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The world’s first production aluminum archtop guitar.

The American-made guitars are manufactured and hand-riveted in Salem, Oregon. Known for their sustainable qualities and warm tones, these lightweight aluminum electric guitars are an instant classic. They are now available in nine colors and three different and unique finishes: chrome, powder coat and candy apple metal flake finish.

Normandy Guitars ensures the quality by hand-picking every component. Each guitar takes several months to finish. Discoveries like making their own overwound pick-ups for a high output that mimic that 1950’s sound set them apart from the average wooden guitar. These quality components combined with the aluminum body allow for an incredible sound with greater sustain.

The Normandy guitar is made out of specially selected aluminum, resulting in sustain qualities that are better and have been touted as far superior to the traditional wooden bodied guitars. “The purity and length of time a single, plucked note can ring out clean and true are far superior... this is important to most guitar players, especially those who play lead guitar,” says Normandy. 

The guitar features a body with classic archtop curves, a vintage Bigsby®-vibrato tailpiece and distinctive rivets on the front and back. The Normandy guitar is available in nine colors and three different finishes: chrome, powder coat and Candy Apple Metal Flake finish. The chrome finish is triple electroplated. In that process, the body is initially buffed, electrically charged in a hot bath with Zincate, then dipped in copper, covered with nickel and completed with a flashy chrome finish.

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