Guitar Addiction!

A really huge thank you for your time and commitment in going above and beyond the call to ensure this beautiful Lakestone Riverwood is born.

It is sculptured to my playing style and expectations (high I know... a bit of guitarist OCD!) Your final tweaks have really christened this very fine instrument and brought it to life. Itís very comfortable to play and feels like it is part of my soul already. Thereís only one thing Iíve discovered about it... it's highly addictive! Lol!! I canít stop picking it up!!

I held off any further recording and composing until I had the guitar back in my hands. Really looking forward and inspired by the ĎRiverwoodí to create some new music. I believe this will be my main instrument to take me on the rest of my journey.

Itís been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet you and I value your skills, time and energy that you have invested in the creation. I hope to keep in touch and look forward to catching up and ramblings on all thinks creative.


Paul's Lakestone JM-FF-C 'Riverwood' in Cocobolo and Sinker Redwood Spruce with a Sound Port

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Reuben Morgan - Hillsongs

Not long ago these guys reached out to me whilst I was in London. They are guitar makers, Master Craftsmen. When I met up with them, they brought some of the finest guitars I've ever played and asked me if they could make me my dream guitar. Crazy!

Truth is - I didn't even know what my dream guitar was, and felt reluctant to accept - though I became convinced they weren't going to take no for an answer. Fast forward a few months, lots of conversations with Nigel Hendroff and others, and we came up with the guitar I'm holding in my hands. I love the guys at #lakestoneguitars. This is like a promise in waiting, thank God for faithful people who are devoted to their craft. For them, worship is to make musical instruments for the glory of God. How inspirational is that!

Reuben Morgan

The Reuben Morgan Guitar is an OM Deep model in Englemann Spruce and Indian Rosewood, with an Abalone rossette and full body binding, L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup system.

Matt Hill - !Audacious

"This guitar is absolutely amazing. I can't put it down!"

I'm excited to announce that I am part of the Lakestone family! Thank you to Sam at Lakestone Guitars for the craftsmanship and the support. Anyone looking for a custom built acoustic with care and attention to detail that is second-to-none should check out Lakestone Guitars.

Matt Hill is a musician and song-writer extraordinaire. He is the worship director at !Audacious in Manchester, FOH sound for Martin Smith, part of the Hill Pro Audio family and an all round good guy! Matt plays a Lakestone OM with English Walnut back and sides, Red Western Cedar Top with a cutaway and an L.R. Baggs Anthem Pickup.

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I think I've cured my GAS for once and for all... I'll still have it, but I won't be able to do anything about it!

Had a weekend away in the Shropshire Hills (UK) for my birthday. Not far from Knighton Music Centre, it would have been rude not to wander in. I had a budget in mind, if I found the right guitar - looking for something 000 or OM kinda size. Blew my budget completely, paid twice what I had in mind... Tried a load of guitars, great stock of Larrivee, some Guild USA... and the Lakestone range. Handmade by a father and son team near Coventry.

This isn't at all what I thought I wanted. It's a small bodied Jumbo (if that makes sense?), normally I'd think it too large, but the arm bevel, and narrow waist/upper bout made it so comfortable. Red cedar top with Ziricote back and sides.

The sound...ohhhhh, the sound. A chorus of angels singing... It even made me sound good! Did I need to spend that much? No. Does my playing justify spending that much? No. Should I have spent that much? No! Do I now own the most amazing guitar? Yes!

We love finding reading these reviews, totally unprompted, by happy customers! You can follow the thread on Acoustic Guitar Forum online by clicking here. Thank you Knighton for stocking our range, and thank you to happy customers spreading the news.

Gary Powell

I have just been to Knighton Music Centre and picked up my new Lakestone OM/D. I went in to look at Non Rosewood OM L'arrivee, but it wasn't what I was after. After trying everything else they had, Steve handed me your OM. As soon as I played the first note I knew it was the one.

Just wanted to compliment you on building it. This guitar has such a wondrous tone. I love to hit a chord and listen as it slowly decays, aghast at the sparkle and all the awesome overtones. This one is definitely a keeper, it really speaks to me.

Gary Powell

Mick Westrip

I have a Lakestone OM Cedar top, No. 1. It completely blows me away! You have created something of great beauty.

I sold off and traded in all I had so I could make this guitar mine after playing it at Knighton Music Centre. You have created something of great beauty. Many thanks, and if you ever come over to the shop in Knighton please let me know as it would be tremendous to meet you.

Mick Westrip

Brian Ellison

After all these years, I've got my ideal acoustic guitar - a Lakestone JM/C! I was delighted to be able to select the Cedar top, the Lacewood sides and back (choosing the flat sheets from your stock), the model and shape, with the bevel edge - plus that fantastic L.R. Baggs pick up, to make the guitar that I've always wanted.

Your attention to detail, your craftsmanship and the sheer quality of the wood and the hardware has made this guitar a thing of true beauty. I'm looking forward to enjoying this one for a long time - it's with me for life!

Brian Ellison


Just wanted to let you know that after owning my Lakestone OM/D for around 6 weeks I am still convinced that it is the best acoustic guitar that I have ever played. The tone is awesome, the playabilty is fantastically easy and intonation all over the fretboard is spot on.

The first time I played it in the shop, I played an E chord, and the tone and volume just blew me away. It still does now, a truly jaw dropping tone. I have very slightly lowered the nut to my preference and I have tried some Heritage low tension strings which really suit it tonally. Many thanks again for building such a wonderful instrument, I absolutely love it and couldn't be happier. Good luck and I hope you sell loads of these truly wonderful, world class acoustic guitars.