A Columbus, Ohio native and a UC CCM graduate, Ike Wilhelm is also an accomplished luthier, musician, song writer, and music teacher. He has been playing the guitar for over 35 years and has a style uniquely his own. Music is part of his soul; from building the instrument, writing the song, teaching others to play, or masterfully playing himself, Ike can "say more without words than whole choirs." - Mike Breen
There is no deeper satisfaction for him than to have someone play beautiful music on one of his handcrafted guitars, built with passion and perfection.
"Sound is everything, and it will always be the most important factor in my builds." - Ike Wilhelm
Wilhelm guitars are all handmade by luthier Ike Wilhelm. By nature, handmade guitars offer more tone and a better sound than anything you can buy off the shelf. Having a handcrafted guitar customized to your personal preferences means an enhanced musical experience.
"My goal is to work with the customer to build an affordable, handcrafted guitar that is a custom fit to their playing style and their desires. As a classically trained musician, I understand the importance of an instrument that is capable of responding to the players touch. The instrument must look unique, feel amazing, and enhance your style of playing. The relationship between luthier and player is very special to me and I look forward to working with you to help your dreams come true." - Ike Wilhelm, Luthier