Tier 1

Guiding Principles

We don't have a lot of rules.  They're more principles, and hopefully ones that just make good sense.  Some of them contain links to further information - just click on the blue-highlighted link to find out more.  And you can always find out more about our Terms Of Service here.

Hire Principles
  1. Only One Guitar At A Time.  Which leaves plenty of choice for other people.  No limits on amp or pedal hires!

  2. Ask Questions To Avoid Disappointment.  Ask as many questions as you need before handover.  We want you to be utterly delighted with your chosen guitar and/or peripherals when you first get your hands on it. 

  3. Be There For Handover, Be There For Return (1).  Once dates, times and locations are booked, please stick to them.  If something truly show-stopping comes up, let us know as soon as you can, so we can rearrange.

  4. Be There For Handover, Be There For Return (2).  We don't hand over to anyone other than the hirer.  Please bring a passport or driving licence and a recent utilities bill to confirm your identity.  It's also a great opportunity to review the equipment and ask any final questions before starting your experience. 

  5. Look After The Guitar and/or Peripherals With Care.  You've paid your money, you want it to perform at its best, you want to return it in optimum condition.  Whether you're playing it at home, in rehearsal, in the studio, or live, just follow our Care Guidelines.

  6. Don't Lend The Guitar and/or Peripherals To Anyone Else.  You're the one who's hired it, and you're the one we're trusting with it.

  7. Don't Modify Your Guitar and/or Peripherals.  Yes, look after it as if it's your own, but not to the point of modifying, removing, or replacing any component part.  Probably obvious, but our hires are not experiments, they're experiences.  See our Care Guidelines for further information.

  8. Tell Us About Damage Or Loss As Soon As It Happens.  Don't wait to the end of the hire period.  The quicker you tell us, the quicker we can help you and/or take actions to resolve the problem.  See our Care Guidelines for further information.

  9. You Can Change Your Mind.  You can find details of how to manage changes to start/end-dates, extensions, or cancellations, amongst many other helpful FAQs in our Terms Of Service here.

Other Principles
  1. Photo-shoots/Videos: You can hire our guitars and/or peripherals for photo-shoots or videos.  Without prejudice to your copyright over any materials produced, our only ask is that we are permitted to share any published image or video on our site as a way to showcase our gear in action.

  2. How Not To Use Our Images: We are happy for our images to be used, with appropriate acknowledgement, as set out below.  However, using our images for fraudulent or misleading purposes (e.g., passing off our images as your own in an online marketplace) is illegal and has consequences of criminal investigation and charges.  Don't do it.

  3. How To Use Our Images.  All images on this website and related social media accounts with the name "godsownguitars" are copyright-owned by God's Own Guitars.  We love re-post or sharing of these images, without fee or copyright restrictions, as long as our ownership of any posted image is acknowledged, as follows:

  • Website images: "Source: www.godsownguitars.com"

  • Instagram images: "Source: godsownguitars on Instagram"

  • Facebook images: "Source: godsownguitars on Facebook".