In the history of modern music, few bands have captured as many hearts and inspired entire generations like the Grateful Dead. Alvarez is proud to have had a long standing friendship with band members such as Bob Weir and the late Jerry Garcia, and are commemorating the legendary group's 50th Anniversary by releasing these stunning, limited edition, signature guitars.
Grateful Dead enthusiasts will love the official artwork, cleverly screen-printed using a blend of both traditional and modern, innovative printing techniques, and all guitarists will appreciate the fine construction, playability and tone of these instruments.
Each model features a solid A-grade western red cedar top, screen printed under a flawless satin finish. Other appointments include custom mother of pearl inlays, a rosewood fingerboard and bi-level bridge and 12th fret lightning bolt inlay. Both models are constructed using the Alvarez FST2M hand finished, forward shifted, scalloped bracing system for optimal performance and response.
No two Grateful Dead series guitars are exactly the same due to the novel design and printing process that allows the individual grain pattern and color of each top to contribute to the artwork. This process also helps create a vintage look to each instrument, as if they, too, were made in the '60's. Since every piece of wood is unique, the artwork of every top is as well, making each one of these Grateful Dead commemorative guitars a true, one of a kind collector's piece.
Simply stunning and unique, just like the band themselves.