Chat about Equipment Info
 #146941  by Thomas Lieber
 Fri May 29, 2015 7:42 am
You all are going to hate the shit out of this but as one of the original designers and the luthier who had his hands in the build of Tiger, after all the family infighting about the guitars and as one who never thought they should go up for sale, here are my thoughts on the subject!

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 #146943  by paulinnc
 Fri May 29, 2015 8:31 am
Thomas Lieber wrote:You all are going to hate the shit out of this but as one of the original designers and the luthier who had his hands in the build of Tiger, after all the family infighting about the guitars and as one who never thought they should go up for sale, here are my thoughts on the subject!

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That truly would be returning the guitar to "The Maker" for sure.

On another note, I am halfway through paying off my guitar.
 #146966  by augustwest1
 Sat May 30, 2015 5:11 pm
I dunno why anyone would "hate" what you have to say -- it's your "firm belief" about something you acknowledge nobody will ever know. Hard to get too exercised over something like that.

I have a firm belief about this stuff too. It also will never be confirmed and, obviously, I had nothing to do with the creation of these guitars.

But I believe Jerry would have been rather disappointed by the litigation because really, what dead person wouldn't be disappointed to see his peeps fighting over his stuff after he's gone?

I also believe that once he was done with them, he could give a shit if Irwin sold them to the highest bidder or stored them in the attic never to be seen again. That's why he gave them to Irwin unconditionally.

I also believe that as someone who never seemed to take himself too seriously, he'd regard the notion that his guitars should be returned to God, or the "maker," or the cosmic whatever -- just because he played the freaking things -- would be a little too grandiose (not to mention a total waste of a couple instruments he was very fond of).
 #146992  by waldo041
 Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:19 am
It is simply called, and has always been called Tiger not "The Tiger".

That is not Jerry Garcia's guitar in that picture displayed in the article.

And Mr Lieber never helped in any design or construction of Wolf.

Lastly, Jerry left the guitars made by Doug Irwin(actually Erwin in the will) to Doug Irwin. That is not an oversight by Jerry, Mr Liebers name is not mentioned in Jerry's will nor is the Irwin Guitar company.

~waldo041
 #157295  by paulinnc
 Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:59 am
The Wolf that I set out to build so many years ago and that was sitting in a music shop while I paid it off has finally come home!!!! Wow is all I can say. This thing feels amazing, much heavier than I remember so I will need a good strap. One thing I have noticed is that these Dimarzio pick ups are LOUD!!!! I can easily see why Jerry got such loud, clear, clean sounding notes. I couldn't be happier with how this project turned out and I am thinking about building a really nice strat for my next one.
 #157321  by paulinnc
 Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:16 pm
The flamed maple of this wolf is insane!!! It looks three dimensional. I know the original is quilted but mine is more of a tribute than an exact replica. I really like how the neck and body grain almost line up exactly, when it gets shone in the light it is quite stunning. I'll try and get some better pics.

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 #157324  by broesau
 Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:45 am
Details?
 #157326  by paulinnc
 Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:42 pm
broesau wrote:Details?
Such as? It is a pretty standard set up. Dimarzio's, Jerry electronics and effects loop, harmonica bridge, brass tailpiece and pick up ring, I went with sperzel locking tuners. I had a wolf decal applied and the finish was put on over it so it has a nice finished look. One thing that I was lucky to find were some lafayette aluminum knobs, I scoured Ebay for them. Image
 #161738  by paulinnc
 Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:09 pm
So I'm starting another wolf project. This one will be a little different, it is not going to be a neck through design but a bolt on neck instead. I was a little too ambitious trying to do a neck through for my first build and in the end bringing it to a professional to finish the project so this one will be much simpler and straight forward. I'm making this one for Phil Cook, he is a great guy and a great musician. You should check him out.

I got the mock body blank ready and started gluing up the final body blank the other day. today I used a vacuum bag for the first time to do the first layer of laminates to the core. I don't have a vacuum pump so I just got a ziploc garment bag which is the perfect size and used my home vacuum cleaner to suck out all the air and it worked like a charm.
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