Joi Guitars

Moon Spruce Top, Blistered African Rosewood Back, Sides, Neck , Arm Bevel, Cut-Away, Coral Reef Rosette, 25.7″ Scale Length, Ebony Fingerboard, Binding, African Rosewood Head stalk, Arm Bevel, Signature Pin-Less Bridge, Gotoh Tuners 1:21 Gear Ratio, 1 3/4″ Nut, 2 1/4 String Spacing, 14 Fret To Body, Bone Nut and Saddle, Double Action Truss Rod with Carbon Neck Rod, Ameritage Guitar Case,   SOLD

 JM III Is Coming Next Week…..Will Be Finished May 9 2017

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The Ecstatic Guitar Theorem

1. Chordal Response: warm, energetic response, lively, inviting, popping round climax
𝑑1 = 4.85    ( 4.85-n) +1 = 1.8)
2.Individual note decay as well as blended in a chord: excellent note decay, rich in overtones, partials and harmonics
approx 14 sec sec as note ~ 14 sec with vibrato
𝑑2 =   4.9 (4.9 – n) +1 = 1.9)
3. Basic volume and presence: loud , forward full bodied bellow, lingering overtones, crysallid highs, lush, dynamic, upper and lower partial resonance, excellent impedance,
𝑑3 =  4.85 ( 4.85 – n) +1 =1.85 )
4. Individual note separation and focus: excellent note separation and focus, melodic, articulate, enchanting, popping round start with slow lush finish
𝑑4 = 4.7 (4.7 – n) +1 = 1.7)

5.Systematic sustain: excellent sustain, layered overtones, subtleties and richness, partials, full harmonic series
𝑑5 =4.9 ( 4.9– n) +1 =1.9 )
6. Response compliance: responds very well to touch , excellent playability, loud energetic response, A light attack will respond in a big sound
𝑑6 = 4.8 (4.8 – n) +1 =1.8 )
7. Balance and quality of tone: bellowing low fundamental bass, charismatic mids and trebles, large deep breaths, full box breaths with very little energy lost, intimate, “pretty” sounding
𝑑7 =4.7 (4.7- n) +1 =1.7 )
8. Even strength and balance of each string: excellent overall balance, more fundamental in the bass, creamy mids, popping harmonics, lush overtones
𝑑8 =4.75  (4.75 – n) +1 =1.75 )
9. Tone projection:excellent storm wave projection, cuts, rich, deep and emotional, forward and present, intimate
𝑑9 =4.9 ( 4.9– n) +1 = 1.9)
10. A large dynamic range:  an excellent dynamic range, raspy and dry to round-full- and wet, brassy to clean concert finish,
𝑑10 = 4.8 (4.8– n) +1 =1.8)

11. Tonal bloom: even slow, consistent bloom, subtle yet complex
𝑑11 = 4.8 ( 4.8– n) +1 =1.8 )

Quality Of Tone

An excellent dynamic range, raspy and dry to round-full- and wet, brassy to clean concert finish, upper and lower partials, popping, clear rich harmonics, full bass bout breaths, excellent overall balance,  forward full bodied bellow, lingering overtones, crysallid highs.


∑𝑑 = (𝑑1+𝑑2+𝑑3+𝑑4+𝑑5+𝑑6+𝑑7+𝑑8+𝑑9+𝑑10+𝑑11)=

𝐏= ∑ 𝐅 ∕ T ∑𝐅=∑𝑑⧹𝐀

P = / T

𝐏= 19.9/ 22 ≅ 9/10 ≅ 90 %


Reuben wanted to bring to life a new bracing pattern that he has been designing. This new pattern based in a lager body size paired with an exceptional stash of figured rosewood. The soundboard was chosen to accent the subtleties of the guitar for players with both a heavy and soft attack.


Reuben Forsland crafts and designs all elements of his guitars. The only borrowed lines will be the cut away and Laskin arm rest. This guitar features Reuben’s own coral reef rosette, bridge, precious stone inlay, headstock, bracing pattern, body geometry and voice. A truly honest and spectacular work of original art.


Deep tone, warm bounty of energy with good forward focus. She is bold, beautiful and powerful in spirit and mind and sings with more of an “Adele” voice and less like Joni Mitchell. A sophisticated and naturally beautiful music making machine.