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"Always a pleasure dealing with Iain (4th time customer). Great instruments in general (especially this one) and additional items in very good condition. Get your instruments from here!"
Many thanks to Tuomas and Joni, from Finnish band Airi, for once again hiring two flat-top classics - the 1974 Martin D-28 and 1993 Gibson J-200 - for their latest open mic in London. Four times they've hired now, and always an absolute pleasure!

2024

"Iain was really helpful, organised and professional - would highly recommend!"
Many thanks to internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Laura Snowden for hiring! For her solo performances in concert halls across the world, she can usually rely on the acoustics of the venue. But this time, she was playing with the UK's Berkeley Ensemble, and needed something to lift her guitar alongside the orchestra. The AER Compact 60 acoustic amp did the job perfectly!

2024

"This is a great little guitar with a big sound. Perfect for my size 6 hands and for inspiring wonderful sing-a-long fun far too late into the night. Thank you, Iain! We are looking forward to a repeat performance next year."
Hats off to Margaret for dedication! The first thing she did after her long-haul flight was to drop by to collect the Little Martin for her stay in London. Most of us would have rested. But what a perfect companion for her stay and sing-alongs with family and friends through the week!

2024

"Great, quick and responsive - thanks Iain!"
Artist Mario Suardiaz needed something special for his Britpop-inspired project . . . it took nanoseconds to land on the Epiphone Union Jack Supernova. The only one it could be!

2024

"A lovely, easy to play guitar. I hired it for a recording and concert and had no issues. Iain was very friendly, pick up and drop off was very straight forward."
Not just any recording, not just any concert, but two performances, both live on BBC Radio 3, one at London's Wigmore Hall! Professional lutenist Danny Murphy needed the right steel-string guitar for A String Through Time, a mixed programme of classical, traditional and modern pieces with countertenor Hugh Cutting, Tara Viscardi on harp, and Leo Appel on viola. Not my usual brief, but the Martin D-18VS, with its wider flatter fretboard and 12th fret neck was perfect for Danny. And sounded wonderful!

2024

"Seamless delivery, great attention to detail, nice guitar. Thanks Iain."
Many thanks to US singer/songwriter/composer David Poe for taking the venerable Gibson J-200 out to play. David was in London for the world premiere of Rambert Dance Company's Analogue - for which he composed the music. But he still found time for an intimate set with Robert Vincent at Barnes' Bull's Head on 4 May 2024 - a magical evening!

2024

"Renting from Iain was great, would highly recommend him. Lovely guitars and he is very knowledgeable ❤️"
Many thanks to Adiba, aka DJ Dibs, for hiring Kimberley Rew's SG 62 Reissue for her Mothaland HQ showcase at London's Ninety One Living Room on May Day. Amazing line-up. That SG can now add the smooth R&B of Belgian singer/songwriter Latanya Alberto to its CV. It's not only rock and roll!

2024

"I am visiting from California and was looking for a guitar to rent while here in London to keep my fingers working. I did a Google search and found Gods Own Guitars so I thought I’d give it a try. Wow, I’m so glad I did. Iain was absolutely great to do business with. A very honest, friendly and personable guy, Iain exceeded my expectations with his very high level of customer service. The blue Telecaster I rented from Iain was in excellent condition and was set up perfectly. The cost of the rental was very reasonable and Iain even provided a guitar stand, tuner, cleaning cloth and picks! I highly recommend Gods Own Guitars to anyone looking for a great guitar rental experience in London. I will definitely rent from Gods Own Guitars next time I’m in London, Iain is the best!"
All modesty aside, big thanks to Tracy for the hire of the 92 Mexican Tele. I think he loved it! Just an amazing guitar, now 32 years old, and loving its life in the hands of so many hirers!

2024

"I rented the Epi Supernova Union Jack for the studio as I did not want to fly with mine. Iain was great and the process, drop off and return were painless. The guitar was in pristine condition. Many headaches avoided by renting here. Highly recommend. Thanks, Iain"
You may have the same guitar at home, but if you need it in London, why go through the hassle, cost and risk of flying it over when there's the alternative of hiring an exact match? Which is just what international producer George Glennon did on his latest trip to London - hiring the 2002 Epiphone Union Jack Supernova for a studio shoot, even the same year as his. Seamless!

2024

"A true professional, Iain provided us with an awesome amp on a very short notice. Would definitely rent again and recommend!"
Many thanks to Iaroslav for hiring the AER Compact 60/2 acoustic/vocal amp for an intimate acoustic gig by Nemnogo Nervno, brainchild of Ukrainian singer/songwriter Ekaterina Gopenko. Just her beautiful voice, her guitar, and the AER Compact 60 to bring it all together. Check out the video in the link!

2024

"2nd time hiring this guitar, just as pleasant of an experience as the first, Iain is a lovely guy and takes good care of his guitars, definitely recommend hiring!"
Many thanks to Eldar for the return hire of the Arctic White Strat. This time for a week's studio sessions - looking forward to hearing the results!

2024

"What a beautiful instrument! Hiring process super smooth."
In a nutshell, and just how it should be. Many thanks to French guitarist Jean-Bernard for hiring the Yamaha LA-8 for a long weekend to play with a friend who he first met over 50 years ago. The years rolled away, and they played just as they did when they first met. Wonderful story!

2024

"Iain was so lovely to work with! Flexible, friendly, and this guitar was great! Played it at a gig and it sounded/looked incredible. Would definitely rent again."
Big thanks to US indie singer/songwriter Jesse Detor and her band for hiring a pair of Fender beauties for her London debut at Camden's Canal Bar. This one the utterly iconic Fender Jag-Stang in Sonic Blue - made to be played live!

2024

"Absolutely loved this bass. Gorgeous and sounded amazing. Iain was a pleasure to meet and work with. Would recommend!"
All that jazz. One of two guitars hired by Jesse Detor and band for her London debut at Camden's Canal Bar. A proper vintage bass, the 1976 Fender Jazz, in Olympic White, beautifully faded to ivory, and sounding immense!

2024

"We hired this guitar for Keiji Haino's 3 day residency event in London this March. Keiji is very particular about the guitars he uses and how they were set up, and God's Own Guitars did a brilliant job preparing it exactly as specified. On top of that all the correspondence, delivery and pick up was on time and spot on. Thanks so much!"
Many thanks to Fielding at OTO Projects for arranging the hire of the 1989 Gibson SG 62 Reissue for Japanese multi-musician Keiji Haino. He wanted a particular set-up for the guitar, and pleased as punch all went to plan. Now into his 6th decade of live performance, and still one of the most extraordinary and innovative artists out there. Check out the video in the link to see the amazing things he does with an SG!

2024

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