The graphic for AF60GD-Roses features a full rendering of the iconic Bertha skeleton and roses. Also known as Skull & Roses. Bertha was originally composed by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, who added color and lettering to a 1913 illustration by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. The artwork first appeared on posters for the Grateful Dead’s 1966 shows at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, and quickly became one of the band’s most recognizable images.
The guitar is an OM model, a shape renowned for its balance and tone and the AF60GD build quality is superb. Made from a solid A+ Sitka spruce top and Mahogany back and sides with our FST2 forward shifting bracing system. The guitar offers a lively response and great projection.
The iconic artwork has been cleverly silk-screened on to the spruce and then the guitar is finished with a flawless gloss topcoat.
Other appointments include the Alvarez Bi-Level bridge, 12th fret lightning bolt inlay, real bone nut and saddle and a great quality gig bag and numbered certificate of authenticity.