I have always found Steve Kendall Guitars deliver with all manner of instrument repair work, even on ‘unusual’ customised challenges too. The rigours of worldwide touring can decimate some instruments – they have all been restored to their former glory by Steve and his capable hands. I wouldn’t take my guitars anywhere else. Always professional and friendly. You’re in safe hands with Steve and your guitars will keep going for years. Marcus Flynn – Session guitarist
Steve has been my first port of call for repairs and modifications for many years now. Combining years of practical experience with scientific method, he remains one of the very few people I trust with my instruments. I highly recommend his services to all of my colleagues and students. Ryan Robinson – Session guitarist / Teacher
I was very happy with Steve’s work, he did exactly what I asked for with great attention to detail. Rory Evans – Guitar Teacher
I have taken all my guitars to Steve Kendall for setting up or repair at different times. These include a Rickenbacker 360-12 and a Taylor 514 acoustic. I have always found him to be an excellent guitar maker and repairer, as knowledgeable as he is friendly and generous with his time. He always does an excellent job for very reasonable rates and I have had no hesitation in recommending him to friends and fellow musicians for many years. Although his workshop is an 80 mile round trip for me it’s a trip well worth taking. Phil Garvey – Spirited Productions (Hanneyfest, Wittstock festivals) and The Reckless Sleepers Band, Oxford
I’ve just got my Taylor acoustic back from Steve this evening. He’s managed to repair some dodgy workmanship from another shop and vastly improve the guitar in the process! After replacing the nut with a hand shaped bone one as well as sorting the bridge out and supplying some great bone bridge pins the guitar sounds and plays amazingly! Sustain is massively improved and the action is low and fast without any buzzing! This thing plays better than my Strat and really rings out and sustains all the way up the neck. Steve also done a fret dress to eliminate years of wear! I must say I’m happier getting the guitar back today than I was the day I bought it! Steve has been great, very knowledgable and his workmanship and professionalism has been fantastic! I look forward to working with him again! Tom Dalby
It is now two months since I collected my ‘custom’ guitar from you and I write firstly to thank you for making it and secondly to tell you how pleased I am with it. As you know I own a Gibson 335 which I have performed on over the last thirty years, however since taking delivery of my “Steve Kendall” custom the Gibbo has not been out of its case! The action is truly amazing, and the sound is delightful. The wood has a wonderful feel and the instrument asks to be played. Brian Thompson – Guitar Teacher
I should like to commend Steve for the fabulous job he did with my bass guitar. A new bone nut, and great set-up, all completed promptly, and at fantastic value. A real pro. Mark Loveday
Glad to report that my Fylde Tenor Guitar now sports a high end Headway pickup and has a new zeroth fret to replace the worn one. It sounds incredible! Thank you Steve Kendall Guitars. Howard Hill
Just wanted to report back, the guitar is transformed! It plays and sounds infinitely better, Im sure much closer to how the designer intended. Secondly Dews Meadow was open today so I am in pie and guitar heaven. Thanks again Peter Mason
Steve just a quick message to say thanks as you have turned a good guitar into a legend of a guitar. Can’t believe how different it plays thanks! Steve Schneider
Thank you for the great job you did setting up my Tele. It plays noticeably better now – much smoother – and your recutting of the nut is magic. I shall certainly use you again for any more guitar work I need. Many thanks P.G.
Unbelieveable! Brilliant! I’ve put my Fender Jazz away. Clarity & sustain are brilliant! C.C. (From the owner of a Steve Kendall custom bass)
I just wanted to let you know that you have completely transformed the sound and feel in a way I wouldn’t have believed. I used to hate the instrument – now I can’t leave it alone! Thanks a million for a brilliant job! P.R.
Just a quick note to thank you for the superb refinish you did on my Hofner Violin bass. I am still amazed at the way you retained its vintage looks. Melvin Hiscox (another well respected luthier) visited me last week, saw it and said, “whatever you do don’t get it refinished”!! What a compliment to you Steve.
Steve Kendall, a luthier in East Hanney, Wantage. He’s VERY good, did a really tricky repair for me for an extremely reasonable price. M.B.A
The acoustic guitar setup you did for me the other week was fantastic – it was a pleasure to play each night on the tour, and that guitar was far from a pleasure to play before I brought it to you. Thanks Mr G
Steve Kendall fixed my guitar too. Good price, good job and a nice guy. Speak to him.
You are a life saver. I’ve tested out the Maverick and the massive feedback we were encountering before is virtually non-existant, only coming in when at volume levels far higher than I tend to use (and that’s only with the guitar right close to the cabinet). As you know, I’d tried various other guitar shops, all without success. R.R.
Superb, thanks mate! Neil
Hi Steve – just a quick note to say thanks for the work you did on my Avalon. Even through my electric amp the sound is lovely and really captures the acoustic tone of the guitar beautifully. Your work is top-notch and I’m
already recommending you and the Headway to others. Thanks again Paul.
Superb! The sound is THERE! I feel I can totally rely on it. Everyone in the band feels the same. G.B. (Following the replacement of the electronics in a Status bass with Steve Kendall custom EQ)
Steve, Thanks for the excellent job you did fitting the pick-up to my National Style O resonator. The tone is natural and powerful and I’m delighted with the work. It can be played at very high volume without any feedback problems which is amazing. Good job, thanks and well done! Jeff
Hi Steve. Big thanks for all the setups and pickup work to various guitars, mandolin, octave mandola and bouzouki. Always excellent workmanship and always great value. Howard