Corvette Guitar - Davis Guitars
Luthier Dan Davis has always had a passion for beautiful guitars but he also has a love for the American sports car, the Corvette. In 2020, he is combining his passion while creating a one of a kind masterpiece. Introducing the Dan Davis custom “Corvette Guitar”. In the gallery below, Dan walks us through how he was inspired to create this one of a kind gem and also he shows us some behind the scene images while creating the guitar. Dan plans to have this guitar completed in December, 2020. We will continue to update this gallery as he completes the instrument.
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Putting An Idea On Paper
This is an early sketch of the outline of the C8 Corvette guitar. the body is in the shape of the C8 Corvette Stingray emblem found on the rear of Corvette. The tail of the Stingray runs op the center of the fingerboard with the C O R V E T T E inlayed as position markers ( in Mother Of Pearl) in the same font as the C8 corvette on the car. This sketch was also used to build the case for the instrument.
Corvette C8 Guitar Body Design
The Corvette C8 guitar features a Sitka Spruce carved arch top of the instrument as well as “C8 Corvette” side vents shape that are used for shape of the sound holes of this acoustic instrument. Also shown are the pick guard and pieces of the tail piece positioned on the instrument.
Starting to Take Shape!
This photo shows the neck fitted, frets installed, and pick guard fitted on the C8 Corvette instrument body. The guitar body is made with Quilted Maple on both the back and sides, Sitka Spruce carved arch top, Ebony binding and has been outlined with .047″ wide Abalone purfling strips.