American Beauty Classic ’10

The Story

We are pleased to announce the creation of our newest model. The 2010 – LG74 American Beauty Classic. Truly a beauty with an affordable price point. Other instruments that may be considered of a comparable hand-crafted quality instrument sell today for over $6400.00

We are the source!

It was the luthier team of Doug Irwin and Thomas Lieber that worked intimately with Jerry Garcia through the process of designing, creating and building his favorite and most often played custom guitars.

All of the instruments created at Lieber guitars have experienced a minimum resale value three-times their original purchase price. Time itself has validated this fact!

The Guitar

Figured-Flamed Maple three piece neck with a 160-year-old rosewood fingerboard. Body is chambered American Black Walnut with a ¼ inch Flame Maple top. Figured Maple headstock overlays, Abalone Hearts eagle logo inlay. Pick up mounting ring is figured Maple.

Electronics feature our standard Garcia DiMarzio pickup package (minus the effects loop and buffer). Master volume, neck pickup tone control, middle and rear pickup tone control, 5 position lever switch, coil tapping switches for both middle and rear pickups ie series / single coil / parallel. Electronics cavity has been dimensioned to receive future components.

Dual acting truss rods are installed within all our instruments.

Available Upgrades

Custom Deluxe Logo: $350.00
Polished Brass Pickup Ring: $125.00 (unplated)
Garcia Ebony Fingerboard, Inlay Pattern Mother of Pearl: $780.00
1/ 2 inch carved flamed Maple Top: $925.00
Waldo T Clone or CAE Buffer Effect Loop Electronics: $280.00
Ebony Peghead Face Plate: $40.00
Brass String Nut: $65.00

Additional upgrades available upon request

Custom ABC Back Neck Angle

Brass String Nut Upgrade

Custom ABC Front Neck Angle

Custom Electronics Closeup

Custom ABC Full Front

Custom ABC Full Back

American Beauty Classic Upgrade

Gold Hardware Upgrade

Custom Deluxe Logo

Fingerboard Inlay Upgrade


Two to four month delivery upon order. One-half deposit, balance due upon completion. Pricing does not include case, shipping or applicable tax. 100% hand-built in the USA.

Base Model Price: $4,500.00

Phone: (607) 437-2614