Jerry Garcia Tributes
Jerry Garcia, in addition to being a gifted musician had some real cool guitars! When I first saw them as a kid, they reminded me of HR Giger and his biomechanical aesthetic, or, living trees, or something that came from space. Very cool designs. Jerry guitars are custom from begining to end and take on a life of their own in the process. I'm happy to offer my ideas and spin on the classic Jerry design.
Working on templates for a new "Lighting Bolt" Style Jerry Tribute - Also seen as "Palm tree Rosebud" inspired by S. Cripe.
Wolf Tributes -
Wolf II - Copper foiled & ready for electronics installation.
How the Wolf Tribute is built -
Then, I source in a ton of exotic hard woods - only a portion of the wood is shown!
Next is to begin gluing-up the various sections of the guitar -
Wolf III in progress - checking hardware placement one last time before cavity routing & carving the body edges.
Body edges carved 90% , aligning the body wings to the neck through and preparing to carve the neck.
A few photos below of the continuing process - Brass eagle, 5-Way switch plate & Cavity cover cut from solid brass.
Sample sketches & graphics from various Jerry Garcia style guitars -
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New! Replica / Tribute Alligator - complete with handmade brass parts.