Jerry Garcia Tribute Custom Guitar

100% designed and handcrafted by Guitar Doctor
- Whitman, MA -

For Sale

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Abalone and mother of pearl lightning bolt inlay from body front
Custom electronics and controls
Honduras mahogany body core with 1/8" maple accent lamination
Mother of Pearl tuning keys
Abalone nut
Sperzel machine heads with mother of pearl buttons
5 piece maple and magogany headstock
5 peice maple and walnut neck-through-body design - neck to body
Custom truss rod cover highlights design
"Eat your face" mother of pearl inlay from headstock

⁍ 24 5/8" scale length

⁍ Five-piece maple and walnut neck-thru-body construction with ebony headstock veneer

⁍ Honduras mahogany body core with 1/8" maple accent lamination and 3/8" figured black walnut front
and back caps

⁍ Custom mother of pearl & abalone "Steal Your Face" Grateful Dead theme inlays with "diminishing dot" fingerboard inlays

⁍ Custom triple laminated one-piece pickup bezel borrows from the body shape

⁍ Best quality electronics and special wiring for a wide variety of Garcia sounds

⁍ Sperzel tuners with with mother of pearl buttons


⁍ 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

⁍ Large LED mag/piezo indicators

⁍ Master Volume & Tone

⁍ 5-way selector switch

⁍  4-mode twin coil-tap switches


   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 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 Jerry's famous sounds.

For Sale

This guitar is for sale by private owner with custom hardshell fight case ... $9,400.00
- Free shipping anywhere within the continental USA
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- Please contact Eric at

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