Yuriy Shishkov, Russian luthier
who has a fan club for making Fender guitars.
Unofficial Russian Fanclub
Yuriy guitars, Buffalo Grove USA
I was born in 1964 in St.
As with many other guitarmakers, I began my career from
discovering a big personal attraction to music.
In 1986, after 10 years of playing guitars that were never of a
satisfactory quality, I attempted to build an instrument that
lived up to my own high standards. The results amazed everyone
who played the instrument, including me. From this initial bit
of success, I garnered a reputation as a luthier and several
orders for guitars. This was the start of a new chapter of my
In 1990 I moved to Chicago, Illinois.
In 1991 I had landed a position at
Washburn International., a major guitar company based in
Chicago. My new job was beneficial to my development as a
builder, and I soon found myself to be an invaluable member of
To support and improve my
knowledge as a luthier I became a member of ASIA (Association of
Stringed Instrument Artisans) and GAL (Guild of American
Luthiers). My personal guitarmaking experience made me
responsible for difficult repairs, restorations, intricate inlay
work, company prototypes and custom-built instruments for artist
I hope I can help you now in custom design and construction of
anything from solid body guitars to my current passion of arch
top acoustics and hollow body electrics.
Every instrument that I produce is
of the highest quality to satisfy the most discerning
professional player or collector. Yuriy Shishkov.
General specification and price list 1998
All models are have a 3" body
depth, 1-11/16" nut width and natural finish.
To build every guitar I use only
the best, hand selected materials available on market. Air-dried
Spruce is used for the soundboards. For the back and sides I use
highly figured maple and Rock maple for the neck stock. All
guitars have a tap tuned top to achieve a rich and balanced tone
For the finish, I prefer a
traditional Nitrocellulose lacquer, chosen by many fine
guitarmakers for its outstanding esthetic and sonic
To insure quality control
throughout the entire process of building guitars, I never use
any subcontracted, co-partnerís, or "studentís" labor.
As a guitar player myself, I
completely understand the need to be satisfied with an
instrument in it's entirety. I stand behind my product quality
and to insure your satisfaction, I offer my customers a truly
hard to find "Option": If you buy a standard model guitar and
are not satisfied with my work, give me a call within seven days
of receiving the instrument. You will be given an option to
return the guitar in its original intact condition for credit or
a full refund.
MINUET $ 5700, CONCERTO $ 6900, SOPRANO $ 5900,
IMPERIAL $ 6400, CAPITOL $ 6300, TRIUMPH $ 7900 , SUNSET $
All guitars include a hard shell case.