The guitar was designed and will be built by Wallace Detroit Guitars, a boutique company that specializes in making axes out of wood sourced from Detroit landmarks.
Following the presentation of an initial example in Nashville at the CMA Awards late last year, the guitar maker this year began production of another 100, one to celebrate each year Chevrolet Trucks has been existence.
That presentation guitar was made from maple sourced from the old Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, which Wallace Guitars says is the oldest fire department in Michigan. The rest of the guitars will be made of wood from the Fort Wayne GM plant. That wood boasts less heritage than that which went into the initial example, however: the truck plant was built in 1986.
This isn’t the first time GM has collaborated with the Detroit guitar maker, which currently has a line that uses wood sourced from the Cadillac stamping plant in Detroit.
Wallace Detroit Guitars is headed by Detroit resident Mark Wallace, who has been using locally-sourced reclaimed wood to build guitars since 2014.