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!
The SC Custom (Maverick)
This is not your father’s single cut
It’s all that and more! We start with a finely tuned chambered mahogany body that is capped with a breathtaking premium grade figured maple top. The hand carved heel takes playability well beyond the traditional single-cut design and fits you like your favorite concert tee. The direct mount ABR-1 style bridge combined with vintage wound Gravelin pickups provide the ringing sustain and vintage tones that you crave, or dial in the Maverick’s woody, airy snarl that’s like nothing else out there.
The DC Custom
Classic styling with a twist
This is our flagship double cutaway guitar. We join a solid genuine mahogany body with a premium grade highly figured 1” maple cap that is hand carved and bound with Italian ivoroid. The neck, which uses a time-tested 3 piece stressed construction topped off with an ebony board, is expertly blended at the heel for unobstructed playing access and comfort. Top it all off with the highest grade hardware, a matched set of “Charlotte” pickups hand wound by Josh Gravelin specifically for this instrument, and a stunning finish and you have one serious tone machine.
Our high performance machine
We take the super strat concept to a whole new level. Our premium model starts with a solid one piece flame maple body, hand-carved for unparalleled upper fret access, balance, and a smoothly sculpted neck joint that you’ll have to experience to believe. Featuring a Schaller Lockmeister trem, specially-voiced custom wound pickups, and a 27 fret ebony board with our signature inlays, this guitar gets you everywhere you need to go in style. The perfect vehicle for shred, blues, rock and even a little jazz - this baby is fast, smooth and screams!
What the players have to say
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. My initial offer of a limited number of “Ultimates” sold out within minutes. This special run turned out to be a fun exploration into just how many variations could be created for a single guitar style. Mixed in with the run was a very special Ultimate build for the one and only Kev Bower of HELL. Check out the behind the scenes build story of the "DARKHANGEL" here.
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.