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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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CTV News Congratulates on Slash Build

CTV News and several local newspapers have picked up the story to congratulate JOI Guitars and Reuben Forsland on his legendary contract to build Slash, of Guns N’ Roses, a custom guitar. The guitar is on track to be delivered in early December but you can view the Slash model in-progress here.

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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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Slash and Reuben Forsland

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 […]

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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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