A Jerry Garcia small flight case filled with his spare guitar stings and picks, 1970s-1990s
Lot 62
A Jerry Garcia small flight case filled with his spare guitar stings and picks, 1970s
Sold for US$ 16,800 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Jerry Garcia small flight case filled with his spare guitar stings and picks, 1970s
An industrial-strength silver metal case with a handle plus two locks on top and further metal reinforcements around frame; used by Garcia while on tour to carry dozens of spare guitar strings and picks; four early '70s-era "Steal Your Face" stickers are affixed to front as are a few airline stickers, one noting a date of "May 7, 1977;" a handwritten notation in black felt-tip ink further indicates "Spare Tweeter Via;" interior still houses numerous packages of Garcia's unused guitar strings and picks.
14 x 18 x 6 1/2in

Footnotes

  • Ram Rod was personally responsible for the safety of this case as he needed to frequently change or replace strings for Garcia. The last time Garcia used this particular case was in 1978 and it was not opened again until just last year, 2006.
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