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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Signed Jems

wanted to see what every1's thoughts were.
first off,
awhile back when JS had his guitar center sessions, i remember shortly afterwards there was like an explosion of signed memorabilia selling for loads of money on the bay, and then there are sites like

http://www.signedrock.com/catalog_se...15&top_nivel=Y

and

http://www.hardrockstageproductions....ink=index.html

(my question and point lol)
now recently steve signed my jem (and it means alot to me), but as far as value to my jem am i gonna be able to sell it for twice as much because STEVE VAI signed it lol
i figure having an artist signature really shouldnt add value to an object but lol looking at those websites makes me wonder.

(i searched but didnt find this question yet =D )
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now recently steve signed my jem (and it means alot to me), but as far as value to my jem am i gonna be able to sell it for twice as much because STEVE VAI signed it lol
i figure having an artist signature really shouldnt add value to an object but lol looking at those websites makes me wonder.
with that logic, my UVGR would be 4x than what I got it for since Vai, Satch, Petrucci, Sheehan all signed the back
But that's not the case... I'm keeping that axe, therefore, priceless :P
I would guess these signed guitars are meant for people who are not "guitar players" but have enough income to use one of these guitars for uhm "display purposes" i suppose.

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my jem is signed by yngwie malmsteen but i dont supose it makes the guitar any more valuble.unless a yngwie fanatic wanted to buy it then i might get £50-£100 on top of what its really worth.depends on who wants to buy your signed guitar i supose.still its a cool thing getting your axe signed by a famous guitarist.
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A sig should add maybe $50 bucks to the price, tops. If a seller thinks a signature adds more than that (especially in the case of a living person who still has functioning hands) then they should keep it.
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i dont want the guitar if someone has messed it up with a marker.....i dont care who it is.i dont like signs at all..it dont mean anything.
i think the one how let someone sign his guitar like it but otherwise it is worthless for me..

the only guitar i should like is one original onwed strat of hendrix...
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I have a number of signed things, which also includes a signed Jem, a signed Boston album, and a signed Doors album.
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my jem is signed by yngwie malmsteen but i dont supose it makes the guitar any more valuble.unless a yngwie fanatic wanted to buy it then i might get £50-£100 on top of what its really worth.depends on who wants to buy your signed guitar i supose.still its a cool thing getting your axe signed by a famous guitarist.
It's not the "play fender" guitar is it?

Seriously though, I think that unsigned jems are rarer. Unless a guitar has EVO or FLO written on it, it really isn't worth amnything more.

I have a signed, mostly destroyed "lasher" body that I am restoring. Even when it is rebuilt it wont be worth anything.
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There is a guy on 3bay who buys tons of $100 squire strats, gets famous people to sign them, and then tries to sell them for some ridiculous price.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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This topic has come and gone a number of times already. The short version is that about two thirds think it actually hurts the value, a third think it is the same or marginally higher value, and a few wackos think they will make a fortune. With the exception of special issues (the LNG for example), there's WAY too much signed stuff out there now for it to be worth anything more than about $5. Personally I wouldn't buy a guitar with someone's scribbling on it, even if it was from Satch or Vai (... well maybe if Joe wanted to doodle me up a blackdog ...). Get your guitar signed because you like it that way, not to make money off the sale because you probably won't.
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I got Steve to sign my JEM77FP at an autograph session he did at the Virgin Megastore in Vancouver B.C. I removed the clear pick guard before hand and I got him to sign it there so it would never get smudged or worn off. To me it's irrelevant if it adds any value as I am the original owner (1991) and I never plan on selling it.
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