Parent brand: 

product types: 

  • electric guitars
  • bass guitars


Wilson was a brand name used by Watkins Electric Music (WEM ) from the late 1960s to early 1980s for guitars and basses. Wilson (and Watkins) guitars were made in Caxton House in Chertsey, Surrey, UK, until around 1982. Charlie Watkins was the amp expert, while brothers Sid and Reg made the guitars in the Watkins factory in Chertsey. In 1969 they decided to market the product lines under separate brand names, the guitars were made under the Wilson brand name, Wilson being their mother's maiden name.

The Wilson - WEM brand is not to be confused with the following Wilson guitar brands: The Wilson Guitars brand name may also have been used, around 1969 to 1970, on some Japanese classical guitars by H. Yairi. The Wilson Bros Guitars brand is used on some Japanese reissues of the Mosrite Ventures models.


Caxton House
57 Guildford Street
Chertsey , SRY
United Kingdom
Surrey GB