For those unfamiliar with Dead & Company, the supergrounp comprises of Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.
The guitars will be auctioned to raise funds for over a dozen charities over the course of the next month. The first guitar in the series, the “Dancing Bears” model, will be auctioned throughout the tour—closing at the final show in Mountain View, CA on July 30.
The other guitars each celebrate one of four legendary venues and will be displayed and auctioned at those specific locations: Citi Field in New York, Folsom Field in Boulder, Alpine Valley in Elkhorn, and Fenway Park in Boston.
Last July, HeadCount auctioned a signed custom D’Angelico guitar, that had been previously played by the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir on stage, for a crazy $526,000US. The guitar was won in a Participation Row auction at the final Grateful Dead concert in Chicago.