Tuesday, October 7

Electric Guitars Made from the Detritus of Detroit

"When Frank Norris plays a guitar made by Wallace Detroit Guitars, he says it 'feels like home.' And maybe that’s because Wallace Detroit Guitars are made with reclaimed wood from abandoned Detroit homes. Following the financial crisis of 2008, perhaps no American city fared worse than Detroit. The city found itself with 10,000 vacant homes. And eventually the city purchased entire blocks and razed the houses to the ground. According to the Detroit web site Model D, a lot of the wood [from these structures] hasn’t gone to waste."
Open Culture (Video)