Joi Guitars

Biography

From a young age Reuben Forsland was ignited with the passion to create objects of an intricate nature. Reuben’s upbringing with a stonemason father and a seamstress mother introduced him to infinite possibilities of rendering raw materials for designing. Reuben pursued a career as a professional carpenter and furniture maker and discovered a keen interest in deconstructing the guitar over the years. Reuben began to realize his full potential could be better realized creating musical instruments and not furniture and began building guitars full time in 2008.

Since then I’ve discovered the convergence of creativity and craftsmanship with determined imagination. Inlayed with precious metals, stones and shells, not only do the qualities of tone, resonance and differentiation teem from each instrument but the results of process born and bred of something mystical. Each of my instruments is its own story, each one layered in visceral beauty and mystery, exacted measurements and time-honoured craftsmanship imbued with magic. Exploring the intrinsic qualities of varied woods whether traditional or storied in rarity, its my mission to find ever more imaginative ways to reveal the art hidden within the object

 

Stocklist

The Long Dark II

Ancient Glacier Spruce (2850 years old) Top, Ancient Langwood Fen Oak, (3300 bc 4 ft below sea level, harvested in Winter) Back, Sides, neck, Fretboard, Eclipse Proprietary Bracing System, Pure Silver Binding, Inlay                      please inquire for price

Reserve This Guitar

Guitar is projected to be finished by June

The JM 

Swiss 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

The JM II

Swiss 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

The Ancient OM

Ancient Sitka Top (3000 year old), 20 Year Vintage Ziricote, Curly Claro Walnut Walnut Neck, 25.4″ Scale Length, Ebony Fingerboard, Figured Maple Binding with Black/ White Trim, 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, Joi Ziricote Signature Headstock, Ameritage Guitar Case, Upper Bout is 10 3/4″, Waist is 9″,Lower Bout is 14 1/2″, Body Length is 19 1/2″, Total Length is 40″

SOLD

 

 

Custom Order

A custom guitar order can be placed at Joi guitars for Winter 2016. After this build slot Reuben has booked 2017.

Joi Guitars

Location

JOI Guitars is located on Vancouver Island, Courtney, British Columbia, Canada.

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The Ancient OM

Ancient Sitka Top (3000 year old), 20 Year Vintage Ziricote, Curly Claro Walnut Walnut Neck, 25.4″ Scale Length, Ebony Fingerboard, Figured Maple Binding with Black/ White Trim, 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, Joi Ziricote Signature Headstock, Ameritage Guitar Case, Upper Bout is 10 3/4″, Waist is 9″,Lower Bout is 14 1/2″, Body Length is 19 1/2″, Total Length is 40″

The Long Dark

Ancient Glacier Sitka Top, Gaboon Ebony Back, Sides, Neck, headstock, Fingerboard, Bridge, Binding, Rosette, Pure Silver Purfling, Australian Opal Fret Markers

“Slash” Model

Ancient (3000 years old) Glacier Spruce“The Tree ” Back and Sides, Ebony Binding, Arm Rest, Gotoh 510 Tuners, Figured Honduran Mahogany Neck, Nut and Saddle, 1 3/4″ Nut Width, 2 1/4″ String Spacing, C Lightbox Rosette

Equilibrium #1

Sitka Spruce (Alaskan Boom Logs with Natural Worm Holes),Vancouver Island Spartan Apple Wood Back and Sides,South American Bloodwood Binding, Mahogany neck,14 Fret, Fishman Matrix Infinity Pickup, Sound-port, Gotoh Tuners SGL510Z gear ratio 1:21

Joi: Spring

Western Red Cedar Top, Brazilian Tulip Wood Back and Sides, Ebony Radial Fingerboard and Bridge, African Mahogany Neck, Truss Rod, Ruby Fret Markers, Ruby Inlaid Worm Holes on Back, Scale 24.9″, 12’th Fret 2 1/4″, Bridge 2 1/2″, Walrus Tusk Nut and Saddle, Gotoh Tuners, French Polished         

The JM 

Swiss 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,

JP

Western Red Cedar, Extremely Rare Figured Brazilian Tulipwood, Plum Wood Binding, 24.9″ scale length, 12 Frets To The neck, 1 3/4″ bone nut, 2 1/4″ String Spacing, Slotted Head with Plum Head Stalk, JOI Signature Pinless Ebony Bridge, Schertler Tuners

 Equilibrium #2

Sitka Spruce (Alaskan Boom Logs with Natural Worm Holes),Vancouver Island Spartan Apple Wood Back and Sides,South American Bloodwood Binding, Mahogany neck,14 Fret, Fishman Matrix Infinity Pickup, Sound-port, Gotoh Tuners SGL510Z gear ratio 1:21

Wind Guitar MJ

Master Grade Sitka Spruce, Big Leaf Quilted Maple Salvaged Off A Beach In Comox,Figured Vancouver Holly Binding Bevel, Mahogany Neck, In-layed Oyster Rosette, 25.4 Scale, MJ, 510 Gotoh, Walrus Tusk Nut and Saddle

Winter

AAAAA Sitka Top, Sinker Lapacho from the Panama Canal, Maple Bevel,Polar Bear Skull Nut and Saddle

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