Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has designed a guitar, and it's every bit as rustic as his quietly haunting chamber pop. To make it, he teamed with veteran luthier Gordy Bischoff, who also built Vernon's first-ever guitar. The handsome instrument, called "The 1608," is made from Bushmills irish whiskey barrels and is accented by bottle cap volume knobs and a subtle whiskey aroma. It's up for auction, with the proceeds benefiting the Confluence Project, a charity that aims to build a community arts center in Vernon's Wisconsin hometown, Eau Claire. Bid on the guitar on eBay, or make a donation to the Confluence Project here.
Buy a Whiskey-Barrel Guitar Designed by Bon Iver
October 23, 2012