The forthcoming Wolf Guitar tribute is already one of our most popular Custom Shop projects, ever... time for you to get involved?
The Grateful Dead were one of the most enduring, popular American acts from the 60s, so it's no surprise that there's always been great interest in the guitars they used on stage.
One of the most legendary instruments was the Wolf guitar, which was first played at a 1973 concert for the Hell's Angels, in New York. An original was sold for almost $2million at an auction in 2018!
According to Rolling Stone magazine:
Wolf was the first of several instruments that famed luthier Doug Irwin designed. The musician, however, made his own modification to the guitar’s unique purple heart and curly maple body, affixing a sticker of a cartoon wolf below the bridge. Wolf prominently featured in the 1977 concert film The Grateful Dead Movie.
Watch: The Grateful Dead, 'Morning Dew' (Live 1974)
The Eastwood Custom Shop Wolf:
We are planning to build the Eastwood Wolf guitar in almost every detail* – including coil taps and effects loop – the final result will be a high-end, professionally playable instrument that you can take on
Pre-Orders so far have made this one of the most successful projects from the Custom Shop yet, and customers have until June 15th to leave their $200 USD deposit to guarantee one. We expect to ship them in October.
*NOTE: We will NOT include the Wolf sticker. You can obtain them from their official licensee.