In the rock documentary, It Might Get Loud, Jimmy Page describes the feeling of holding a guitar. He says: "It's like a piece of sculpture, the whole aroma of it - it's like a woman". And while Page's affections have always been questionable, he has a point. A guitar is a vessel of personality that has an important physicality to it.
There is an iconography associated with greatest guitarists of history; it sometimes involves some sort of phallic stance but always involves a signature guitar. Jimmy Page's Les Paul, Eric Clapton's Strat and B.B King's ES-335 - all beautiful specimens of varnish and wood but sometimes that's not enough. These guitars were made legendary over time, what about the ones that were created with specific intention to represent the artist?
Here are 13 guitars and the guitarists that designed them.