Steve played at Les Paul's birthday party in 1995, and the first time Les signed the guitar it said, "To Steve, You’re a great player, Les Paul." This was done on the top part of the back of the guitar but faded very quickly. It happened that Steve had the opportunity to play with Les again in 1998 and asked the master to sign his guitar one more time. This time it was covered with a piece of plastic but has still faded considerably.