DETROIT--Wallace Detroit Guitars and Chevrolet are teaming up to release a line of guitars made with wood salvaged from the GM truck plant in Fort Wayne, IN. The move further cements the bond between Detroit's long legacies of automobile and music production.
Maple is typically associated with acoustic guitars for its warm and bright sound. Wallace's line of Chevy truck guitars are electric, giving them a different tone and vibe from your average ax—usually made with mahogany or ash.
Wallace Detroit Guitars began in 2014 and has carved out a name for itself by producing guitars made with wood reclaimed from historic buildings in Detroit. So far, they've made guitars using wood from the Cadillac stamping plant and the Detroit fire department headquarters building.
GM Fort Wayne was founded in 1986 and has produced pickup trucks for more than 30 years.