Hand-assembled right here in Devon
Brand-new and one-of-a-kind guitars. Hand-assembled right here in Devon by roadie-to-the-stars Barnaby (or Barney) Watson
The Jigsaw Guitars Story
During 20 years of touring the world with artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Florence & The Machine, The Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, K.T Tunstall and many more, Barnaby has accumulated an expert-level of insight and knowledge into how guitars function, how they are made, and how they can be adapted.
He always thought he’d one day like to convert that knowledge into making guitars of his own and, due to the pandemic which has hit the global music industry so hard in the last year, he has finally found himself with the time to ‘pull the trigger’ and go for it!
It was on a tour of the US a few years back that, upon visiting a guitar shop in Austin, Texas, Barney fell in love with a stripped-back one pickup, one knob guitar made out of Home Depot 2×4 wood. He purchased it there and then (along with a pedal of course!) and has loved it ever since, mainly due to the no nonsense, no frills and back to basics feel that it has.
And so, the Jigsaw Guitars dream was born and this first guitar of theirs is based loosely on that original one that Barney bought in Austin.
Barney has used the best parts possible, whilst making sure that his guitars are affordable too.
With a no frills approach, he has used his skills which he picked up on the road to produce what we feel are some really impressive guitars.
They look, play and sound wonderful and supporting local makers fits right into our company ethos. Moreover, Barney’s approach to making and assembling these lovely guitars matches our value system perfectly – reusing, recycling and ethically sourcing at every opportunity.
For more of an insight on Barney’s career and what he has achieved, check out www.Barnabyjwatson.com
I am currently working on a new batch of guitars. These next batch of guitars will be made from beach wood. Also among this batch is #007 which I have some special plans for. These guitars will be complete in December.
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If you would like to enquire about any of the guitars shown here or would like to commision a custom build then get it touch.