“007” – Circa 1973“007” Early Doug Irwin Rosewood Special. Completed circa early ‘73 not long before Wolf was delivered. Originally built custom for Bill Johnson. Layered in some Osage Orange and Purple Heart to make things interesting. Ebony board. Lots of brass and Mother of Pearl. Not to mention a lil’ surprise on the back of an inlayed Tiger. There are still nearly 50 Doug Irwin original hand-built guitars floating around that we haven’t been able to locate.
“007” Early Doug Irwin Rosewood Special Guitar Details
- Luthier: Doug Irwin
- Client: Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia
- Date: 1973
- Medium: Cocobolo, maple, ebony, padauk, ivory, brass, vermillion, mother-of-pearl