Don't take my word for it. This is what matters most!
"I have absolutely no complaints about dealing with Iain and practicing this fabulous little guitar. This is a big compliment - as I am a German who like precision etc..."
Well, that ticks all the boxes ;-). Thanks very much to Rosemarie for hiring Alex Trimble's Martin LX-1 while visiting the UK and wanting to keep her practice regime going.
"Iain was very communicative and punctual for pick and drop-off of the Little Martin. Supplying free extras like picks, stand and strap was a nice touch. Great, hassle-free service."
Thanks very much to Matthew, not only for the hire of the ever-popular Little Martin, but for capturing better than me the key highlights of the God's Own Guitars experience!
"I hired the guitar for two weeks and it looks, feels and sounds fantastic. It's not just a regular guitar from the shelf, it was definitely tuned by a master as it's really really comfortable to play. Iain is highly customer oriented. Thank Iain for that. I didn't regret even for a second I decided to hire the guitar from Iain. Highly recommended."
The best way to spend quarantine time (and some!) when visiting the UK ;-). Thanks to Andrey for hiring the ever-popular Arctic White Strat. Such a beauty, such a player!
"It's a great guitar to play, fantastic feeling under your fingers and amazing tone. The overall experience with Iain was very good, all as expected (or even better)!"
Rev Rev Rev's lead singer/guitarist Laura with our 62 Reissue Jazzmaster at The Victoria Dalston in November 2021. "Even better" :-).
"Stunning guitar, kept in a not less than perfect way. It's better than new, since it's perfectly set. Was a real pleasure to have the chance of playing it. I particularly appreciated the Johnny Marr modified tremolo arm which has a softer / looser fit as compared to the standard Jag's one, and is perfect for playing glide guitar chords. Also, the service is perfect too. Guitars delivered at the venue as agreed, with everything else we had asked for. Highly recommended!"
Rev Rev Rev's lead guitarist Sebastian bringing some magic to our 2016 Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar at The Victoria Dalston in November 2021. I was there, and I'm still floored by just how wonderful he made this Jag sound!
"Top man, top service, top instruments! Not only the instruments look great but also play and record well. We gave them plenty of use in our sessions. Would recommend to anyone looking for using vintage equipment."
Thanks to Javier and all at 5dB Studios. Great fun to help with this special brief: a 60s/70s vibe, four vintage guitars for a week in the studio, with a global superstar and one of the go-to producers of the day. A lot of options, but delighted the chosen few did their job! A 1964 Hofner President semi-acoustic bass, 1972 Fender P-Bass, 1974 Martin D-28, and 1979 Black Strat just about book-ending the two decades!
"Just had this beauty out for a week, excellent guitar and an excellent service provided by Iain form start to finish, would 100% recommend."
First outing for the 2006 Gibson Hummingbird, and a special one. Hired for legendary Stiff Little Fingers front man Jake Burns, on tour with punk supergroup Dead Men Walking. Even got to see them at their final gig. Huge thanks to Liam at Zest Ents for making this happen!
"I was in London for a week. I needed a guitar to play and practice. Reached out to Iain. He was very prompt and courteous in his response, was helpful by being accommodating about dropping off the guitar, in a very punctual fashion. The guitar was excellent and served its purpose. Eventually decided to extend the rental by a few days, and Iain was flexible in accommodating my request."
After all the lockdowns, pleased as punch to hire our 1997 Yamaha LA-8 to Vikram, visiting London from India. If you find yourself travelling to London, but miss your playing, I'm here to help!
"Good products at good prices. Iain is very easy to deal with and super helpful."
Ben, at London's Hop Kingdom, hiring the 2005 Fender Hot Rod DeVille for a Halloween gig by Virvon Varvon. Good products at good prices ;-).
"Couldn't have asked for a better rental experience! The Gibson J-200 is a beautiful instrument and sounds exceptional. I feel very fortunate to have met Iain and I'm already looking forward to renting from him again. If you're looking to rent a guitar, look no further! "
That 1993 Gibson J-200 working its magic again! Hired by Logan for a pre-shoot screen test. The results are in and it passed the audition!
"Excellent experience! Iain even got in touch to advise me on my choice, he’s a consummate professional. Timely handover and drop off with everything you could need, and a great guitar with a lovely tone. Will definitely be recommending God’s Own Guitars!"
Lottie was hiring for an audition, so it had to be the right guitar, set up perfectly. All down to her own talent, she got the part!! (With only a tiny bit of help from a beautiful Epiphone Sheraton from the 1980s).
"I hired this guitar on the day and Iain was happy to meet me last minute and made the process extremely straightforward! The guitar is in exceptional condition and was a dream to play. The price is more than reasonable. I couldn’t recommend Gods Own Guitars more! Will definitely be using again!"
Thanks to singer-songwriter Siobhan Winifred, another rising star making their mark with our 2006 Arctic White Strat.
"Iain was great! Super efficient and easy to communicate with and we'll be hiring with him again in a few weeks!"
It's that Little Martin working its magic again, out for a 10-day hire to a writer ahead of the launch of their latest play - perfect R&R in between rehearsals. Thanks very much to Anya for making this happen!
"Iain is a fantastic and trustworthy guy who really knows his guitars. You won't do better than hiring a guitar from him. Highly recommended!"
Thanks to Haynes for doing a better job of marketing God's Own Guitars than I do! A two-day hire of the lovely 1997 Yamaha LA-8 acoustic. Punches well above its weight!
"Great Guitar! The sound is just warm and silky, great for any music style to be honest! Very comfortable to play. Iain has been helpful as always, his experience as a musician helps a lot to choose the perfect guitar for your work, I really appreciate that! I will definitely hire again the same guitar for my recordings."
A first time out for this very special 1976 Guild S-100, the guitar that was my go-to companion for more than 20 years. Many thanks to return-hirer Nubia Devi for giving this one a place on her upcoming EP!