Moved by Leamy’s selflessness and sharing his passion for aiding the homeless, D’Angelico Guitars jumped at the opportunity to provide instruments for the homeless musicians Leamy has met through his program. “When I first met John Glen (one of the homeless musicians Leamy has befriended), he said ‘It would really mean the world to me to have just a few minutes to play your instrument. It calms me down. It’s like oxygen,’” says Leamy. “I called John to meet me so he could jam. But what I didn’t tell him was that D’Angelico was kind enough to donate a guitar for him to keep!” Leamy kept the gift a surprise until they met in person.
Since the formation of Dead & Company in 2015, Grateful Dead fans have reveled in the return of their musical heroes. Now, the most dedicated fans in the world have yet another reason to celebrate. After more than a year of research and collaborative design, D’Angelico Guitars has released the all-new Bob Weir Signature SS.
At the 2017 X Games in Aspen, Colorado, all medal winners will receive a custom gold, silver, or bronze “medal” guitar at the winner’s podium, provided by D’Angelico Guitars.