These Guitars Are Made From The Wood In Jimi Hendrix’s Childhood Home

The music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix—Seattle’s original “West Coast Seattle Boy”—is set to be honoured with the debut of JOI Guitar’s Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars series of custom hand-crafted, acoustic guitars.

Limited to a strict production run of only 10 instruments; each acoustic guitar in the Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars series will be individually hand-crafted using an unparalleled combination of the rarest and highest quality tone-woods found in the world today along with an exclusive selection of high-grade reclaimed wood, salvaged from the first Seattle home purchased by the Hendrix family that Jimi Hendrix lived in as a child.

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Built just before 1920, at 2603 26th Avenue, in Seattle’s vibrant and fast growing Central District, this quaint single family residence became home to the young Hendrix family after Jimi’s father purchased the property in Spring 1953. Considered the first home purchased by the Hendrix family; the home played host to the young and inquisitive Jimi Hendrix during perhaps two of his most formative years when he first set his sight on how to play the guitar.

Now you can own a piece of this historical music legacy, with an exquisite, very limited edition, hand-crafted Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars and hold a piece of Jimi Hendrix’s legacy in your own hands.

Reuben Forsland of JOI Guitars is pleased to work with Authentic Hendrix, LLC; the Seattle-based company owned and operated by the family of Jimi Hendrix to oversee the legendary guitarist legacy; to produce this exquisite, limited edition guitar collection.

The precursor instrument before this Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitarsseries was a commissioned project for renowned guitarist Slash (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver). “I wanted Slash to always have a little inspiration in his hands as he played,” explains Forsland. “So I incorporated select pieces of wood from the Hendrix family home and used it to border the neck on Slash’s guitar. He can now pick up this beautifully hand-crafted instrument featuring wood that has been surrounded by the sounds of Jimi Hendrix during his early formative years.”

Individually hand-crafted, no two guitars from the Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitarsseries will be the same. They are sure to be the most unique and beautifully sounding guitars Rueben Forsland and JOI Guitars have ever made.

JOI Guitars is pleased to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars to the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation; the non-profit entity managing the redevelopment of Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle’s Central District; and near the original location of the Hendrix family home used in the production of these unique instruments.

Pre-sales for the Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars are now being accepted by JOI Guitars, with the first two instruments to be revealed at the NAMM show this January 2018.