This guitar was offered in Bonhams December 9th, 2007 auction.

This electrifying guitar is every "Deadheads" dream. The Grateful Dead are the Godfathers of jam bands, and this Casio Guitar Synth PG-380 comes from their principal songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Jerry Garcia. 

Garcia is known for his incredibly long guitar improvisations. To him it was a form of musical exploration, and he and the rest of the Dead were masters of it. In concert following a drum solo or duet, the band would enter into musical improvisation. This part of the concert was referred to as "Space", and Jerry often used this Casio Guitar Synth PG-380 (circa 19802) during these sequences. 

Following the Dead's show on May 6th, 1989 at the Frost Amphitheatre at Stanford University, Jerry gifted this guitar to his longtime friend and limo driver, Leon Day:

"Jerry was a generous man and got a kick from giving personal items to family and friends, as well as to members of the entire tribe... I showed up at his house in San Rafael for a guitar lesson with the Steinberger [he had already gifted to me] and was again humored by his words as he handed me the Casio: 'Hope you like this one, or you could sell it if you want!' He then picked up a slim etching tool, flipped the Casio over, and signed it, as best as he could, saying it was now worth 'fifty bucks more." - Leon Day
Not only is this guitar used during his Jerry's famous "Space" explorations, but he etched his name in the back of it. What a phenomenal guitar from an amazing musician.
"Garcia used the Casio from time to time during the Grateful Dead's space sequence. I know he used it at the last Dead show on May 6, 1989 at Stanford University's Frost Amphitheatre," Day continued.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • PG-380
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed


Los Angeles, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2016

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