Detroit guitar maker teams up with Chevy trucks

Detroit guitar maker teams up with Chevy to create reclaimed six strings.

Wallace Detroit Guitars, a local business based out of Detroit, has teamed up with Chevy to create guitars built purely from the history of Detroit.

The dynamic duo will be releasing a line of guitars, all made from wood saved from the GM truck plant of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two are teaming up to celebrate the bond between the two rich histories of Detroit's music and automobile production.

Founded in 1986, GM Fort Wayne is an assembly plant that has produced automobiles for over 30 years.

Wallace Detroit Guitars went into business in 2014 and is known for producing guitars from reclaimed wood from historical buildings throughout Detroit. In the past four years, they have used the wood from the Cadillac Stamping Plant and the Detroit Fire Department headquarters building.

For acoustic guitars, maple is usually used to achieve a soft and bright sound. Wallace is making electric guitars for Chevrolet using ash or mahogany.

The guitars are only around for a limited run, to celebrate Chevy truck's 100 year anniversary.  Listed at $3,800, the guitars will be made from long grain maple from the truck plant and will feature a Telecaster body.

You can find the guitar on the company's website, listed as "Chevy Fort Wayne Plant."

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