I’m Brian Watson, a luthier from Yorkshire, England.
I’ve been a professional bassist and luthier for over 20 years. As a keen musician and bass enthusiast I combine my passion for music with my talent for instrument creation. My aim is to produce high quality bespoke bass guitars, individually suited to the player, designed and handcrafted with the player in mind.
What you see on this website combines my many years of experience, my talent as a musician, luthier, and designer: a unique instrument built with attention to detail, pride and individual service.
The wood is chosen and sourced for its rich tonal versatility, and the instrument went through many different versions before I decided that the model you see here gives you the greatest sounding instrument possible.
If you like what you see here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you have any questions whatsoever, send me a message on the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!
Apart from the metal hardware, every wooden component is lovingly designed and hand made to give you a unique instrument that not only looks beautiful, but plays effortlessly and sounds fantastic.
If you look around my small workshop you’ll see there’s not a computer or CNC machine in site. The guitar is crafted from start to finish entirely by my hands and basic machinery. This way I can give the instrument my complete attention to detail.