Instruments Of Peace

HAND CRAFTED FUNCTIONAL ART

WHAT WE DO

For over three quarters of a century the quintessential electric guitar hasn't changed much. We buy guitars, even custom made, pay upwards of $4000 - $6000 and generally speaking, they all look fairly the same. As for aesthetics, what's really the difference between a custom-made Eric Clapton Strat at $4500 and a $900 Strat? Not much. No matter what wood is used, at the end of the day, the hard work that’s put into that instrument is normally covered in some type of polyurethane coating giving it that plastic-y look and feel we have become so accustomed to. So, after talking with some of the greatest players and collectors around, we found that folks not only want the best tonality and playability, but when paying 5 -10 grand, there should truly be some custom individuality involved as well.

WHY WE DO IT

All of our instruments are 100% unique creations, made by hand and carved using a broad color palette of exotic woods including everything from purpleheart, black limba, ebony, padouk and tigerwood, to guitar-making staples like mahogany, black walnut and maple. Each instrument is then completed with the highest quality food-grade finishes allowing the innate beauty of the woods to shine through. Each piece is created by our skilled team with extreme attention to detail, working with meditative precision and authentic artistic expression to achieve pristine tonal quality and a visual aesthetic unparalleled in the musical instrument industry today.

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL ART?

In addition to being able to use our artistic instruments to rock out your stadium of 100,000 or enjoy them in the comfort of your living room, each Instrument of Peace is intentionally created to bring joy and inspiration to each and every user. Functional art is simply that, handcrafted unique and individual pieces of art that in this case function as some of the greatest instruments on earth. Whether hung over your shoulder or in a boxed-frame on the wall – they’ll look magnificent either way.

“These instruments are living works of art but if they looked great and didn’t play well, no one would care - the fact that they are aesthetically off the charts AND play sick right out of the box – now you have something really special”
- Greg Chaisson, Legendary rocker, Songwriter, Producer, Badlands, Jake Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, GM of world famous Bizarre Guitar, Phoenix AZ
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SUSTAINABLE ART & MUSIC

Instruments Of Peace exists to inspire every person to live as their best self. The production and distribution of our instruments is a vehicle to help develop a sustainable lifestyle for all of humanity.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

With the sale of each instrument, we facilitate freedom of self-expression and help make our players' musical dreams a tangible reality. With the sale of every guitar, we plant 10 trees from whatever source that particular guitar was made from, helping to sustain the wonderful woods that create these one-of-a-kind guitars.

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Entirely handmade and hand carved from scratch out of the most beautiful, responsibly sourced exotic woods. Only all natural and non-toxic durable finishes are used to accentuate the natural colors of the woods combined with top of the line hardware and electrical components. The finest functional art guitars available.

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Additionally, through our charitable endeavors, a portion of all proceeds go to benefit people in need all over the world through various outreach and humanitarian efforts. There's plenty to LOVE about IOP Guitars, but you won't fully know until you get your hands on one.

The Guitars

Original Heartsong

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Sun & Moon

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Psychadelia

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Stripes

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Medicine Man

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The Amoeba

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