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Ayron Jones, Cameron Lavi-jones and Reuben Forsland chill out with a jam session in Reuben

Seattle Musicians Join JOI Guitars

JOI Guitars is proud to be adding new talent to our roster of performing musicians. Two amazing artists from Seattle’s Alternative Rock and Blues scene, Ayron Jones  from Ayron Jones and The Way, and Cameron Lavi-Jones from Gypsy Temple, have joined us in time for our new adventure to be announced on Nov 27th, 2016. […]

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NAMM 2016 and a few of the wonderful people we had the pleasure to meet

NAMM 2016

We did IT!! We presented ourselves to the world and the world took notice! It was an exciting week all around… from the preparation to the long drive and setup, to all the great experiences and people we met during the show.   NAMM in Los Angeles is huge. Huge!  There’s 5 big halls of […]

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Raven guitar for the "One Tree" project

The Raven Guitar for the One Tree Exhibit

Since the One Tree Exhibit is celebrating the past, present, and future of a particular Bigleaf Maple tree, I considered celebrating the tree’s Native heritage in the design of this guitar. Afterall, it’s possible that this tree was first born during a predominantly First Nations occupation of the area. I am, therefore, very pleased to […]

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Coral Reef Custom Design

This Coral Reef guitar made from “The Tree” back and sides and a bear-clawed Swiss Moon Spruce top garnered huge praise from it’s buyer:  “It’s a beautiful instrument. Congrats! The neck and the action feel just right for me. The sound is full and powerful. Plus I love how the rosette turned out vis-à-vis the […]

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Hand made petrified whale vertebrae buttons on Gotoh 510 tuners

The “Slash” Guitar in Progress

The “Slash” Model guitar features an Ancient (3000 years old) Sitka Spruce top, “The Tree ” back and sides, Ebony binding lined with sterling Silver, beveled arm rest, Gotoh 510 tuners with petrified whale vertebrae buttons, sterling silver in-lay, an asymmetrical figured Honduran Mahogany neck for easy hand positioning, 1¾″ nut width, 2¼″ string spacing, […]

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"The Tree" wood

“The Tree”

JOI Guitars is pleased to offer you another of the finest and most coveted woods in the world! In 1965, within the heart of the jungle, a group of loggers came across an exceptional Mahogany tree. Measuring 10ft wide at the mid-trunk and 50ft at the base, it had a spiraled back. This was a […]

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Glacial waters

Ancient Sitka Spruce

40 tonnes of soil was dug up to unearth this extremely rare Sitka Spruce that has been radio carbon dated to about 2850 BP = 3,180 calender years old. Born 1230 BC. It’s beautiful blue-grey colour is a result of soaking in the Earth’s minerals left behind by the receding glacier in which it was […]

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Cleartone Strings

Cleartone strings have arrived

Interested in trying out some Cleartone strings?  These babies have a micron thin coating that prolongs the life of your strings and offers pure tone without compromise. Played by musicians of the likes of Tom Petty, Phil Everly, Awolnation, Robert Sarzo of Queensryche, and many more. These strings will soon be available on our new online […]

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