Director, company founder and "fount of all knowledge..."
Chris began building guitars at the age of 14 and built his first bass in 1968. After school he trained as an Engineer, studied Social Sciences at Durham University and worked as a musician and guitar tech’ before founding Overwater in 1979. Since then he and his teams have gone on to build more than 4000 instruments in the UK. Responsible for all technical and design aspects of production, final set-up and QC – and along side Kirsty and Steve handles sales and customer relations.
Director, accounts, admin and strategic planning.
In addition to her administrative and accounting roles, Kirsty is also resposible for stock control, shipping logistics and customer relations – and does all our studio photography…
Senior Luthier and Production Manager
Woodworker and Marketing Assistant
Finishing Shop Manager and Woodworker
Assembly, Electronics and Woodwork
Web Design, IT & E-commerce
And for the rest of his time, he looks after IT, logistics and trouble shoots for Scotts Bass Lessons…
Specialist woodwork, CNC Design, Programming & Machining
Electronic Design & Manufacture
Alan & Sam
Hardware Design & Manufacture