Friday, May 5, 2017|8:53 a.m.
New York City– Jerry Garcia’s tailor-made guitar is truckin’ to auction in New York City.
The Grateful Dead frontman’s guitar is called Wolf. Guernsey’s auction house says it’ll be offered May 31 at Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling street, restaurant and place for music shows.
The proceeds will go to the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center.
The guitar is being sold by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker. The philanthropist, musician and film director bought it in 2002 at Guernsey’s for $790,000. It might surpass $1 million this time.
The auctioneer states Wolf initially appeared in a 1973 New York efficiency the Grateful Dead offered for the Hells Angels.
Garcia played Wolf everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to New york city’s Palladium and Egypt’s Great Pyramids.
The 1977 film “The Grateful Dead Motion picture” was directed by Garcia and includes substantial Wolf video footage.
Garcia died in 1995.