A large part of my work is for professional players; I believe it’s a question of being trusted to come up with the goods. Ritchie Blackmore has seven, Eric Bibb has eight, Gordon Giltrap and Ken Nicol have at least four. Al Di Meola bought four. I know a few private collectors with around 12! My client list is a who’s who of musicians and show business going back nearly forty years, consequently a lot of people think this is a big commercial concern but it’s not. It is me and a few very skilled people working very closely together.

I particularly enjoy meeting the talented amateur players and young professional guitarists who like to visit here, plus of course the lucky few who can afford to have any guitar they choose. As long as they make an appointment and are reasonably serious rather than just looking, everyone is welcome, and the kettle is usually on!