(Jeff) Watson is an exotic blend of traditional and shred esthetics. For your sporty mind!"
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Parallel Axis humbuckers give the Watson a fat sound, even on the
contours, extra frets and vintage appointments make this guitar a
paradox of guitar sensibilities, but somehow it all works.
dark rosewood fingerboard begged for the inlay-delete option
in order to show off the extra frets. One of my favorite details
is the fret marker dot on the fingerboard's end.
guitars/customshoper requested our Sustain Block bridge—a perfect
choice to pump up the vintage side of the equation. Not every
guitar looks "right" with a quilt top, but it's
hard to argue with this one.
a good look at the one-piece of Honduras mahogany back with beautiful
ribbons of grain. You can also see the string anchors and tummy
bevel in this shot.
deep cutaways allow access to all twenty-seven frets and provided
us with the opportunity to blend the heel, an old school Hamer
trick that goes all the way back to our first models. This photo
illustrates why I call our builders artists—it's pure sculpture!