The Amicus Foundation has been a supporter of Women With a Mission since 2010. With their help we’ve been able to provided funding for a deep-water well and boys dormitory (currently under construction) at Hway Ka Loke boarding house. In return we offer them our audience to promote their fundraising efforts to continue support of children at risk, developing educational opportunities and working with impoverished communities in Thailand.
Amicus will be auctioning an authenticated Jerry Garcia guitar made by the guitar building masters at Alembic: serial number #72-13, custom made for Jerry Garcia in 1972, the thirteenth instrument made by Alembic. Starting at 7PM PST on June 5th, the auction will be on eBay, ending June 12th. Proceeds from this auction will go to benefit Amicus Foundation to support their projects.
“The guitar is steeped in history. In the early days of the Grateful Dead, Alembic, under Stanley “Bear” Owsley’s inspiration, was making instruments and PAs that pushed the envelope, experimented with new ideas and were built as road worthy as possible using military grade electronics. Things that had never been done before with a guitar or bass were accomplished by Alembic. This guitar embodies all those qualities, especially the electronics. For example, there is an inline analogue filter with resonance that can really provide a truly unique sound.
Jerry Garcia gave this guitar to Matthew Kelly during a recording session of “A Wing and A Prayer”. Matthew in turn has donated the guitar to Amicus for auction.“
Photos and a lot more information on the guitar, the auction and Matthew’s relationship with the extended Grateful Dead family can be viewed here: www.jerrygarciaguitar.com.
Folks, bid high and be sure that your efforts will be supporting some really good people doing really good work!