Reclaimed Wood Guitars

Mark Wallace

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09/07/13 to 09/07/14
Focus Area
Knight Arts Challenge

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To turn abandoned homes into a source of creativity by using reclaimed lumber to create guitars

To turn abandoned homes into a source of creativity, musician Mark Wallace will use reclaimed wood to create prototype electric guitars. Built with wood sourced from Reclaim Detroit, each guitar will be branded with the address of the home that provided the wood. Through the prototyping process, Wallace will evaluate the playability and tone of various guitar designs and wood types, establish a supply chain that is scalable and identify retail outlets for the finished product. Through the process, he seeks to build on Detroit’s heritage in music and manufacturing to create a high-quality product that reflects Detroit’s design aesthetic.

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Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace lives in Detroit, where he pursues his lifelong love of music as a fiddler, guitarist, songwriter and guitar maker.

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