Custom designed guitars
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead, Lieber Instruments is building a limited run of 24 exclusive guitars. Jerry Garcia’s Tiger and Wolf guitars are as emblematic of the Dead as the dancing bears and Thomas Lieber is rebirthing them in tribute to the band.
This guitar “Ocean” has been created with the love and intent of a symbolic vehicle for the Jerry Garcia Foundation to utilize in their continuing effort of expanding the positive world impact of Jerry Garcia’s creative legacy.
This is a re-envisioning of a legendary guitar by one of its original creators. Lieber’s Garcia brings with it a large slice of history as well as a lifetime of seasoned craftsmanship.
An iconic guitar made famous by its celebrated owner. The Garcia is known worldwide for its elegant body design, beautiful inlays and unmistakable sound.
With designs and features ranging from $4,300-$32,000, we are able to satisfy the budget of any serious player. Customization is not only available but welcome. Please contact today to start building your dream Garcia from scratch.
GRAPHITE SPEEDNECK WOLF
New slant on an old Irwin design! This is a new exciting instrument born from its original provenance.
Breathing new life into the classic wolf design Jerry Garcia made famous – implementing new technology you won’t find anywhere but Lieber Guitars.
An incredible guitar based upon the art works of H.R. Giger – commissioned by Chris Stein of Blondie. The asymmetrical bio-mechanical body is hand carved in wood. It is adorned with carbon graphite, assorted biological materials and bronze castings.
AMERICAN BEAUTY CLASSIC
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.
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.
AMERICAN BEAUTY CLASSIC ’09
The LG74 – American Beauty Classic ’09 has its roots steeped deeply within the original Garcia design. This is the original ornamental guitar design built from drawings and templates circa 1974. It is a wonderfully sounding and finely build instrument that offers aspects of the original design at an affordable price point.
The Butternut guitar is a genuinely hand made string instrument created from previous felled Butternut trees and the culmination of 37 years of hands-on experience. This guitar is a tribute to the Butternut tree in hopes of bringing awareness of its plight.
A kin to its older brother the SB II bass our new Spellbinder 6 string guitar also employs sound block design comprised from the traditional tone woods Maple, Spruce and Ebony, these are the same species of hard /softwood combination utilized by 16th century Master Violin Makers.