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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rob batz, Feb 20, 2020.
I see a lot of Les Paul truss rod covers that are left on.
Where do you get truss covers that line up with the stock holes??
I dont mind the Albert Lee written in my, or that dude named Gretsch with his name all over several of my guitars. It depends on whether the name, whether manufacturer or artist, is aesthetically pleasing.
I don’t mind if it’s on a signature guitar even if I don’t like them if it’s their guitar and a keeper it’s fine with me. If it’s gaudy I probably wouldn’t buy it to start with. However I have never understood autographs on guitars. It’s mine I don’t want anyone else writing their name on it.
I prefer no pick guards on hollow bodies but I paid good money for that signature on the truss rod cover. It stays.
Back in the 80's when i was about 14/15 , i put my sig on the black pickguard from my Kay Les Paul copy,then put it on my Hondo 335 copy!
I engraved it on there then painted the sig gold,looked great!
Often wonder what the new owner of that guitar thought,i could hear him say"who is this guy,i've never heard of him"!
Probably wondering why a trombone player had a signature guitar!
Pay a premium for a signature model just to remove the signature ID? OK.
Exactly! I prefer the pick guard off just because it shows off more of a beautiful guitar.
but this I’m proud to have.
The only 2 signature models I have are an Eddie Cochran and a Bo Diddley. I'm cool with both of those cats, so I haven't really given it much thought. I think I wouldn't really buy a signature model from someone I didn't admire, so I dunno that I'd ever have a problem with a sig.
I mean . . . Bono, right?
I have a short list of guitar heroes who’s names I’d proudly display, but if an artist I didn’t care about happened to have a killer sig model, I wouldn’t think twice about removing their name!
This is what actually bothers me about signatur models. They usually involve an accomplished guitar player inserting different features, like Brian Setzer's Hot Rod. Even though some of Setzer's main features should make the guitar cost less with less electronics, hardware and drilling.
Some people may want the features, and not really care about the artist at all.
But to maintain the higher price of the signature guitar, the company usually won't sell a guitar with the same features, just leaving out the signature. So, no, we won't see other Gretsch with the hot rod controls that don't say Setzer.
That bugs me. The signature model basically monopolized a feature set.
Does the Setzer Smoke have his name anywhere except the model#?
I have a Billy Joe Armstrong Les Paul Jr.
Hi name is on the back of the headstock and it came with a cool leopard print case interior - but really I bought it because it was the first white one I had seen in about 40 years
Bye-the-way - should I know who Billy Joe Armstrong is?
Lordy show me the case!!
You've got to love that!
Heck, I’d get that even if Billy Joe was a ginormous douche.