Doc's Guitar is dedicated to the guitar and music of Doc Watson. A master at both flatpicking and fingerstyle guitar, Doc's skills are legendary.

Doc Watson had a profound influence in traditional, folk and bluegrass music ever since coming to national attention in the early 1960's. His recordings and performances have inspired generations of aspiring guitarists to explore the mysteries of his phenomenal playing.

Here at Doc's Guitar you will find biographical information about Doc, along with a listing of the honors and awards he has received. We also feature a complete discography of Doc's recordings, as well as a listing of instruction books & videos and performance videos.

You'll also find our song search page that allows you to look up a tune and see a where you and find that tune in Doc's recordings, instruction books and videos. If you're interested in free tablature of tunes performed by Doc Watson, be sure to visit our free tab page.

Our site has been updated since Doc passed away in 2012. This includes our Memory Book page, where you can share your thoughts, feelings and memories about Doc.

So sit a spell, have a look around and enjoy yourself!

What's New

New Instruction Book!
Doc Watson Guitar Anthology
Note-by-note transcriptions of 14 of Doc's most popular flatpicking and fingerstyle songs/tunes. Half of the tabs include both lead and rhythm guitar parts. An excellent effort.

New CD!
Doc Watson: Live at the Bottom Line

This 2-CD set is from recordings in 2002 made during Doc's performances at The Bottom Line in NYC. Doc is in top form as he performs with grandson Richard and Jack Lawrence.

Instant Videos Now Available
Digital Video Catalog
You can now purchase instant downloads of Doc's instruction and performance videos from our new Digital Video Catalog!

The Guitar Artistry of Doc Watson

This DVD is a compilation of the best of Doc's performances over the years.

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