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RSS FeedsJerry Garcia guitar on auction to back rights group
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15 may 2017 03:47:25

 
Jerry Garcia guitar on auction to back rights group
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One of Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia`s most famous guitars is going back on auction, where it could fetch more than $1 million to back a civil rights group. Known as Wolf, the electric guitar was custom-made by luthier Doug Irwin. Garcia debuted it at a 1973 concert in New York before the instrument -- along with Hell`s Angels bikers -- became ever-present during the Dead`s perpetual touring. Dan Pritzker, a music-loving philanthropist who is an heir to the wealthy Chicago family known for the Hyatt hotel chain, bought Wolf for $789,500 from the auction house Guernsey`s in 2002. Pritzker, who occasionally loaned the guitar to musicians, decided to put it back on auction, announcing that all proceeds would go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which wages legal battles against white supremacists and other hate groups. `He called me three months ago to say he was concerned about the divisive things that are going on in the country and wanted to do something meaningful,` Guernsey`s p
 
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