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  1. Blazer

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    6stringcowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I think the only way I'd ever play this or any of the copies of the Irwin designed guitars is if I was in a Dead tribute/cover band and was playing the Jerry bits. It/they are too recognizable and imnsho, come with a sizable amount of expectation. There are some really nice Languedoc/Trey Anastasio copies out there and I feel the same way about them. Dont get me wrong, I'd love to own any of them but dont think I have the cajones to play one out, not being able to nail a good bit of the original owners licks. May be just me. Having said all that, the Wolf is a beauty!
     
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    Yeah I get where you're coming from, being a big Prince fan I would love to have one of THESE...
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    But you cannot bring one out to a performance because it was Prince's guitar, I simply couldn't do it justice.
     
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    I doubt Garcia would have approved. Basically, take something unique that was designed to solve certain problems and to meet his preferences and cheapen it up so that it kind of resembles what it's copying.

    I'm sure that Korean factory rivals what Doug Irwin, Rich Hoag, etc... make one at a time. It's kind of lame they're using photos of Garcia's actual guitar to try to get preorders. Who knows what the low end import is actually going to look like. Kind of like those Chibson companies using R9s, etc....

    I would feel kind of silly playing that guitar myself because what made Jerry Garcia great was his individuality. I'm sure playing an Asian made knockoff of his fiddle with help you find your own voice.
     
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    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Like I said in the other recent Jerry thread, what you do with a guitar is different for everybody, in that thread I mentioned Lindsey Buckingham who with his finger style playing and phrasing is actually quite similar to Jerry. But when Rick Turner gave him a couple of Alembic guitars, Lindsey hated the way they sounded, the very thing which worked so well for Jerry sure didn't work at all for Lindsey.

    As for myself I would love to experiment with the built in effects loop and I'm pretty sure I'd come up with some interesting sounds using the wiring of the instrument. I can see it working as a studio instrument.
     
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    $1500...nice price for a custom guitar.
    I'd like to try one.
     
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    I have an '80's Aria Pro II that is going to get some mods to get it with in Jerry territory. I'm going to use it for jams with my friends who like to do Dead, Dylan and CSN&Y.
     
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    I'm glad I'm a fan of Jerry's "Fender Years" and my Telecaster gives me all the Jerry tones I want! Kinda cool those years after he heard Roy Buchanon he really took Roy's playing to heart and you can hear all kinds of influences. Surprised he never had a Tele on stage.... Wonder if he even had one?

    I'd buy a Wolf t-shirt though!

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    I'm ashamed to say that I know nothing about the Grateful Dead. One of these days..
     
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    I'd love one! ( but no $$ for anything but strings anymore!)

    *The Wolf guitar is just a ' Jerry fave' of mine, but I liked whatever he played, whenever...

    I may like this guitar not so much on the merits of the guitar itself, so much as the music ( songs/albums/tours) associated with this guitar ( like The Grateful Dead Movie, right?)

    But it does look cool ( I personally like this guitar over the later Irwin/Cripes guitars- just me)
     
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    Here's a good primer:

     
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    Martin R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Give it 22 minutes...
     
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    Eastwood is shameless, that's for sure. Those are cheap lookalikes of unique guitars that were created by makers devoted to helping a great, creative individual pursue his musical explorations. Though the materials, construction, level of craftsmanship, electronics, circuitry, and finish are entirely different, I'm sure the rest (that is, nothing) is identical.
     
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    I have an old brass Badass bridge in a shoebox somewhere...
    Didn"t ono of Jerrys guitars have one?
     
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    I'll bring this one back up again because...

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    I don't know about you guys but I LIKE what I see.
     
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    I just stumbled across these Jerry's guitar copies. I'm intrigued, particularly by the Phred Instruments' Wolph. That's the Dead era I enjoy most, though I lean toward the Alligator guitar for having his best tone. I hope they're not as heavy as the genuine articles. The Irwin guitars are like 13-14 pounds.


    Here are pics of the real Wolf and Tiger, from the Play It Loud exhibition at The Met in NYC. Fascinating stuff.

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