Hello, and welcome to Monty's Guitars. Monty's is run by Matt Gleeson. Matt has been working as a professional luthier, building and repairing guitars since 2000, starting under the guidance of Charlie Chandler, Brinsley Schwarz, Ian Allerton, Paul Herman and learning from the other great luthiers who came through Chandler Guitars of Kew. In 2010, Matt took the plunge and opened Monty's Guitars.
Monty's have a wealth of experience dealing with every kind of guitar repair, from a simple set up, to a complete custom built guitar with a huge amount of onboard effects. So whatever your guitar related problem is, we can help.
After an age of testing, listening, tweaking, starting over, and tweaking again, Monty's finally released a range of custom pickups. Stratocaster, Telecaster, P90 and Humbucker sets are available along with our award winning PAF set. We use both traditional and modern techniques to create a better pickup. At Monty's, we think that you have to try everything to find out what's good, bad and ugly; different wire, magnets, potting amounts and techniques - it all makes a difference.
Clients include Dave Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Terry Britten, Nick McCabe, Radiohead, We are Scientists, Haim, Bill Steer, Danko Jones, Biffy Clyro, Band of Skulls, Mike Vennart, Audley Freed, John Shanks, Bernard Butler, Tim Pierce, Lu Edmonds, Pat Metheny, Kasabian, Katie Melua, The Temperance Movement, Vintage Trouble, The Duke Spirit and many more.