Custom made guitar by AMJ raises more than $1,600

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CHARLOTTETOWN — The handiwork of one Island craftsman has helped raise more than $1,600 for Music P.E.I.

Chace Elliott and Adam Johnston.

Adam Johnston, owner of AMJ guitars, approached Music P.E.I. a few months ago and offered to build a custom electric guitar for the organization to raffle off during Credit Union Music P.E.I Week. 

Johnston built a semi-hollow body guitar to Music P.E.I.'s specs.

The guitar is made out of Eastern maple and Honduras mahogany. The fingerboard is Indian rosewood and the custom inlays are made of abalone.

The pickup is a Seymour Duncan P rail. It has CTS pots, a switchcraft jack and an orange drop capacitor. The fingerboard has a 12 inch radius and a 25-inch scale.

The instrument weighs five pounds 10 ounces. There is an inlay in the shape of Prince Edward Island at the 12th fret and it is valued at more than $1,000.

Music P.E.I. sold tickets to the raffle at all of the Music P.E.I. Week events and raisded more than $1,600.

The lucky winner of the guitar was drawn at the end of the gala show on Saturday, Feb. 1. The winner was Chace Elliot, a student at UPEI.  

To view Johnston's work, visit http://www.amjguitars.com/.

Organizations: Credit Union Music P.E.I Week, UPEI

Geographic location: Honduras, Prince Edward Island

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