Would you have your fav guitar autographed?

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  1. wrxplayer

    wrxplayer Supporting Member

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    I had a chance to be involved with a concert/school assembly recently where Joe Bonamassa played. Admittedly, I love his playing. For what it's worth, he seems to be a very decent "regular" guy. In any event, at the end of the show I had my PRS with me and he was signing autographs. I'm not an autograph collector, but I said what the heck and asked if he'd sign my guitar. He put a nice, tasteful signature on the back of the headstock in the middle of the last four tuners--perhaps 2" x 1".

    Anybody else succumb to this or am I alone in having my guitar scribbled upon?

    PS - I'm 49.
     
  2. Pete Galati

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    I kind of doubt that I'd get a guitar autographed. Hard to say though. It's not like I usually have a guitar with me or anything. I just can't picture myself asking someone to sign my guitar.

    Billy Gibbons does some cool signatures though, so maybe.
     
  3. Mike9

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    I've had cavity covers autographed before then shot clear over them.
     
  4. Thwap

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    Not something I'd imagine myself doing.
     
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    If I had a gold strat, I'd have Dick Dale sign it. If I had a Les Paul, I'd have Les Paul sign it. I have an SG, so I guess I'd ask Angus Young to sign it if I saw him.
     
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    They could sign a picture or an album..but not my guitar!
     
  7. XKnight

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    When I saw your thread title my first reaction was no way would I ever get my favorite guitar autographed. Then when I read your post and realized you were talking about Joe B., who happens to be my favorite guitarist, I changed my mind. As long as the autograph is in a discrete place, Joe B. can sign any of my guitars.
     
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    Duarte signed my Strat...

    -Jon
     
  9. danelectro

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    Not for me. I wouldn't even have Les Paul sign my Les Paul. An extra control plate or pickguard yeah, but not the guitar.
     
  10. jcoggins7

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    If I ever had anyone sign either of my guitars, it would likely be on the pickguard. I might cry if someone wrote on the actual finish of the guitar. Call me a pansy.
     
  11. Old Pucker

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    Only Jimi Hendrix.

    :)
     
  12. silverface63

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    I would offer my girlfriends boobs up for an autograph signing before I let anyone scribble on a guitar that cost me a few grand.
     
  13. BluePowder

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    Steve Lukather signed my Luke! ;)

    Wish I could get John Suhr to sign my Pro Series!!!!
     
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    +1 ... my thoughts, exactly
     
  15. Jim S

    Jim S Supporting Member

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    No

    But I had my skis autographed by one of the top freeskiers in history. I was pretty stoked about that.
     
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  18. Jim S

    Jim S Supporting Member

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    I have my Sharpie in hand! :dude
     
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  20. Jon Silberman

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    Paul Reed Smith autographed my PRS but I suppose that's a horse of a different color! He wrote, "To Jon, Paul Reed Smith" on the back of the headstock. This is an '86 Custom that I bought new that year and will never sell.

    Here's a pic I took of Paul autographing my best pal Vic Tynes' PRS. That's our very own Brian Scherzer there in the background watching the events unfold. There's a cool story behind this one and I was there for it. Vic asked Paul, "Could you autograph it, 'Vic Tynes model'?" Paul thought about it for a moment and replied, "I have a better idea: how about if I write, 'Vic Tynes Prototype #1'?" I thought Vic was going to faint! And that's what Paul wrote. He really is a cool dude. :)

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