A604 - Jerry Garcia’s Tiger Guitar Grateful Dead Art Decal Window Sticker 2 Pack
This 2-pack, 2-sided art decal features the Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia's Tiger guitar! This color print is printed on high quality material. The guitar itself is cut contoured, and peels easily from the backing material. Looks awesome on your clear or tinted window, lockers, toolbox, or any smooth clean surface.
Guitar By Lieber Guitars. Jerry’s “Tiger" guitar, 2-sided window sticker. Both images pull off individually. The Tiger image is inlaid in the body of the guitar.
Almost immediately after Doug Irwin made Wolf for him, Jerry Garcia asked Irwin to create yet another guitar. This time, Garcia said, Irwin should not hold back. With cost and time as no object, Irwin went all out and spent six full years making Tiger. The tiger inlay was included with the guitar, which also featured different wood types sandwiched together in an arrangement playfully called a “hippie sandwich.” Weighing 13.5 lbs, Tiger is a notably heavy instrument, but it was one of Garcia’s favorites. He was quoted as saying, “[There’s] like twelve discreet possible voices that are all pretty different…That gives me a lot of vocabulary of basically different tones. And that’s just the electronics; the rest of it is touch. I mostly work off the middle pickup…and I can get almost any sound I want out of that.”
Tiger was first used in Oakland on 8/4/79, and was Garcia’s primary guitar of choice throughout the 1990’s. While he was mostly using Rosebud in the 1990’s, that guitar malfunctioned during the Dead’s final performance on July 9th, 1995. Thus, Tiger became the last guitar to ever be played by Jerry Garcia. After Garcia’s death, Irwin won the guitar back in a legal settlement, and auctioned it off for $850,000 in 2002. It was purchased Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts and guitar collector. Through Irsay’s efforts, the guitar was placed in the hands of Warren Haynes and played publicly for the first time in over 20 years, earlier this week at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It was only fitting that the guitar’s return to the spotlight happened on what would have been his 74th birthday.
- 2 Sided Window Decal
- 2 Pack sticker
- Measures 4"
- Made in the USA
- High quality long lasting print