Carl Verheyen: The Case for Owning Guitars

Carl Verheyen:
Much has been said about the pros and cons for owning multiple guitars. Some even call it a disease and label it "Guitar Acquisition Syndrome" But I’m a firm believer in the instrument’s innate ability to inspire and as opposed to collecting guitars, I have always aimed at owning a good example of every important guitar made.

Part of this philosophy stems from my past life as a studio musician here in L.A. Producers, film composers, songwriters and arrangers became very knowledgeable about the types of guitars we were playing and many times producers would ask for a specific instrument. Questions like “Can you play that on a Les Paul” Or “Do you own any Gretches” were quite common for me, so I sought out the best possible example I could afford of each important guitar over the years. full post