Meet the maker - Mike Wiltshire of Odessa Guitars

Meet the maker - Mike Wiltshire of Odessa Guitars

I feel this is an exciting time to be a fan of guitar design. Sure, there have been many pivotal moments in time where the guitar excelled through both technology and music generational influence too. But for me, we should be thankful for what is happening at the moment, with a rise of the 'boutique' guitar maker paving the way for outside of the box thinking which even the big name manufacturers are paying attention too. 

I've highlighted a few through this interview series who have certainly began to make their mark in the modern guitar world, and have helped fueled my passion and excitement for the business and industry currently. I'm happy to say that one of them, Mike Wiltshire of Odessa Guitars, has agreed to an interview here on the Home of Tone blog!

Odessa Guitars are simplistic in their beauty, with great lines, offset inspired shapes and display Mike's obvious love for guitar making. I'm really glad we could do this interview, and looking forward to learning more about his great, UK based guitar brand!
A beautiful hand made non-reverse Firebird... FOR FREE?!

A beautiful hand made non-reverse Firebird... FOR FREE?!

Well, in a way, yes! The Guitar Magazine commissioned a guitar to be made by the very talented Neil Haynes, of Haynes Guitars based in Oxfordshire for a pretty crazy chance to win it! Fast forward a little bit and I receive a firebird harness order from Neil with it being destined for this very build! So it was a fantastic surprise for me to know I was a small part of this wonderful build, and one that is up for grabs in a pretty astonishing chance to WIN it... Awesome!