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How many Strats do you *think* you need?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by 62ohm, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. 62ohm

    62ohm Strat-Talker

    Sep 28, 2016
    New Zealand
    Not necessarily how many you have, but how many do you think you need? Be it more or less than the amount of which you currently have, but what do you roughly need each for?

    For me, I currently have 1 and I think I need 3...

    currently have: American Deluxe Strat - for its compound radius.

    Clapton Strat, for: 9.5" radius, mid boost & treble boost kit
    AVRI 57', for: those pickups... and 7.25" radius

    probably would also need:
    EJ Strat, for: extra quacky pups & 12" radius..

  2. BuddyGuy

    BuddyGuy Strat-Talker

    Sep 8, 2017
    Really I only need one. I own three and don’t see myself buying anymore in the near future. I might add a les Paul at some point, but I’m focusing more on improving mybokay and musical knowledge.

  3. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    How many I need? Need? That's not part of the equation of owning guitars!
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  4. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-O-Master Silver Member

    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    One. I have one and I've had none and have contemplated having two, but I've been really happy when I've had one. When I had none, I REALLY missed it and when I've had more than one electric, I didn't really have much use for the second one and didn't really like having the other one (a Gibson Firebird back in about 1980-82) much. I think if I ever have a second electric guitar again, it'll be a tele - one strat covers the strat sounds and the strat feel and I can't imagine a strat won't always be my number 1. Has been since I started playing 40 years ago.
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  5. Yellowdawg

    Yellowdawg Strat-Talker

    Jun 29, 2016
    Puyallup, Washington
    I Like 3, Different pick ups and radius. I have 4, but selling my MIJ; which I hate to do.

    1990 MIJ '54
    1996 E.C. stock
    04 50th '54 deluxe
    2017 AM Special w warmoth neck

  6. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Currently have two, 'think' I need only one.
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  7. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    my theory has always been 1 Strat, 1 Tele, 1 LP, and 1 acoustic

    right now I'm short the Tele and the LP

  8. tealsixtysix

    tealsixtysix Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 30, 2015
    Massachusetts USA
    Two or three more.

    And when I get those, I'll probably think I need two or three more.
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  9. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen Strat-Talker

    Sep 3, 2015
    Truly need would be another one, with a rosewood fretboard, for a grand total of 2. "Need" would be several with different pickups and so on. For example a white late '90s Big Apple Strat would be nice.

  10. stratnutz

    stratnutz Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Dallas TX
    Ive got 3 now, so that means I need 4.

  11. papergoblin

    papergoblin Strat-Talker

    Sep 21, 2017
    I guess someone only needs one guitar and to learn it well (non-gigging). Then again I am slightly OCD and believe in the 2 is one and one is none mentality. When I get GAS though I need whatever it is, they might stop making it, I might pay more later, I might make more off it later, I.... fill in the blank reason, lol.

    I have a hard time seeing the difference between want and need. If I want it, I feel I need it.......I could be crazy so who knows, lol.
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  12. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    Just one more...
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  13. Twelve8

    Twelve8 Strat-O-Master

    Dec 5, 2015
    Sheffield, UK
    I've got 1, my Custom Shop NOS 60. I definitely don't need any more. For me a I have the most straty of strats. If i need a different sound, I probably need a different type of guitar.

    When it comes to me buying a new electric it will either be a CS Tele or Gibson 339. Neither will happen any time soon..

  14. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    3. I really like my 60yr Commemorative. And I'm gassing for an Elite. I'll keep my ever evolving partscaster for swapping out pickguards. Sooooo , 3. We're just talking Strats, right.
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  15. savofenno

    savofenno Strat-O-Master

    Feb 24, 2010
    11 now. I am thinking it over, but i guess one to begin with. A 50`s burst in february, when i will get more funds maybe?
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  16. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Simple math :
    N = C + 2
    Where N= desired number of strats,
    and C= current number of strats.

    For example if sarnodude currently has 5 strats, calculate the desired number. The answer is 7 in this case.

    Clearly it can be shown that sarnodude always desires 2 more strats than he actually has. QED.

  17. dante1963

    dante1963 Strat-Talker

    Apr 28, 2016
    St. Louis
    I have five, which really SEEMS like the right number...BUT, I don't have a black one with a maple neck, and being a Clapton fan, well, that just seems wrong on so many levels, so the answer seems to be...more. More than than five. Yes. Definitely. More than five.
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  18. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

    Need, none to sustain life. Want .... that is the real question.

  19. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    Think you need,?

    Room space.

  20. Hairy Bear

    Hairy Bear Strat Fumbler Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 30, 2010
    The stolen land of the Iceni
    Just one more, be it guitars, amps, or pedals, it's always just one more. Ask me how I know... :whistling::rolleyes:
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