Testimonials

Testimonials from some of my recent customers

Thanks Dave for doing an awesome job on my Les Paul ! Dressing the frets, setting it up properly, sorting the wiring issues and polishing the body. I’ll certainly be recommending your skills.Thanks once again

Colin, September 2018 (Serving & setup of a Les Paul)

Hi David, just to let you know the guitar plays great. Really pleased, thanks. It's a lot more crisp and playable. Hopefully I will get some of my other guitars over for a setup.

John, August 2018 (Refret of Grand Suzuki acoustic)

Super fret job, David.  It was great to play it in Spain (2 - 3 hrs a day).  I really noticed the difference, even if it was only 0.3 mm!! Thanks so much

Francis, August 2018 (Refret of Khono classical)

I purchased the F1 you can see on the website six months ago as I instantly fell in love with the wood and craftsmanship before I had even played it. It is unlikely I will ever be able to do this guitar justice but I will never part with it. It is an extraordinary instrument and would probably cost three times as much if it had one of the big names on it. David is a lovely man and this is reflected in his work. He is a master craftsman and I count myself fortunate to have found him. He transformed both my Strat and Les Paul and I would not now allow anyone else to work on my guitars. I cannot recommend him highly enough

David, July 2018 (Purchase of Flame F1)

Couldn’t be more happy with the work David did and would highly recommend him. The quality of the work he did was excellent and the whole experience of meeting him and having all the work explained gave you real confidence.

James, June 2018 (service & setup of Strat)

I've had everything from fret dots inserted into a classical guitar, to a full rewiring of an electric guitar to accommodate passive pickups done at Flame Guitar. The friendly, personable service from David, along with his immaculate craftsmanship has made him my trusted go to guy for any guitar modifications, either big or small.

Will, June 2018 (replacement pickups)

Hey David, been playing the guitar this afternoon. Absolutely stella work, thank you again, the guitar is playing the best it’s ever played since I’ve owned it. Thanks very much!

Phil, May 2018 (Refret of Strat)

Wow…Thank you so much. I never realised how much the ‘buzz’ annoyed me. The bass is soooo quiet now, everything works as it should. I spent a good hour noodling around. Just might end up using that instead of the Sandberg. The tone through my Mark bass amp is epic. Neck is so much more useable. I’ll definitely be back if I have any other issues and will recommend !!

Douglas, May 2018 (service & shielding of very noisy Musicmn Sabre bass)

Hi David, very nice job on the Tele, plays sweet -thanks Also thanks for the quick strat setup, plays great Cheers

Grant, May 2018

Many thanks for all your great work on my Mark Nicol and Gibson Firebird Guitars. You have returned both in fantastic condition with regard to playability, and in the case of the Firebird cosmetically as well, as explained the Firebird is of great sentimental value to me and I asked if you could make it glorious again, which you most certainly have. I am most grateful for all your hard work and I have already recommended you services to a player friend of mine and will have no hesitation in recommending others.

Alan, April 2018 (Service of Firebird and Mark Nicol Custom)

Now, where do I start? I haven’t been able to put my new guitar down since Sunday evening when I got home, it is easily the most beautiful guitar I have ever owned, and it plays fantastic, I can feel and see that a lot of care has gone into the build and set up of this guitar! I’m so glad I made the decision to get it, thank you again

Ray, November 2017 (Purchase of Flame F1)

Hi David. First proper strum with the Jag today and very happy. Significant improvement and plays beautifully. Many thanks for all your skill, hard work and attention to detail. See you in the New Year to discuss the custom project.

Chris, December 2017 (refret of Jaguar)

David, I needed to play the guitar for a while before getting back to you and can now say that I am really impressed by the refret and setup you did. It is so much more playable than before making it an absolute pleasure to play. Sliding up and down the neck is so smooth and unhindered-this is how a Gibson should be! Excellent job.

Grant, May 2017 (refret of a Les Paul)

Really, really happy with the job you did on my Les Paul! I’m so pleased I decided to get you to work on it, rather than get a new guitar. It already has tons of sentimental value, being my first ever electric guitar but, since doing the research into it and finding out its vintage credentials, I feel like it’s taken on a whole new status. The new frets are awesome and it’s got a great feel and tone to it now. Haven’t had a chance to play it with the band yet, but it sounds great with my gear!

Phil, November 2017 (refret and set up)

Hello David, I just had to drop you and email. I can not be happier with the repair, fretwork and set up you did on my Les Paul Axcess, to the extent I am glad that I still have it! Also the set up and work on my Les Paul Standard, they are both a joy to play, thank you once again. I have had lots of work done on my guitars in the past but never to the same standard

Ray, October 2017 (Gibson Axcess with broken neck, set up on Les Paul Standard)

Hi David, just to let you know that I couldn’t put the F2 down over the weekend. Playing to early hours Saturday and Sunday night. It’s an absolute dream to play and the plethora of sounds is immense. From cool jazz to totally rocking out. Many thanks for the craftsmanship and innovation.

Terry, (customer who bought a Flame F2 fitted with Seymour Duncan P-Rails)

After leaving my guitars with other luthiers with results ranging from unsatisfactory to average it is quite a relief to have found this gem in Sutton. The first guitar I left with David was a hand made Telecaster that had a neck problem. This guitar is a little bit special to me and I’d been previously told that the neck couldn’t be adjusted and would probably need an expensive neck replacement. Well, David solved the problem and gave me a commentary by phone whilst he did the work. Obviously pleased with the work and the set up performed I then left my Les Paul Standard ’93, Fender Strat, Fender Tele 77/78, PRS Custom ’95 and Tokai Strat ’80 with him. The work on these guitars range from set ups, polishing, fret dressing, pickup and wiring replacement. All work was carried out to an excellent standard and exceeded the standard of previous luthiers. The customer attention is also excellent. You’ll need to make an appointment but he will then spend time with you going over your work before carrying out the work. When it is time to pick your guitar up, again, he will spend time with you discussing the work he has done and make sure you are satisfied before leaving. After previous experience with others it is refreshing to find someone like this who gives you a “warm feeling”.