Neil Haynes has been crafting musical instruments for over 25 years. He went to college to learn the wood working trade and found his skills lay in fine precision wood working and as such became an excellent cabinet maker priding himself on perfection.
His passion for music has been apparent since he was six years old when he started playing instruments and has remained with him ever since.He is a keen musician and also has an exceptional ear for music and tone.
Combining his love for fine woodworking and his passion for music was the logical progression for Neil to move into guitar making.Having worked alongside other talented luthiers over the years and always looking to refine his skills many fine handmade Haynes guitars have been made over the years .
From working in his home workshop Neil built up a successful business selling in house made vintage correct and custom guitar bodies and necks. This business grew and is now selling all over the world and many would say his Guitar and bass build uk business is the go to for precision necks and bodies.
Around five years ago due to the need for more space and a better facility Neil moved to a bigger workshop premises in the Oxfordshire countryside. He now has a custom shop facility that is dedicated to building fine hand made musical instruments .
Neil says about his love affair with guitar building:
“My vision has always been to build fine musical instruments that have their roots and influences from the great vintage guitar builders of that past.I make these instruments and put my heart and soul into each one to make them feel like a friend from the past with some modern twists. All of this culminating in a modern take on guitars with classic looks and tone ultimately great to play. A guitar you don’t want to put down and can alway depend on.”