about us

For more than 44 years I have been picking and strumming guitar strings and during the course of that time I began to notice that finding the right guitar (the one that sounded right, felt right, looked right and I couldn't stop thinking about) was all but impossible to find no matter how much money I forked over. I have owned some nice guitars but only a couple of them made me feel like I wasn't having to settle for less than what I really wanted and they were both hand made.

I began building guitars in 1997 and shortly after began re-sawing and selling guitar wood to other guitar builders. Learning the secrets of wood has been critical in my development as a guitar maker and I could never have come this far without the years of friendship and help of my good friend Steve Roberson (Colonial Tonewoods) who has willingly shared with me the depth of his knowledge as a wood expert and Luthier.

I am Brian Hawkins and I build the Hawkins Guitar. Hawkins Guitars are hand crafted, custom built guitars, sure to bring out the best you have to offer. Located in Virginia Beach Virginia, Hawkins guitars are the preferred choice of Lewis McGehee and many other professional musicians in Virginia as well as around the world.

Colonial Tonewoods

Colonial Tonewoods

Lewis McGehee

Lewis McGehee