Resources

Grateful Dead—Official site includes information about The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, individual band members, and merchandise.

Steve Kimock—Official site for Steve Kimock includes news, tour dates, biographies, gear information, and sound files.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum— The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the preeminent home for the celebration and study of rock and roll music.

Resurrection Guitars—Pat O’Donnell and his son Tim, of Resurrection Guitars, picked up the pieces of Cripe’s work and completed several guitars that were under construction when Cripe died. They make custom designed guitars including replicas of Cripe’s guitars.

Tungsten Amplification—Adam Palow was a friend of Steve Cripe and has owned several Cripe Guitars. He is the founder of Tungsten Amplification. which specializes in building hand wired tube amplifiers.

Gary Brawer—Gary Brawer lives in San Francisco and does modifications, restorations and repairs on guitars and basses. Gary was Garcia’s main guitar tech, the professional who modified Jerry’s Cripe guitars to suit his specific setup and electronics requirements.

James D. McCallister—James co-authored The Last Guitars of Jerry Garcia in the January 2010 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine.  He is a novelist, freelance writer and Deadhead.

Doug Macrae—Doug Macrae was officially presented with his Stephen Cripe acoustic guitar by Stephen’s father, Orval Cripe, during one of Doug’s performances back in 1997. The guitar quickly became known for its master craftsmanship. Beautifully designed with a spruce top and rosewood sides and back, the highlighted features include a double cut-away, a bolt-on neck and a mother of pearl inlay of a small dolphin on the 12th fret. Rightly named the “Dolphin”, Macrae played this guitar on his most recent album entitled “A Time For Every Thing”, as well as on two singles with his bluegrass band, which is called “Doug Macrae and the Big Grass Tradition. 

Artinger Guitars—Makes custom designed guitars in Pennsylvania.

Vintage Guitar Magazine—Article: The Last Guitars of Jerry Garcia

Photography Credits

Bob Minkin Photography—Bob designed and produced this website and contributed photos of Garcia and Kimock playing their Cripe guitars. He is the author of Just Jerry, The Music Never Stopped and Live Dead. Minkin has also created the CD and DVD packaging for dozens of the Grateful Dead’s music releases. Visit his online store for books and prints at Minkin Photography Store.com

Carl Fowler—Carl Fowler photographed Jerry Garcia’s guitars at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for this website.

Hal Hammer, Jr.—was a friend and mentor to Steve Cripe and provided stories, documents and photos.

Janice Wulf Photography—Janice has many photos of Steve Kimock playing both of his Cripe guitars.

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