A Jerry Garcia electric guitar by Gibson, (L-5 S), circa 1974

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Lot 21W
A Jerry Garcia electric guitar by Gibson, (L-5 S), circa 1974

Sold for US$ 39,000 inc. premium
A Jerry Garcia electric guitar by Gibson, (L-5 S), circa 1974
The top and back made of maple with a cherry sunburst finish; two gold-metal pick-ups note "Gibson," bridge notes "L5S;" small enamel disc on body displays the Porsche logo; the fretboard made of rosewood with ten abalone rectangular-shaped inlays; the headstock with two abalone inlays; one depicting a flaming cup and the other the Gibson logo; small plastic placard on head further notes "Custom / L-5;" included is its original case with a sticker on it reading "Ignore / Alien / Orders." (Please note this guitar is in worn condition due to heavy use.)
Length: 39in

Footnotes

  • Garcia purchased this guitar as a spare and played it privately. Robert Hunter also played this same guitar when he lived with Garcia for a short time in the 1970s. Garcia eventually gifted it to Ram Rod when he replaced it with another.
A Jerry Garcia electric guitar by Gibson, (L-5 S), circa 1974
A Jerry Garcia electric guitar by Gibson, (L-5 S), circa 1974
A Jerry Garcia electric guitar by Gibson, (L-5 S), circa 1974
A Jerry Garcia electric guitar by Gibson, (L-5 S), circa 1974
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