Chattanooga, TN

Located in the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Songbirds is the result of an effort to showcase a rare collection of timeless guitars to give everyone the chance to experience the beauty and rich history of the instruments.

Rather than create a white glove environment, the owner preferred a relaxed, parlor feel with a rock-n-roll vibe. Owing much to the inherent nature of the Choo-Choo, the space exuded character from its riveted beams and columns to the expansive windows and brick detailing. Using steel, glass and dark woods, patrons are drawn into the music scene and immersed in the richness of generations of music history.

Designed as a progression, both through history and in rarity of guitars, the main space is open and tells of the evolution of the guitar though the decades. One may even hear some guitars being played either at the performance space or in the adjacent band room. Past the main space is the Lounge, which is designed a true guitar parlor where more rare guitars can be found in a more intimate setting. From the Lounge guests get a view into the Vault, which holds the most valuable guitars in the collection.

We worked closely with our friends at Range Projects in the fabrication of custom, secure display cases.

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