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The Chief


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This guitar is a tribute to Chief Joseph, the legendary chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, whos words were made famous upon his surrender on October 5, 1877.

"Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Too-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are—perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."

"Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain"

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Body: Alder
Neck: Canary
Fret board: Canary
Frets: Stainless Steel
Nut: Graphite
Pickups: Lollar Special S Series Single Coil
Bridge: Glendale Cold Rolled Steel Base Plate
KTS Titanium Block Saddles
Tuners: Schaller Locking Mini