Exhibitors 2014

Hilko Guitars
Hilko Nackaerts

Hilko Nackaerts’ passion for guitars began at age 14 when he started playing guitar.  He later enrolled in a Lutherie course at the prestigious ILSA in 1994, and then worked for several Belgian bands and toured with K’s Choice, Axelle Red, Fishbone, Night of the Proms, Chris Rea, The Blue Nile and Simple Minds. These tours inspired Hilko to establish Hilko Guitars in 2004. Enthusiastically endorsed by Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds, his introductory ‘HC’ model was a hollow-body TeleStyle guitar with an acoustic guitar body and bent sides. Ever since, Hilko Nackaerts has been building guitars for a variety of internationally-renowned artists.


»Every single Hilko Guitar is individually handcrafted one at the time, with the best tonewood/hardware/components I can find. We put our blood, sweat and tears into them, giving them Soul! No two loveguns are alike«