Acoustic or electric, electric or acoustic? How about digital?
I recently cleared out about 10 guitars from the stable. Each guitar has a different reason for existence. Right now, I am mostly playing acoustic guitar because bluegrass has me focused. There was a time not long ago when all I played were archtops and classicals. Then there was the electric phase when I was playing mostly funk and fusion music. So there is the solidbody single coil electric and the solid body with humbuckers, the dreadnought steel strings (rosewood and hog) and the 000 steel string and the dreadnought 12 string, the acoustic nylon string and the thin body electric nylon string, and finally the digital electric and the archtop semi-hollowbody. Those are the guitars I kept as they all have different characteristics that make them appropriate for different gigs.
I'm definitely not a collector (or I would have kept the 1909 Gibson A mandolin, or the 1925 Gibson archtop or the Martin 1920 style B mandolin or any number of old beautiful instruments). I'm just a guy who plays the guitar for whomever pays me to play. And guitars are tools to me; wonderful tools that inspire me to practice for no reason and help me to smile when smiling is in short supply.
Electric or acoustic? I cannot say. My life is so intertwined with this silly instrument that I cannot see my life in any other way.
Many years ago (about thirty) I was jamming with a friend. We would jam for hours and hours on end week after week, month after month. At the end of one particularly long and amazing jam day (over 6 hours straight), my friend looked up and said, "I hate the guitar!". I laughed and replied, "Me too!".
The guitar, it owns me and maybe someday, I will own it, or maybe not. All I know is that there are only a handful of years that I have not been playing the guitar and acoustic or electric, they both own me... in fact, there are 11 guitars that own me. They live at my house and I pay all the bills. And what is even funnier is that I feel like the lucky one.