Pure Michigan Guitar

Pure Michigan Guitar

Making Music in Michigan

What happens when you combine Pure Michigan and Wallace Detroit Guitars? An incredible instrument that's fine-tuned to create music in celebration of the Great Lakes State—and it’s looking for a home.

Discover pure craftsmanship inspired by Michigan.

The custom-made Pure Michigan Guitar is crafted from wood salvaged from the historic Packard Automotive Plant and features a copper pickguard engraved with images of Michigan from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula. Learn more about the materials and inspiration that created this guitar below. 

While it is certainly a piece of art to be marveled at, this guitar was made to be played. Learn more about your chance to own this one-of-a-kind piece of Michigan craftsmanship.

Guitar Body

Handmade in Detroit from reclaimed, old-growth pine from the historic Packard Automotive Plant.

Pickguard

Hand-etched aged copper, symbolizing the Upper Peninsula, with the Pure Michigan logo and imagery. 

Guitar Strap

Handcrafted from reclaimed vinyl from 1960 Cadillac car seats.

Control Knobs

Handmade brass replicas of Detroit manhole covers.

Jazzmaster design

The WDG Declan body celebrates Michigan Guitar players from Jack White to Laith Al-Saadi.

Crafting the Pure Michigan Guitar

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Wallace Detroit Guitars creating the Pure Michigan Guitar. 

 

ABOUT WALLACE DETROIT GUITARS

"Detroit has always been about music. And it’s always been about making things."

Mark Wallace founded Wallace Detroit Guitars in 2014 with the inspiration to craft guitars from Detroit history. Using reclaimed wood from Detroit buildings, they continue the iconic city's proud tradition of creation and great music.

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Pure Sounds of Michigan

Music is all around us, all you have to do is listen. Experience Pure Sounds of Michigan, the album, created in collaboration with Detroit's Assemble Sound and the Michigan DNR.

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Crafting the Pure Michigan Guitar

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Wallace Detroit Guitars creating the Pure Michigan Guitar. 

 

ABOUT WALLACE DETROIT GUITARS

"Detroit has always been about music. And it’s always been about making things."

Mark Wallace founded Wallace Detroit Guitars in 2014 with the inspiration to craft guitars from Detroit history. Using reclaimed wood from Detroit buildings, they continue the iconic city's proud tradition of creation and great music.

Learn More

Pure Sounds of Michigan

Music is all around us, all you have to do is listen. Experience Pure Sounds of Michigan, the album, created in collaboration with Detroit's Assemble Sound and the Michigan DNR.

Learn More

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Pure Michigan Guitar

On your next road trip, listen to the iconic music of Motown that has been inspiring generations of musicians to this day.

Pure Sounds of Michigan is a soothing compilation album that invites listeners to take a virtual, sunrise-to-sunset tour of the state from coast to coast as interpreted by some of Michigan’s most talented musicians.