2013 Robert Rusch Custom Built Jerry Garcia Replica
Hand built by Rob during 2012 & completed early 2013, the guitar is virtually unplayed & is in absolute 100% mint condition.
Rob’s normal construction for these guitars features a a 5 piece body, this example was custom ordered with a 7 piece body,(Cocobolo, Maple, Cocobolo, Maple, Cocobolo, Maple, Cocobolo). The guitar also features a 5 piece neck (Maple, Cocobolo, Maple, Cocobolo, Maple).
The guitar is a through-neck design, with Ebony fingerboard, the pickup configuration is the same specification as Jerry’s Tiger, Dimarzio SDS-1 in the neck position & two Dimarzio Super IIs in the middle & bridge positions,
An additional upgrade that was specified in the build details was for the installation of a pre-amp which is fitted under the Ebony plate with Abalone lighting bolt inlay located directly adjacent to the bridge
the pickup selector is a 5 way, three tone knobs & a master volume + 3 micro toggles for various coil tap & phase reversal positions.
The solid brass pickup frame. tailpiece & switchplate are all hand made. The guitar was completely hand carved once assembled.
You only need look over this guitar to know that a great deal of care & attention went into the design & construction, not to mention the man hours involved in the project from start to finish.
Roberts basic version of this guitar starts at $5000, a build at this level would put you close to $7000 & a good wait time. This guitar is perfect, it is in stock now priced at $5500.00 complete with hardshell case.
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