The Philosophy at Shishkov Guitars is Simple:

 

Meticulously build each guitar using only the best materials and processes to create an instrument that delivers superior playability, tone and artistic appeal. We work directly with you during the entire build process to ensure that your guitar is a perfect fit for your own unique style. All Shishkov guitars can be customized with a wide range of options, including scale length (24.75” or 25.5”), choice of tone woods, neck profile, pickup and wiring configurations, hardware, finish choices, and personalized inlays. We love talking with you about your ideas and getting you involved during the process of building your ideal guitar!

Custom Features

Premium Figured Tops

Premium Figured Tops

We use only premium grade (5A or better) tops and each one is hand picked by Mike to ensure that your guitar looks as amazing as it sounds.

Hand Blended Neck Heels

Hand Blended Neck Heels

Mike hand blends each neck heel to provide the ultimate in playability and comfort for screaming lead lines with unrestricted access high up on the neck.

Custom Gravelin Pickups

Custom Gravelin Pickups

Each model features custom designed and hand wound pickups that have been specifically voiced to match our instruments by master designer Josh Gravelin.

Shishkov Originals

Taking the traditional and then kicking it up a notch, our models were designed with the player in mind, to bring you unmatched craftmanship and playability. All of our designs are as versatile as they are beautiful, while being fully customizable to match your unique style!

What the players have to say

The Shishkov 'Darkhangel' is quite simply the best guitar I've ever played. It's certainly the only instrument I've ever experienced which instantly felt like 'mine' the second I first picked it up. It's a rare but hugely admirable combination of flawless, impeccable build standards, using exceptional quality of materials - and above all - true artistry in the way it's all been so skillfully put together by this master luthier. It roars, it screams, and it thunders - but it also whispers, sighs and caresses when you need it to. An absolute work of art"
Kev Bower

Kev Bower

HELL
Mike's work has been a presence in my music for many years. Most of my Hamer guitars were largely built by him (still use them), and the precision (and passion) that he brings to his craft have continued straight through to his current work under his own name. My Shishkov Ultimate (#31) is a dream to play - the tone and resonance are off the charts, it has a super-slick feel (even with the BIG neck I requested), and it gets "oohs" and “ahhs” every time I bring it onstage with THE HOOTERS (it’s a stunner to look at). Oh, and even though I’m a stickler for these things and check them at every gig (ask my tech, who loves the guitar as well), I haven’t had to tweak the intonation - not even once. Thanks Mike - for all of the great years and more to come!
Tommy Williams

Tommy Williams

The Hooters, Debbie Gibson, Wonderous Stories
All of Mikes creations are stunning and his workmanship is mind boggling. It's nothing short of amazing. His guitars resonate and feel like an old friend from day one and it doesn't hurt that they are drop dead gorgeous on top of it all. They are simply the best handmade guitars in the world. Period.I'm honored to be a Shishkov player and Artist! Thank You!
Danny Click

Danny Click

DC and The Hell Yeahs!

The Shishkov Guitars Story

I had the good fortune to learn from some of the best master craftsmen in the business as well as the pleasure to work on some of the most iconic electric guitars ever built during my long tenure at HAMER Guitars. When the time came to move on to the next chapter, I dreamed of being able to continue the legacy of combining artistry with old world craftsmanship to hand build some of the finest instruments available.

When I launched Shishkov Guitars in 2014, I was humbled beyond words at the overwhelming support from an amazing group of guitar enthusiasts who helped propel my dream to reality. As a small custom builder, I have embraced the opportunity to approach each build as a collaborative process between myself and the player who will use the instruments that I create. As I look to the future, I am constantly working to push the envelope on my creations and am excited to work with you to make the guitar of your dreams a reality!

To get things started, please email us using the "Contact Us" form, and include your contact information, the guitar you are interested in and any general questions or ideas you have. I will then contact you to discuss the details and answer any questions you may have.

Once the initial project is laid out you will be given a quote and a 25% non-refundable deposit would be needed to confirm your order and put your build on the production schedule. An additional 25% deposit is required when your build is started and the balance is due when your guitar is complete and ready to ship.

Let’s Rock!

Mike Shishkov

What's Been Going on in the Shop

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That is an absolutely gorgeous headstock. Great work!! 👍

Willow is one sweet guitar! Thanks Mike!

These kill

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Beautiful. 😎

Wow!

Can we get a full frontal shot including headstock?

Wow!!!!

Jesùs Cristo that's beautiful!!!

Awesome

Love that color!

Fabulous

Cool

Cool

Very nice!

Wow!!!! Amazing!!!

Can we get a full frontal shot including headstock?

Cool

👌

The brass would look killer on transparent or satin black

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Love taking each custom build in its own unique direction! All 3 of these Super-Cs are cool beyond belief!
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Love taking each custom build in its own unique direction!  All 3 of these Super-Cs are cool beyond belief!
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All beauties, Mike!

Real Nice!!😁👍👌

So nice !

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The top, color and wood choices are all just outstanding one this one ! Well done 🤤

Amazing, amazing looking guitar! I love that shade of purple!

Great looking axe, love the one humbucker/ single coil configuration

Looks like a PRS body with a different stock and a turned neck pickup to me.

Beautiful instrument enjoy !!!!

Wow beautiful guitar enjoy

Those inlays are pretty awesome along with everything else

Hey,,, that looks really nice,,, wish I could shred on it.😎

That’s gorgeous Mike Shishkov!

Impossible to refret

What an absolutely incredible piece...great work, guys!

Amazing build Mr, Shishkov!

Absolutely stunning! Awesome job, Mike! Reminiscent of the Hamers of old...only better!

That's FRIGIN real nice! I have a purple n black ESP. 👌👍🎸🎸🇺🇸🤘😁

Beautiful Guitar

Such a awesome looking guitar

Now 22 frets, 2 humbuckers, and tune o matic bridge please!

Wow....amazing mike

The new owner even wore a matching shirt!

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!!!

Beautiful!!

Awesome

That is STUNNING!!

Beautiful!🤘🏼

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