Topic: COLLECTING GUITARS
This is for me a very sensitive subject. I am proud and sad at the same time.
I just wanted to know if I am a lonely man sticking to his collection, AND play on every "axe".
I was able due to my profession, to see a lot of problems, financial problems, often caused by drugs, alcohol.
A patient, desperately seeking money, wanted to sell his MARTIN HD28, for 500$. It happened 12 years ago, and still...
Very good friends of me, started with a music shop, and I gave them 5000€, +- $6500, but getting your money back, is more difficult. So 2 years later we agreed that they would pay me in instruments, six different guitars, ovation, epiphone sheraton (the older serie, playing super) the MARTIN D15, dark brown mahogany, also a MARTIN D1 12 string, is even now affordable, and sounds terrific.
Another guy, I knew, was also in need for money: 6500$ for a FENDER, all original 1964, and a GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM 1968, the first year they started to produce them again.
And having already those instruments, I started to be addicted, and my collection was getting bigger.
I KNOW, I COULD JUST GIVE YOU A LIST WITH MY GUITARS, but I was curious to find out if I am alone, or if there were other "chordians" playing and collecting guitars.
I can only say that I was blessed, having that opportunity, and having the money (got a lot, because of my car crash in 2000), and now this is for me, being disabled, not able to walk without canes, no more skiing, even bowling ball is to hard for me. ( I had a vertebra, in my lower back, causing these problems) If I play guitar, with the problem I have, you start to know how heavy a Gibson Les Paul is. I have to sit down always when I play guitar.
So are there other people outside, who had the luck to collect guitars, and how it started?
- MY GUITAR PLAYS EVERY STYLE = BLUES, ROCK, METAL, so I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT.
[color=blue]Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.[/color]