Vintage Guitar - March 2017 - Open - 40
the cusp of a revolution, guitarists
still owed thanks to Watkins for
helping them reach this point.
Accordionist-turned-entrepreneur Tom Jennings and his
company, Jennings Musical Instruments (JMI), had been in the
musical-instrument game for a
short time and had yet to begin
thinking in terms of the electric
guitar when another accordionist, Charlie Watkins, was seeing
potential in this new instrument.
The Dominator's twin 10"
Elac speakers are mounted on
individual baffles, aimed outward
for broader sound dispersion.
After returning from service in the
Merchant Navy, Watkins, a native
of Balham, in Southeast London,
made a living for a time playing
the accordion in small bands. As
with so many musicians, however,
he eventually saw the need for a