I've never owned a signature guitar and I've never really seen one that appealed to me. But there is this one kind of odd, in some ways, signature guitar that I tried out about a year and a half ago that completely impressed me for a number of reasons. My wife wanted to do something special for my 60th birthday. Originally the plan was to visit the Martin Guitar factory for the 2 hour behind the scenes factory tour. I even joined the Martin owners club for the first time last January as it includes the 2 hour tour for free. Well, obviously everyone knows what derailed that plan. So my wife thought the next best thing was to buy me a guitar. Really, whatever I wanted. Of course some awfully expensive custom shops bounced around inside my head but hey, its our money really and I've already spent over 10k on gear since March when this pandemic thing started. So in keeping the expenditure more level headed I decided to go with a guitar I've been thinking about for a while. Its a fun guitar to play, pays homage to a guitar player I admire, even though after the first 6 or 7 albums he drifted in to a direction I don't prefer. So as of July 24th when I turn 60 I'll be the proud owner of the Brad Paisley Silver Telecaster. The neck on it is a nice chunky soft v to c. Varies from around .900 at the first fret to .990 to the 12th which is in the range I like. As I've been obsessed about lighter tele's from about the of 55 on these guitars range anywhere from 5 pounds to 6.5. The one I had plugged in to a 65 deluxe reverb a while back sounded fantastic. The 2 things I wasn't fond of was the wierd arm wear relic and the cowboy hat on the headstock. But hey this will be a fun guitar to own and I'm not taking it all that serious. It sounds great and feels great and thats all that matters. Since its a special gift from my wife, who has never personally bought me a guitar in the 35 years I've known her (33 married) I can never sell it. Being a low budget guitar the temptation will never be there like with a high dollar custom shop. With its Paulownia sandwiched between spruce body, silver sparkle finish, soft v neck, 64 bridge pickup and twisted tele neck its about as different than my custom shop 52 tele as it gets.