1 Of JERRY GARCIA's Iconic Guitars Headed To Auction

Sale will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center

February 10, 2017

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JERRY GARCIA had 2 beautiful custom-made guitars that he favored when performing with the Grateful Dead, his 'Wolf' & 'Tiger' guitars.  Before Jerry Garcia started playing custom-made axes, he favored Fender Stratocasters and the occasional Gibson Les Paul. Once Garcia started playing the guitars designed by Luthier, DOUG IRWIN, Jerry rarely returned to other guitars. After Garcia's death, Mr. Irwin reclaimed possession of the prized 'Wolf' guitar, and then sold it to a collector. That collector is now putting the guitar up for auction in Brooklyn, New York in March. The proud owner of Garcia's guitar (a lifelong Dead Head) gave his reason for donating the famous guitar: "The time is right for Wolf to do some good. My wife and I have long supported the efforts of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and if ever we needed the SPLC, we sure do need them now.”  Proceeds from the sale of the 'Wolf' guitar will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that helps combat against hate and racism, and offers lessons on diversity and tolerance.

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