Based in Elsenham near Stansted on the Essex/Herts border I have been making stringed instrument pretty much all my adult life. You will find examples of many types of instrument here. These days most of my time revolves around building archtop jazz guitars and solid body guitars as well as flat top steel string instruments. I also carry out setups and repairs to all types of modern fretted instruments.
Maybe it would be best to let the clients speak for themselves about the instruments. A few comments clients and customers …
“I wanted something unique that suited my style and playing preferences, but I hadn’t a clue what that was! Paul worked with me and gradually teased out a design that looked like and eventually sounded like my dream bass. I have other basses – I won’t gig any of them since I got this one. I’m the envy of other bassists” Cormac, Hertfordshire
“This fella has built us 2 of the most beautiful instrument I have ever seen,and I’m currently thinking of commissioning a third…If he has the time. Tony, Essex
“Just about the best sound and playability I’ve come across in 35 years…” Paul, London
“Exactly what I was after even though I didn’t know what that was. A true Artisan and craftsman.” Clive, Manchester
“I’ve been playing guitar for 30-years now and the guitar Paul made for me is easily the best example of a carved arch top I’ve ever played. The craftsmanship is seamless and the sound of it – even acoustically – is phenomenal. A stunning 10 from me.” David Joe, Cornwall.
“Paul has been doing repairs and setups on my guitars now for many years. I wont take them anywhere else. Everything from fret dressing to truss rod replacement. Excellent advice and the work always carried out perfectly. A good guitar repairer is hard to find and I’m thankful for the excellent and friendly service that He provides.” Tom, London
“I was told by a few shops and repair guys that my guitar was beyond economic repair. Some one gave me Paul’s details and two weeks later the guitar was gigging again, New truss rod and repaired headstock and no obvious sign of repair. Paul talked me through all the options and possible problems and kept me informed throughout. If only the insurance company were as helpful” Geoff, Cambridge.