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Two "One Tree Exhibit" guitars built for display at the Robert Bateman Gallery.


I am very pleased to have collaborated with K’omox band First Nations artist Karver Everson on two One Tree Exhibit guitars - Emblems in 2019 and Raven in 2017. Karver meticulously designed a work of rooted in his cultural heritage which I incorporated into each front of the “One Tree” guitars.

Playthrough with Andy Bacon

Andy Bacon Playing the Emblems Guitar
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"Raven was not thought of as a  god. He was thought of as the transformer, the trickster. He was the being that changed things—sometimes quite by accident, sometimes on purpose."

—Christian White, Haida artist

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The Raven guitar is a small Jumbo with 25.4″ scale. It features a local Western Bigleaf Maple tree back and sides, as mentioned, paired with a Red and Yellow Cedar top. The guitar has sitka bracing, dual laminated sides for strength, carbon fibre reinforced quilted Maple neck with dual action truss rod, 113/16″ nut width, 2 ¼″ string spacing, a custom JOI Guitars pinless Ebony bridge, nicely detailed Holly wood binding with black trim, Ebony fretboard, Mother of Pearl fret markers, and 1:21 gear ratio’d Gotoh tuners.

Raven Showcase Video

Raven Guitar
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