Three of a kind?

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shaunmshaunm Frets: 899
I am a bit of a fan of the Epi Sheraton and have two already. I am considering getting a third. 

Other than “because I want to” I have no real reason to get another. Currently I have one with Mississippi Queens P90’s and the other with a lovely set of Bulldog vintage voiced Humbuckers. So the only thing I’d do differently would be to put in a set of hotter pickups in order to get more of a rocky sound. I can get that quite easily from my other two. 

Do you own three of a kind and if so do you find that one never gets played because you’ve got your favourite and then it’s back up so one never leaves it’s case?
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 32848
    You don't *need* three guitars, but if you like them and you can afford it...

    You could get another one and put some more radically different *lower* output pickups in it, like Mojo Gold Foils or something - that's a more difficult sound to get from what you've got now.

    I once had three PRSs, two with humbuckers (main and backup/alternate) and one with P90s (bought on a bit of a whim). I sold the P90 one first because I didn't use it as much as the other two, but oddly it's now the one I miss.


    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • SchnozzSchnozz Frets: 627
    edited April 22
    I often own 2 of a kind, but I think I would buy 3+ if it was my favourite guitar and they're rare. 

    I can't remember where, but I saw someone with an awesome collection of Yamaha SGV/SBV Samurai...

    https://screamingyamahas.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/color.jpg

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  • dogloaddogload Frets: 1278
    edited April 22
    I've got three Jazzmasters - an AVRI Thinskin and a pair of modded Squier J Mascises.

    The Fender is a 'proper' one and generally only gets used for recording or noodling, whereas the two JMJMs (roller bridges, a Mojo pickup at the bridge and different scratchplates/ knobs) get plenty of use... although the one with a Fender trem gets more use for some reason.

    Definitely need three of them though :)

    I used to have another which was a Partsmaster and it didn't get used so went the journey. 
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1719
    edited April 22
    Something about Jazzmasters...


    Self-confessed Blues Lawyer
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  • FezFez Frets: 200
    I have 6 Strats and I use them all though the 2 bitsas don't get gigged very often.
    Don't touch that dial.
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  • shaunmshaunm Frets: 899
    Ok so I might have looked at something a the same but a little different. The Yamaha SA2200. 
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  • lasermonkeylasermonkey Frets: 1050
    I have three Jazzmasters- an '08 Thin Skin, an '86 MIJ and a '94/95 CIJ. All three sound different (the '86 especially after I fitted some Mojo pickups to it) so they all get used.
    If I had any spare money I'd buy more.
    My wife asked me to stop singing Wonderwall.
    I said maybe.....
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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 3970
    Three Tele type guitars here, but all quite different - US Std, a Thinline, and an Esquire-alike.
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • I've also got three Telecasters (all partscasters though). They've got distinct "flavours".
    https://i.imgur.com/ESU51ia.jpg

    1. "Born to Run" Esquire with OilCity Alligator 90, Eldred wiring & natural rubbed oil finish. 
    2. Cabronita Especiale with genuine Baja neck, Gretsch filtertron, light relic finish.
    3. "Shiflett Tele"- HH, 12" board, thin oil over stain finish. 

    The Cab is on gumtree as it sits between the others tonally & gets the least play... So I guess I DON'T need three guitars!  
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 340
    I don't want to encourage you in anyway. I don't want to be responsible for pushing you over the edge....but.....
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  • I've got three Strats, a custom shop with Brazilian rosewood and Abby's, a Fender deluxe ash and maple neck with SVLs and a American Strat with custom shop pickups all sound different but the CS is my go to guitar.
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  • And I should add no GAS
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  • dazzajldazzajl Frets: 323
    You don’t need three guitars, so there’s absolutely no possible way you could make a case for needing three of a specific model. 

    Unburden yourself from such constraints and buy it. 
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  • VoxmanVoxman Frets: 2055
    edited April 22
    Three Strats: 

    Original 1969 hardtail in Mocha, with maple-cap neck
    2010 Limited Edition USA Standard in Daphne Blue with matching headstock, & Delta Tone
    2004 50th Anniversary USA American Deluxe, 2-tone sunburst, 2-point pop-in trem, locking machines, abalone inlays, gold fittings, S1 switching, Bill Lawrence p/ups, 1-piece laser etched parchment scratchplate & 50th case. 

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    I started out with nothing..... but I've still got most of it left (Seasick Steve)
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  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 1709
    I've also got three Telecasters (all partscasters though). They've got distinct "flavours".
    https://i.imgur.com/ESU51ia.jpg

    1. "Born to Run" Esquire with OilCity Alligator 90, Eldred wiring & natural rubbed oil finish. 
    2. Cabronita Especiale with genuine Baja neck, Gretsch filtertron, light relic finish.
    3. "Shiflett Tele"- HH, 12" board, thin oil over stain finish. 

    The Cab is on gumtree as it sits between the others tonally & gets the least play... So I guess I DON'T need three guitars!  
    I thought I’d seen that red La Cab that’s up on the local FB groups before ! 
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  • VJIvesVJIves Frets: 212
    That Cabronita is beautiful and I demand that you post it!
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  • BigsbyBigsby Frets: 226
    Three SGs.


    They're different enough from each other thanks to each having different pickups, but there's also a mix of neck profiles, fretboard material, coil splitting, etc. What's odd is the black one gets the least play - yet every time I play it, I think it's probably the best of the bunch! It might be because it seems to be the least inspiring visually - the others make me want to grab them and play them.
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  • rlwrlw Frets: 1660
    I've got that third Sheraton that you need - Stormy Mondays, Tonepros bridge and tailpiece, fancy new 50's loom with CTS pots and bumblebees and locking Grovers, all in chrome/nickel
    Save a cow.  Eat a vegetarian.
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  • shaunmshaunm Frets: 899
    rlw said:
    I've got that third Sheraton that you need - Stormy Mondays, Tonepros bridge and tailpiece, fancy new 50's loom with CTS pots and bumblebees and locking Grovers, all in chrome/nickel
    Colour?
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  • rlwrlw Frets: 1660
    edited April 22
    shaunm said:
    rlw said:
    I've got that third Sheraton that you need - Stormy Mondays, Tonepros bridge and tailpiece, fancy new 50's loom with CTS pots and bumblebees and locking Grovers, all in chrome/nickel
    Colour?
    Sunburst. With a black three ply Scratchplate from Jacks.
    Save a cow.  Eat a vegetarian.
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  • JohnnysevenJohnnyseven Frets: 267
    I have 4 telecaster type guitars.

    US Standard with an hb at the neck
    Mex Standard body/baja neck with WRHB at neck
    Mex Standard body/baja neck single pickup with an Oil City Alligator
    SC Relics body/baja neck with an Oil City Alligator and Alegree P90 at neck

    You can never have too many teles!
    My trading feedback can be seen here - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/58242/
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  • powerhandpowerhand Frets: 28
    I’ve got three Mustangs and the only differences are the colours...
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  • VoxmanVoxman Frets: 2055
    I have 4 telecaster type guitars.

    US Standard with an hb at the neck
    Mex Standard body/baja neck with WRHB at neck
    Mex Standard body/baja neck single pickup with an Oil City Alligator
    SC Relics body/baja neck with an Oil City Alligator and Alegree P90 at neck

    You can never have too many teles!
    He said THREE not FOUR...I dunno, some show-offs just can't read!  Anyway, I've got 4 too - one tele in our main room, one in the TV room, one in our bedroom, and one in our daughters bedroom. So there! lolk rockinrockinrockinrockin


    I started out with nothing..... but I've still got most of it left (Seasick Steve)
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  • thebreezethebreeze Frets: 905
    I've got three Teles.....and I hate Teles.  :)

    To be fair I do like one and another is my travelling guitar (so I take the neck off and can carry it on planes).  The third I bought to replace "the one I like" because I thought I'd prefer the pickups.  I don't so I'm probably going to sell it.
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 5792
    TA22GT said:
    I don't want to encourage you in anyway. I don't want to be responsible for pushing you over the edge....but.....
    firewood?
    <Vintage BOSS Upgrades>
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  • ArchtopDaveArchtopDave Frets: 432
    edited April 23
    Five Les Pauls : Gibson Faded Standard / Gibson Studio / Gibson Conversion / James Trussart Steeldeville Rustomatic / The One I made.          
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  • JohnnysevenJohnnyseven Frets: 267
    Voxman said: min
    I have 4 telecaster type guitars.

    US Standard with an hb at the neck
    Mex Standard body/baja neck with WRHB at neck
    Mex Standard body/baja neck single pickup with an Oil City Alligator
    SC Relics body/baja neck with an Oil City Alligator and Alegree P90 at neck

    You can never have too many teles!
    He said THREE not FOUR...I dunno, some show-offs just can't read!  Anyway, I've got 4 too - one tele in our main room, one in the TV room, one in our bedroom, and one in our daughters bedroom. So there! lolk rockinrockinrockinrockin


    I have three, I also have another.
    My trading feedback can be seen here - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/58242/
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 340
    57Deluxe said:
    TA22GT said:
    I don't want to encourage you in anyway. I don't want to be responsible for pushing you over the edge....but.....
    firewood?
    Cruel and heartless............!
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  • VoxmanVoxman Frets: 2055
    JerkMoans said:
    Something about Jazzmasters...


    Left & right handed - are you ambidextrous?  :o
    I started out with nothing..... but I've still got most of it left (Seasick Steve)
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1719
    Voxman said:
    JerkMoans said:
    Something about Jazzmasters...


    Left & right handed - are you ambidextrous?  :o
    No: just wanted to achieve a balanced aesthetic on the wall hangers.
    Self-confessed Blues Lawyer
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