NAMM EXHIBITION WILL INCLUDE GUITARS MADE WITH
WOOD FROM HISTORIC FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT
Wallace Detroit Guitars will be exhibiting new models at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Los Angeles. This will be the first time Wallace Detroit Guitars attends the event.
Wallace will be introducing a new offset model, which will feature two P90 pickups and a mastery bridge. In addition, Wallace will be exhibiting guitars made from three new historic locations: the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center, and a former t-shirt factory from Michigan Avenue in Corktown.
The Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center was located in the housing project where Diana Ross and the Supremes grew up. The Center was frequently used by Joe Louis, the heavyweight champion boxer from Detroit.
Ann Arbor blues phenom, Laith Al-Saadi, who wowed the country with his performances on The Voice in 2016 will be playing Wallace Detroit Guitars at their NAMM exhibit (booth 1397 on 1/20/17 at 2 pm and again on 1/21/17 at 3 pm). Al-Saadi had the number 1 best selling blues song on iTunes in 2016.
For more information, www.wallacedetroitguitars.com.
About Wallace Detroit Guitars:
A Detroit-based company, Wallace Detroit Guitars builds hand-made, American guitars using reclaimed wood from buildings in Detroit. These one-of-a-kind, beautiful instruments are visually stunning and built to be played. Pickups, neck profile, hardware, and all aesthetics are designed to exacting specifications and geared towards sophisticated players and collectors.
Every Wallace Detroit Guitar is marked with the address of the building that provided the reclaimed wood.
The reclaimed wood used in Wallace Detroit Guitars is typically over 100 years old. The old-growth wood was also air dried, which allowed crystal structures to form and separate from the pores in the wood. This gives the guitars a vintage sound, and allows them to vibrate more freely than modern guitars. As a result, the guitars have great sustain and tonal range.
All wood used in Wallace Detroit Guitars is responsibly harvested by a local non-profit who provides training and employment to local Detroit residents. This reclamation process keeps literally tons of wood from being sent to landfills.