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Dan Erlewine | Albert King: Lucy

In 1971, Dan Erlewine built a guitar that will quickly become an iconic, intriguing and inspiring instrument known as “Lucy”.
Read the fascinating story behind Albert King’s legendary
Wallnut Flying V.
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Dan Erlewine | Jerry Garcia: Stratishcaster

Legend Jerry Garcia commisioned this quirky “Stratishcaster” made out of the same black wallnut as Albert King’s Lucy.
“In 1971, Jerry commissioned me to make this strat-style guitar from my Albert King stash of black walnut. He liked the numeral inlays that I had installed in one of my own guitars so that I’d never forget what fret I was at. It was a joke, but he liked it. ”
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Dan Erlewine | The Prime Movers

You might be cool but .. You may never be as cool as Dan Erlewine playing the (later to be) Bloomfield Burst in your band. Your drummer is a guy you nicknamed Iggy Pop …
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Dan Erlewine | His Story

You might be cool but .. You may never be as cool as Dan Erlewine playing the (later to be) Bloomfield Burst in your band. Your drummer is a guy you nicknamed Iggy Pop …

Prime Movers, 1965: Jim Osterberg (Iggy Pop)- drums, Jack Dawson- bass, Dan Erlewine-guitar, Bob Scheff (Blue Gene Tyranny)- keyboard, Michael Erlewine- harmonica. #primemovers #annarbor #iggypop #bluegenetyranny #danerlewine #michaelerlewine ...

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The Velvet Bulldozer, that title doesn’t come without a reason. He was always the top class of the 3 kings sporting a suit with Flying V and in his later years a pair of aviators. Nobody can quite capture the sound he made with the out of phase and upside down wedge shaped guitar. And whether he was ripping on the 58’ Korina or the Dan Erlewine built “Lucy” you knew automatically it was him. We miss you, R.I.P. Albert King! ...

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Brand new 2021 Iris DE-11 Dan Erlewine signature model handmade in Burlington, Vermont. Serial #169. Dan’s first signature guitar, based on his beloved 1937 Kalamazoo KG-11, features a 1930s V-shaped neck, Rickard rear-mount banjo tuning machines, an Adirondack spruce top, a satin finish, as well as Honduran mahogany back, sides, and neck. Most intriguing, its neck extends past the nut before transitioning into the ears of the peghead, and threaded brass inserts in the fingerboard accept screw-down capos. “It’s the most musical new guitar I’ve ever owned,” says Erlewine. Satin finish with no pore filling. Bolt on Mortise and Tenon neck joint. Katalox fretboard/bridge. Adirondack spruce braces. Bone nut/saddle. Tiger stripe pickguard. Built in Capo System comes with 3 capos, 2 thumb screws, 4 torx screws, and Torx Screw Installer. 4.0” deep at end pin. TKL Hardshell case.
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We can't let today go by without wishing the one…the only...Dan Erlewine (monsterfret) a very Happy Birthday. 🥳🎂

​Talk about the OG...here's Dan playing a his '59 LP (the one he later traded to Mike Bloomfield) with his band the Prime Movers at the Filmore West. That night he opened for Electric Flag and Cream. 🤯

​Happy birthday bud...hope you had a great day!




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Found this most awesome picture just now.. must be somewere in 2008 at the galloup_school in Michigan. #galloupguitars #dehaanguitars #danerlewine #guitarbuildingcourse #guitarmakingschool monsterfret cassiasguitars fattymcfattfatt ...

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Aspettando il #senspickup dall'omone lucacassinerio (che taggo tanto in 15 anni non ha mai risposto 😂😂) 🔥🔥🔥 ...

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Meeting The Godfather of American Lutherie, Dan Erlewine aka monsterfret He’s the first person to put guitar building and repair instructions on tape, making lutherie work accessible for everyone around the world, and he went on to design, prototype, build, and sell a very large portion and majority of tools I use today as a student luthier.
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Here’s a fun throwback from November of 2002. This was taken after my first one-on-one weekend workshop with Dan. Little did I know at the time, my career path would change within the following year and I’d be moving to Athens. Hard to believe this was almost 19 years ago! #guitarrepair #guitarshop #tbt #stratocaster #stadiumguitar #danerlewine #stewmac #luthier #luthiery ...

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Paying my respects. 🙏🏻
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Enjoyed getting to know this irisguitar DE-11 prototype model before it left to a new owner! A truly unique guitar! www.StayGoldGuitars.com
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Albert King and Lucy.
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Dun dun dun dun dun dun..........dun dun dun dun..dun 😏
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Three decades later, Dan monsterfret and Bryan have re-teamed to reproduce Albert King’s iconic V, “Lucy”. To ensure these instruments not only look and feel the same, Dan used the last of his original Lucy wood to build one for joebonamassa and myself. Very happy to be a part of Dan and Alberts legacy.
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Just found this one on my phone. My Stewmac compadres wrestling the neck off of a ‘42 D-45, with a special Maglite assist by Steve! #guitarrepair #martind45 #1942 #vintageguitar #acousticguitar #martinguitar #stewmac #heystewmac #danerlewine #toddsams #elliotjohnconry ...

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