Iconic Guitars, Amps & Effects For Hire

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Hire classic, vintage and iconic guitars - electrics, basses, acoustics - plus legendary effects pedals and amps.

"God's Own" because the guitars, amps and pedals you can hire are Artist Owned or Made Famous By the Gods - some of the most iconic guitarists and songwriters of the past 50 years.  Better than "God's Own" because you get to use and play that gear, just by hiring.  This is your way to enjoy a range of iconic guitars, without breaking the bank or tying yourself to a single guitar.

Whatever your reason or need, there's a guitar, amp or pedal for you:

Personal practice

Try-before-you-buy

Band practice

Home and studio recording

Live performance

Film and Video shoots

Photo shoots

Film and theatre productions

Themed events and parties

Marriage proposals and weddings

And more . . .

In the end, it's really down to your needs and imagination.  Our promise to you is a high quality, end-to-end hire experience, with some of the most iconic guitars and gear in the world.

Hirer Of The Month: Emily Roberts

I didn't really think about this when I started this hiring business nearly 4 years ago, but one of the unexpected joys is that you get to meet the players that are going to be the big names of the future.  Emily Roberts is one to watch!  I first hired to Emily in 2019, as she took to the stage with all-female Queen tribute band Fat Bottomed Girls - with her delivering a note and tone perfect Brian May masterclass on a BMG Red Special.  And again in 2021, performing a fabulous version of Satin Doll on a 1969 Gibson Barney Kessel archtop.  Next thing I know, she's opening with The Dinner Party at BST on The Great Oak Stage this month, on a bill headlined by The Rolling Stones.  It may have been the band's biggest gig yet, but they were completely unphased by it all, and delivered a tight and blisteringly powerful set like they belonged there.  They've arrived!

I suppose, technically, Hirer Of The Month is stretching it - the St Vincent Goldie is Emily's own guitar, not a hire.  But I've got to make an exception this month.  To have met and seen such a talented musician grow to this level in just a few short years, that's something worth talking about.  Many of us have - or have had - the dream.  Not all of us will make it.  But never give up on the dream!  Practice, talent, that special something, and a bit of luck, you never know, next time it could be you!

Latest Additions

All gear is carefully researched & selected to meet the criteria of "Artist Owned", or "Made Famous By".  Click the image to see more about each latest addition below, and follow God's Own Guitars on Instagram or Facebook to see more of what's on offer.

1965 Fender Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix
1965 Fender Stratocaster,
Olympic White,
as made famous by Jimi Hendrix
As close as it comes to the Olympic White rosewood board Strat that Jimi Hendrix landed in the UK with in September 1966, just before he set the world, and some sacrificial guitars, on fire.  No, this isn't one of his, but it claims the birthright and carries its mid-sixties mojo with absolute integrity and unstoppable swagger.  A truly stunning guitar!
1989 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
1989 Gibson Les Paul Custom, 
Ebony, 
as made famous by Les Paul
I know, I know.  Any guitar with the Les Paul moniker was made famous by Les Paul.  But this one more than most deserves that special mention.  The executive-class, high-gloss, 24-carat gold, mother-of-pearl inlaid, split-diamond sparkler that is the Black Beauty.  Guitar of dreams!
1988 Martin D-35 P, David Byrne
1988 Martin D-35P,
Natural,

as made famous by David Byrne
A man in a suit walks onto a bare stage, he starts up his boombox, and, almost possessed, launches into Psycho Killer.  One of the most iconic openings to any concert video, Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense.  With David Byrne playing his heart and soul out on a Martin
D-35.  This one isn't his, but it's as close as it gets!