Hey whats a signature guitar? One tuned to the same as the said artist?

If i were going about buying a new guitar, does a custom one mean they build it for me or just set it up? I currently just have a crappy Behringer but if i were to get a new one i wouldnt want one that everyone else has, i'd like mine to be slightly different looking (colour/shape/sound) .. umm how would i go about that? I dont want a guitar built for me costing thousands of pounds but for under 500? Hmm

yeah thanks for replies
A signature guitar is a make of guitar endorsed by an artist. Not necessarily played by the artist, or set to the artist's exact configurations.
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One good way to get an individual/custom guitar would be building it yourself... Not necessarily from scratch if you don't fancy it. Have a browse around - you can get parts and guitars in sort of 'kit-form'. You can then personalise them as you like, and they end up being pretty cheap as well... I'm going to make myself a Telecaster in this way pretty soon, and it shouldn't cost any more than 300-400 quid with some bitchin' pickups in.
ah so i would buy the individual parts and just assemble it myself? is it hard or are guitars like lego ?
you have to know how all the parts in the guitar work. You also need a workshop of sorts and it's useful to have someone who knows what to do around.
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Woodworking skills (if you plan on personalizing the headstock and body into unique shapes).
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The ability to properly setup a guitar (adjust truss-rod, intonation, fret-finishing, etc.).

Definitely not like Legos.

Definitely the cheapest way to go, because otherwise, a custom guitar will cost you probably a couple grand, considering you want something completely unique.
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At that price, you won't get any decent custom guitar. And you shouldn't go down that path for your second guitar anyway. Just shop around to find a stock guitar that you like.
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I don't know what you play, but with that small of a budget I recommend you just get a strat and customize that. There are a lot of parts that can easily be changed that can make the guitar unique to you.