Guitar Tech Testimonials    

Following the suggestion from some of my customers I will include testimonials here as and when they become available. A very new suggestion so hopefully more to follow!.

From John Antcliffe - Chrome Molly

Hi Nigel,
Just finished all guitar work on the new album, and I'd like to thank yourself and Danny for the amazing work you've done on my guitars. Usually, under the scrutiny of professional studio microphones intonation and tone can be a time consuming pain in the pocket. All four guitars were used on each track to achieve my sound and they all performed flawlessly. Our producer commented several times on their performance so thanks to you both again.
Not only do they sound great the playability is just incredible.
John Antcliffe
Chrome Molly

From Mark by email

Fender Strat Heavy Metal and Ibanez Roadstar II

Strat pro setup

Ibanez Roadstar - rusty and hard used. Restore playability and fit pickup - repair locking trem etc.

I just wanted to say it was pot luck that I found you (via Google) but I'm so glad I did. Both guitars sound and feel awesome. The difference in playability before and afterwards is enormous. I've been so impressed with the pickup in the Fender, I may get you to put one in the Ibanez too. All in all, great service at a great price and a personal touch from someone that clearly has a passion for guitars and guitarists. I've got no excuses now for not improving


Nigel comments - The Roadstar proved to have a gem of a neck. Very strong and stable allowing very playable, very low action. Certainly as good as the best J Craft necks.

From Geoff

USA Fender Strat - Total sort out!

Nigel did a great job on my 10-year old Fender “Blackie” Strat. I had received the guitar from the US is a non-playable condition. Work included constructing a new nut plus a fret-level; crown and polish to remove some heavy fret grooves added by the former owner. During the work Nigel kept me fully informed of progress and updated me via email with suggestions and thoughts for further improvements, e.g. adding a trem-block for added sustain. I highly recommend Nigel and think you will have the same first class, personal service from him as I did.


From Alan

Ibanez RGT320 QT - top end through-neck superstrat - full scallop / fret dress / setup plus installing a momentary kill switch.

Hi guitar is awsome i love it, you did a great job..THANKYOU!!...

From Ben

Japanese Fender Vintage Strat - Re-fret with extra heavy Dunlop 6100 fretwire plus full Ritchie Blackmore scallop.

Just to say once again how delighted I am with the work you've done on my guitar!!

I play this thing from morning 'til night, on stage, in the studio, everywhere. It's much better than my U.S.A. Deluxe, even, and I now feel uncomfortable if I'm playing anything else!!

Thanks for the great job



From Rob - you can see his Ibanez elsewhere on the website.

My honest appraisal is included below. The guy who bought my Ibanez RG that you worked on also thought it was the best Ibanez he’d ever played, so I reckon he’s pretty happy too!

I can honestly say that taking my guitars to Nigel has proved one of the best choices I've ever made during my years as a guitar player and trader. Not only has he taken very run-of-the-mill instruments and made them extraordinary, but he has a fine ear for what sounds sweet too, so instruments come back from him not only feeling delightful to play but also sounding great. The guitars I own that he has worked on are flat-out the best guitars I have ever played.

The standard of Nigel's work has always been extremely high, (at very competitive prices), but he also offers a level of after-sales advice and service that is second to none. Working with Nigel has not only improved my guitars, but also my playing and my understanding of how the instruments perform. It helps too that he's always easily contactable and willing to take the time to discuss a particular job or request.

I would certainly not need to look anywhere else for the highest quality setup and repair work on my guitars, and would not hesitate in giving Nigel my highest recommendation for his service and craftsmanship.


From Mark - refret of an very old and worn Westone Thunder III .

I would like to recommend the service provided by Nigel Roberts:

First of all, Nigel is passionate and dedicated to turning any guitar he touches into the perfect dream instrument to play. This is a good place to start. I thought I had an accurate eye, but when I took my first guitar to Nigel I was shocked at the finest of details that he could spot (It was like the bionic man, with that special eye, picking up every nuance).

The next thing you will notice when you meet Nigel, is that he is friendly and he genuinely wants to make a better instrument for you - which is why you are there in the first place, which leads on nicely to the fact that he then follows this through by providing you with a great guitar that plays and sounds better than it has ever done before.

From my experience, Nigel's attention to detail and skills are second to none, and I highly recommend his services without reserve.

Mark Thomas


From Sonny

Caparison Dellinger - specialist metal superstrat (Drop C tuning) - fretting and nut sorted, neck refinished, Hipshot Tremsetter installed

First off, thanks for the work on my Caparison. I cannot believe how
BETTER than brand new the neck is.

Tremsetter: Why do more people not have them? Bends are now just like on my Les Paul.


From Shaun

S 520EXMGF - Superstrat - Full fret-dress, service and setup, EMG81 &EMG85 installed

Hey Nigel - its Shaun here just sending an email to say thank you !

Never have i played such a great playing guitar, this guitar now is like butter in my hands it almost seems effortless to play it now and i can see this instrument now making me a better guitarist as not only does it sound and feel better but having such a high quality instrument has reignited my desire to play, ive played so much since i got it that i practically can't bend strings anymore its too painful ! This guitar also sounds amazing for recording, the output of these pickups means my recordings sound more live and realistic and have much more crunch and i am infact suprised at the quality of the clean sound i can get from them by using both pickups together seing as they are designed for Metal.

So thank you for making a good instrument amazing, I'll be playing till my fingers bleed now !