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 #104697  by gr8fullfred
 Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:34 pm
The only reason Jerry played the Travis Beans in the late 70s is that wolf was getting refitted and refinished by Doug. Jerry does mention, possibly in the 78 Guitar Player interview that he liked the Travis Beans because they were very consistent, the most consistent of any production guitar.

Jerry also stated that not only did he not like to change guitars, he did not even like to change the setup on his guitars.
 #104699  by tigerstrat
 Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:39 pm
Phil Lesh101 wrote:^ What about Wolf?
The 1st version of Wolf was initially used for a period of a just under 2 years, 9/73 to 8/75. Then, if you count the 2nd and 3rd versions together (and ignore the month-long stint on the Ibanez Musician during June of '78 and the TB-1000A appearing in December '78), for another period of a little under 2 years, from 9/77 to 7/79. Following that, it came out of mothballs for the last 3 months of 1989 ( and couple of Space segments just prior), and afterwards showed up for cameos in '90 and '93. Add that all up and you get a little over 4 years total.

By sharp contrast, he played Tiger exclusively for over 10 years straight, 8/79 to 9/89, during which time no significant mods or changes were done.
 #104723  by Grant
 Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:59 pm
Phil Lesh101 wrote:Oh... Tiger is my favorite Garcia guitar, mostley because he used it from 80-90 my favorite years 8)
Really? cant say ive heard that before
 #104724  by Grant
 Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:02 pm
tigerstrat wrote: Check it: Not until he first laid hands on Tiger in 1979 did he stick with the same guitar for a period of more than 2 years.
exactly
 #104725  by Grant
 Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:03 pm
gr8fullfred wrote:The only reason Jerry played the Travis Beans in the late 70s is that wolf was getting refitted and refinished by Doug. Jerry does mention, possibly in the 78 Guitar Player interview that he liked the Travis Beans because they were very consistent, the most consistent of any production guitar.

Jerry also stated that not only did he not like to change guitars, he did not even like to change the setup on his guitars.
i remember reading somewhere that jerry said they didnt stay in tune too well
 #104762  by Phil Lesh101
 Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:02 pm
Grant wrote:
Phil Lesh101 wrote:Oh... Tiger is my favorite Garcia guitar, mostley because he used it from 80-90 my favorite years 8)
Really? cant say ive heard that before
I think later 80's were good but I like 90 When Brent Mydland was still around... > Brent Mydland <