Coming Soon: Custom Shop Wolf Guitar Tribute

The forthcoming Wolf Guitar tribute is already one of our most popular Custom Shop projects, ever... time for you to get involved?

The original Jerry Garcia Wolf Guitar

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!

Jerry Garcia Wolf - original

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:

Eastwood Jerry Garcia 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 tour yourself. This will be manufactured in our top Korean factory (not in China) and will have a true neck-thru design, not a bolt-on or set neck. You will NOT be disappointed in the quality. Also available in LEFT-HAND.

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.



  • George Hummel

    Actually when JG took the guitar to Irwin for some work, Irwin said, “The schmuck put a sticker on the quilted maple!” He removed it and carefully reproduced it in inlay. JG had the gtr back for a while before he noticed…

  • Mark

    I think it’s a neat guitar and Jerry was a good guitar player.

    It’s just too bad that the music sucks so bad. Just awful. I don’t understand the popularity at all.

  • Alex

    Awesome! I’ll bet these guitars will be beautiful. I guess I’ll be the first to ask . . . When is the Tiger tribute happening????

  • david pruitt

    how much will the total cost be? I have a 1959 3pc delux white, Eastwood, I think your products are ahead of their time, who needs a strat or a tele, these guitars are timeless

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