Wishnevsky String Instruments
1245 Ivy Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

If you can draw it, i can make it. Usually, i can make your dream come true for under a thousand dollars 

By using mostly domestic woods, innovative design and traditional methods, I can offer great sounding guitars of many types, harp guitars, the entire mandolin family and even one of a kind innovative guitars and  basses at prices that are twenty percent of price of the Boutique  Instruments. Guitars and Mandolin Family instruments start at $300.00, Harp Guitars at $600.00. 

I have been making guitars and other instruments since 1973, when I apprenticed to David A. Sturgill of Piney Creek, North Carolina. There I studied alongside  Wayne C. Henderson, Kyle Creed, and Albert Hash, in an intensive experience that included full immersion in Appalachian Culture and Music.

After leaving Sturgill in 1977, i moved to Middle Tennessee, and opened my first shop, experimenting with design and use of domestic woods.

I worked for nearly two years for Ovation Instruments where I studied guitar physics with James A. Ricard, their Chief engineer and Seth Hedu a second generation Jazz guitar maker.

Returning to Tennessee, i finalized some designs, then moved to Winston Salem NC, where i continued to work in the Furniture Industry and make guitars until 2001 when i opened Wishbass.com to make Fretless Electric Basses for sale.

Wishbass has achieved a worldwide reputation for honest worth and great tone.

I also continue to make guitars, mandolins and basses for the working musician .
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