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"It was a great pleasure to hire the Little Martin. I was in London for two weeks, and I needed to work on some songs I was writing. The Little Martin sounds great. It has a full, beautiful tone. I was able to work on new songs and just pick up the guitar and play a song when I felt like it. Also, I was able to book a spot on an open mic night while I was here, and the Little Martin made it possible for me to rehearse and keep the music in my fingers. Thank you again, Iain, for making this happen. Definitely a five star experience."
Great to meet US poet, author and singer/songwriter Randolph Thomas while over in London. And great to have the Little Martin in his hands as he wrote and ran through new material. It may be little, but the tone and projection is everything you'd expect from a Martin!
"I've hired a few guitars through Iain now - but this guitar was just amazing! Everything you would ever want from an ES series and more - pure guitar joy. As always it arrived in immaculate condition all set up and ready to go ... I just need to find an excuse to hire her again!"
It doesn't go out often, but when it does, it turns heads. Thanks to The Dust Coda guitarist Adam Mackie for a return hire, this time for the beautiful 1970 Gibson ES-355 TD-SV - soon to make an appearance in their latest video, shot in the fields of South England. "Pure guitar joy" :-).
"I had the pleasure of hiring this guitar for an event I was planning and Iain was nothing but amazing to work alongside. He answered any questions I had and made it extremely easy for me to hire this for my client. Would defiantly be using him again and would recommend him to anyone! Thank you again Iain."
The third time the Little Martin has been used for a marriage proposal . . . and the third time the answer has been a resounding "Yes!". Big thanks to Lily at The Proposers for hiring this special guitar for her client. The Little Martin does a lot more than marriage proposals, but it's fair to say it's so far had a 100% success rate when the big question's been asked!
"Iain hooked us up. For one, he helped us with this amazing sounding, brilliantly set up Tele. And it was brilliant. Played smoothly, like it was brand-new. But he also took the time to go through all the equipment and accessories we rented. Couldn’t have asked for a better rental."
The 2011 Graham Coxon Telecaster always does the business - it's been hired for anything from jazz to heavy rock, and just fits in anywhere. Big thanks to Larry from Chicago-based Trickshooter Social Club for taking it on the road - and loving it - on the band's mini-tour of the UK in May 2023!
"The Fender P-Bass I rented was in perfect condition. The set up and adjustment were excellent and it played like a dream. The only downside is I had to give it back. I would gladly rent from them again."
One of three guitars hired to Chicago-based Trickshooter Social Club for their mini-tour of the UK in May 2023. Great to have bass guitarist James taking the 82 P-Bass on the road. Big thanks!
"Loved this amp and use one at home in the US. This one played as good as I’ve ever heard. Crisp, clean with the punch it’s known for. Immaculate condition and even came in a handy carry bag to keep it protected."
First time out for the 2016 Fender Blues Junior, and a proper baptism. Big thanks to Larry from Chicago-based Trickshooter Social Club for taking this one out on the road for their mini-tour of the UK in May 2023. He's got his own Blues Junior back in the States, so he knows exactly how good these are!
"It says entry level on the website, but brother, it didn’t sound or play like no entry-level Tele. Loved this thing from the moment I picked it up until the time I, sadly, had to give it back. Beautiful instrument."
The 92 Mexican Telecaster does it again. I should probably stop describing it as entry-level, the amount of love it gets. Big thanks to Steve from Chicago-based Trickshooter Social Club for taking it on the road for the band's mini-tour of the UK in May 2023!
"Fantastic bass guitar, plays and sounds great. And lovely friendly service from Iain as well, with a very convenient pickup and collection. Strongly recommended!"
The 1982 P-Bass doing all it needed to do for Frankie, recording bass tracks for his latest work. A lovely 80s bass, with the maple fretboard and ash body giving it the toppier tone that he was after. Thanks Frankie!
"Was able to rent this Fender Toronado from Iain on very short notice. He was nothing but accommodating and forward in communication and he was lovely and professional from the first step through the last. I was also able to request a few extra things, such as a special tuning and a drop off/pick-up situation that was suited to my busy schedule. The guitar itself was in absolutely pristine condition and the instrument itself is just beautiful. It held up well with my preferred lower tuning and was not sensitive to the travel I did with it. 10/10 would hire from God's Own again!"
First time out for the gloriously orange Fender Toronado, and a big one. Many thanks to Austrian singer/songwriter Veronika, aka FARCE, for the hire for her mini-tour of the UK, taking in Wombats City, The Great Escape, and The Old Blue Last in May 2023. The future is orange!
"Iain provides a wonderful service & fantastic guitars. Easy to deal with and look forward to hiring again! Jonny."
Big thanks to Jonny from Hardwicke Circus for hiring the 1993 Gibson J-200 for a special night. A live acoustic set for the band at the Pizza Express Live venue in Holborn. Filmed for video, recorded for a live album, and featuring Jonny with this lovely J-200. Looking forward to seeing and hearing the results!
"Iain is a great guy, super easy to communicate with and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend and hire from again. 10/10."
Thanks to John Kye for casting the utterly photogenic Epiphone EA-250 in one of his latest shoots. A big video, with band and full string section. Looking forward to seeing the results!
"Very professional service, amazing guitars and all around easy going dealing with this amazing guy. Get your guitars here!"
Thanks to Thomas from Finnish band Airi's, making their London debut at Soho's St Moritz Club on 12 May 2023 - with a 1979 Black Strat and 1997 62 Reissue Jazzmaster hired for guitarists Tuomas and Joni. Always great to be able to help out with a UK debut!
"I could not have asked for a better experience. Iain was so kind and punctual, and the guitar sounded so great. I will definitely rent from him again in the future!!!"
Thanks to Ignacio for hiring the Yamaha FG-411 12-string. Always punches above its weight, and this time as an addition to one of Ignacio's VHS remaster projects. Not sure I understand that until I see it, but looking forward to it!
"We hired the Martin for a client to be used throughout a several month long recording session. The guitar played fantastically and was a favourite of our client. Iain was a pleasure to work with, being flexible with our changing schedule and I would highly recommend both this guitar and service."
Big thanks to Tom and the studio for the hire of the Martin D-18VS. Obviously I can't say who the artist was, but they're big - and something to listen out for on their next album. That D-18 will just ring through!