Gerry Garcia Tribute Custom Guitar
100% designed and handcrafted by Guitar Doctor
- Whitman, MA -
Gerry Garcia Custom Tribute guitar from Guitar Doctor
Abalone and mother of pearl lightning bolt inlay from body front
Abalone and mother of pearl lightning bolt inlay from body front
Custom electronics and controls
Custom electronics and controls
Honduras mahogany body core with 1/8" maple accent lamination
Honduras mahogany body core with 1/8" maple accent lamination
Mother of Pearl tuning keys
Mother of Pearl tuning keys
Abalone nut
Abalone nut
Sperzel machine heads with mother of pearl buttons
Sperzel machine heads with mother of pearl buttons
5 peice maple and magogany headstock
5 peice maple and magogany headstock
5 peice maple and walnut neck-through-body design - neck to body
5 peice maple and walnut neck-through-body design - neck to body
Custom truss rod cover highlights design
Custom truss rod cover highlights design
"Eat your face" mother of pearl inlay from headstock
"Eat your face" mother of pearl inlay from headstock
ELECTRONICS:

* DiMarzio Magnetics Pickups:
[Bridge| PAF Pro][Middle| Humbucker from Hell][Neck| F-S 1]

* Lloyd Baggs piezo system: T-Bridge with Control-X  blend/balance circuit

* 3-way "piezo/both/mag" selector switch

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Large LED mag/piezo indicators

*
Master Volume & Tone

* 5-way selector switch

4-mode twin coil-tap switches
ABOUT THIS GUITAR
This unique guitar was not intended as a copy of any particular one of Jerry Garcia's guitars. It is rather a composite of several of his instruments. It offers the best of features according to Jerry's specifications and preferences. The wide range of possible tones available from this instrument definitely capture many of Gerry's famous sounds.
The materials used in its construction result in an almost magical and often unattainable combination of enhanced sustain, resonance, and tone. Honduras mahogany was chosen for these factors over the rosewood core of other of Jerry's guitars, as well as for conserving on physical weight. Rosewood would produced a darker tone with less resonance and more emphasis on sustain. We chose to try and bring out all the desirable qualities of a solid body instrument and succeeded! 

After a few years of interrupted construction, it was finally completed on August 9, 2005 and has never been played. This was the 10th anniversary of Jerry's death. That coincidence and a mysterious "face" in the grain (unfortunately hidden under the bridge & tailstop) that appears as a "skull with long hair" has prompted us to dub this guitar as "Jerry's Ghost". We think and hope that he would approve.

This guitar is for sale by private owner
This guitar is for sale by private owner .... $7800.00 ... with custom hardshell fight case...
Free shipping anywhere within the continental USA...
No credit cards ... Please contact Eric at
781-447-0523 or gdoc1@aol.com