delahaye-135m

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DELAHAYE ARCHTOP

Luthier: Mark Lacey

All features of the guitar are taken from the 1937 Delahaye 135MS Roadster. Mark chose black to contrast with the chrome. The tailpiece is the front grille of the Delahaye. The cars front fender is depicted in the pickguard and is made of anodized brushed aluminum trimmed with figured maple.

Aluminum volume and tone knobs are made to look like engine pistons. The cars unusual door handle is featured in the headstock and made from three pieces of aluminum.

Fingerboard inlays are various knobs in the dashboard and the engine side vents are also featured. Mark used different types of shell and brass for these. The sound holes are a profile of the simple hood ornament. The binding trim is figured maple.