#1
hey guys im just wondering:

lets take zakk wylde for an example, did he have to pay gibson to make his signature guitars? or do gibson approach the guitarists and pay them? thx
#2
the guitar maker approaches the artist and gets em under contract to use their name. the artist is payed.

why the hell would you pay to get a sig guitar? would you have to pay for every guitar sold?
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#3
A guitar brand will ask the guitarist if they can produce a signature model, normally after the guitarist has asked the brand to make a custom guitar for them in the first place. E.g. Zakk Wylde would have asked Gibson to have made him a couple of custom guitars, and then Gibson would have asked him if they could use his name on cut-price versions of those to sell to the mass public.
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A guitar brand will ask the guitarist if they can produce a signature model, normally after the guitarist has asked the brand to make a custom guitar for them in the first place. E.g. Zakk Wylde would have asked Gibson to have made him a couple of custom guitars, and then Gibson would have asked him if they could use his name on cut-price versions of those to sell to the mass public.

Yeah he nailed it on the head.

Of course if you're NOT a famous artist but want a "one-off" custom/signature guitar of your own it can be arranged with most companies but is very expensive of course.
#5
^Pretty much. In some cases, a brand will approach an artist to make a signiature model purely for the sakes of money-grabbing - See Squiers' Avril and Derryck/whatever that sum 41 dude's name is models.
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