About Us

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 for ten years, 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.

After an age of testing, listening, tweaking, starting over, and tweaking again, Monty's has finally released a range of custom pickups. Stratocaster, Telecaster, P90 and Humbucker sets are available and 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.

Past clients include Dave Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Terry Britten, Nick McCabe, Radiohead, Biffy Clyro, Band of Skulls, Mike Vennart, Bernard Butler, Pat Metheny, Kasabian, Katie Melua, The Temperance Movement, Vintage Trouble, The Duke Spirit and many more.

If you want something that's not on our website, we also offer a custom shop service. So get in touch and we'll help you capture that tone you are looking for.

Monty's main workshop is in Acton, West London. 

Please contact me for further details.

matt@montysguitars.com