Watkins Rapier

Posted on: 22nd September 2012

Alan Lovell of the Swinging Blue Jeans

Hi Guy,

I hope alls well with you. I thought I would send you some photos of the 1963 Watkins Rapier I bought.

All original parts on it, except the scratchplate. My daughter works at a film Studio. She got a guy who works there to put the gold Watkins logo on the new scratchplate (cool eh!) I’ve had it checked and set up. The machine heads needed attention. But we managed to get 4 original 1963 heads, to replace the damaged ones. I’m so happy with it . It sounds great. As I’m a better player than I was in 1964 I can play 4 chords now!

Swinging Blue Jeans.