When one hears the word "Jeep," certain images inevitably spring to mind. An image of a guitar, however, probably isn't one of them.
The iconic car manufacturer though, has teamed up with boutique builder Wallace Detroit Guitars to create an electric guitar like no other.
For starters, the guitar is built with old growth reclaimed pine sourced from Detroit's historic Packard auto plant, and boasts a Jeep-brand Army Star graphic on the front, hand-applied by a branding iron. On the back, there's a hand-painted Jeep logo and, amazingly, a topographical map of Detroit.
Elsewhere, the Jeep-branded instrument has a maple neck and fretboard, a deluxe beveled edge white pickguard, and chrome hardware with a traditional bridge.
Sonically, the guitar boasts a single coil pickup in the bridge position and a humbucker in the neck that – in another killer visual touch – boasts a graphic of Jeep’s famous grille design. Controls come in the form of individual master volume and tone knobs, and a three-way switch.
A guitar strap – made of recycled car seat belts – is also included with the guitar.
The Wallace Detroit Jeep guitar can be preordered now for $2,900. Due to the unique way the wood for the guitar is sourced, no two of the Jeep guitars will look exactly the same.
For more info on the guitar, stop by wallacedetroitguitars.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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