Like Thom Panunzio, countless professionals in the music industry have an affinity for rolling works of art. Sadly, Thom Panunzio's cars are now little more than charred metal carcasses. Nevertheless, Thom's love for distinct autos doesn't skip a beat.
The thrill and passion one feels in an off-the-shelf model pales in comparison to a one-off from Taylor Guitars or Marshall Amplification. Rolls-Royce and Bentley aren't the only manufacturers with bespoke products!
At Gibson Custom Shop, they're kind of the pinnacle, the flagship of Gibson brands, and making high end items, bespoke items that are undeniable in every sense of that word.
By no means is it easy to separate one form of creativity from another. Every form feeds off of another, absorbing new ideas and giving birth to others. Certainly, the NAMM Show is as fine an example as one can find anywhere.
One example of the music and auto connection is the Sauvage “One-Piece Master”, which is largely inspired by the love of automotive design. “When designing the ‘One-Piece Master’, we were strongly influenced by the car industry; especially the luxurious cars like the Bugatti, Porsche, and some French brand called Facel Vega.
Trying to covey all of the overwhelming variety of instruments is an exercise in futility. However, a picture is worth a thousand words. So, AutoDesignO is providing a collection of images that speaks volumes as to what one can find at the 2015 NAMM Show. The carefully crafted instruments provide a wide palate of colors, materials, and textures, which in many instances would look right at home on something other than just guitars, drums, or horns. With only a slight bit of imagination it’s easy to see automotive applications in nearly every product.
The 2015 NAMM Show is a focal point for those seeking out the hottest innovations in musical products, the recording industry, and related aspects of the music business. Bottom line, this is where the cool kids come and get their sugar rush, or at least the buyers for the candy stores come to stock up.
The core belief at NAMM is that everyone should have the opportunity to make music. A channel to release that pent up creativity and energy is a fundamental human need. Just imagine a world where making music is a part of each and every life. This association is changing the world and inspiring. And, when it comes to the creativity in auto design and music, well, let's just say great minds think alike!