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Todd Simpson
post May 20 2014, 03:32 PM
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Which if any "Signature Line" guitars would you guys buy? I'm actually considering two at the moment. A Rusty Cooley 8 string, ,and a George Lynch Kamikaze smile.gif


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post May 20 2014, 04:13 PM
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I really like that 8 string.

My strat is a Richie Sambora signature and it's been a good guitar but it's getting old as I've had it (and beat it) for 15+ years. I would love to have the JP Musicman 7 string.


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post May 20 2014, 04:40 PM
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I would possibly consider an Eric Johnson Strat. Not because I like EJ so much but because that model has what I consider to be the quintessential 'Strat' elements (neck profile, frets, wood, weight, hardware, etc.).


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post May 20 2014, 05:25 PM
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I have an EJ Strat from Fender. Really nice pickups and great wood on the neck and nice hardware. It's like the one on the pic below but a bit more beaten up (the nitro finish)



If I had more money I'd CONSIDER buying a lot of guitars:

Alex Skolnick ESP


Nuno Bettencourt


Paul Gilbert


Ola Englund


Keith Merrow



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post May 20 2014, 05:34 PM
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+1 on the EJ strat.


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post May 20 2014, 06:08 PM
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I almost bought fredrik akesson's prs



I might still get it at some point smile.gif


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post May 20 2014, 06:38 PM
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Well...add me to the list biggrin.gif Would really like to own one of both - Johnson or Beck strats smile.gif I always loved ivory body finish with rosewood fretboard smile.gif Also....Sunburst with maple fingerboard is one of the most beautifull instrumentsd! smile.gif


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post May 20 2014, 10:03 PM
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Last signature I played was a (used-didn't ask what year) Fender SRV, I played a few strats with tevas special pickups but that was the most dynamically sensitive to picking ever. Like if I hit the bridge pickup soft enough and the right pick angle I could get a neck sound, was very crazy smile.gif


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post May 21 2014, 05:20 AM
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Signature stuff is a funny thing to me. Your best bet is that someone makes a signature model that is put together well and tuned to that players ear. The flip side of that is someone just slaps their name on a squire and they charge you an extra 20%.

I saw a video of John Mayer where he explained how he wanted his signature model to be something that was workable the average player. Which is an idea I can get behind.

I ended up with Mike Dirnt Signature bass and it is a BEAST. Great feel, great sound, special pickup. If you're looking for a really reasonable p bass, I recommend it.

I'm a big Black Crowes fan and they are releasing a Rich Robinson ES335 signature model and I feel compelled to track one down. ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif


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post May 21 2014, 03:38 PM
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Chris Cornell 335
All the Paul Gilbert Signature series
Washburn vintage N4


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post May 22 2014, 12:36 AM
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I"m very curious to try the OLA ENGLUND washburn actually. I saw that mentioned above. I read an interview where he said his fav guitar ever was a Mick Thompson Sig Ibanez and that makes a lot of sense if you look at olas custom axes. They all mimmick the main features of the Mick Thompson Sig Ibanez smile.gif Reversed headstock, two humbuckers, white binding, ibby style body. Same was true for his Strictly 7 sig as well. Not that I'm nocking it smile.gif I'm a big fan of ibanez guitars and reversed headstocks. I'm very curious about the neck on the washburn. Let me know if you guys find one to try smile.gif



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post May 22 2014, 04:46 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ May 21 2014, 02:38 PM) *
Chris Cornell 335
All the Paul Gilbert Signature series
Washburn vintage N4


Yea, that Chris Cornell 335 looks pretty pretty sweet. Wouldn't argue on that one.



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post May 23 2014, 04:22 PM
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I always fancied a G&L Jerry Cantrell Rampage:-


Or a Washburn Steve Stevens:-


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post May 23 2014, 06:57 PM
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I really like this from Chapman Guitars. Its actually Rob Chapmans signature model.


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post May 23 2014, 10:53 PM
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Looks like it's going to be the RUSTY COOLEY 8 string for me!! Just bought it and it's on the way smile.gif Wanted the fan fret but, just too pricey. The reason I went this route is the shorter scale length on this 8, 26.5. After playing several 30 inch scale 8 strings, I"ve discovered that the string tension really gets in the way of subtle bending and such. Just not a very expressive instrument for me. But other folks love it I'm sure smile.gif

I'm not a fan of the EMG pickups, also. But that's what's in it so that's what I'll work with till I see if she's a keeper smile.gif Anyone else got a new one on the way or just picked up?
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post May 23 2014, 11:40 PM
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Steve Stevens has a new signature guitar. Its a les Paul looking thing. But I dig the Washburn!

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Or a Washburn Steve Stevens:-



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