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Art Beard


From:
Once upon a time out west
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 7:10 am     Reply with quote

How many admit to having G.A.S. - Which stands for GUITAR AQUISTION
SYNDROME. I feel I am afflicted wIth a bad case, myself. For me tho it is included in S.I.A.S. - STRINGED INSTRUMENT AQUISTION SYNDROME. You can finally explain to your loved ones of your disease. Laughing Laughing Remembering the original meaning of CHRISTMAS
MAY YOU ALL HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS. Yours CAA
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john buffington


From:
Owasso OK - USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 7:28 am     Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I too have the same affliction. My most recent attack was a couple months ago. Result - Mullen D-10 8/7 pre RP. I found there is no cure!
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Dick Sexton


From:
Greenville, Ohio
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 7:46 am     Uh! Reply with quote

I have 7 grills or smokers, does that count.
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 7:52 am     Reply with quote

For me, it's lap steels. Especially the basketcases, because they're fairly easy to restore. Plus, they're relatively inexpensive, and you don't need a forklift or a crane to pick 'em up.
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Bobby Bonds Sr.


From:
Texas, USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 8:19 am     G.a.s. Reply with quote

Well you all know that a man can't have too many steel guitars!
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Jeff Garden


From:
Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 8:59 am     Reply with quote

I know this video has been posted before but for those who haven't seen it and think they may have a Guitar Acquisition Syndrome problem, you're perfectly normal compared to this collector. Here's Billy Connelly in his Route 66 travel series visiting Mr Rob Lurvey, a man with an UNBELIEVABLE collection of stringed instruments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TXqKkcdqCw
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Doug Beaumier


From:
Northampton, MA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 9:24 am     Reply with quote

I watch that video about once a year and it always blows my mind. The guy has thousands of vintage guitars, lap steels, amps, and accessories. He even has 200 tweed suitcases! Either he's crazy or the rest of the world is crazy, I don't know.
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Bob Carlucci


From:
Candor, New York, USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 9:55 am     Reply with quote

Lots of great instruments going unplayed.. Even if I had the kind of money needed to amass a collection like that, I would never do it... 50 Fender Coronados???.. really?....
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Bruce Bjork


From:
Southern Coast of Maine
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 9:57 am     Reply with quote

I've got it under control, I typically sell an instrument that I don't play that much while purchasing another, if I'm not playing it I want it to go to someone who will, instruments are made to be played not to sit in a case. Instruments sold: Gibson BH lapsteel, Gibson Dual Console Grand 8 string, Oahu Tonemaster lapsteel with matching amp, 1979 Ode C style 5 string banjo. Purchased: Custom Matt Arcara open back banjo, Justice Pro Lite 3x5. I still have my Guild D-40 purchased new in 1967 and my DeNeve Resophonic custom made in 1992 and misc. other instruments.





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Tim Heidner


From:
Port Arthur, TX
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 10:18 am     Reply with quote

I call it Gear Acquisition Syndrome, that covers all the bases. Smile
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Ken Pippus


From:
Lake Oswego, OR
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 10:32 am     Reply with quote

The only thing I can say in my own defense is that I own way more fly rods than steel guitars.

Probably says something about my toilet training, but I'd prefer not to hear what.
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Barry Coker


From:
Alabama, USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 10:36 am     Reply with quote

It has been said Life is a game and at the end He with the MOST COOL STUFF WINS. I think no matter how big a case of GAS we have we will never beat out the man in the Video. Whoa! Whoa! Sad Sad Evil or Very Mad
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Gary L Reed


From:
Castle Rock, CO
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 4:01 pm     Reply with quote

I think that applies to pistols too. Far as I am concerned, you can't have too many guns or guitars....
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Bob Moore


From:
N. Rose, New York
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 4:18 pm     Reply with quote

Gary GAS also stands for gun a syndrome too. I just got a new one for Christmas. Bob M
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Gary L Reed


From:
Castle Rock, CO
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 4:27 pm     Reply with quote

Only two things in life that I can think of that if you get in a situation where you really need them and don't have them, you will probably never need them again---a pistol or a parachute!!
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Ron Hogan


From:
Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 5:31 pm     Reply with quote

I just have gas.

And I'm crying cause I can't get a gig!

https://www.facebook.com/ron.hogan.319/videos/1621341641245034/
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Michael Meader


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 6:12 pm     Reply with quote

I do, and I got this the other day, just to prove it!!!

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Bob Moore


From:
N. Rose, New York
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 7:46 pm     Reply with quote

I also have the other kind of gas to. I usually trade something to get something else. Bob M
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Pat Chong


From:
New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 9:29 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Folks,
You have to be careful if you have GAS. This could lead to a FART, (Frivolously Acquiring Random Things). Because when one has a lot of gear, one could look down on others, and POOP, (Pointing Out Others Problems). So try not to TOOT (Tell Others Our Tendencies), to often.

..........Just joking around......
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Larry Allen


From:
Anchorage,Alaska & Kapaa,Hawaii
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 11:32 am     Gas Reply with quote

I have somewhat controlled this by entering the GWPP in Hawaii and Alaska where the shipping kills the deals! (Guitar Witness Protection Program) Laughing
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Mike Perlowin


From:
Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 2:26 pm     Reply with quote

Question: How many guitars and steels do we actually need?

Answer: One more.
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Pete Burak


From:
Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 4:39 pm     Reply with quote

Found a Sho-Bro recently.
'Overcome by GAS...:
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Michael Hill


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 4:50 pm     Reply with quote

I'm almost cured. Just need 1 more Very Happy
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Fred Treece


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 6:16 pm     Reply with quote

Bob Carlucci wrote:
Lots of great instruments going unplayed.. Even if I had the kind of money needed to amass a collection like that, I would never do it... 50 Fender Coronados???.. really?....

Couldn’t have said it better. I don’t think owning all those instruments and sequestering them away is anything to be proud of.

If I go a year without playing one of my instruments, I either give it away or sell it.
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Doug Beaumier


From:
Northampton, MA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 8:48 pm     Reply with quote

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I don’t think owning all those instruments and sequestering them away is anything to be proud of.


I agree. Some would call it borderline hoarding or OCD. He says he never sells anything, he just buys. Someday he or a family member will have to clear out and sell all that stuff. It would take years and lots of work to sell thousands of guitars and amps.
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