Meet the world's first-ever traditionally built hemp wood acoustic guitar

JOI Guitars hemp wood acoustic
(Image credit: JOI Guitars)

Canadian-based boutique guitar brand JOI Guitars has taken a huge stride towards promoting the use of sustainable tonewoods in conventional manufacturing with the release of its game-changing hemp wood acoustic guitar.

Notably the world’s first-ever acoustic to utilize the wood in such a way, the new model underwent an extensive research and development phase before being made, with hemp ultimately being used for the body, neck and headstock.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.