2020 Joi Hendrix Legends The Tree Mahogany
We here at Cedar Rock can get pretty excited when we get a special guitar that comes in, but this JOi Hendrix Legends has taken that to another level. The back and sides are made from the legendary The Tree. The front soundboard is made from the baseboard wood from Jimi’s room. From the first strum in open D we knew that this guitar had the tone to back up the history that this guitar has. Nice robust lows without being boomy, with a nice strong midrange and then sweet trebles that just sustain forever. This guitar has the whole package and we are humbled to have a guitar here of this caliber. Some history below of the building of this guitar…
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.
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. Individually hand-crafted, no two guitars from the Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars™ series will be the same. They are sure to be the most unique and beautifully sounding guitars Rueben Forsland and JOI Guitars have ever made.Imagine holding Jimi Hendrix’s home in your hands… The Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars™ have been designed to include as many different parts of the Hendrix home as possible and yet still be beautiful, functional pieces of art with a big, yet delicate sound that resonates with many different playing styles.
The Fir floorboards of Jimi’s bedroom and the living room were also used in the neck of the Harmonic Hendrix Home Guitars™. Four Fir floorboards and 3 Ebony strips were laminated together and then cut and shaped to fit perfectly into the players hand. This lamination of the woods creates a very straight stiff neck, which is then further enforced by 2 carbon fibre rods, one on either side of the truss rod. The nails were inlayed as fret markers and encircled with sterling silver tubing, and even the small fret markers up the side of the neck are pieces of electrical copper wiring from the home that have been encircled with the same sterling silver tubing.
The “Tree” mahogany back, sides, and head plates
Baseboard from Jimi’s room for front soundboard
Flooring from the living room from Jimi Hendrix’s childhood home neck strips Ebony wood separate the Hendrix wood
Paint chips scraped from flooring inlaid in sterling silver in rosette
Nails from Hendrix wood for fingerboard fret markers, copper wiring for side fret markers
Ebony Fingerboard and bridge
JOI signature rosette, signature pinless bridge, and proprietary ellipse bracing system.
25.7″ scale length
1 3/4″ nut, 2 1/4′ neck width at body
Two way titanium truss rod
Dual carbon neck stiffener rods
Stainless steel frets
Bolt on neck
Graph Tech gear ratio tuners
Poly finish gloss body satin neck