Testimonials

Rachel Podger

“Dear Martin, I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with my Pesarinius after its overhaul by you. It sounds finer and more itself and feels much easier to play too.    Thank you very much for your great work”

Alex Thorndike    BBC Orchestra of Wales

“I have had my Viola looked after by Martin for the last 7 years. The quality of his work is fantastic and he is always a pleasure to deal with. I have recommended him to all my professionals and know they have all been delighted with his work.”

Chris Hodges    Welsh National Opera

“I can thoroughly recommend Martin, his craftsmanship and attention to detail is second to none.  Since entrusting my cello to him for some work and a full set up, my cello has never sounded better.”

Lucy Simmonds  Mavron Quartet

“Martin was recommended to me by a fellow colleague for not only his wonderful craftsmanship but also his friendly and approachable demeanor.

I was delighted to discover he was all of the above as well as a fabulous and clear communicator, willing to explain details of his work thoroughly and expertly, giving me utter confidence in leaving my cello with him to take apart and re-setup after repairing the crack. The job was done exactly on schedule and for a very reasonable price. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.”

Jim Walker

“I wanted to let you know how delighted I am with the work you have done on my Luff violin and viola. You know how much of a perfectionist I am and not only do they sound great but they also look brilliant. Many thanks and best wishes.”

Chris Horner  Cardiff

“Thank you so much Martin for the wonderful new set up you have done on my David Bague violin recently.  The sound is more open and resonant and is easier to play than previously. 

I am thrilled with the result and do wish I’d have come to you earlier!”

Mark Prescott

“Martin is a real find for anyone in the south Wales area, he’s a top guy and highly skilled Newark School trained Luthier.

His skills and abilities to repair and set up instruments are second to none. I would trust Martin to undertake any work required on my instruments without hesitation.”