How much $$$ would you add for an autograph?

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  1. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I was in Vegas recently and planned on going to his show, but after I saw how late I’d have to stay up and how early I had to get up, I decided “meh”. Add standing in line for an autograph and I’ll add a Billy Idol snarl to my meh. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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  3. tiboy

    tiboy New Member

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    Autographs mean nothing to me.
     
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  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    If worried about how the market value will be affected, why not have it signed on a control cover so that it can be swapped out for $20? Also, the answer to your question depends upon what you’re really asking. Are you asking if it increases or decreases the market value, or are you asking what it’s worth to the owner? Let’s say I’m a huge Jimi Hendrix fan, I personally witnessed his signature, and I never plan on parting with it. What that signature is “worth” is a personal thing and judged by the owner. Not everything should be prized based upon its market value or what it’s worth to others.
     
  5. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    Mainly wanted to showcase another out of touch reverb seller, but also curious how much someone might be willing to pay extra.
    I ran into Joe Bonamassa at a vintage guitar show and had him sign (or rather initial) my pick. I don't think the pick is now worth $200, maybe $2 to $5 :D
     
  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It's market worth is whatever one buyer is willing to pay.
     
  7. marooned

    marooned New Member

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    I would get the control plate of my Santana III signed if I had the chance to meet the man himself, however it would just be a cool thing to have, not as a way of trying to increase the value of the guitar.

    I don't get the idea of buying an autograph, isn't the point that you met the person. Nowadays it's all about the selfie rather than the autograph, either way it's a way to remember that you met this famous person.
     
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  8. walrus

    walrus New Member

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    Take a selfie and frame it! Don't deface the guitar!
     
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  9. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    If I were to buy a signed guitar...I'll stop, I wouldn't buy a signed guitar.

    That said, my DGT is signed by Grissom and Paul Smith, my SRV Strat is signed by Jimmie Vaughan, and Dick Dale signed my Dick Dale Strat (four times, once on the front) - you didn't tell Dick Dale where to sign.

    Those signatures all mean something to me. I had them signed, I was there, I was in the moment...no one, but maybe my children, will care.

    Unfortunately, a signed whatever is meaningless to me unless I can vouch for it.

    Kind of a weird double standard.

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  10. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    If I couldn't clean it off, I'd offer $0.

    Autographs are for books, pictures, and records, NOT for instruments.
     
  11. David Eaton

    David Eaton New Member

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    I have four signed guitars. Two DGTs signed by Grissom (with a bonus PRS on one) and one DGT signed by Phil Keaggy. All on the back of the headstock. I have an HB1 signed on the back of the headstock by Kenny Greenberg and on the heel by Ashley Cleveland. All places they aren't likely to get rubbed off.

    All four of those artists are favorites of mine and having them sign the guitars were really special moments.

    Would I pay more for a guitar signed by one of them? No. Would I ask more for the guitars because of the signs if I sold them? No. Of course, because they were signed when I was around those artists, they're never getting sold. ;)
     
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  12. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Paul’s signature on every private stock though is quite a unique thing. It signifies that he has personally tested and checked the guitar. How many founders / CEO’s do that? Very cool.
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Winning post of the thread!
     
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  14. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Would add zero dollars in value to me.
     
  15. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    We have a Charles Walter consol piano signed by Charles Walter :)

    I got Miss Pernie, my wife got the piano. It was a ‘signature’ year :D
     
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  16. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    When I bought this it was really the certificate that clinched the deal. Otherwise it’s hard to prove anything.
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    The guitar has since clinched my heart though :D
     
  17. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    :eek:
    Uh dude...have you ever noticed the stink eye those two are giving you? What did you do????!!!!!
     
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  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Now THAT'S how you autograph!
     
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  19. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Mike’s stink was not coming from his eye! :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Outlier22

    Outlier22 New Member

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    Yeah I don't care about signatures and would decrease the value to me.
     

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