Why didn't Rick Nielsen purchase Jerry Garcia's guitar for his collection?

Rick Nielsen, the guitar player, from the pride and joy of Rockford Illinois, Cheap Trick, is a big collector of guitars.

If you've ever seen Cheap Trick in concert, you can't help but notice all of the different guitars he uses in a show.

When he did an exhibit at the Burpee Museum in Rockford called "Rick's Picks," we got to see a portion of his incredible collection.


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His collection has been featured in books, articles, and TV shows including "American Pickers."

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Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead played some very famous custom guitars too.

According to yahoo.com

"A guitar named Wolf, that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids was auctioned off."

That would be a great addition to Rick's collection. Why didn't he bid on it. Well, I have a guess.

"A guitar of Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia raises more than $3 million at an auction to support a leading civil rights group."

Even for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rock Star like Rick Nielsen, that's a lot of money to spend on one guitar.

Video: Jerry Garcia guitar raises more than $3mln for rights group

I would have loved to see Rick jamming on a Jerry guitar in concert though.


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