I have seven. I've given away two. I want more. It's a problem I have.
In order of when I got them:
Yamaha Classical (~1970's)
This one was my mother's father's father's guitar.
I sounds deep like a well and warm like a wood-fired stove.
Fender Squier Stratocaster (1997) blue-ish
This was the first guitar that I bought for myself.
When I realized that it sounded like there were rocks banging around the pickups, I changed them out for some slightly-less-sucky EMGs.
Yamaha F325 (1999)
I'll love my sister forever for buying me one of these. She was the first person to believe I had talent. It's a beginner guitar, but I don't care. I loved it. I passed it along to a new beginner. I feel like that was the best for the guitar instead of sitting around not being played.
Ovation Elite Special (2001)
My parents bought this for me one Christmas. Better than the Yamaha, but still not that great. I gave this one to my sister a few years ago after she moved out and I got a better one.
Martin 00016RGT (2005)
I bought this one for myself and I'm still playing it. It may not be the loudest, but it's the most articulate acoustic guitar I've ever played. I love this thing.
Steffens T (2006) not pictured
It plays exactly the way I want it to. It was custom assembled by me.
- Boat-shaped (for my abnormally large hands) Strat-style neck
- '72 Tele Thinline semi-hollow body (with custom paint)
- Seymour Duncan humbuckers
- all black accessories (tuners, knobs, pickguard, etc.)
I write most of my music while playing a classical guitar. I wanted one I wouldn't have to worry about breaking when I travel with it. I just wasn't willing to take the risk with my great-grandfather's. It plays great (even tone, excellent playability) Very solid. Very worth it.
Supro Val Trol (1958) sunburst
Quite the strange little guitar. It plays blues very well. It's different and I like it.
Gibson L6-S (1973) cherry burst
Has a very full sound to it. It has a huge range of sound (6 different positions with the pickup selector). It can get quite loud if you're not careful. It's really fun.
Somehow I still want more.