Michael Watts is a guitarist based in Surrey UK. A previous  Acoustic Guitarist of the Year award recipient Michael has shared a bill with some of the greatest instrumentalists in the world and is known for his onstage charisma, exquisite touch and the depth of feel and colour in his playing and writing.

 Michael writes, records, and performs instrumental music for solo steel-string acoustic guitar. His debut album "VETIVER" is available here. He is also an inveterate lover of loud electric guitars and gnarly fuzz pedals, and his thoughts on many of them can be read in the pages of The Guitar Magazine.

Described as a "Gentleman Renegade" and an acknowledged expert in the field of the luthier-built guitar, Michael is regularly invited to give lectures and masterclasses, and demonstrate the work of guitar builders around the world. More often than not, he accepts. 

Michael's guitars are handmade in Phoenix Arizona by Jason Kostal and strung exclusively with Elixir Strings

You can learn more about Michael in this Podcast Interview in the Fretboard Journal.