Irwin Guitars “Wine Country”
“Wine Country” Master Luthier Doug Irwin

“Wine Country” – 2021

Irwin Guitars “Wine Country” handmade by Master Luthier Doug Irwin
Wine Country was started in 1993 at “The Art Farm” in Sonoma, CA. where Rosebud was built. It was started after Wolf Jr., and the body was possibly cut at the same time. Both Wolf Jr. and Wine Country are a hybrid of Wolf and Tiger/Rosebud. While the horns are shaped like Wolf, but with deeper cutaways, the body and lower bouts are the same shape, and dimensions as Tiger/Rosebud. They also both utilize a set-neck design like the Tiger/Rosebud guitars that Doug Irwin built for Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead.

Guitar Details

  • Luthier: Doug Irwin
  • Date: 5/7/2021
  • Body Core: Mahogany
  • Top and Back: Claro Walnut
  • Neck: Set-Neck: 7 ply laminate (4 x Walnut, 3 x Maple)
  • Headstock: 7 ply laminate (4 x Walnut, 3 x Maple) with Figured Walnut overlay, and MOP Eagle
  • Fingerboard: 22 Jumbo Frets, Ebony with MOP “Bird” on first fret, MOP dot markers, Radiused.
  • Aluminum side dot markers
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Weight: 7 pounds, 1 ounce
  • Pickups: DiMarzio’s Neck/SDS1, Center/Dual Sound (from Tiger 79-81), Bridge/Super Distortion
  • Pickup Ring: Handmade Walnut triple ring inset into body.
  • Tailpiece: Handmade Walnut and Chrome plated brass
  • Bridge: Vintage Harmonica bridge
  • Tuning Keys: Schaller (chrome)
  • Handmade Scalloped Brass Nut
  • Backplate: Peruvian Walnut
  • Handmade Walnut switch knob
  • Handmade switch and Jack plates
  • Body Inlays: Aluminum Grape Leaves/MOP Grape cluster (front). Koa, Flame Maple, MOP (back)
  • Finish: Hand rubbed oil
  • (Electronics by Gary Brawer)
  • Knob 1.) Master Vol., Knob 2.) Tone/ Neck and Bridge, Knob 3.) Tone /Center
  • 5-Way switch
  • 2 x Coil Tap switches(center and bridge)
  • 1 x OBEL on/off switch, On Board Effects Loop (OBEL)