Welcome to Hawkins Guitar


´╗┐Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Luthier Brian Hawkins has been building and repairing fine handmade guitars and stringed instruments for more than 22 years. His experience as a wood worker and tone wood vendor, his understanding of tone wood properties and his attention to detail is evident in every fine hand crafted guitar produced at Hawkins Guitar. His relentless quest for tone and sound is the foundation of his craft.

When you purchase a Hawkins Guitar you get hand selected aged and air dried Tone Wood and a customized guitar built around you and your playing style. Hawkins Handmade Guitars are the professionals choice for set ups, repairs, luthier school and the best hand made guitars in Hampton Roads from Norfolk to Chesapeake to Virginia Beach and beyond. From here they go everywhere! Although each and every guitar is pristine and eye popping, we build for sound as our primary focus. With our own proprietary bracing system (AKA The Hawkins Guitar Bracing System) developed to even the tension throughout the acoustic guitar body, our guitars are light, very strong, loud, balanced and full of life.

´╗┐We also specialize in professional Guitar Repair with a full service repair facility, a one on one Guitar Building School as well as an ever growing Music Store serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Virginia and beyond. 

Feel free to email or call us at  (757) 214-2278

custom guitars

Hawkins Guitar has earned a stellar reputation for building fine, hand crafted acoustic and electric guitars.

guitar repair

From set up to rebuilding to refinishing guitars, our full service guitar repair shop is here to serve.

Luthier school

Learn the time honored secrets of guitar building and guitar sound as you build your custom guitar alongside luthier Brian Hawkins.

Serving all of hampton  roads virginia including virginia beach, chesapeake, norfolk,suffolk, portsmouth, hampton, newport news & beyond