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#1
as kids we grow up dreaming about being our fav rock star, for me it was angus young and acdc. i saw that they have a angus young singature guitar made by gibson. my question is why would anyone want a replica of someones guitar? for me music needs to be unique to to the musician. so does the guitar it is yours and you need o give it your own style.

...what do you think
#2
1. Companies can charge more for signature guitars because of the artist attached to it.
2. If you're in a cover band, that signature axe is a must.
3. If the signature guitar has everything you want, why should it matter if someone else plays it as well?
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#3
Personally, no. I wouldn't want someone else's gimmick guitar. I'll go pick out my own guitar and make it famous myself.
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#4
yeah, I'm going to make my own custom guitar, got it planned out. I'm going to make it famous.
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#5
I actually own the Kirk Hammett ESP KH 2; however, it is signed by Kirk and is sitting in a glass case in my room. To actually play an artist's signature model, I highly doubt I would simply because it is so closely attached to the artist (obviously).
#6
^I see it more closely attached to the big check that the artist got for letting a company use their name.
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#7
Would I play one? You betcha. Would I pay the premium price for one? Probably not.
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#8
well. With other companies, no.

Ibanez is the Exception, as their signature guitars tend to be unique looking, feeling etc to the rest of their line. I love the AT300
#10
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^I see it more closely attached to the big check that the artist got for letting a company use their name.


That's probably the case.


Yeah, I would use one if it was a good guitar. Who cares if it's a sig model if it sounds/feels great to you?
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#11
If I got the Angus Young (MY HERO) guitar, I wouldn't play it. I'd just show it off on a nice big glass case. The sig guitar I'd want to play is the Ibanez Steve Vai Ibanez JEM7V. I mean, I'm not huge the guy himself, but the guitar is a beauty.
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#15
IMO ESP makes the best sig gutiars ever. I love Flying V's in the more sharp Dave Mustaine shape. I don't like the Gibson V very much, and Jacksons are too small. The DV8-R therefore is great for me, big old V that has features I love. Yeah, it's got dave's sig on it, yeah, it's probably an extra hundred or so bucks for that, but it's the ONLY V guitar I really dig. So would I buy it? Hells yes.

The James Hetfield sig plays and feels awesome. It looks cool to me. It has a pickup combo I enjoy, a nice mahagony body & neck, Sperzel tuners, TonePros locking bridge, AND it has my fav guitarist on there. Does it automatically suck cuz it's a sig? No. Would I buy it for fanboy reasons? No (Well, that disregards the fact I'd probably rather save up a bit mroe and buy a Standard series ESP, but regardless).
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#16
Yea, I would play one. Maybe not the Zakk Wylde, or Randy Rhoads, or Steve Vai live, cause those are really recognisable and people would thinking I'm ripping them off.

But I would play signatures definitely. Most of my dream guitars are signatures, like the Dim Tributes, those Razorbacks are awesome.
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#17
Even if its not a signature..... at least one other person has the same guitar right??? u might as well have one thats the same as some one who KiCKS MAJOR A$$
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Personally, no. I wouldn't want someone else's gimmick guitar. I'll go pick out my own guitar and make it famous myself.


What he said.
#19
i would play a sig model but i wont pay the extra money
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#20
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i would like the Tom Delonge signature just because its a badass guitar.


No. No it's not.

I use a cheap Rhoads model, and I feel like the biggest poser in the world. I made a thread like this before. I was going to buy a Zakk Wylde model on an impulse, thankfully, I didn't.

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#21
i would play one, but i wouldnt pay for one. they cost more because a big percentage of the cost goes straight to the person who's signiture guitar it is.
for example alexi laiho (cob) signature sawtooth esp is almost 4 grand. the one thats regular esp, (with no sawtooth inlays, or alexi laihos signature printed on the thing) will cost about 2 grand.
#23
T'would depend what the guitar was like.
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#24
It all depends on if the guitar itself is an exact reprensentation of what the artist uses or some cheap dummed-down version. The LTD signature models are examples of excellent guitars for the price even though they are signatures. Personnaly, I own a Kevin Bond signature guitar made by Jackson, I barely know who the hell he is. The thing is, I liked the guitar and I got it at a pretty good price. I switched the autographed truss rod cover for a normal one and voila, a perfectly unrecognizable signature guitar.

Because honestly, who really knew who Kevin Bond is before seing his signature guitar?
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#29
I'm not really into signature guitars. The only ones i would think of playing are js1000s. Just because they have amazing pickups, an amazing neck, and an amazing bridge. I would probably cut it some oh. I like to cut up guitars.
#30
I would definitely *play* one. Would I spend money for one? Probably not .
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#31
Even though Kirk Hammett's cheapest sig model (kh202) gets a very bad rap, I feel its a decent guitar for $500. Same thing for Jeff Hanneman's (jh200). I played it and was wondering why so many people would call it a pos and stuff like that, but its probably just because people were jumping on the band wagon, w/o even trying it.
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#33
I think one person has said this, but it is true......one of the best signature guitars that I might even fork out the money for is the JS1000. It is one of the best guitars, and it isn't so striking that everyone thinks you're ripping them off.....and dont think, im just being biased towards Satch, even though I am....

(but I wont get one now cos i have a Radius, and thats almost the same thing anyways)

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#35
Alot of sig. guitars are sold to either:

1) Kids that just want it
2) Guitar collectors
3) Or like the first post states, cover bands


My cuz has the Zakk wylde les paul and we use it at gigs cause it raises cred, at least where I live, people come up to us after every gig and say something about his guitar.
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#36
I must say I am attracted to the orange-black buzzsaw design of the ZW LP, haha But if I had it I would only pull it out for a few songs and never use it as my main guitar, lol.. But seeing as I cannot afford to have a guitar that I only use a few times Im not buying it.. Maybe when im older lol


EDIT: Oh and I just LOVE the Travis Miguel ESP LTD TM-600 guitar... Quite unique so thats a pro.. But I wouldnt buy it
#37
if you can get the sound you want out of a signature guitar, then go for it
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#39
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Personally, no. I wouldn't want someone else's gimmick guitar. I'll go pick out my own guitar and make it famous myself.

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#40
I'm suprised no-one has noticed the fact that one of the most popular and widely played guitars of all time, the Gibson Les Paul, is a signature guitar. So I'd have to say yes, I'd play one
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