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Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2472
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 8:56 am:   Edit Post

Here's an interesting listing on the bay. Jerry's Cripe guitar for a $23,000 starting bid. Not bad, except it's not Jerry's guitar AND it's not even a Cripe! Read carefully. I especially love the part where the seller explains how Cripe's guitar was much nicer than Irwin's because the seller's Cripe COPY is nicer than his Irwin COPY. Seller also talks about how this gives the Jerry sound without the necessity of Jerry's "extensive amplification" ... just plug it into a Fender and sound like Jerry! (As opposed to Jerry's amp which was a ... Fender!).

Bill, tgo
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5148
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 9:17 am:   Edit Post

" .. this top is 9/16" thick. That is a 1/2" and 1/4" put together."
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 703
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

Love the inlay, too. Looks like it was a reject from the mail-order school of inlay and marquetry.
Senior Member
Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 586
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post

I've seen this guitar before. It was done by Tim and Pat O'Donnell at Resurrection Guitars. As most of you know, my Big Bear is from Resurrection. I can't say enough good things about it, though, as Bradley pointed out, the inlay work doesn't compare to Alembics. However, for the $23,000 asking price, you could have 4 of these made.

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