Jerry Garcia 1977 Guitar Makes Big Splash At Auction

By Scott Bernstein Dec 11, 2013 7:55 am PST

As we reported, Jerry Garcia’s Travis Bean TB500 guitar went up for auction this past weekend via Julien’s Auctions. Garcia used the guitar, which was estimated for bring in $150,000, extensively throughout the band’s epic year of 1977. The axe scored a huge sum for its owner as the TB500 sold for an unbelievable $238,700.

Shockingly, Garcia’s guitar was sold for even more than a custom Hofner bass made for Paul McCartney in 1964 brought in ($201K). No word on who bought Jerry’s axe, but we sure hope they display it publicly.

[via / Hat Tip –@TheDeadBlog]

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