So I was thinking the other day... I really would never want to play someone elses guitar. Not talking about gigging with an instrument a buddy lent you or anything, I mean signature guitars. I think I get the general idea behind it, however when I get an instrument I like to make it my own, throw in my pickups, customize it the way I want etc. It would bother me to death having someone elses signature on it. Especially the instruments that are blaringly obvious from the front, custom inlays that resemble the band logo, the signature on the headstock etc. Guitars that come to mind are the Dimebags, the Jeff Hanemann ESPs and LTDs, the Ibanez Mick Thompson signatures with the word "Seven" all over the fretboard and so on and so forth. I think if I ever got to design my signature instrument I would spec it out the way I want it and then have them engrave my signature on the backplate, either the trem cover or the electronics cover and ship the guitar with a blank one too. That way someone who buys it could just remove a few screws, take off the cover with my signature, put the blank one in its place and make the guitar their own. I could gel with someone elses instrument that way and I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way? Signature amps, pedals and pickups don't bother me. If they sound great, that rules and they are not in the spotlight like you and your guitar anyway. EVH amps come to mind, the multitude of signature wah pedals by Dunlop, Bareknuckle Rebel Yell, Juggernaut pickups etc. I'd like to hear some of your thoughts, cheers!