J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

Posted by Terry Forsyth on Mon, 10/09/06 - 22:23:06.

Hi
I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
· J.Watson & Co
· Est.1951
· The best quality guitar
· model no. WD150D - BK
· made in Japan

It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
regards
Terry

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Watson Acoustic

I have a Watson the same as shown in the picture posted in 2015 by Bill C.
I forgot exactly when I purchased mine, it was somewhere between 1978 and 1980, hence my interest in the manufacturer and dating the instrument.
It has been through all sorts of action and still sounds reasonably ok. I am attached to it and would never sell it.
I recall I paid about $150 for it and I thought that it was a middle-of-the-road guitar in terms of quality and price.
Nevertheless, it has stood the test of time.

J Watson

I also have one Model WD150 CW - Serial No 10982
Has the white dove scratch plate
Can I post pics in here?

Bill C

Watson WD 150

Hi guys I also have a Watson WD 150 D exactly the same as the one in the hoodoo gooroos video come any time
I have had this magic sounding guitar since 1992 and bought it second hand from a guy who had never played it was a gift from his wife in 1972
It still sounds sweet and has played some great music
To me it's worth thousands as I have had this guitar a long time and would love to pick up a 12 string Watson

You can post links to the pics

Just post links to the pictures and I'll see if I can make them show up in your post after you've done that.

Jason - webmaster.

J Watson

Here's the picture:

That's a nice looking pick

That's a nice looking pick guard.

re.JWatson guitar

I hv a 12 key guitar has no strings pearl inlay
Handsome guitar not lightweight. Made in japan.
Etc.has one key missing and the top bridge quite tidy condition.
Do they have a value if so could you tell me how much. As is that is.

J Watson & co acoustic guitar

I am considering selling my J Watson & co est 1951 6 string acoustic guitar . Model WD 155 It is in excelllent condition . Pearl inlay etc Does anyone know what it might be worth?

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: Hi
: I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: · J.Watson & Co
: · Est.1951
: · The best quality guitar
: · model no. WD150D - BK
: · made in Japan

: It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: regards
: Terry

Greetings everyone;
I am on a mission to find my long lost (stolen) J.Watson & Company guitar. I was in the Houston area about 10 years ago or so, and had just unloaded the van, went inside w/equipment, came back out and the guitar w/case was gone.
This one was special. Purchased in Taiwan in '76, it has a split/tri rosewood back with inlayed mother of pearl, with mother of pearl inlays all throughout the guitar. What makes this one easy to find, is that the neck had been broken by our lead singer between the tuning keys. It had been repaired, but could still be noticed if looking.
Please help me find this sentimental piece of the past.
Thanks, James.

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: Hi
: I also have a guitar made by this company. I purchased it while stationed in Guam 1978. I would just like to know more about the maker. The bridge is cracked and in need of repair.

: · J.Watson & Co
: · Est.1951
: · The best quality guitar
: · model no. WG 200
: · made in Japan

: It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: regards
: Terry

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: Hi
: I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar also. Purchased second hand in 1990 for about $200. after playing all the guiitars in the place for a few hours I chose the watson. The guy in the store just said "good choice".
They look to me to be similar to the Gibson "dove". The gibson even had an adjustable bridge for a while. It could have been what they call a "lawsuit" model. One that they stopped making under threat of legal action.

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

HI Terry,
I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: · J.Watson & Co
: · Est.1951
: · The best quality guitar
: · model no. WD150 T - B
: · made in Japan
Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
Thanking you
Shae in Australia

: Hi
: I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: · J.Watson & Co
: · Est.1951
: · The best quality guitar
: · model no. WD150D - BK
: · made in Japan

: It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: regards
: Terry

CJWatson wd150cw

Hi poppi.i too have the same guitar and it sounds fantastic. You are the only other person I have heard who has the same model. Would love to hear how old it is.i was told that maybe the serial no was the date it was made. Mine is 10966! Cheers Blue

J.Watson & Co G70

I have a J.Watson G70, it sounds fantastic and is a collectors item as I have understood. I saw another J.Watson for sale for 2000 Dollars on Ebay, so keep your J.Watson guitars and do not sell them cheap :-)

Guitar for sale J.Watson

The Dave Faulkner story is true, as it was the same music store I bought the other from. Dave got the black and I got the cherry. It appeared in the music video 'Come Anytime' and sounds awesome. My cherry Watson is in mint condition and i'm looking for a good home that appreciates quality and classic 80's history.
Cheers

Watson Guitar

Hi,
do you still have the Watson? if so what is your location?

Kim

J watson & co

I have a J Watson & co WD1500/12 #00409 12 string bought new in 1976 in Sydney. I dont know any more than what has been listed, ie Gibson copy & would definitely agree about the tonal quality, definitely superior to both my ( new) Taylor & Maton.
Would also love to know more about tbem
Cheers

watson guitar

hi guys
i have a 12 string J. Watsons & co W 200-12 guitar 10416 japan
made in 1951 and in good shape
also have questions about the rest of the story
realyy nice sound btw
grtz fr

J Watson & Co WD 150 CW Guitar

I have a J Watson WD 150 CW. It a rich deep red with the Pearl inlays & a Peace Dove on the scratch plate. . It was a gift in the early 80's. . I love it. . and would love to learn more about it's history of the maker. .
Cheers Poppi
:)

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: HI Terry,
: I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : · made in Japan
: Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: Thanking you
: Shae in Australia

:
: : Hi
: : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : · made in Japan

: : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : regards
: : Terry

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

I have just acquired a 12 string by this company, serial number 01210. It is in need of repairs but is beautifully made and will sing again.

It is strange that there is so little info on these guitars.I wish I could find out more.

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

ok,
so i just recently discovered a beautiful j. Watson co. 12 string. it was completely striped of hardware, but the body and neck are in perfect condition. the parts i need are:
nut/saddle
tuning machines
bridge pins
strings
please if you have any info on the kind of parts i could use to refurbish it i would be ever so thankfull,

steven hobbs

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: HI Terry,
I have a 12 string with the following info
model # W300/18
Japan
12 string
any info on the company and the value of the guitar?
Thanks,

: I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : · made in Japan
: Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: Thanking you
: Shae in Australia

:
: : Hi
: : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : · made in Japan

: : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : regards
: : Terry

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

I purchased a J Watson WD150TB in Newtown (Sydney) in 1982 for $125. It's serial no. is 10938 and is still in great condition. Mine is a lovely sunburst orange-brown colour. I would also like to know more about the background to these guitars and other owners.

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

Hi I'm from Belgium and I got a J. Watson & Co. guitar w300.
So I guess its a different guitar then the wd150d.
It's a semi accoustic version.

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

I have had a J Watson & Co 12 string model WD150 CW/12, have had it for about 30 years. It is red with pearl inlays and a white dove and roses on the scratch plate. Serial no is a bit hard to read but most likely 01205. Was wondering what it was worth?

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar D200S - made japon

: HI Terry,
: I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : · made in Japan
: Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: Thanking you
: Shae in Australia

:
: : Hi
: : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : · made in Japan

: : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : regards
: : Terry

Watson

I have the same model as you. My serial number is 01255
Cheers

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: HI Terry,
: I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : · made in Japan
: Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: Thanking you
: Shae in Australia

Hi there!
You are right, they sound great. Mine too is a WD 150 BK s/n 10723. Would like to know a bit about the company. I was told that they were to be the answer in looks to the Martins. As far as it goes for sound, she is the most beautiful and mellow sounding guitar I had the pleasure to listen to. Maybe it's the age. Anyone knows anything more, talk to us.
Werner
Australia

:
: : Hi
: : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : · made in Japan

: : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : regards
: : Terry

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150BK

: : HI Terry,
: : I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : · Est.1951
: : : · The best quality guitar
: : : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : : · made in Japan
: : Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: : Thanking you
: : Shae in Australia

: Hi there!
: You are right, they sound great. Mine too is a WD 150 BK s/n 10723. Would like to know a bit about the company. I was told that they were to be the answer in looks to the Martins. As far as it goes for sound, she is the most beautiful and mellow sounding guitar I had the pleasure to listen to. Maybe it's the age. Anyone knows anything more, talk to us.
: Werner
: Australia

: :
: : : Hi
: : : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : · Est.1951
: : : · The best quality guitar
: : : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : : · made in Japan

: : : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : : regards
: : : Terry
Hi Everyone

I too just came into posession of a J.Watson& Co guitar.It looks like it has hardly been played ,has the pearl inlay on the head and frets and the scratch plate is still very shiny like the rest of the guitar and has a picture of a white dove surrounded by red flowers and green leaves on it but on the inside label it says:
J.Watson & Co.
The best quality guitar
model no. WD 150 BK
then on the bottom of the label : 10967
and on the right hand bottom: japan

The hardcase is also in as new condition and I feel this guitar was bought 25
or so years ago, too hard to learn to play , put away in the cupboard and has just resurfaced in a spring clean.
It has a very loud crisp clear tone even with the old strings on it but the action is a little high for my liking and needs to be reset.
It only has one strap button like the old fashioned accoustic guitars.
There is no SUZUKI to be seen anywhere on the guitar.
I am as much in the dark about this guitar as every one on this site.
Regards
Frank Klaassen
soundust@sweetsydney.com.au

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: : HI Terry,
: : I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : · Est.1951
: : : · The best quality guitar
: : : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : : · made in Japan
: : Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: : Thanking you
: : Shae in Australia

: Hi there!
: You are right, they sound great. Mine too is a WD 150 BK s/n 10723. Would like to know a bit about the company. I was told that they were to be the answer in looks to the Martins. As far as it goes for sound, she is the most beautiful and mellow sounding guitar I had the pleasure to listen to. Maybe it's the age. Anyone knows anything more, talk to us.
: Werner
: Australia

: :
: : : Hi
: : : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : · Est.1951
: : : · The best quality guitar
: : : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : : · made in Japan

: : : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : : regards
: : : Terry

Hi
I purchased my WD150 bk new in 1972, the cost then was $700 so at that stage it was an expensive guitar. When I purchased mine the shop had 2, the other one was purchased by Dave Faulkner from Hoodoo Gurus, It appeared in a video mid 80's, can't remember the song!

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

I too am lucky enough to own one but i know nothing of its history other than it was given to my mother by one of the band members of the australian band "mental as anything" Since then its bridge snapped off and i had repaired it twice only to have the same thing happen twice so i decided to put a tail piece on aswell and my goodness does it sound bright! Its one of the best acoustics ive ever played.
Ive also put a pickup system in and im going to put a sunrise pickup and mixer in in the near future.
Is there anywhere i can find out info about j watson co history?
regards,
jono

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

i have a watson guitar allso
but i have a 12 snears one
i still dint find info about the guitar so maybe you know some info abouth it
i realy like to know more abouth this guitar

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: HI Terry,
: I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : · made in Japan
: Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: Thanking you
: Shae in Australia

:
: : Hi
: : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : · made in Japan

: : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : regards
: : Terry

HI,

I have a watson wd155 i've had it for 25 years & it was used when i purchased it. the inlay is around the body, on the head & figerboard the 3 piece back is also a nice feature any info about this brand would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
Mark

i have a watson w500 i

i have a watson w500 i bought 37 years ago. 3 part back, alot pearl inlay and lovely looking guitar. this have been my favorit all years...i have played alot
high end but this is just a very good guitar. i have given up finding the history of this beauty and just enjoy have this nice one. in my collection there
is martin, hofner,taylor and sigma, but watson is the best. bought this new when i was a young boy in a basement who sold japanees guitars with beauty-issues...pluss a kasuga el-guitar...just lovely too. sorry my norway-english

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

Hi,
i have a J.Watson & Co WD155 also, It is wonderful to play, the action is superb. My late father gave the guitar to me about 10 yrs ago and he told me he had had it for at least 15 years, but in my youth ignored the rest of the story. i'm keen to find out more as well.
thanks,
Chris

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

Hi Terry,
I too have the same guitar as yours. I bought it in 1980. I was also wondering about the the history of the guitar company.
Regards,
Steve
: HI Terry,
: I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : · made in Japan
: Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: Thanking you
: Shae in Australia

:
: : Hi
: : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : · J.Watson & Co
: : · Est.1951
: : · The best quality guitar
: : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : · made in Japan

: : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can give me would be appreciated.
: : regards
: : Terry

J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

Hello there!

I was fascinated by the previous comments on J. Watson model WD 150D. The label on my guitar says:
- J. Watson & Co
- Est. 1951
- Model No G 500

This is obviously a less elaborate model than the WD150D. It does not have pearly inlay on the fretboard. But is has this wondefull sound. I bought it in the late seventies or early eighties. Since then I have aquried other more expensive guitars. But I still love my Watson. That is why I googled it in order to find out more.

I will be happy to know more about the history of Watson guitars, if anybody knows.

Regards
Rolf, Norway (currently Spain)

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: Hi Terry,
: I too have the same guitar as yours. I bought it in 1980. I was also wondering about the the history of the guitar company.
: Regards,
: Steve
: : HI Terry,
: : I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : · Est.1951
: : : · The best quality guitar
: : : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : : · made in Japan
: : Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: : Thanking you
: : Shae in Australia

: :
: : : Hi
: : : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : · Est.1951
: : : · The best quality guitar
: : : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : : · made in Japan

: : : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can
give me would be appreciated.

Hi Terry,
I purchased my J Watson & Co in the late 70's and have also wondered about its history. I still use
it as a practice guitar and have enjoyed may years of playing with it. Other than the info you have I've been unable to find out anymore. The idea it came from Suzuki in Japan was mentioned to me and could be on the cards as it looks like there were quite a few sold in Aussie.
Regards
Chris in Aussie

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: : Hi Terry,
: : I too have the same guitar as yours. I bought it in 1980. I was also wondering about the the history of the guitar company.
: : Regards,
: : Steve
Hi I have a Watson 335 copy that not only looks like a Gibson but plays EVEN BETTER!!I have tried to find out more about the maker,but have had no luck.Any information welcomed..Stuart...UK
: : : HI Terry,
: : : I too have a J.Watson and Co guitar that was my late fathers. He bought it in 1980. Its a beautiful guitar with Pearl inlay also. The inside label says
: : : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : : · Est.1951
: : : : · The best quality guitar
: : : : · model no. WD150 T - B
: : : : · made in Japan
: : : Its similar to yours. I have recently started playing it and its has a beautiful sound. The sentimental value to me is priceless and would appreciate any information you may have obtain about your J. Watson guitar.
: : : Thanking you
: : : Shae in Australia

:
: : :
: : : : Hi
: : : : I have a J. Watson and Co. acoustic guitar that I am trying to learn the “provenance” or history of and hope someone may know something about it, or point me in the direction of someone who does. It looks identical to a Kiso Suzuki acoustic made around 1973 with great pearl inlay on the head and on the fret-board. The protective plate on the top has definite "flower-power connotations. The inside label says
: : : : · J.Watson & Co
: : : : · Est.1951
: : : : · The best quality guitar
: : : : · model no. WD150D - BK
: : : : · made in Japan

: : : : It plays beautifully, better than many contemporary, high priced guitars. A Dutch guitar "collector" indicates that there is some link with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, which I guess could make it a collectible. Any info that you can
: give me would be appreciated.

: Hi Terry,
: I purchased my J Watson & Co in the late 70's and have also wondered about its history. I still use
: it as a practice guitar and have enjoyed may years of playing with it. Other than the info you have I've been unable to find out anymore. The idea it came from Suzuki in Japan was mentioned to me and could be on the cards as it looks like there were quite a few sold in Aussie.
: Regards
: Chris in Aussie

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

Hi all,
wow, great to find some people in exactly the same boat as me. i have a watson and co WD 155 with large silver inlays on the neck, pearl around the front sound board and a two toned rear wood piece with a wedge shaped natural coloured peice running down the centre, again edged with pearl.
I absolutely love the guitar, sounds fabulous and plays very nicely. it was my fathers too, so much sentimental value as well. please email me if you have any further history that i could learn. would love to know,
cheers,
ashley in sth australia

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: Hi all,
: wow, great to find some people in exactly the same boat as me. i have a watson and co WD 155 with large silver inlays on the neck, pearl around the front sound board and a two toned rear wood piece with a wedge shaped natural coloured peice running down the centre, again edged with pearl.
: I absolutely love the guitar, sounds fabulous and plays very nicely. it was my fathers too, so much sentimental value as well. please email me if you have any further history that i could learn. would love to know,
: cheers,
: ashley in sth australia

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

I also have just got a J. Watson & Co. guitar WD155 through a garage sale. I love this guitar and it sounds great. I also would like to know a bit of history on it.

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar

I too own a J.watson & co- semi acoustic that I have owned,played, loved & recorded with since the early/mid 80's
I have never seen another modle like it so can anyone give me some history details & perhaps rough value?
It is a 'copy' in shape & style to the Gibson Es-335 TD with two pick ups& mine is an all Black finish. I cant find a serial number on it but it does have a made in Japan sticker on the back of the head.
As I said , I would really appreciate any information on this great guitar

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

Hi All,

Guess what I also have a J Watson & Co guitar my eldest brother sold to me when I was in my teens about 22 years ago. I would also love to know the history of this guitar and its maker. It too has a label inside stating J Watson & Co Est 1951 The Best Quality Guitar, Model no. WD 150 DBK , 90972 japan

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: Hi All,

: Guess what I also have a J Watson & Co guitar my eldest brother sold to me when I was in my teens about 22 years ago. I would also love to know the history of this guitar and its maker. It too has a label inside stating J Watson & Co Est 1951 The Best Quality Guitar, Model no. WD 150 DBK , 90972 japan

I also have wd155 i keen to learn more about them i had it for 25 years it was used when purchased

Re: J. Watson & Co. guitar WD150D - made by Suzuki

: : Hi All,

: : Guess what I also have a J Watson & Co guitar my eldest brother sold to me when I was in my teens about 22 years ago. I would also love to know the history of this guitar and its maker. It too has a label inside stating J Watson & Co Est 1951 The Best Quality Guitar, Model no. WD 150 DBK , 90972 japan

: I also have wd155 i keen to learn more about them i had it for 25 years it was used when purchased
: Hi all like above I also have a wd155 10741 Japan. Still sounds good and had same for many years now, am interested to know approx today value.

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