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 Slash his own signature model acoustic guitar. Known for carrying some of the rarest and most exquisite woods and interesting materials for in-lays, JOI offered it all up for Slash, who has chosen an amazing combination.
The “Slash” Model will feature an Ancient (3000 years old) Glacier Spruce top, “The Tree ” back and sides, Ebony binding lined with sterling silver, beveled arm rest, Gotoh 510 tuners with petrified whale vertebrae buttons, figured Honduran Mahogany neck, sterling silver in-lay, 1¾″ nut width, 2¼″ string spacing, and choice of three different bridge designs including Pinless.
This unique combination of materials is sure to create a monumental instrument!
Reuben met up with Slash to discuss some of the finer details of the build after his August concert with his new band “Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators” in Coquitlam. The new band is awesome, btw. They really rocked the house, and left everyone’s ears ringing and wanting more!
Follow along and view the progress of building the “Slash” model guitar.