After building his first guitar at the age of 15, Brian Watson has continued to refine his hand skills, his design aesthetic and his understanding of how guitars produce sound in order to achieve his goal of building the highest quality acoustic guitars. Building out of his shop in Lakeville, MN, he utilizes high quality tonewoods, traditional techniques, and modern design, in order to create instruments that inspire the player - not only in their musical possibilities, but also with their visual appearance, and the attention to detail of their construction.

Brian Watson is luthier out of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, we were immediately impressed with the build quality and solid feel of this full sized Dreadnought, not to mention how good it sounds. The large body combined with tried and true tonewoods make for a perfectly balanced tone and a robust resonance that projects enough to fill a room without any additional amplification.

From Watson:

"I enjoy utilizing high quality, fine tonewoods and strive to showcase the natural beauty of the woods. I choose the individual components of each guitar to work together to create an aesthetically tasteful, congruent appearance a sound tailored to the needs of the player.
For me the most rewarding part of guitar building is seeing the finished product, an instrument that seems so perfect you wonder how it could come out of the dust and wood shavings of the shop. Then that guitar starts its journey making music."


Model: Dreadnought
Body Wood: Indian Rosewood
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Binding: Curly Koa / Herringbone Purfling
Finish Color: Natural Nitrocellulose
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony w / Koa Binding
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Dimensions: .850" (1st Fret) - .90"(8th Fret)
Inlays: MoP Cut Squares
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Tuners: Waverly Open Back
Other Features: Hide Glue Construction, Scalloped X Bracing
Case: Hardshell
Condition: Brand New

Distinctive Guitar

Distinctive Guitar

Brand New
Adirondack / Indian Rosewood
Original Hard
9 Years
Distinctive Guitar
Distinctive Guitar LLC
Milwaukee, WI
12:59 PM
Monday: By Appointment Only Tuesday: 10am - 4pm Wednesday: 10am - 4pm Thursday: 10am - 4pm Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: By Appointment Only Sunday: By Appointment Only

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RETURN POLICY - At Distinctive Guitar customer satisfaction is our top priority. We are happy to offer you a 48hr approval period on all orders (excludes custom orders and layaways). Return arrangements must be made within 48 hours of receipt and must be authorized by Distinctive Guitar prior to shipment. Refunds on approved returns will be made in-full less shipping costs both ways and applicable credit card fees. Feel free to use your refund in-full on another "In Stock Item". In limited circumstances, returns outside the 48 hour approval window may be considered but are subject to a 15% re-stocking fee. Trades are considered final sale due to the large amount of shipping fees and risk associated with a trade transaction. We are happy to discuss approval prior to trading if required. Sale, clearance, demo, and NOS items are considered final sale and no refunds or returns are allowed on these items. All orders must be returned in the condition they were originally shipped within 5 business days after return approval. If any of the above criteria is not met Distinctive Guitar reserves the right to refuse the return or a higher re-stocking fee may apply. All returns are handled on a case by case basis so if you have any issues or concerns don't hesitate to contact us.