THIS WEEKS COOL GUITAR
WATKINS RANGER 2
|24 3/4 scale neck and there own single coil PU'c|
|Watkins Rapier Vibra 57|
A very few Fenders made it to Brit but they were prohibitory expensive even to semi-pro bands.
WEM amplifiers with WATKINS guitars came to the rescue in '57 with serviceable cheap guitars they had made in Chertsey Surrey. The Ranger was their entry level guitar. All their guitars had a high level of fit and finish. Note the the Gibson (1960 Les Paul) SG look ...three years before Gibson!!!
John Lennon started on a Watkins he still had it when he died
The Watkins Electric Music Company started in 1949. To this day players are still searching out and using the Watkins CopiCat Tape Echo Machine.
Pink Floyd and the Who used the Watkins amps that were change
|John Lennon's Watkins Tuxedo 3|
Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page started out on a WATKINS guitar.
WATKINS changed there name to Wilson in '68. Only the parent company remained with the Watkins name.
It all came to an end in '82. Japan took over the market with guitars like Yamaha and Ibanez.
check the POST Jan.29/17
THE EXTRA JUMBO LARGE
OK....I have put pics of all my guitars on the Pedal board site. Some good some not so.
But they are from today. They show all the hotrodding I have had dun to the guitars.