Charis Acoustics

by Bill Wise


Charis Acoustic guitars are personally handcrafted steel string guitars by master luthier Bill Wise in Bay City, Michigan USA. With over 400 fine guitars built since his establishment in 1996, Charis Acoustics have built a stellar reputation in offering exceptional tone, clarity, playability and craftsmanship. Bill's guitars have been frequently compared to Olson guitars and they certainly live up to their stellar reputation.

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How we pick our guitars.

October 31, 2018

We set off to work with Bill with the aim of creating a Charis build which will stretch one's dollar value with the best we c...

October 30, 2018

A guitar built with African blackwood is easily the richest and most harmonically complex sounding. Paired with a cedar spruc...

November 3, 2017

This Charis guitar is built with a lovely set of Italian spruce and African blackwood. The guitar is in pristine condition an...

March 13, 2017

We were inspired to curate two cedar Charis guitars after playing a lovely cedar maple parlor that passed through the store e...

March 15, 2016

We had the pleasure of acquiring this pre-owned Charis SJ which sports some of Bill Wise's most premium features - a striped...

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