Do you think Signature instruments are really worth it, other than just being a nice addition to yourmusical arsenal. After all your not gonna sound like Steve Harris or Sting just because your playing there instrument are you. It's just like with the guitars. Just because you own a Slash,Sambora,Hendrix,Hammett,Clapton or May signature Guitar doesn't mean that if your a poor player you can just pick it up and hey presto the perfect Queen emulation. I sometimes think that these signature instruments are more of a hinderance and can lead to frustration. Imagine a new inexperienced and uninformed youngester new to the Bass and desperate to start playing. he wants to be like Steve Harris, he saves all his pennies buys one and is then totally dismayed and put off when he picks it up and can't play 'Run To The Hills' instantly.