the TIGER BADGE - Grateful Fred   - Vehicle Emblems & Hood Ornaments
the TIGER BADGE - Grateful Fred   - Vehicle Emblems & Hood Ornaments
the TIGER BADGE - Grateful Fred   - Vehicle Emblems & Hood Ornaments
the TIGER BADGE - Grateful Fred   - Vehicle Emblems & Hood Ornaments
the TIGER BADGE - Grateful Fred   - Vehicle Emblems & Hood Ornaments
the TIGER BADGE - Grateful Fred   - Vehicle Emblems & Hood Ornaments
the TIGER BADGE - Grateful Fred   - Vehicle Emblems & Hood Ornaments
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the TIGER BADGE

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  • We're heads, that wanna make quality stuff for other heads.
  • Our products are guaranteed to be cold rain & snow proof.
  • Our badges are safe to apply and remove from all cars.
  • We were born in 2020 and are based in Brookhaven, Ga.
  • Made of ABS plastic: Same as every major car mfg. badges.
  • Our badges are designed to stand out... while blending in.

the TIGER BADGE is modeled off of the inlay design from Jerry's main guitar, TIGER, which he played from 1979 to 1989. It was designed and built by Sonoma County luthier, Doug Irwin. The instrument was commissioned by Garcia in 1973 following delivery of Wolf, his first major Irwin-built guitar. Upon commissioning the instrument, Garcia enjoined Irwin to "make it the way he thought was best, and DON'T HOLD BACK."

Throughout the design and construction process, it was provisionally designated "the Garcia". The final name came from the tiger inlaid on the preamp cover. The body features several layers of wood laminated together face-to-face in a configuration referred to as a "hippie sandwich" by employees of Alembic, where Irwin worked for a brief period in the early 1970s. The combination of several heavy varieties of wood, plus solid brass binding and hardware resulted in an unusually heavy instrument, weighing 13+1/2 pounds (6.1 kg). After Garcia began using a new Irwin guitar (known as Rosebud) in December 1989, Tiger became his backup guitar.

During the Grateful Dead's final concert on July 9, 1995, a mechanical problem arose with Rosebud. Tiger was brought out and thus became the last guitar Garcia played in public.

  • Available in CHROME & MATTE BLACK
  • 2.25” X 3.3”
  • Durable, weatherproof, chrome-plated ABS plastic
  • Ships directly from USA 

Shipping policy

Free shipping on orders over $59.99.  Standard Shipping on orders under $59.99 is $6.95(AK & HI $7.95).   Standard Shipping ships via USPS First Class with tracking.   Orders should arrive within 3-5 business days after processing time.  Shipping to Canada is $12.95 with no free shipping option.

PREORDERS

If any of the items included in your order are "PRE-ORDER" items, then shipping will occur once the latest preorder date item is in stock.

PROCESSING TIME

Orders typically ship the next business day. During peak season (i.e. Holidays), orders may ship within two-three business days.  Orders placed Friday-Sunday will ship out Mondays and Tuesdays.   We do not ship on weekends or U.S. holidays.

TRACKING MY ORDER

You will receive a tracking number via email when your order is processed.  

POSSIBLE DELAYS

We do our best to ensure the timely delivery of all orders. When selecting our 2-day express shipping option, please bear in mind that we are only provided with an estimated delivery date from our carriers. On a rare occasion, these packages can arrive outside of the estimated timeframe.

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS

Currently, we ship throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Any questions or inquiries, please contact helpontheway@grateful-fred.com.