Watson Guitars
Idyllwild
California, USA

GALLERY OF INSTRUMENTS ALREADY COMPLETED
Below are basses which have been been completed or ultimately sold. If you click on the photos you will see more detail about each instrument.

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Serial Number 14B064
7-string Neck-thru Headless Bass

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Working outside the box again. This bass ended up really beautiful! More...

Custom Neck-thru Guitar
Serial Number 15G075

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You can't get much more custom than this one. Classic body styling, MANY custom features, One of a kind!. . More..

Serial Number 12B053
6-string Headless Multi-Scale bass - bolt-on

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6-string bass.Headless, Some interesting variations on my traditional model. More...

Serial Number 12B048
6-string Headless multiscale bass (neck-through)


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This bass is a very green 7-string headless fanned-fret monster! Crop circle inlay. More...

Serial Number 12B055
6-string Headless multiscale bass (neck-through)


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6-string Headless bass with angled frets. Punchy single coils with Audere's 4-band 18v EQ system. More...

Serial Number 13B060
6-string Headless Multi-Scale bass

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6-string Headless bass with angled frets. Walnut body with Birds Eye maple fingerboard. More...

Chambered Guitar
Serial Number 14G066


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Headless Tele-style guitar. Details to follow. Super lightweight. More..

Serial Number 08B023
6-string Acoustic Bass - fretless

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Since there are very few of them on the marketplace, we decided to build a 6-string fretless acoustic bass. It is a truly unique instrument. More..

Serial Number 14B065
4-string J-bass


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This bass is a Walnut and and maple combo and has a beautiful quilted maple top More...

Serial Number 14B070
3 custom bass set - Details to follow!

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A set of three basses (triplets) Two fretted, one fretless. More...

Serial Number 14B062
5-string J-bass

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This bass is a bubinga and birdseye maple beauty. More...

Chambered Guitar
Serial Number 12G046

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Chambered Tele-style guitar. Chambered body. Super lightweight. More..

Serial Number 13B059
5-string Double Cut Bass - neck trough - 31" scale

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5-string bass.Neck-through, double cut. Quilted Maple top, Fiber Optics. More...

Serial Number 12B054
6-string Headless Multi-Scale bass Single-Cut

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6-string bass.Headless, Multi-Scale. This bass is a first on its own in that I had never built a multi-scale single-cut. More...

Chambered Glass-Top Guitar
Serial Number 12G052

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Amazing Tele style guitar with a GLASS TOP, Very reflective and beautiful. Details to follow. Super lightweight. More..

J-Style 5-string Fretless Bass
Serial Number 13B057

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Beautiful 5-string Fretless bass - bolt-on neck. More..  

Chambered Guitar
Serial Number 11G045

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Chambered Tele-style guitar with a Curly Koa top and back. Super lightweight. More..

Serial Number 12B047
5-string J-Style bass (bolt-on)


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5-string J-Style bass - the first in our line of this style of bass. More...

Serial Number 11B044
(5-string Multi-scale neck-through)

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5 string active bass with custom body design and angled frets. Red Sparkle metalflake finish! The very first US bass to feature Strandberg single string bass tuner/bridges. More...

Serial Number 10B040S
(6-string neck-through headless - Angled Frets)

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This is a 6-string bass which is modeled on our last one (08B024) but this one will has some additional features. A chance to do some R&D and push the envelope even further!. More..

Chambered Guitar
Serial Number 10G042

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Chambered Tele-style guitar with a Spalted Maple top. Piezos built into the bridge for a sweet acoustic sound combined with magnetic pickups. Super lightweight. More..

Serial Number 09B028
5-string neck-through bass

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5-string active bass incorporating a NEW WATSON body design. Curly Bubinga top, neck Curly Maple with Brazilian Cherry and East Indian Rosewood stringers. Fitted with our own hot Dual Coil pickups and Audere 4-band EQ. . More...

Serial Number 10B038C
Single Cut Neck-Through Bass - Fretless 4-string

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We received an order from a UK customer for one of our Classic basses in Fretless form. We chose woods to bring out the best possible fretless tone. It is similar to the one pictured above except that we have standardized on Hipshot type-A bridges and Hipshot Ultra-Light tuners for this model. More...

Serial Number 11B043S
(4-string short-scale neck-through)

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4 string active bass designed specifically for women or smaller-stature bass players. Maple core, Tulipwood top. Smaller. lighter,and more comfortable without compromising performance. . More...

Headless 7-string Guitar
Serial Number 09G031

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This is a 27" scale 7-string headless with a Curly Koa bookmatched top. It is our first instrument featuring lightweight hardware from ETS in Germany. Lots of amazing features. More..

Serial Number 09B035
5-string Double-Cut Bass
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This bass is similar to a single-cut 08B021 we built a few months ago. It is a beautiful bass in every way, and despite the fact that the top and back are ebony, our goal was for a very lightweight instrument. More...

Serial Number 09B036
6-string 30" scale Custom Bass

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This must be our most custom custom to date. We're building a beautiful 6-string bass on a 30" scale platform. Our customer was looking for a very compact and light bass but without compromising on the quality of the low B string response. More...

Custom solid Body Guitar
Serial Number 09G034

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This is a custom instrument for an international customer. It is a solid body electric guitar, double cut shape of our own design. A curly Koa top was requested and fortunately we have the right material for this in stock. More..

Serial Number 10B039S
Custom Neck-Through Bass - 4-string
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This bass is in the capable hands of Hardgroove, bass player and choregrapher of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. It has been created based on his own requirements. More...

Headless Bolt on Guitar
Serial Number 09G030

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We had great reviews from prople who saw and played our last headless guitar that we decided to make a new one! This one has a fancy Koa top among many other cool features. More..

Serial Number 09B032
Recession-Busting Single Cut Neck-Through Bass

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I had this very unusual book-matched ash top in the shop, and I thought it would make a really nice single-cut instrument. This bass will be the the first in our new line of lower priced, quality basses. In the current marketplace, single-cut basses are very expensive and this will be our effort to make an instrument of this type available at a slightly lower price point than our high-end products. More...

Serial Number 09B024
(6-string neck-thru Headless fanned-fret Bass)

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This amazing instrument is a super-compact 6-string designed for just one thing...PERFORMANCE!!! Top and back are Goncola Alves. Fanned frets! Snail Shell inlay! 4-band EQ! More..

NEW! Mark Connors Custom Guitar
Serial Number 09G037

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Country recording artist and songwriter Mark Connors is having us make a very special guitar for him. It will be one of the main instruments he will be using on his tours. Custom body style with crimson sunburst on a curly maple top. More..

Serial Number 09B029
7-string Chambered Fretless bass
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Custom 7-string Fretless Chambered Bass - Truly one-of-a -kind! Combination of piezo and wound pickups. Features many new building techniques plus a special "Jaco" coating on the fingerboard. ! More...

Thee Ram Jam Ace Bass - Serial Number 09B026


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This bass was crafted for Thee Ram Jam who is destined to become a powerful and funky force in the 2010 music scene. The bass has a maple/east indian rosewood core, paroda back and Pale Moon Ebony top and inlay. Also fitted with fiber optics and blue LEDs! More...

Serial Number 08B020
5-string headless. Bolt-on neck.

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5-string active headless bass. Local Idyllwild Cedar body, curly Myrtle top and 5-piece neck/ body core. Watson 3-band active/passive EQ and Watson tapped single-coil pickups. 34.5 inch scale, ABM hardware. More..

Serial Number 08B019
5-string 33" scale neck-thru bass

Current Status: SOLD.

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5-string active single-cut neck-through bass. Mahogany body, flamed Koa top and 5-piece Iroko/Maple neck. Electronics will be Watson 3-band active/passive and pickups will be Watson high-output dual-coils. 33 inch scale, Hipshot hardware. More..

Chambered electric guitar
Serial Number 09G025

Current Status: SOLD.

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Hollow-Body guitar for one of our existing customers. Ash and maple body and neck, birdseye maple fingerboard. Olympic White paint. Humbucking blade pickups awitchable to single-coil. More...

Pale Moon Ebony 5-string Single Cut Bass
Serial Number 08B021


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5-string active single-cut neck-through bass.. Black & White Ebony top. Electronics will be Watson 3-band active/passive and pickups will be Watson high-output dual coils. 34 inch scale, Hipshot hardware. More..

Purpleheart 30-fret guitar
Serial Number 08G018

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This guitar has a Purpleheart top and back plus a Purpleheart fingerboard. The body core was built from alternating pieces of Ebony and Satinwood. Gold hardware, 30 frets, Aguilar 3-band avtive/passive EQ. More...

Dark Blue Chambered Guitar
Serial Number 07G012 Chambered electric


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Thisis a beautiful guitar built with all maple and very carefully tinted to a specific blue sunburst. It has a chambered hollow-body and is very light. Active/passive eletronics. More...

Serial Number 08G016

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This guitar is one that was built for a local guitarist. He has some of his own ideas he wants to create so I helped him to build the guitar of his dreams. Zebrawood top. More details to follow. More..

Serial Number 07B014

As featured in Bass Player Magazine, August 2008
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6-string active single-cut neck-through bass. This bass features a crotch Koa top with Mahogany body, and 7-piece flamed maple neck. Electronics will be David McKeen or Audere and pickups will be super high output Watson dual coils. 34 inch scale, Hipshot hardware. More..

Serial Number 08B015

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4-string active single-cut neck-through bass. Mahogany body, and 5-piece wenge neck. Electronics: Watson 3-band active/passive and pickups are Watson tapped single-coils. 33-inch scale, Hipshot hardware. More..

Serial Number 07B013

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5-string active single-cut neck-through bass. features a beautiful crotch Koa top with Mahogany body, and 7-piece birdseye maple, rosewood and padauk neck. Electronics are Mike Pope 4-Band, and pickups are our own high-output Watson dual-coils, switchable to single coil in each position. 35 inch scale, Gold Hipshot hardware. More..

Serial Number 07B010

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5-String HEADLESS active bolt-on bass. Padauk and Pernambuco neck and body center. Chakte-Kok bookmatched top and back. Nordstrand Big Singles pickups with David McKeen active electronics. 34 inch scale. ABM Hardware (Black), Graph Tech nut More..

Serial Number 06B004

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5-string deluxe active bass. Woods: Shedua, Bloodwood and Flamed Redwood with Hawaiian Koa veneers. 19mm string spacing. 34.5 inch scale. Bartolini pickups. Aguilar 3-band electronics. Hipshot Bridge. Gotoh 35 gram GT350 tuners. Graph Tech Nut. More...

Serial Number 07G007 headless electric

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This guitar was our first headless design. We used a beautiful piece of bookmatched Lacewood for the top. The neck is Maple and Pernambuco, body Mahogany. All hardware is ABM. Pickups Nordstrand NVH. More...

Serial Number 07B008

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5-String active neck-through bass. Figured Hawaiian Koa top, Mahogany body, Maple neck with Osage Orange stringers and Hawaiian Koa veneers. 19mm string spacing, 34 inch scale. Carey Nordstrand Dual-Coil pickups. Audere 4-Band Electronics, switchable pickup coils. Hipshot bridge and Tuners, Graph Tech nut More..

Serial Number 07B009
Fretless 5-string bass

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5-String FRETLESS active neck-through bass. Hawaiian Koa top and back, Wenge body core, Wenge neck with Osage Orange stringers. 19mm string spacing 34 inch scale. Carey Nordstrand overwound Big Singles pickups. Glockenklang Electronics. Hipshot bridge and Tuners, Graph Tech nut More..

Serial Number 07B011

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5-String active neck-through bass. Figured Hawaiian Koa top, Mahogany body, Maple and East Indian Rosewood neck. 19mm string spacing, 34 inch scale. Carey Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups. Audere 4-Band Electronics, switchable pickup coils. Hipshot bridge and Tuners, Graph Tech nut More.. 

Serial Number 06B002
7-string 34" scale neck-thru bass

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7 string active bass. Woods: Ziricote and Flamed Maple with Purpleheart veneers. 17mm string spacing. 34 inch scale. Carey Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups with ebony/purpleheart custom covers. McKeen 3-band electronics with midrange selector switch. ABM Bridge. Gotoh 35 gram GT350 tuners. Graph Tech Nut. High Gloss Polyester Resin finish. More...

Serial Number 06B003

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6 string active bass. Woods: Flamed Maple and Purpleheart with Purpleheart and Walnut veneers.18mm string spacing. 34.5 inch scale. Carey Nordstrand Big Singles pickups with custom purpleheart covers. Aguilar 3-band electronics. Hipshot Bridge. Gotoh 35 gram GT350 tuners. Graph Tech Nut. More...

Serial Number 06B001
5-string 34.5" scale neck-through bass

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5 string active bass. Woods: Purpleheart and Wenge with Hawaiian Koa veneers. 17mm string spacing. 34.5 inch scale. Carey Nordstrand Big Singles pickups. Aguilar 3-band electronics. Hipshot Bridge and Ultra-Light tuners. Graph Tech Nut. High Gloss Polyester Resin finish. More...

Serial Number 06B005

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4 string active bass. Woods: Tulipwood, Pau Ferro and Maple with Hawaiian Koa veneers. 19mm string spacing. 34 inch scale. Carey Nordstrand Big Singles pickups. Aguilar 3-band electronics. Hipshot Bridge. Gotoh 35 gram GT350 tuners. Graph Tech Nut. More...
Last update April 18, 2011