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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby jester536 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:29 am

Anyone else amazed by the pictures that show that Garcia would let the cigarette he often had tucked into the headstock burn down and actually char his guitar...apparently he was committed to both his addiction and his art.
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby Adam Deckard » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:57 am

I think its cool that you noticed that. I looked at those pictures and didn't see it. Doesnt look like it hurt the guitar any to me, and I like that he wasnt concerned with such things. I've got a pretty nice acoustic guitar my wife bought me for christmas some time ago, and i will never sell it. If I want a new one someday ill buy one, no trade though. So when i ding my guitar or something it doent bother me any, it just adds character, another story the guitar will be able to tell down the road. sounds like the beginning of a song...
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby vwjodyme » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:01 am

I could be wrong, but i thought that the burns were already there when he got the guitar.
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby jester536 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:05 am

Honestly it doesn't surprise me at all...seems very in-line with the way Jerry would be. I used to keep a cig going there as well...but I don't think I ever did it while I was smoking Camels...which I did for far too many years...no filter there to protect the guitar....been off them now for a lot of years but will never say I've Kicked the habit....it's one insidious addiction.
As for the burns already being there... I had no idea.
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:12 am

Thanks aiq, great photos!
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby waldo041 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:52 am

thanks aiq for postin and herb for sharin!

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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:56 pm

jester536 wrote:Anyone else amazed by the pictures that show that Garcia would let the cigarette he often had tucked into the headstock burn down and actually char his guitar...apparently he was committed to both his addiction and his art.


Geeeze, it was only a strat... :smile:
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby vwjodyme » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:40 pm

is this alligator pre-jerry? if so, no burns.

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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby gr8fullfred » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:46 pm

I was amazed at the char marks, but don't forget, Jerry did have his vices. Note the char pic is after Doug Irwin redid the headstock, with the eagle logo.
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:04 pm

Do we know when Herb took the Alligator photos, and where?

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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby Pete B. » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:41 pm

In his book Scully says Jer would fall asleep with a cig in hand and often had a char mark between two fingers. Y'ouch! :cry:

It looks like the TopHat had fine tuners on the tailpiece (like a TP-6 tailpiece). Nice. I loved those on my Les Paul.
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby waldo041 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:22 pm

SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Do we know when Herb took the Alligator photos, and where?

not sure where they were taken, but do know they were taken after jerrys death, and iirc, were taken for a guitar magazine spread. the wolf and alligator body shots were already out there in a much lower quality.


Pete B. wrote:It looks like the TopHat had fine tuners on the tailpiece (like a TP-6 tailpiece). Nice. I loved those on my Les Paul.
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Bolt did as well!
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby caspersvapors » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:08 pm

I think the cigarette burns are undoubtedly Jerrys, because if you look at Tiger and Wolf they both have char marks. Notice how the gold lining on both headstocks turns black? And if you zoom in on tigers headstock you can see the burns.

All of SRVs strats have cig burns
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Re: Herb Greene photos: Jerry's guitars

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:36 pm

I just noticed that one of pics (#16) is labeled "Tiger" but it clearly is a photo of Rosebud's controls and jacks.
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