I've never been loyal to my guitars, though I really want to be. I've owned at least thirty but if I no longer play them then I recycle them into the community.
I recently traded:
- DR100 £40 (bought 2 years ago £80)
- V300 £70 (bought 2 years ago £100)
- Amalio Burguet £335 (damaged - bought £550 ten years ago)
And now I've just sold my Martin OOO16 £850 (bought 3 1/2 years ago £900)
So not an expensive hobby really. The Burguet played many paid gigs and I probably earned £1000 with it.
I've been really inspired by my new 'J45' and have been experimenting with different grades of thumb pick. It is truly amazing the different tones that can be achieved with them.
There is only one which I wish I had not sold on. My first decent guitar, a Yamaha FG something or other, probably a lammy but still nice.