It seems a long, long time ago I posted a thread about an episode of "Pawn Stars" concerning someone trying to sell the guys a Fender guitar signed by CHUCK BERRY. Not being in the room and just hardly hearing it, I couldn't remember if the guy was claiming it was one of Chuck's guitars, or one he just signed. I also, to my embarassment, mistitled the threat "Jimi and Fender".
Well, I caught the rerun of it last night. Apparently, it was a PICKGUARD that was signed and installed on a cheap Chinese Strat. The pawn guy claimed that sometimes musicians are paid so much to sign a shitload of pickguards that then go on sale for more than they're worth due to being signed. The Strat this guy put it on was a cheapie, alright. The strings were hitting the pick-ups, the neck was warped, and he refused to pay the guy the $2,000 he was asking.
Glad THAT'S over!
I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!