Feedback From Our Hirers

Don't just take our word for it!  Here's what our hirers have to say about the God's Own Guitars experience.


"Iain is a pleasure to talk to; he is charming, polite and very knowledgeable regarding Guitars and Bass Guitars. I rented a well maintained Precision Bass, which came in a hard case with relevant accessories; I believe this was extremely great value for money. Playing the Precision Bass it was also clear to me that it had been well serviced and looked after. With Iain’s professionalism, value and great service I have no doubt that I will be a returning customer!"

14 tracks recorded in one day by rock bassist Rich Vanderpuije, armed with our vintage 1972 Fender Precision Bass.  Mammoth session!

"Iain was terrific - picked up and not only was the guitar beautiful with not a scratch on it, but he also provided a brand new strap, picks and other bits to help us along. Honestly couldn't recommend highly enough, such a lovely person and will definitely be renting from him again."

Another video session for our most popular solidbody, the classic 1992 Fender Telecaster in perfectly photogenic metallic blue.   Watch out for the video from Adam, aka DYVR!

"We hired the 1962 Fender Duo-Sonic and another guitar for part of our filming for a new BBC 2 series. Iain was so helpful and very accommodating with our plans as it was very last minute.  The guitar was fantastic and in brilliant condition. Would highly recommend using Gods Own Guitars and if I ever needed to hire this sort of thing again, this company would be my first port of call."

Can't wait for the broadcast!  Thanks to Rebecca and the team at Rumpus Media for hiring our 1962 Fender Duo-Sonic for this series!

"We hired the 2006 Fender Stratocaster and another guitar for part of our filming for a new BBC 2 series. Iain was really helpful and accommodating with our plans as it was very last minute. It was packed up really well and put on a direct courier for us with no issues at all and returned to him on the same day into the evening which was very helpful for our filming. I would high recommend using Iain and Gods Own Guitars and I would use them again!"

A classic Arctic White Strat out with close-cousin Duo-Sonic for a new BBC series!  Huge thanks to Rebecca and the team at Rumpus Media for the hire!

"Amazing Instrument.  Rich said "one of the nicest guitars i've ever played". 

Great price and Iain was very helpful and polite."

The best feedback I could hope for!  Engineer Chris Marsh, hiring our 1976 Fender Jazz Bass for a studio session with Rich Fry (solo, ex indie/ska punksters Mouthwash).

"Wonderful experience! Iain has a really incredible attention to detail, very helpful and easy going. Beautiful guitar condition and top class brands. Was a fantastic experience and I will definitely repeat!"

Singer-songwriter Angela after a weekend's home recording with our 2011 Fender Graham Coxon Telecaster.

"Iain was great to deal with. Fast communication and punctual with the delivery. Great gear and a very friendly guy. I’ve no hesitation in recommending."

Singer-songwriter Rich Sice, hiring our 1972 Fender Prescision and 1976 Fender Jazz Bass for a weekend's home recording.  Double Bass! 

"Iain was very helpful and the vintage Bass was fantastic to play! Thanks for everything guys!"

Mullti-musician Orlando Clarkson getting vintage grooves out of  our 1964 Hofner President Bass for a video session, directed by filmaker Geordie Leyland.

"Iain has that rare quality of being extremely professional and wonderfully personable. His passion for beautiful guitars is infectious and his rates are fantastic! I had one of the best days of my recording career yesterday, sat in my studio playing his Gibson J200. A childhood dream come true. Legend!"

Jason Bavanandan, getting some lockdown home recording in, with our 1993 Gibson J-200 - still our most popular acoustic, and for good reason!

"Perfect birthday surprise for my husband, who wanted to try out playing electric guitar! Iain made the process so easy and was super kind and helpful throughout, giving me a lot of really useful advice on what would be the best fit. The guitar was in perfect condition and Iain explained everything I needed to know in terms of set up etc. Thank you Iain! :)."

Sonja, hiring a lovely bundle of 2006 Fender Stratocaster, Marshall G-30 RCD, and Zoom GT7 Pedalboard for her very lucky husband!

"Great guitar -- fantastic service. Would recommend to any musician. Thank you Iain!."

Mullti-instrumentalist Jack Hadley enjoying our 1976 Fender Jazz Bass for a weekend's home recording - our first hire in slightly less locked-down world.  Thank you!

"Iain is friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful. Couldn’t ask for more. And the guitar itself is a beaut."

Another glowing review for that metallic blue 1992 Fender Telecaster, thanks to Lane - who also shared some lovely chicken picking in return - check the video.

"Iain is a really nice guy, very helpful and accommodating and the bass sounds amazing. Definitely would recommend!"

Andy, in the studio, recording with our 1972 Fender P-Bass, our most popular bass hire, and for good reason!

"Iain has been a great equipment supplier, the bass amp had a beautiful, rich sound and the handover was seamless! Lovely guy - will definitely rent again! :)"

Anda, hiring the pairing of our 2005 Fender Hot Rod DeVille and 2010 Peavey MAX 115 Bass for up-and-coming artist Emiko's debut EP live launch.

"Impeccable service paired with the kindest guy that I've ever met, if I'll need to hire a guitar again I will come back here!"

 Alex, guitarist with Bologna-based Amnesya, in London for a student showcase gig, making our 1996 Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop sing! 

"I'm a young bass player and I hired the '72 Precision Fender for my first gig in London with my band. The only thing I can say is that if you want to play like a pro, you have to choose this bass. It's really versatile: with this bass you can play from hard rock, to blues, to funky with no problems. Its sound is amazing and its design is fantastic. Iain has been the kindest person on earth, providing me and my band with everything necessary to play a professional gig. I highly recommend this hire site for his professionality, its polite owner, the wide range of super instruments and for the good value for money!!"

Carlotta, bassist with Amnesya, loving our 1972 Fender Precision Bass, at the band's London debut at The Bedford Inn.

"Absolute pleasure to work with Iain again! Kind and professional, as always! I would recommend him for your guitar hires! Thank you, Iain, see you soon!"

Benjamin Gabe, back in London for a second gig at Camden's Dublin Castle, with eye-catching combination of 2002 Union Jack Supernova, 1992 Fender Telecaster and 2017 Vick Audio Ram's Head.

"We hired the ´72 P-Bass for a gig in London and man, that guitar is great. It is in excellent condition and plays better than any P-Bass I´ve ever had in my hands. The service from Iain was excellent too, everything went as agreed before. I can only recommend both the guitars and the service."

Slovakian band Phoenix RT, hiring a guitar/pedal bundle, including our 1972 Fender Precision Bass, for London debut at The Underworld.

"We have received excellent service from Iain, all the guitars and the pedals were in excellent condition, set up well and delivered on time to the venue, also the collection of the items went like charm so me and my band are extremely grateful for Iain for helping us with our first London gig :)"

Marton from Phoenix RT, with our 1983 TS/9 Tube Screamer.

"This guitar blows my old Gibson 335 out of the water. Not only was the guitar well setup by Iain, but he was very professional in his delivery and communication were stellar. I would undoubtedly rent from him again!"

Sam, after 10 days with our Japanese 1984 Epiphone Sheraton.

"Very nice guitar for rock or basically anything, I have played it through an Orange halfstack + tubescreamer and the sound was very, very pleasing. Also the playability is good and the guitar is very comfortable (If you like Tellys of course). The service from Iain was perfect, everything was on time and as agreed before. Can only recommend!"

Marton from Phoenix RT, on our 2011 Fender Graham Coxon Tele for London debut at The Underworld.

"Iain was incredibly helpful - even helped me by dropping off the amp directly to my house. Amp sounded great also. Wonderful service; looking forward to working with him again!"

Manny, hiring our 2005 Fender Hot Rod DeVille for a showcase gig in Peckham.

"Really slick rental! Superb communication at all times and item in perfect condition. Iain’s dead nice too."

Jack, hiring our 2010 Peavey MAX 115 Bass Amp for a weekend jamming with friends.

"Fantastic! Lovely guy and the guitar was gorgeous. Communication was great and would certainly recommend. "

George, taking our 1976 Fender Jazz Bass in for an overnight session with Charlston Ray.

"I’m so happy to have found Iain’s company! We rented this beauty for a shoot which was very last minute. The service we received was like none other. Iain hand delivered across the other side of London and made the whole process so simple amongst the rest of the chaos! Thank you thank you!"

Jordan, hiring our  1988 Gibson Flying V'90  in all its Nuclear Yellow glory for an ad photo shoot.

"Thanks so much for all your help and advise with the rental. The guitars and amp provided real authenticity to the atmosphere we needed to create for the shoot, and your level of service was exemplary."

Olok, hiring a group of our iconic 70s guitars and 75 Vox AC-30 for a Richard James fashion shoot.

"Iain was great, so helpful and knowledgable. Our guitarist loved his guitar too!"

Eleanor, from the Birmingham Rep, hiring our 2016 Martin LX1 for a rehearsal workshop.

"Iain is an amazing person, in brief. Awesome service, quality service and great rate. The guitar played really nice and it sounded awesome, Iain was also generous enough to include some very useful extras. I'm really grateful I had the chance to continue with my practice regimen while traveling. Highly recommended. "

Amir Marghany, hiring our ever so popular 1992 Fender Telecaster for practice while visiting London from Cairo.

"Amazingly easy rental service and helpful! Iain was great and the guitar was in stellar condition, amazing quality particularly for the price. Highly recommend."

Triple Fret Entertainment,  UK country music management team, with our 1992 Fender Telecaster for a video shoot.

2019 & 2018

"Thanks for the support!  The best service I could have had!"

Brazilian guitarist Dan Reis, hiring our 1996 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop for a video shoot in Greenwich.

"I rented a Gibson J-200 which was sounding great and in perfect condition.  Iain is super helpful and a great man. I enjoyed the whole experience and will sure come back for more."

Daniel Dor, Israeli singer-songwriter, visiting London for an intimate gig with our 1993 Gibson J-200.

"We had an act based in Ireland, KUDOS, performing at an event in London. Rather than travelling with their guitar we engaged the services of God’s Own Guitars. The guitar provided was of a very high quality, well maintained and all practical accessories were supplied. The service was extremely professional, very convenient and good value for money.  Iain is a thorough gentleman and so easy to deal with, we will certainly use God’s Own Guitars again in the future."

Dr Niall O'Keefe, CEO of Beefy Music, hiring our 1993 Gibson J-200 for sibling singer-songwriters KUDOS.

"Brilliant guitar, and a friendly & professional service from Iain."

Will Bourdillon, theatre producer, hiring our 2016 Martin LX1 for a rehearsal workshop.

"Thank God!  The best place to rent guitars!!!"

Francesco, guitarist with The Gulps, hiring Robert "Throb" Young's 1989 Les Paul Standard for their latest recording sessions.

"We needed a guitar at short notice for a video shoot - and nothing was too much trouble! It was arranged in a moment, Iain also delivered and picked up - and the guitar was the star. Thank you Iain, you are a legend."

Sally, communications & media production guru with Riley Emerson, hiring our 2006 Arctic White Stratocaster for a video shoot.

"We needed an acoustic guitar at short notice for a community concert and found God's Own Guitars online; Iain was incredibly easy to liaise with to select a guitar, and to agree hire and collection dates/times. He was very knowledgeable about the model, swift to respond to emails, and all around straight forward - we would definitely use God's Own Guitars again, and highly recommend to anyone looking to hire good quality instruments with both a professional and personal service."

Miranda, Culture Development Officer at the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, hiring our 1997 Yamaha LA-8 for a seasonal community concert.

"The guitar is just great. Look and sound are fantastic - and in perfect condition."

Kristos, aka Dance With Invisible Partners, playing an intimate set in London's Luna, with our 1992 Mexican Fender Telecaster.  It really is that good.

"Very pleased with the service and Iain's way of dealing with the customer. Will for sure return in the future."

Joe, hiring our 2000 Marshall G-30 RCD amp for a small gig.

"God’s Own Guitars is a highly recommendable service with an excellent selection. I hired the 72 Fender Precision Bass for recording and rehearsing. The tone and playability of the instrument are absolutely amazing and really make a difference. It was super easy to pick up and return the bass - I will surely be back"

Jan, hiring our classic sunburst 1972 Fender Precision Bass.

"Great guitar - nice sound, great feel. Perfect for a keeping up with practice while in London! Service from GOG excellent - highly recommend."

Howard, in London for a week, hiring our 1992 Fender Telecaster for personal practice

"Highly recommend God’s Own Guitars and this wonderful 12 string. In perfect condition, lovely sound. GoG’s service is one of it’s kind: guitar comes with stand, case and tuner. Really easy communication and stressless pick-up/ drop-off. Iain is a true guitar lover and a great guy. Thanks again and I will be back!"

Mischa, in London for a week, hiring our 1994 Yamaha FG-411-12 for personal practice

"Iain is very kind and professional! Amazing gear and amazing services! I would recommend him to everyone :) "

Slovakian band Benjamin Gabe making their London debut at Camden's The Dublin Castle,

with our 2002 Epiphone Union Jack Supernova and 2006 Arctic White Strat

"Perfect service. Fabulous Guitar. Nice guy. You couldn't wish for more. Thank you very much :) "

 Roo, taking our 1993 Gibson J-200 into the recording studio

"Great communication from Iain, really nice guitar in great condition."

 Ben, hiring  our Fender Mexican Tele for upcoming wedding practice

"Iain was responsive, flexible, affordable and very helpful. The amp sounded fat and sounded great on tour in a variety of venues. Deposit was returned the same day of dropping off. Very quick, very helpful and all round top service!"

Stephen, on tour with Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse, with our Fender Hot Rod Deville

"Great guitar, great service. It is in perfect condition and plays nicely, Iain was a pleasure to deal with and made everything very easy. Look forward to my next hire to keep the practice up while travelling. "

Matt, keeping his practice routine going with our 1992 Fender Telecaster while visiting London from Canada

"Everything was absolutely perfect. We used the guitar for our wedding and we didn't have any issues. Iain was so professional and precise to give us all the information from the beginning until the end. I really recommend. Thanks again."

Paolo, newly married :-).  Our Yamaha LA-8 played during the walk down the aisle.  Very special!

"Iain was a gent - extremely helpful and the guitar was excellent. An all round wonderful experience, rent with confidence!"

Drew, recording at Goldsmith's Music Studios with our 1964 Hofner President Bass

"Iain was absolutely fantastic and a great guy. He helped secure the rental of an amazing vintage bass for me to use during a gig. The bass, service and bag of goodies were absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to rent again!"

Mati, making John Deacon proud with our 1972 Fender Precision Bass at a Queen tribute night

"What a great time yesterday.  I really appreciate you bringing that wonderful guitar to the show and letting me play it.  It was a privilege."

Rockin Johnny Burgin, Chicago Bluesman, playing our ES-355 at The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch

"Great service from Iain.  Will definitely hire again. Quick with response and great value for money."

Shaun, hiring not one, but two of our amps for the inaugural Hop King Live Music Night

"ABSOLUTELY FAULTLESS SERVICE  Beautiful big sound. I hired this Guitar for a friend that uses one in the States as it saved him bringing his over. He was delighted with it. He was also very impressed that I was able to track one down so quickly! (So was I !!) He loved the bag of accessories. I live in Brighton and Iain was more than happy to meet me halfway on the journey for pick up and return the next day. I have spent hours reading this website, it’s fantastic. Thank you Iain, you’re a top man and I will be in touch. "

Jason, hiring our Gibson J-200 for visiting US musician, John Stringer

"Beautiful guitar and a real privilege to have such an instrument in my hands. Fantastic sound and feel - very versatile and even sounds lovely unplugged - the sign of a really good guitar imho. And all delivered by the amazing Mr H - God’s Own Guitars very own elf. And he’ll hate me for saying that, but we all love him! Top man. Thank you for your kind indulgence."

Allan, getting the most out of his hire of our Gibson SG 62 Reissue . . . your very own elf ;-)

"Thanks for the great product and excellent communication before and after rental. Highly recommend and will certainly use again. "

Andrew, hiring our Peavey MAX 115 Bass Amp for up-and-coming band Lakuna at SouthStreetLondon

"It was fantastic to hire this guitar to practice my Fingerstyle playing during my short stay in London. The guitar has a beautiful clear acoustic, and its lightness makes it very portable which was a real bonus for me travelling. Punctual, communicative, reliable and knowledgeable, I can't recommend Iain enough! The delivery from start to end was flawless. I will definitely be re-hiring this guitar again on my next trip to London :)."

Celine, personal practice while visiting London

"Everything was great. Guitar sounded and played well. Iain was very professional and helpful. Would definitely rent from him again."

Nathan, US band Brother, live at The Cavendish Arms

"This guitar was perfect! It was setup before our show and had everything provided with the guitar (strap, capo, tuner etc.) played and sounded great. Would definitely hire this guitar again and again!"

Chuck, US band Brother, live at The Cavendish Arms

"I was absolutely blown away by the service and experience with Gods Own Guitars.  For a modest rate I had the guitar of my dreams for a few days.  It was hard to give it back, but tempered by a long conversation with Iain about his collection, which rock gods played what and why.  I’ll be back, and what’s more they do gift vouchers.  Strongly recommend."

Matt, fulfilling a lifetime dream with our Flying V'90

"Iain was very quick to respond and follow up. He was super-flexible when arranging the drop-off and pick-up. The guitar was in great condition and my husband loved using it. Highly recommended!"

Julia, giving the gift of one of God's Own Guitars for her husband's birthday

"Absolutely brilliant rental!  Iain was extremely helpful and very accommodating!  Would recommend 1000%."

Danai, video shoot, Hum Fuzz

"Iain was incredibly helpful and went out of his way to give us what we needed.  The guitars were stunning, in fantastic condition and made our day!"

Ellen, theatrical promo shoot

"A fantastic hire - perfect condition, really straight forward, easy communication before and after the hire.  Thanks Iain!!!"

Ellen, theatrical promo shoot

"It does not matter whether you are a young guitarist or a professional on tour.  God's Own Guitars is the right choice for you!  Summarised in three words, God's Own Guitars is serious, available and simple."

Alberto, personal practice while visiting London

"Great guitar and services."

Alfred, video shoot, Demons Don't Cry

"Excellent all round - lovely guitar and great service."

Harry, jam with friends