"Yup, I'm aware of the pick guard likely being signed separately. Like I said I'm not too concerned with details like that as having everything perfect would make the guitar worth double triple quadruple as much. Not realistic for me as…"
""I kind of like the fact he signed away from everyone else and in a different color,..."
But that is an illusion. He was almost certainly handed a generic pickguard (which hopefully fits this not-Fender "strat"…"
"I find it best to drink from clean wells. Just my opinion. I have seen some thirsty folks drink some nasty stuff but it is all they have or know in some cases.
I was also thinking of Tim Leary and the word leery as it was used so many times.…"
"I know what you mean, to me it's not very important though. Getting their signatures personally is not something that will ever be feasible for me really.
I'm a bit confused why people say they would never buy anything from them? I can…"
"Yes, but he may have never handled the guitar and to some that is important.
I hear you re budget. I can only say I would never buy from them. The first words you typed in your opening post here after the link - listen to yourself."