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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. […]

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 […]

“One Tree” project at the Robert Bateman Gallery

JOI Guitars has been officially invited to participate in the “One Tree” project at the Robert Bateman Gallery in Victoria. This exhibit will celebrate and document one very special 150 year old Western Big Leaf Maple, both in life and beyond. 42 Artists have been chosen to create magnificent works of art with wood from the […]

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, […]

Slash Commissions Custom JOI Guitar

The world re-knowned, grammy winning, rock and roll hall-of-famer, SLASH, of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame, has commissioned a custom built guitar from JOI Guitars. How excited are we???!!!   Words can’t express! This summer Reuben Forsland of JOI Guitars worked together with Symphontree Music owner Kevin Hennig to secure a contract to build […]

“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 […]

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 […]