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.



    • Steve

      Will you be producing a tiger tribute guitar in the near future??
      All the best,

    • Funkmaster5000

      Does this guitar include pitch correction to address the Jerry Garcia never-really-in-tune issue?

    • anticapitalist

      “Korea, not China”

      .so much better…
      shame on you all.
      no rant or explanation needed. if you don’t know why, you are the problem.

    • Joel

      Hope you make a rosebud tribute and tiger tribute

    • Russell Carreiro

      Doug Irwin did design this guitar while he worked for Alembic. I have spoken to both him and Rick Turner about it. The Wickershams often lie about the birth of Wolf and Tiger, they did not build any guitars ever. The design and style of both Tiger and Wolf are by both Irwin and Alembic. The original was built by Irwin and Garcia came upon it at the shop and bought it and commissioned another.

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