Jerry Garcia's 'Tiger'
The late Grateful Dead bandleader played his guitar of choice, "Tiger," over ten years beginning in 1979. Built by Sonoma County luthier Doug Irwin, the heavy guitar (over 13 lbs.) comprises a "hippie sandwich" of several layers of wood laminated together. Tiger's successor, another Irwin guitar called Rosebud, was in need of repair in July 1995, so Garcia played Tiger during the concert that would be his last.