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  Cripes Eagle
  Guitar photos © Steve Armato
“Was most likely to be Jerry’s next guitar" —Steve Cripe
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“Eagle” is simple elegance.  Asymmetric body contours, supple curvature, smooth elongated horns—they all soothe the eye and invite the touch. It is semi-hollow and weighs nine pounds, eight ounces with a 25 ½” scale.

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Nine-ply laminated neck is made of rosewood, maple, purpleheart, maple, rosewood, maple, purpleheart, maple, and rosewood.

cripes eagle

This is the only Cripe guitar with an inlay in the body as opposed to on the cavity cover. A battery lies beneath it but the cover is on the back.

cripes eagle

Three Harmonic Design Z90 pickups are encased in a brass mounting plate.


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The body consists of five layers of wood. From the top: East Indian rosebood, maple, purpleheart, maple, and East Indian rosewood.

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This is the only semi-hollow body guitar Cripe made that has been identified.

Pat O’Donnell of Resurrection Guitars

Pat O’Donnell of Resurrection Guitars holds Eagle after retrieving it from Cripe’s workshop.

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Lightning Bolt, Eagle, and Top Hat—outtake from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Photo Shoot.

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