good Les Paul.

He used to tell me that a decent player can make any guitar sing but there is a special connection that only forms after many thousands of hours wrapped around the guitar.
 

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As others have suggested, get an acoustic.
 

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Last month, after 46 years after selling my stuff, I decided to get an Indonesian made, LP Epi, along with a Fender Mustang amp. In another month, I'll be ready to take off and join a Metal band. Turns out, I haven't forgot how to set up a guitar.
 

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are you gigging? If you are gigging sell the strat and keep the second Tele as a back up.
If you ain't gigging sell the two you don't play and buy a really *****in' amp.

If you are happy with your amp, sell the two and buy and ES 335.
 

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what do you get when you marry a les paul and a strat?

a prs.



i have one of those, a mccarty gold top.

i don't play it much anymore. i usually play my martin. should probably sell the prs. anyone got $2k burnin' a hole in his pocket?
I have 2 PRS's from when the company was young. I have an 87 Custom 10 Top (Moon Inlays) which was my 1st and most beloved (my work horse) and a n 89 Signature model (Quilted 10 top #464). The only mods to either were I swapped the original 1st Generation PRS pickups for Dragons (Thanks Bonnie @ artist relations @ PRS)
If I had the $2K I'd do it. A Gold McCarty was next on my list. Couldn't figure out if I wanted the humbuckers or the P90s
 

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I'm sure atp could shame us all with the number of guitars that have passed through his fingers, but me and Sogno have shuffled our way through a pretty good selection over the centuries. Ah, the nylon string guitar that me and my sister got on a trip to Tijuana when we were kids in the late 1960's. The miserable Orlando Gibson ripoff that my dad bought me in a moment of weakness. The Guild D-40 that I replaced the Orlando with (now I was buying musical instruments with my hard-earned lucre), and the 1967 Martin D-28 with the twisted neck that replaced the Guild. The neck on that guitar was twisted enough to make it impossible to play past the third fret, but damn that 28 could ring.

The straight-necked 1970 D-28 that played a lot better than the '67 and had nearly as good tone. The Martin 000-28 that sounded as tiny and dead as the now gone '70 D-28. The 1978 Martin M-38, which I still have and which still thrills me today. The frets and fingerboard are festooned with dings but the body and neck are still near immaculate after almost 40 years. And oh yeah, the gigantic-sounding D-18 GE I got in the early years of this century. And the tiny but soulful Gibson Custom Shop L-00.

For another day and another post -- Sogno's guitars, the banjos, the fiddles, the resonator laptop, the electrics, the succession of pianos.
I have a crazy Frankenguitar. Harmony Sovereign Body with a Gibson J 200 Neck and tailpiece. The Sovereign was the guitar Page used on most Zep recordings. But this has a sweet Gibson neck. I need to get the neck straightened and dialed to get it really playable. The sound, mmm booming
 

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I have 2 PRS's from when the company was young.
nice.

bought mine new in '94 or so.

started listening to more neil young and bought the martin a couple years later.
 
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