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Signature guitar collecting: Will I get ripped off?

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by PeterS, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. PeterS

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  3. Chenrezi

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    HI!
    well, I've checked out the listing and from what I can tell they have a pretty good feedback and as far as ebay goes that's all you can depend on.
    My advice is, if you want it real bad take a chance and go for it.

    Good luck
     
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    i bought two really rare guitars from ebay, the ibanez JS10 Satriani Chromeboy and the Steve Vai Jem 10th. Both arrived in extremely great condition.
     
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    Hello Peter,

    I`m in the vintage-guitar business since many years so please let me say:

    - The documents make the price!
    (Handsigned document with statement from the artist regarding the instrument, type, model, ser # and maybe a bit history and pic from the artist playing THIS! instrument. I don`t care about COA`s if I can get those documents.

    - Sorry, very sad but true: I living artist worth less than a sadly dead artist!
    F.e. Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan are very expensive!
    A guitar signed by all Rolling Stones members is still a cheap deal.

    - The guitar itself! A brand new, japanes made RI Stratocastre worth less/nothing compared to an original Fender Startocaster from 1957 or something like this.

    - Recording/Playing history of the instrument. Who has played it before on which record or any shows with pics from the stage? Of course all again with documents!
     
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    I'm not sure about that metallica one. Kirk Hammett would never play a squier.
     
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    Apparently the question is based on the following criteria:

    The instrument itself has no notoriety other than being signed.
    Simply cheap guitars that are autographed (with COA).
     
  9. PeterS

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    It's kinda sad when a Clapton sig guitar has a Buy It Now for $440! It reminds me of the Married with Children episode with Jerry Mathers where he was in Foodies grocery store doing a live spot saying " Has my popularity actually fallen below that of Charles Nelson Riely"!!
     
  10. thecarreaper

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    quality insturments will hold much more value when signed.
     

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