Flame Guitars is based in South London, and is owned by me, David Kennett. I build custom electric guitars and have a repair, servicing and set-up facility for all types of guitars. Have a look around my website and you will find examples of my work, both for new, custom guitars and for servicing of guitars.
I have been building custom guitars for more than 20 years. Initially I made acoustic guitars but for a number of years now I have dedicated much of my time to making custom electric guitars. When I started making electric guitars I was keen not to make high-end copies of other well known guitars. I wanted to make guitars that look distinctly different, use tonewoods that are not commonly used by the big manufacturers and sound a little different, with their own voice
My mission is to make guitars that look stunning, sound great, have their own distinctive voice, are really well set up and bring great pleasure to the owner of the guitar. If you look around my website you will see that I love using exotic hardwoods for body facings, such as; bubinga, paduak, macassar ebony, bocote and walnut. Once lacquered these tonewoods look quite stunning.
But ultimately the guitar must play well and be a serious gigging guitar. So the attention to detail when constructing the guitar, the balance of the guitar, the choice of pickups and the set-up are ultimately more important than how the guitar looks. But even better to have a guitar that plays really well but is also a thing of beauty.
I look forward to meeting you at the show. Do come to my stand and say hello. And please feel free to plug and play any of the Flame Guitars.
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