Guitar Repairs Reviews Cheltenham Guitar Repairs Testimonials


At axeKool guitars we try to go the extra mile, mainly because we really care about our customers and their guitars. It’s that simple!

Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar
Andrew at AxeKool, has worked on several of my guitars including recent work on my Martin D28; his craftmanship is 1st class everytime. I cannot reccomend Axekool highly enough. *****

Music Man Stingray Bass

Music Man Stingray Bass complete overhaul and refret.

First Rehearsal with Resurrected Axe
Played Great
Much Easier on the fingers for a strat!

Fender Stratocaster MexHi Andrew! Just a quick message to say whatever it is you’ve done to this guitar today, was absolute magic. It plays fantastically, thank you very much. All the best, Chris

Fender StratThanks again for the great work on the Strat, she’s never looked so healthy!
Also I already notice a huge improvement on that jack input, brilliant stuff. Richard

Hi Andrew, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the efforts on the guitar; the neck plays like a dream
and I’m super excited to bust out the Strat at our first Xmas gig tonight.
Thanks again for all the help – it’s been a pleasure;
I’ve recommended you to all the other guitarists in the band so you may be hearing more from Tux Fizz soon 🙂
Thanks Andrew

Thanks Andrew, They sound Great! Kyle (Swindon)

Hagstrom Viking

Hagstrom – pickup and wiring harness replacement

So pleased with it.. Its got so much character in the tone. Thx again.. Great job..
It has exceeded my expectation!! Just delicious.


Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Upgraded pickups to Bare Knuckle Stormy Mondays, vinatge style wiring harness, Frel Level and setup.

Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Upgraded pickups to Bare Knuckle Stormy Mondays, vintage style wiring harness, Fret Level and setup.

Just to say thanks for doing such a great job upgrading and setting up my Epiphone Les Paul, I’ve hardly been able to put it down since I picked it up. Hard to believe it’s the same instrument – new pickups have much better tone and set up has transformed playability.
This is an Axeify project – take a look >

Sims Stratocaster

Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustic

Just thought I’d let you know I’m absolutely thrilled with the Aria.
It’s a whole different guitar now. Plays and sounds really good. Thanks very much.

Thanks for the work on the Furch, much easier to play now. Sounds very nice indeed. Paul

PRS SE A50 AcousticThanks again Andrew, It plays beautifully – a massive improvement

Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass

Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass

Hey Andrew, thanks again for sorting the setup out on my Epi Thunderbird Bass and fixing all the buzzing, plays great now, cheers Danny

Taylor Acoustic Guitar

Taylor Acoustic Guitar

Hi Andrew, just wanted to say thanks for sorting the Taylor, it’s mint

Hi Andrew, Just to say thank you so much for fixing my Martin. It plays beautifully and I haven’t stopped playing it since I collected it.
Martin SWDGT

Taylor miniThank you so much for the setup – plays and sounds awesome!
Like a completely new guitar. Fred

Excellent! Used the red strat at band practice on Tuesday…… played superbly! The guitar, not me! : ))
Fender Sratocaster USA

Burns King Cobra
Hi Andrew , the guitar is 100% better, so much easier to play! Sounds great. Cheers, Allister 

thanks very much for the quick service. The guitar sounds brilliant
Epiphone Hummingbird

Recently had my guitar set up by Axekool (a guitar that was supposed to have been set up by retailer) after Andrew worked his magic it really is now a top instrument. thank you
Ibanez Acoustic

P Bass
Hi Andrew, bass guitar looking and sounding great.
Thanks for your help. Cheers Paul

Thank you so much Andrew guitar feels fantastic. So much easier to play now. Cheers Nick Taylor Baby Acoustic

Hey friends, If any of you need any repair work or general maintenance on your guitar(s) then check out Axekool Guitars. They have just finished servicing my guitar in advance of my next gig and it sounds well sweet. The quality of work, service provided and advice received were all first class. The turnaround time and price charged were also excellent. So I am one happy musician.Washburn Acoustic

Rickenbacker 4001 Bass

Rickenbacker 4001 Bass

Hey Andrew, The Ricky plays (and looks) great! Thank you, Roger

Kiesel Stratocaster
Just wanted to say thanks for the setup on the Kiesel. It’s playing great.

Gibson Les Paul Classic

Gibson Les Paul Classic / Pickup change and setup.

I just wanted to thank you for a superb job of setting my Les Paul up. I played it for several hour yesterday evening and it’s playing beautifully. The new pick-ups are awesome. Fantastic sustain and lovely warm tone. Thank you for all your help. Best wishes, Dan

Fender Telecaster Player MexicanHi Andrew, Just wanted to say, the telecaster is great – thank you very much.
It plays so much better and I know my brother will love it. 
Much appreciated!, Best wishes, Chris

My Stratocaster plays great that you did on Friday, its like a brand new guitar, but only better! – Roger

Hi Andrew, I have Just tried the bass out, it sounds and feels amazing. Thanks alot. Nathan.

What a difference Andrew, it is like a different guitar 😊!!
Thanks very much for your quick response and your craftsmanship 👍
Best regards, Jeff

Thanks Andrew. The difference in playability is huge!

Hi Andrew, Just to say thanks for all the work recently on the two guitars
The Hohner looks great feels great and plays great and the pickups were a good choice
Also the Strat feels so much better
Thanks again catch up soon
Cheers Jeff

Andrew has consistently come up with the goods, despite my most unreasonable requests, and he is always a pleasure to talk to,
I haven’t yet brought him anything with less than ten strings, and some really cheap, dodgy, gimmicky trash at that, but he has turned them into really nice guitars and made my sound!
AxeKool are my go to; 5 stars every time! Simon

Thanks for sorting out the Ricky wiring – sounds pretty amazing! Guy.

First class service for setting my guitar
Quick response easy to find and turn around within 24 hours
Would thoroughly recommend

Hi Andrew, Yet again, a cracking job with the guitar.
The Les Paul is playing so much better – difficult to put in words but a better feel, bends are easier etc, neck feels smoother, thank you Dave.

Hi Andrew, Just to say thanks, great job on the Telecaster. It looks better than ever now and plays beautifully.
And thanks again for your honest help and advice. See you again. Mike

Thanks again for sorting my guitar – it’s so much better!
So much so, that i want to take the plunge and upgrade the pickups. Ian
“Thanks Ian, Your wish is our command!”
We fitted Seymour Duncan Slash Signature
(Alnico Pro 2 APH 25)

Hi Andrew. Just wanted to say thanks for the fast work. All the guitars are running beautifully.
The Brook, in particular. Thanks. Mike

Hi Andrew, 1st class work every time. highly recommended, cheers Harry

Thanks for the setup, feels like a new instrument and far better to play now. Alan

Have just had my first hours practice after the string change and set up.
The Guitar feels great, plays easier and sounds good. I didn’t realise it would make such a difference. Thank you

I’ve got to say it’s great. Plays brilliantly and the pickups are the best single coil pickups I’ve heard. It’s probably just me but it really has a Hendrix vibe about it. Difficult to describe but I’m sure you know where I’m coming from. Thank you

Andrew, the guitar sounds and feels absolutely fantastic. Brilliant job. Thank you, David

Quick note to thank you for setting up my Epiphone bass, very professional job done. Cheers

Strat sounds amazing so much better thanks!

Once again AxeKool guitars have turned what was a cheap Stratocaster copy into an all out brutal metal machine with stunning upgrades!

Probably the best guitar technician in the world, ever. Always a pleasure. 10/10 recommended. Simon Godwin

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING..even makes my Hotel California ..sound
The pickup separation is unbelievable!
Thank you so much, Regards, Tim

Hi Andrew, Just wanted to let you know that I just finished playing through my cover band’s current set list with the Sire P5, and this thing seriously rocks. With the Aguilars, the upgraded tone pot and just a touch of Ampeg-style dirt, it sounds and plays exactly like the bass I wanted, whether I’m looking for modern indie tone or emulating an upright. Even with new strings on, the tuning is much more precise, and the action feels completely natural, which is especially appreciated on the lower frets of the E and A strings. The low B string is as good as I’ve played on a 34″ scale instrument and, especially when fretted to D, Db or E, it just smashes through the mix. I can’t wait for the opportunity to run this through an amp full out — I’m betting that, at gig volume, this thing will own the stage!Thank you very much indeed, sir. You are a craftsman. Best regards, Michael.

Hey Andrew, Thanks for doing the Jackson guitar for me it sounds better and plays better the strings are great – Thanks Simon

Well that Martin is playing beautifully, Nice one – thanks for your work – Al

The guitar is a dream to play – thanks so much! Tom

Many thanks for sorting my SG out, that is a huge improvement! It’s sounding good and is much nicer to play, like you said it’s a different guitar. It was starting to do my head in a bit so I’m really glad to get that sorted. Matt

What can i say, Great service, Half the price and a friendly guy, thanks again, Steve

Great job on the SG, it sounds and plays great, exactly what I was after! James

Many thanks for doing the Les Paul. Plays beautifully! And standing back it looks good as well. Great job! Dave
I just wanted to say how thrilled my son was with the refurbished Les Paul. 
I was getting quite attached to it but it was all worth it just to see his face!!
Great job and thanks again. Dave

Hey Andrew. Thanks for your help with the Lag. My daughter is well happy.

Hi Andrew, just to say how pleased I am with my Guitar. Such a difference thanks. Regards Keith

Thanks for the guitar set-up. It’s certainly easier to play and kinder to my fingers as I don’t have to press so hard. Allen

Just pulled out the PRS – looks fab – exactly what i had in mind. Cheers Tim.

Hi Andrew, Guitar was fab last night. Sounded amazing and played beautifully.
Thanks so much, Simon.

Andrew, you should add magician to your CV. Both Taylor and Les Paul sound and feel Fantastic (player considered!) Awesome job. David

Hi Andrew, both guitars play really well. Great job! Thanks Graham

Amazing set up and wizardry mate. Sounds incredible now. Thanks again.

Hi Andrew, both guitars play really well. Great job! Thanks Graham

“New Axekool Wiring Harness”
Wow – what a difference!, Really can’t believe how much better it is. Transformed the guitar from good to great, And does justice to the pickups. You’re a genius, I’ll be back for more.
Thanks again, David

Hi Andrew,
Both guitars are playing fantastically so I know what I am doing for the rest of the day!
Cheers Neil.

Andrew took on my Washburn electro-acoustic and has made it truly sing!
He has clearly spent a lot of time and care ensuring it plays beautifully, so I’m now able to really enhance the singing assemblies I play
(not to mention the joy I’ll get playing it at home!)
Would highly recommend his services and expertise.
Thanks again Andrew!

Pick up upgrades, tremelo and rewiring
Just gave the Ibanez a test drive…..OMG, absolute MONSTER.
Really nice phat tone and super sleek!!
Thanks again mate, you’re a certified GENIUS!! 💥💥💥

There isn’t anything this man can’t do.
I will always use AxeKool guitars because basically, they’re the BEST.
Stunning work as always.
Great service, period! 10/10. Simon Godwin

Thank you for fixing my Telecaster. It plays perfectly now and sounds amazing.
Really pleased with the results. Great service, would definitely recommend. Alfie

Andrew did a really amazing job on my Faith Venus!
Lowered the action to the perfect level and perfected the intonation!
Cannot recommend enough! George

Thank you for a great job on my Stratocaster, it plays beautifully.

Just wanted to say thanks for such an awesome job on the Vintage.
Picked it up last night and it plays so much better and brighter.
Even with my “beginners style” strumming my wife commented on the brighter tone 🤣.
Will definitely be recommending you 🤟🤟🤟 Dan.

Great to meet you this weekend.
Just wanted to say how pleased I am with how the guitar is playing after a day in your hands!
Thanks so much for your help

Hi Andrew. I forgot to thank you for the work you’ve done on my Squire Jaguar.
It plays beautifully and is my go-to guitar now. Thanks again – you are a master! Mike.

Axekool took the job on and left my guitar playing even better than before the accident – thank you so much, CM.

Would just like to say a big thank you for restoring my old Fender Squire Stratocaster. Guitar sounds a hell of a lot better, looks great.
Anyway thanks for your efforts and great work Andrew, much appreciated. Jay

Hi Andrew, had my first lesson on the guitar yesterday and played for nearly an hour on it and it feels so much better.
It’s like a new guitar and I just wanted to say thank you very much as I feel even more inspired to play it now.  Mat

Thanks to Andrew’s and expertise, my guitars have been setup up correctly and are a pleasure to play. Jane

Hi, I just picked up my Fender Telecaster after a tune up and just to let you know it now plays as beautifully as it looks!
Many thanks Tony

Just a quick note to say thanks to Andrew at Axekool for helping me to sell my old Gretsch Anniversary. cheers Mick

Thank you so much. I broke a mates guitar and needed it sorting ASAP before he returns from his holiday, lol. Kind regards, Steve

I wanted to say thank you again for the fantastic service that I received when you worked on my Yamaha Pacifica. Couldn’t have been dealt with better in every way and was absolutely delighted with the work that was carried out. Guitar sounds great 🙂

My 19 year old son wanted new pickups and the action setting up on his guitar for his birthday. I handed it to Andrew at axekool guitars and he sorted everything out for me. Very impressive service, thankyou, Debs

Thank you Andrew for fixing my Fender Bass Guitar, Nothing more annoying than a buzzing Nut – cheers M.K.

Take it from me, if you respect your instrument, doesn’t matter what state it’s in, take it to Andrew at Axekool and he will transform it! Sammy

A massive thanks to Andrew at axekool guitars for fixing my Les Paul, its back to its old self and sounding great, thanks again Graeme

The soul of my strat is well restored, thanks Andrew! Cheers Jeremy

We wanted to thank you for your excellent work on our guitars. Sophie loves her wee Baby Les Paul now and it plays real easy.
The Jackson feels and sounds fantastic, the “nut job” so to speak is perfect! Thank you for doing another terrific job. Ian

Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the outstanding set up you did on my Mexican Telecaster. When I dropped it off it sounded lovely but was a horror to play and now, after your attention, it still sounds the same but plays like a dream. Lee

In my estimates, by far the best priced and top quality guitar workshop in Gloucestershire! Cheers again, Mark

I was recommended to Axekool Guitars through word of mouth. Andrew has now repaired and set up all of my guitars (and most of my guitarist friends too) Chris

I thought fixing a bridge pick-up to my old Martin guitar was going to be very expensive and and a little scary as it is an old one, but Andrew sorted all out and did a very professional job at a very low price and it sounds fab as i can now plug it into my Amp. thank you so much, Chris T


Andrew does difficult things as if they were very easy. He is a Craftsman with great skills to whom I would trust the most difficult guitar jobs to. Two-thumb up! Mike


Andrew at axekool guitars worked on my Gibson Les Paul and my Fender Stratocaster, I can not sing enough praise for his luthier skills. I whole heartily recommend his guitar services. He is very knowledgeable with his guitar skills as he is with his people skills,
just a really nice guy. Cheers mate, Jack


Andrew is a musician and a guitar repair man, he understands exactly what a guitarists needs, does it quickly and efficiently and cost effectively! He a top bloke! Rob


I cannot express my gratitude and my satisfaction to Andrew (axekool) enough. What a great job he did of fixing the issues with my old Ibanez. Thank you. Nick


I’ve brought Andrew some serious guitar problems and he’s worked it out every time. He’s worked wonders on my vintage Stratocaster. thank you again, David

Andrew is a great guy, very knowledgeable, fast and affordable. What more could we ask for? Cheers Wayne

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