CHARIS COCOBOLO-SITKA SJ

a recent build Trimmed out from head to toe!

Cocobolo Back/Sides; Bearclaw Sitka Top; African Blackwood Binding; Cocobolo Top Trim; Cocobolo Fingerboard & Headstock Trim; Cocobolo/Ebony Headstock Back Overlay; custom Gotoh 510 Tuners w/ custom African Blackwood trimmed w/ Cocobolo tuner buttons; Soundport & Arm Bevel; Ebony bridge with custom Cocobolo wood dots in the bridge pins; Fingerboard & Rosette adorned with a minimalist design....

Bill Wise

Charis Acoustic, 2356 Delta Rd, Bay City, MI, 48706, United States

Music and craftsmanship are a big part of Bill's heritage. His father and grandfather are both excellent craftsmen and mechanical designers, and his mother's family exudes artistic and musical talent. So in 1996, while searching for a new guitar to satisfy his desire for a high quality fingerstyle instrument, those who knew of Bill's talent and ability suggested that he build his own. After stringing up his first instrument and hearing the clarity and beauty of its music, he decided luthierie must become a full time pursuit. Charis Acoustic was born! The demanding skills and attention to detail required to design and build a superior guitar are not new to Bill. During his 15 years in the engineering profession, he was recognized on a number of occasions for his outstanding work in the industry, including: Receiving grants for seven United States Patents Receiving three defensive publications Being selected by the GM President's Council as one of the top 100 individuals of General Motors in 1995 Receiving the prestigious Charles "Boss" Kettering award from Delphi Delco Electronics Systems in 1995 Being inducted into the Delphi Automotive Innovation Hall of fame in 1999. With such a rich combination of genetics, family influence, and education it's no wonder Bill has found his way to this unique pursuit.