Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Proudly Labeled #GuitarPorn

April 15, 2012


1980 Gibson SG Signed by all members of AC/DC plus Arnold Schwarzenegger - Try and figure that one out?

Yesterday, as the dim morning light shined through my window, I picked up one of my guitars that I rarely play. As soon as I started playing it I noticed how great it felt, even with old rusty strings. I turned on the light and realized why I don't play it much. It's one of the guitars that's been signed by a lot a great artists to commemorate an event. I get guitars signed every time I participate in a unique event.

Some people don't like signed guitars, but I find them very beautiful. Not just because I like the way they look, but because of the occasions and people they represent. To me, all of these guitars are sexy enough to be Proudly Labeled #GuitarPorn.

 


A Rickenbacker 12-String Signed by Sting, Lenny Kravitz and more after I played it on a Beatles tribute


Tokai Strat Signed by Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo, John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Carlos Santana and Ravi Coltrane


Fender Telecaster Signed by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith when we played on a Grammy telecast together


Close up of the Grammy Telecaster


Those are really Elmo's, Big Bird's and Oscar the Grouch's actual signatures as well as many other puppet and cartoon characters


The character's guitar close-up


One of my super rare Fender Custom Shop Hitmaker Strats - signed by Steve Winwood, Stevie Nicks, Kid Rock, Robert Plant and many others


Close-up of the Custom Shop Hitmaker


Gibson LP Junior Signed Bruce Springsteen and the entire E Street Band


Rainforest Backup Guitar Signed by all the Headliners


Rainforest close-up signatures Debbie Harry, Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga