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An Epiphone Guitar signed by the legendary Grateful Dead, including the late Jerry Garcia, was auctioned for $32,000, Sunday Aug. 25th. in Lafayette, CA. All proceeds will go to The Taylor Family Foundation (Pediatric Aids & Life Threatening diseases). Donated by Gibson/Epiphone Guitar Artist Relations of San Francisco, CA. The highest bidder, Eric Brandeburg, received the guitar from former band member Bob Weir. The plan for the guitar at present is to be donated to the Stanford Ronald McDonald House.
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Fare Yee Well Autographed Guitar Sells Over $500,000
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Guitar signed by Grateful Dead sold for $526,000
A commemorative guitar signed by the Grateful Dead sold for more than half a million dollars at the band’s final 50th anniversary show Sunday at Chicago’s Soldier Field. (Jay Blakesberg)
By GERRICK D. KENNEDY contact the reporter Grateful Dead
Guitar signed by the Grateful Dead sells for $526,000 at the band’s final 50th anniversary show
A commemorative guitar signed by the Grateful Dead sold for more than half a million dollars at the band’s final 50th anniversary show Sunday at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Bids for the D’Angelico EX-DC guitar opened at $5,000 at the band’s first Fare Thee Well concert in Santa Clara, Calif., on June 27 (read Times pop critic Randall Roberts’ review of the show here).
The Grateful Dead – 1966
The Grateful Dead – 1966
Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Santa Cruz. Grateful Dead Archive
The Grateful Dead in 1966.
The Grateful Dead – 1970
Courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Santa Cruz. Grateful Dead Archive.
The Grateful Dead on the bill at the Fillmore East, January 1970, in New York.
Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir played the guitar during the second show before it was signed by the band’s four living original members and the three guest performers who joined them.
Bill Rathburn of Dallas purchased the guitar for $526,000 during intermission of the Grateful Dead’s Sunday concert in Chicago, a D’Angelico spokeswoman said.
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Proceeds from the guitar sale plus an additional $250,000 raised from auctioning off signed posters, Remo drumheads and pit tickets will benefit 17 charities picked by the band — with each organization receiving approximately $30,000 from the guitar alone.
The auction was organized by the nonprofit organization HeadCount as part of an effort called “Participation Row” that gave Grateful Dead-related charities a significant presence at the Fare Thee Well concerts.
Weir and Fare Thee Well promoter Peter Shapiro sit on HeadCount’s board of directors.
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