Syracuse, New York


Syracuse, New York


Syracuse, New York


Syracuse, New York

Ish Guitars has been a long time coming. At the age of 16, Jesse Wilson sold his first car to fund 4 basses as the opening order for his first dealership. Founded in 2009, the company was originally called “The High Studio”, created for online-only retail from his parents basement of basses almost exclusively. As his unique custom-optioned bass sales grew, so did the business.

In December of 2014 the company expanded to a location in the downtown Syracuse, NY “Armory Square” district, while renaming the company “Ish Guitars” - an honor to his grandfather who calls him “Ish Ka Bibble” as a joking nickname.

Ish prides itself on presenting a clean and beautifully lit space with a curated collection of the finest guitars, basses, and amps for all price points. Our staff of working musicians are the biggest gear geeks this side of the Mississippi.

Come to Ish to make friends, have a drink, and play some of the finest instruments to hit the musical market.

Meet the Team

Jesse Wilson

Instrument: Bass

Favorite Band: Pink Floyd

Vice President
Amar Anthony

Instrument: Guitar, Piano, Vocals

Favorite Band: City and Colour

Avery Joelle

Favorite Band: The Kills

Content Creation
Tom McCormick

Instrument: Guitar, Vocals

Favorite band: Alter Bridge

Sales and Customer Service
Chris LeFever

Instrument: Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Favorite Band: Phish

Sales & Customer Service
Michael Sands

Instrument: Guitar

Favorite Band: Big Thief

Inventory Specialist
Ashley Brimhall

Instrument: Bass, Guitar, Upright Bass

Favorite Band: Porcupine Tree

Senior Guitar Technician
Jay Lock

Instrument: Guitar

Favorite Band: Snarky Puppy

Guitar Technician
CJ Carr

Instrument: Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Favorite band: Killswitch Engage

Annmarie Wilson

Favorite dancing music: Pitbull

Want to join our team?

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