Signature Guitars are pretty snazzy. Namely because someone pretty good at Guitar-playing has decided that said Guitar is worthy of their name. It makes sense I guess.
Here are some signature guitars I recommend checking out…
This classic rock ‘n roll Guitar is almost 1950’s-esque! Complete with a Mahogany Body and 2-piece scratchplate, this 24-fret Guitar includes a custom Tremolo Arm for all your Queen solo needs!
Ah Eddie Van Halen, it doesn’t get much more Rock-Star Virtuoso than this. His signature Guitar is named: “Wolfgang”, which is also what he named his son. To be fair- “Wolfgang Van Halen” is literally the coolest name ever, and anyone who argues with that is wrong.
The signature Wolfgang series features a 22-fret Maple Neck, as well as custom Humbuckers for smooth pickups. For the true 80s Virtuosos- we also have Fine Tuners and a Floyd Rose Bridge to play with- everything you’d just about expect really!
Steve Vai has always had a good little relationship going with Ibanez. It should come as no surprise- then- that Ibanez also make his signature Guitar range!
The Ibanez JEM505 features a fine Maple neck with a nice Basswood Body. It also features an Edge Tremolo Brisge for the classic Vai tone. Its quite aesthetically pleasing too- which some interesting hand-grip designs built into it (you’d have to see it to understand).
Another Ibanez fan, Paul Gilbert gave his name to the Ibanez FRM100- and it’s all about the pickups with this one. Guitar enthusiasts around the world were pleased to hear of Gilbert-approved DiMarzio pickups being included on this Guitar, as well as DiMarzio Injectors on the neck/bridge and around the middle. From what I can gather- Paul Gilbert just really likes DiMarzio. The Mahogany/Maple set-in neck makes for a lot of free playing space and a sturdy build.
Nirvana led the Grunge movement, and this Guitar is evidence of it too! The finish has been made to look distressed and worn on purpose, to match how Kurt’s used Guitar looked. This one is a Fender one, called the Fender Jaguar (a re-hash on the 1950s Jaguar). The Maple neck contains a 22-fret Rosewood fretboard, as well as Dual Humbuckers, which seems strangely.. ermmm… good… for a Grunge Guitar I mean.
I hear a chordy riff! Must be Mister Young prancing around in his schoolboy outfit and playing that blasted Guitar. Of course Angus Young’s signature Guitar is simply one of the most well-known ever and it would be shameful to not know it.
It’s only the bloody Cherry Red Gibson SG! Complete with devil horns and everything. Young’s “Thunderstruck” model is of course a clear choice for those influenced by Classic Rock. The solid Mahogany top is lightweight which makes it an ideal choice for energetic players or those that just prefer a lighter Guitar. The neck is also narrow and extra slim- Angus doesn’t seem to like unnecessary clutter on his Guitars. The pickups are 1957 humbuckers, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any cooler- the fret inlays are lightning bolts! Clearly the best thing ever made.
So there we have it! A list of some signature Guitars I recommend playing! There are plenty more good ones out there of course- so look around and see what’s right for you.