Tuesday, July 8, 2008


SALEM, ORE., 7 JULY 2008 – An Oregon-based guitar company has hit the market with the world’s first production aluminum archtop guitar. Introduced just last month in Nashville, Normandy Guitars instantly gained international acclaim and captured best of show honors at NAMM, the largest music trade show in the world.

Much like the transition from wood to metal in the tennis industry, the buzz in the music industry is that this could be the advent of a new era in the guitar market. “Our response at this show was phenomenal,” said Jim Normandy, CEO of Normandy Guitars. “The guitar’s distinctive craftsmanship and design gained recognition from artists, manufacturers and media. The world does not need another Stratocaster copy,’” said Normandy.

Macsimum News presented the “Best of Show” honors for Summer NAMM 2008, where they recognized the ATG-SB Aluminum-Body Guitar by Normandy Guitars as one of the hottest products at the show, “…seek out what you want and hold on to your strap when you hear the monster tone of Normandy Guitars,” they say. “Turn heads with your sound, but cause whiplash with a Normandy.”

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 guitar players, especially those who play lead guitar,” says Normandy. “A
headlining act at one of the NAMM after-show concerts loved our guitar. They played the Normandy throughout their entire performance!”

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, several powder-coated colors and Candy Apple Metal Flake finishes. 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.

For more information on Normandy Guitars, visit http://www.normandyguitars.com/, www.myspace.com/normandyguitars, or call Jim Normandy at 503.689.1998.

About Normandy Guitars
The Normandy guitar is the world’s first production aluminum archtop. The American-made guitars are manufactured and hand-riveted in Salem, Oregon. Known for their sustain 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, several powder-coated colors and candy apple metal flake finishes. For more information or to order, visit http://www.normandyguitars.com/ or call 503.689.1998.

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