About – Bootlegger Guitar

Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson


Bootlegger Guitar started back in 2014 from our recording studio in Hermosa Beach, California. Today we have players all over the world, as far away as Russia and Australia. 

Single Barrel

We are a boutique builder dedicated to quality and customer service. With our experience designing (racing) race cars we use the same principles of endurance and performance in all of our builds.


To continue designing and building guitars, amps and pedals, for our players. From church bands to roadhouse bands, jazz and funk musicians in Russia and garage bands in Kansas, It’s about the players and the music. 



To design fresh and relevant instruments for all styles of music. 
Growing Bootlegger Guitar by each and every player. Continuing to offer pro instruments direct to you the at the best value in the music industry.


We keep re-defining who we are. From our first vintage styles to our new progressive designs we continue to evolve. While tone is always our priority, we also believe that comfort and weight are equally important in a high quality instrument.

Royal ~ Spade Ace & Headless ~ Absinthe

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The Royal was introduced at NAMM 2020. The Absinthe will become available in 2021. Our Spade and Ace headless will have new options available also in 2021.

We are introducing our new line of Tube Amps. Blues 5 Watt, Blues 15 Watt, Blues 15/30 Watt this year. We have also have released our new analog effect pedals.

China companies have started copying our guitars, even putting the name “Bootlegger” on the fake toys. The only true branded Bootlegger Guitar are shipped by us from Hermosa Beach, California. 

Chuck Wilson 



A bottle or flask of whiskey in your boot 


A person who makes illegal whiskey

Bootlegger Guitar: 

Vintage style modern guitars, tube amps and pedals “98 Proof”.

Bootlegger Guitar, Boutique Builder of Premium Vintage Guitar Styles, Tube Amps & Pedals. 

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