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Jerry Garcia Tribute “Tiger” Miniature Guitar Replica Axe Heaven Grateful Dead
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ROCK YOUR PASSION!We love guitars. It s our passion. And this beautiful miniature replica pays tribute to the great Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead! This collectible miniature guitar is a replica of Jerry Garcia s favorite and most played guitar, Tiger. The original guitar was first played by Garcia when the Grateful Dead performed on August 4th, 1979 at The Oakland Auditorium. Tiger was Jerry Garcia's main guitar from 1979 to 1989. It was built by Sonoma County luthier Doug Irwin. The Tiger is named after the tiger inlaid on the preamp cover located on the guitar's top, just behind the tailpiece. The body features several layers of wood laminated together face-to-face in a configuration referred to as a "Hippie sandwich" by employees of Alembic Inc., where Irwin worked for a brief period in the early 1970s. The combination of several heavy varieties of wood, plus solid brass binding and hardware results in an unusually heavy instrument that tips the scales at 13½ pounds. After Garcia began using a new Irwin guitar (known as "Rosebud") in December 1989, Tiger became his backup guitar. Due to a problem with Rosebud during the Grateful Dead concert on July 9, 1995, Tiger was the last guitar Garcia played publicly. After Garcia's death, a dispute arose between Irwin and the Grateful Dead regarding ownership of Garcia's Irwin guitars. In his will, Garcia gave possession of these instruments to Irwin; the Grateful Dead challenged whether Garcia had the right to convey title and insisted that the band owned the instruments. The parties reached a settlement where Irwin was awarded Garcia's more famous instruments, and the Grateful Dead took possession of the majority of the guitars. Irwin sold his guitars, the Tiger and the Wolf, at auction on May 8, 2002. The Tiger was purchased $850,000. Each 1:4 scale ornamental replica guitar is individually handcrafted with solid wood and metal tuning keys. Each guitar model is approximately 10” in length and comes complete with a high-quality miniature adjustable A-frame stand and Fender by AXE HEAVEN guitar case gift box.AXE HEAVEN Miniature Replicas Look Great But Are Not PlayableDon't miss this opportunity to own an inspiring tribute to rock guitar hi

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