A Jerry Garcia Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, 1980s

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Lot 30
A Jerry Garcia Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, 1980s

US$ 2,000 - 2,500
£ 1,500 - 1,900
A Jerry Garcia Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, 1980s
The body maple painted a yellowish-crème color, the neck ebony, the fretboard maple with ten iridescent inlays; the headstock black ebony with a logo reading "Fender Stratocaster / Made in Japan / Serial Number E602875." Included is a black Kramer guitar case with a number of band stickers on it - The Grateful Dead and Bob Marley among others. Included is a 'letter of provenance' from the former runner for the G.D. from 1980 to 1995, outlining how he obtained this piece.
Length: 38in

Footnotes

  • "It was the first guitar Jerry Garcia gave me, sometime in the mid-1980s, when he was sent two complimentary Stratocasters. Garcia kept the American-made one and gave the Japanese one to me. This was the guitar that Garica showed me my first E and G chords on and he also played a version of "Ripple" on it. I remember Garcia commenting about the smooth neck and said it would be a good guitar for me to learn on. Sometime later I told Garcia that the guitar "had no balls" as it only had one pickup. I was trying to get him to give me another pickup for this Japanese Strat but instead he gave me another guitar altogether! Jerry was generous like that."
    -Former runner
A Jerry Garcia Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, 1980s
A Jerry Garcia Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, 1980s
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