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Jerry Garcia’s Guitar, Wall of Sound Equipment & More Grateful Dead Items Going Up for Auction

Legendary jam band also offering classic shows on Coda Collection.

Sotheby’s announced the upcoming From the Vault: Property from the Grateful Dead and Friends on Wednesday (Aug. 25), which will feature a variety of items from the legendary San Francisco jam band.

Among the items up for bid culled from the collections of Grateful Dead Productions and the group’s inner circle are late lead singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia’s stage-used 12-string Guild Starfire guitar (estimate $50,000-$70,000), as well as 1990s-era stage racks used by Garcia and fellow singer-guitarist Bob Weir (estimated $10,000-$15,000 each) and Garcia’s beloved McIntosh 2300 amplifier with “Budman” sticker ($5,000-$7,000).

According to a release announcing the online auction — slated to take place from Oct. 7-14 — it will explore “the vast cultural impact of the Grateful Dead, and is highlighted by stage equipment from all eras of Grateful Dead tours including surviving components from the legendary Wall of Sound, as well as Jerry Garcia’s stage-used equipment and other touring equipment. There will also be personal items from crew members “Big” Steve Parish and Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff, including the latter’s psychedelic jumpsuit (estimated $20,000-$30,000).

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