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How many Strats do you *think* you need?

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

  1. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 28, 2014
    I have three that I play a lot, and two others that I don't play as often. So yeah, just a few more.

  2. NerNer

    NerNer Strat-Talk Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    New York
    I'll say 2. One all maple neck and another with a rosewood fretboard.
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  3. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    It's always "just one more," isn't it?

  4. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    I think 2 (and I have 2):
    1 is my main guitar (reliced hardtail with a fairly bright sound- big frets and higher action) and
    1 AVRI with vintage frets, lower action, and slightly darker, mellower sound.
    They are similar enough to be able to sub for each other if one fails, string breaks, etc., but different enough that I use them for different songs.
    That works for me.

  5. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    There are days when the one I have seems One too many.

  6. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    How about 1 each of RW, maple and ebony FB's. Ash, alder, mahogany and even pine bodies. Hardtails and vintage tremolos. Different radii and electronics.

    In each combination. Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.

    So, how many do I need? At least 2- 1 trem, 1 hardtail.

    How many do I want? How many ya' got?

  7. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  8. 62ohm

    62ohm Strat-Talker

    Sep 28, 2016
    New Zealand
    That's also the thing, isn't it? I need one for standard tuning, and another one for DADGAD..
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  9. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 4, 2016
    Just one good one and a kemper.
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  10. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 4, 2008
    I think I need one more. My current, and only, has the custom, high output pickups I built for it. Now I need one for the vintage style set I built. Because that's how I do things. Not get a guitar and change the pickups, but build the pickups first and end up needing guitars for them.........:D:D
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  11. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    Got two, need one, and am looking for another. :confused:
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  12. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.

  13. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    One vintage, one modern.

    Anything else is optional, project, oddball, Gibson, Hagström, bass, orphan ...
    With some imaginative switching on the modern, I can cover a lot of ground with the 2 Strats.

  14. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Strat-O-Master

    Feb 6, 2016

  15. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Strat-Talker

    May 6, 2017
    Need one...and multiple pickguard configurations
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  16. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 28, 2016
    Have one Strat at the moment need to get another one because seriously, my Strat is now taking wear , which is fine but I do want to try prevent major surgery, fretboard,frets etc, so I figure I will spread the load between two. I just don't seem to play my other guitars much anymore, and my Strat is always around and in reach, so it's taken some knocks and the maple is now poly free, frets are looking thin, but its my best guitar ever, if it wasn't for this reason, I'd buy a Tele, wait.........yes oh ok, one Strat is not enough hmmmm here's my final answer two Strats and a Tele...........and my 6 and 12 string acoustics.

  17. anderz

    anderz Senior Stratmaster

    May 4, 2014
    Partscaster Blackie does it since 1995 and whenever something else is needed my Jackson Rhoads custom is there and wise versa except it was 1997 I got my Jackson brand new on personal order.

    I did at one point in the late '90s have a total of 3 stratocasters including Blackie though there was no real reasons for keeping more than that and so it became.

    If I needed a guitar it used to be a higher priority but these days I am still in the only need of my 2 long term above mentioned electric guitars.

    So the need of another stratocaster? GAS has left the building for me

  18. Theleman

    Theleman Strat-Talk Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    More, the merrier.

  19. rocknrollrich

    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 8, 2016
    All of them. I need all of them.

  20. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 4, 2013
    Last time I walked in after buying 2 guitars in succession my misses looked up and asked, "How many goddam guitars do you need ?".

    No sort of answer was ever gonna go down well
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
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