Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby gdeloian » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:38 pm

So I stumbled across 6/1/85 JGB and 6/3/85 JGB, and the notes for these two shows say that Jerry played a Modulus guitar. This is the first time I've heard this guitar mentioned. From some cursory searches online, I think the closest I came to finding info on the guitar was mention on Rich Hoeg's website that while at Modulus, he built a custom graphite “neck-through-body” guitar for Jerry Garcia. I cant5 seem to find any other info or photos of this guitar in action.

Anybody know any more about this?

Thanks!!

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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby waldo041 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:38 pm

gdeloian wrote:Anybody know any more about this?


Jerry didn't like it.

Hope that helps :D :-) :smile:

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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby gdeloian » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:09 pm

HA!! Apparantly so...funny...
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby waldo041 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:06 pm

I do know it was wired the same as Tiger and toured as a backup to it.

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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby gdeloian » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:48 pm

Thanks Waldo. That's interesting for sure. I'm curious to know if there are any photos of it floating around out there?
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby tdcrjeff » Mon May 01, 2017 2:24 pm

There's this "Unidentified Electric Guitar" on Herb Greene's site. "Other Instruments owned by the Grateful Dead" .... pure speculation.

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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby waldo041 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:28 pm

Without a doubt a Jerry Guitar!

Nice Find.

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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby strumminsix » Mon May 01, 2017 2:40 pm

No surprise he hated it. Early BlackKnife necks were like a 7" radius. Crazy curvy. Later Genesis ones were nice and flat!!
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby gdeloian » Mon May 01, 2017 3:33 pm

That is so cool that you found that! I learn something new about ol Jer's rig and gear ALL the time. So cool. Thanks all...
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:11 am

Cool find. Love seeing any Jerry guitar! :smile:
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby HeadSpace » Tue May 02, 2017 8:01 am

Any pics of his Steinberger out there? That was a wacky one. My impression is he just used it for practice.

Also he had a little GK ML250 (aka "Rush in a Box") amp for same purposes, I seem to recall.
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby Bigfoot Co. » Tue May 02, 2017 9:08 am

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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby HeadSpace » Tue May 02, 2017 11:39 am

Bingo! Thanks. Looks all kinds of wrong in Jerry's hands, but, hey, if he liked it...
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby jalevinemd » Tue May 02, 2017 1:07 pm

Agreed...looks so strange.
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Re: Jerry's Modulus guitar?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed May 03, 2017 6:04 am

I wonder if the same rep who got one into Kahn's hands got that one into Jerry's? Like "Here, Jerry, you can have this guitar if you pose for a picture". :lol: Looks about right timewise, Kahn used his from 86 or maybe 85 on.
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