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Would you have your fav guitar autographed?

wrxplayer

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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.
 

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.
 

Mike9

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

6789

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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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Jim S

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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.
 

Jon Silberman

10Q Jerry & Dickey
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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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