I "won" this pawn shop prize today and I am SO psyched!
It's an older brother to my Electra "Maple Pro" that Bill autographed in '96 in San Francisco. I keep that one in the studio only, so this puppy will stand me in good stead live.
I probably got this at such a low price because the people selling it had no idea what it is. It is NOT a "jerry Garcia", but an "Elvin Bishop" designed model with a trapeze tail instead of the stop-bar like my Maple Pro has.
Exact same "tree of life" inlay on the neck and I'm sure it sings! It listed for $469 back in 1976 so since I've already been offered $1200 for it, this is a great investment for a poor boy like me!
I'm sure Amber and Elvin will get along just fine. You'll be hearing from them both very soon.
Cheers everyone! Thanks for letting me share!