Over the last few years we have received many great comments from our customers so we thought we'd add a testimonials section to our website. If you are happy with our service please let us know and write your own testimonial here.
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Morris Mansfield - 31 May 2013
Hello Steve and Rachel, Just thought I would let you know that my Ozark banjo and tuner arrived here in perfect condition this morning and I was able to play it straight from the box. how good is that? I am delighted with the build quality, the action, the finish and appearance, and most importantly the sound its a real delight to play such a fine instrument. So, thank you both very much, you have been very helpful and it has been a real pleasure to do business with you. Regards and best wishes from Morris Mansfield......... 75 years old and still plucking.!!!
Steven Kleppa - 28 May 2013
Hello Rachel I just wanted to write and say thanks for the service i received from Eagle Music last week. my Sierra arrived when promised, i really appreciate the care that went into packing it as it arrived immaculate. Thanks also for the expert spike installation and also the first time customer discount on the banjo. I'm dead impressed and would recommend Eagle music to anyone (as it was in turn recommended to me by a previous satisfied customer). All the best, and thanks again, Steven Kleppa
Yvette Jamieson - 28 May 2013
Hi just wanted to let you know I am more than happy with my order and also your service, 10 out of 10 for communication and efficient service, I will recommend you to everyone I know. Many thanks Yvette
Jeremiah Sly - 23 May 2013
Mandolin arrived superbly packaged. Customer service is second to none - very understanding, helpful and determined to provide customer satisfaction. Buy with confidence.
Lou Glandfield - 14 May 2013
Dear Rachel, Thanks so much to you and your team! My Asher lap steel arrived today and I'm writing to say how delighted I am. It arrived in record time - exactly when your email said it would - and I only wish everyone took such care when packing musical instruments. The guitar itself is superb. It plays like a dream and represents extraordinary value for money. So it's 10 out of 10 for Eagle Music. I shall spread your name far & wide. All the best Lou Glandfield
Simon Duffy - 13 May 2013
Hi Just a short mail to say how pleased I was with the speedy service I recieved from you when ordering banjo Finger and Thumb picks You will have my custom in the future. Simon Duffy
Ray Hodgkinson - 11 May 2013
I ordered my Ozark 2109G banjo online on Bank Holiday Monday and it arrived the following Thursday. It was really well packaged and ready to play right out of the box. The banjo sounds great and I'm really pleased with both the banjo and the great service from Eagle. Thanks guys.
Archie Cairns - 29 April 2013
What more could a banjo player ask for than to be greeted on arrival at Eagle Music Shop with big broad smile from a beautiful lady, Warm hospitallity in the form of a hot coffee and ofcourse the banjo of your dreams ready for collection. About a year ago I contacted Steve Noon with an advanced inquiry about the process of buying a Stelling Sunflower. Steve told me that he had Red Fox in stock and it was mine if I wanted it. I explained that it might be some time before I had the funds available to pay for it. In September last the funds finally came through and I contacted Steve but alas the Red Fox was gone. Steve knew I was disappointed and went out of his way to try to help me with an alternative option. Like most folk who drink Guiness, I was in not great rush, someone elses dream had just been fulfullled and I was happy for them. I just sat back and waited till the head had settled. Important decisions shouldn't be rushed On Tuesday of last week Steve contacted me and told me he was expecting to take delivery of a Stelling Master Flower and enquired if I was I still interested in purchasing a Stelling. How's that for great Customer Service. what other company do you know of in the UK today that delivers that level of personal attention. But Customer Service didn't stop there . When I was at the shop on Saturday, Rachel, Steves daugther had to dash away on a family matter and I received the personal assistance of Graham who looked after me the whole time I was at Armitage Bridge. He was on hand to assist me make a few purchase at the till and gave me some inside advice about the Jens Kruger Master class. I bought some 5th Nut's for my other banjo and asked if the guy's in the workshop could assist me by cutting a centre pilot slot. No problem we can do that came the reply. I sent a personal message to Rachel thanking her for the hospitallity she had organised, I went on to outlining my experience at the shop on Saturday. Rachel replied saying "sorry I omitted to give you the strings and nut driver, we have put them in the post today along with a special ‘signed’ copy of the Kruger Masterclass DVD with my compliments." Share your dreams with Eagle Music... and watch them turn into reality.
Nigel Bullock - 29 April 2013
Hi Guys, Received the Sigma yesterday and WOW what a guitar. I am completely knocked out by the quality, attention to detail, and particularly the sound. It is a match for any guitar three or four times the price, how they do it for the money heavens knows. I would say it is the equal of the Martin it is based on. Your service is second to none in the instrument market, thanks again. Nigel Bullock.
Ali Sullivan - 27 April 2013
I received my Ohana Soprano Ukulele and Stagg case promptly a few days ago and am delighted with both. Firstly the Ukulele came very well packaged and, as promised,nicely set up to play too. I have bought a few other lesser ukulele's on the internet as I have progressed as a improving beginner over the last 10 months, I have learnt to my cost that it is essential to have the instrument set up properly. I was delighted that you do so on instruments sold via your website too. I did a lot of research online and in the high street on what uke I wanted next as it needed to be a good step up from my current one. I discovered you online but also had a personal recommendation from someone who was very happy with Eagle music I had set my heart on an Ohana by then as they had very favourable reviews and discovered you sold them! The price was great and I benefitted from the 10% discount for new customers which made it a fabulous buy. Thank you for a great all round experience. I will be coming back to you in the future for all things ukulele!
David Wilson - 25 April 2013
I feel I have to add my praise to your list of testimonials as the service I received was simply perfect, from the informative and helpful lady on the telephone, through the superb set-up on my chosen guitar to the really swift delivery (it is a long way up to here in the Hebrides!) Well done!
Neil Ellison - 25 April 2013
Uke's arrived just fine, and it's a lovely instrument. Many thanks for your great service :-) Neil Ellison
josephine dixon - 24 April 2013
Hi,I am once again very pleased with the quick delivery of the Mandolin I ordered. thanks to all the team.
Mick & Margaret Edwards. - 24 April 2013
Dear Steve and team, I called at your lovely shop today to pick up my Deering Sierra lefty banjo. This is only mine and my wifes second visit and we would like to say that the visits were a very pleasant experience, as apart from your wonderful range of instruments and accessories you and your staff were extremely pleasant and welcoming and very knowlegeable about the instruments etcetera, it all made the 170 mile round trip worth it. I am thrilled with the Sierra now I've got it home and spent some time with it. once again, thanks for a pleasant day. Mick & Margaret Edwards.
David Monks - 17 April 2013
People often normally only make contact with companies to complain, can I take this oppertunity to say a Big Big thank you for the prompt service and effort in getting my harmonica to me. Not only was the service brilliant but so is the instrument,,,So once again big big thanks
Chris Doran - 08 April 2013
Hi Steve, Thanks for fitting the spikes. I would like to add that the staff on the phone were perhaps the most friendly I have ever spoken to. Great customer experience. I will most definitely be shopping with Eagle Music in the future. Thanks Chris
Gary Rooney - 08 April 2013
thankyou very much. all items received. excellent service.if i need anything else i will certainly be visiting your shop again. from gary rooney. very satisfied customer.
Jenny Pope - 06 April 2013
Hi Just wanted to thank you and say how impressed I have been at your customer service/delivery! I ordered a mandolin starter pack on Tuesday as a birthday present for my husband for this Sunday, I spoke to a really helpful lady on the phone yesterday, then received email and text confirmation messages that I would receive it today, and a further text to give the delivery time which was spot on arriving this morning as promised! Great customer service - many thanks. Happy customer :-) Jenny, Skipton, North Yorks
Pete White - 06 April 2013
Hi Thanks for sending the uke stand and tuners. They are excellent, as was your service. All fitted and ready to play! Pete White - Whitby
Brian Johnston - 05 April 2013
Hi Steve, Just a note to say Banjo arrived safely and I could not be more pleased. A Big thank you from me to you and your staff for your kind attention and service. Kind regards Brian
Neil Exelby - 05 April 2013
Hi there at Eagle.Just a note to let you know my order came in good condition ,thank you for your very good product and service regards. Neil Exelby.
Brian Swan - 25 March 2013
Hi Steve. I’ve had my Deering Saratoga Star with the Jens Kruger tone ring for just over a week now. Purchasing it without having a chance to play it was something of a leap of faith, and I was very nervous as I extracted it from it’s packaging. I shouldn’t have been so worried. It is absolutely wonderful. It rings like a bell on the treble strings and the base has power and penetration in spades. It has even consistency and clarity everywhere on the fret board. The sustain is absolutely amazing. I’m a big fan of Tony Ellis and like to play a lot of his slower pieces in double C tuning. The sustain makes a huge difference with kind of music, but it still has all the punch and note separation desirable for faster bluegrass. I had been a little bit concerned as I knew the neck was a bit thicker than the slim neck found on most Deering banjos. Again I shouldn’t have worried. It took about ten minutes of playing and it felt fine. I only have one very small criticism. You can see that the woods are high quality maple with very pretty figuring – but only just – they have used a very dark stain to the point where you can hardly see how nice the wood looks. However that is nitpicking – I love this banjo and wouldn’t swap it for anything. Setup was also excellent with a really nice low action. So a big thanks in closing. This is a wonderful instrument and dealing with Eagle Music was a pleasure. Best Regards, Brian Swan
Brenda Fleming - 22 March 2013
Hello Rachel Happy to say my beautiful Ozark 2260 has been delivered this morning (goodness, sounds like a baby announcement!) and all is good. So well packed, thanks for that. Please thank Matt for all his help, and my thanks to you too & everyone at Eagle Music. I just hope I can do the mandolin justice, my first tentative plucks made it ring out so I know I must practice, practice, practice if I want to achieve anything. My very (un)musical husband said he hoped I didn't have to 'plug it in' ! (I have 2 electric guitars already) and he expects to hear 'Leaning on a lampost' soon, oh dear ... Hope you're not under 6 foot of snow, from what we've been hearing on the news - at the moment it's just cold & very windy here in Kent, but guess winter isn't done with us yet. I will certainly recommend you to my musical family members & friends, and keep an eye on your website (though I daren't buy any more instruments ...just yet) so thanks once again, and best wishes to all at Eagle Music Brenda
Ken Smith - 21 March 2013
Just to say how much Joan and myself appreciated your patience and expertese in helping me with the Hohner Super 64 X today.Thankyou.Ken.
Richard and Vivienne Field - 15 March 2013
A huge thank you to everyone we met at Eagle Music on Wednesday for our daughter, Hannah's 21st Birthday. The cups of tea and coffee were very much appreciated as we arrived and the birthday cake was a wonderful surprise. Hannah absolutely loves her new banjo! Kind regards Richard and Vivienne Field
Gavin Riley - 14 March 2013
I'd just like to drop a line to say a big thanks to Steve for his patience in getting in contact with me and his insight in guiding me as to my hopefully near future choice in banjo Cant wait to make my order Thanks Gav Riley
John Whitmarsh - 13 March 2013
Dear Eagle Music May I just say how pleased I was with my new Deering banjo. Your advice, help and service was superb in every way, so thank you to all the team for you help. It made buying my banjo all the more enjoyable because of your prompt professional service. Regards John Whitmarsh
Bill Forster - 11 March 2013
Having played the Saratoga Star banjo I bought from Eagle Music for about 7 months now I would like to add my endorsement to this wonderful instrument and recommend other players to try it out.The banjo I own has the Kruger ring and the newer violin grade maple shell. The sound from this particular set up is wonderfully clear and bright in all positions on the neck.You can extract an amazing range of different tones by changing the position of your picking hand in relation to the bridge.Close to the bridge you get a sharp and strong bluegrass sound. Move your hand further away up towards the neck and the tone gets warmer and mellower. In all positions the note separation is nothing short of miraculous. It is also very even in tone when you play scales in the higher position on the neck moving from 4th to 1st strings which is rare enough on even high end instruments. Many people both banjo players and people I have played for have remarked on the beauty of the tone. The workmanship in terms of wood, finish and metal parts is excellent and shows no deterioration despite being played every day since I bought it for several hours each day. I ordered the banjo with stainless steel frets and I am glad I did as there is no sign of wear on any fret yet! Nickel silver frets would already have been quite heavily marked by now as I know from experience. My thanks go to the team at Eagle Music who recommended this banjo to me and who provided such excellent service. P.S Check out the You Tube video of Jens Kruger playing and talking about this instrument, he gives a very good description of the potential of this instrument.
Dr Atif Razzaq Wali - 08 March 2013
Got in touch with Jules on the phone and she was the best customer services person I have ever met. It was a delight to talk to her and my order had been changed without problems to my satisfaction I very happy with your services and am full of praise for Jules. Best wishes
John Hand - 08 March 2013
Hello, Just to let you know the gig bag arrived this morning and I'm pleased with the quality of the product and the speed of service from yourselves. Many Thanks I'm sure we'll do business again in the near future. Regards John Hand
Allen Elliott - 05 March 2013
Dear Emma/Matthew Just a quick note to say thank you after I have received my Ozark banjo starter kit this afternoon. What a lovely instrument this is. The photograph on the website certainly does not do it justice. The whole package is more than I expected for a starter kit. Having never played before this is a great package. Already started having a go thanks to the learner booklet. After a short while even the wife can recognize my feeble attempts at the first tune. Many many thanks Allen Elliott
Ray Gamble - 05 March 2013
Just a quick note of thanks to Matt and Rachel for your help on Saturday with choosing a Mainland uke. The shop is an absolute delight! so much choice and such quality available. Very best wishes, Ray Gamble
Bob Muirhead - 02 March 2013
Dear Sir, My Mainland Soprano Ukulele was delivered about ½ hour ago and appears exactly as expected thank you so much for your excellent service, Francesca Davies had assured me I would be very pleased and she was correct, may I also thank your Rachel Price for the manner in which she dealt with my previous query re the Ohana Ukulele. It is rare nowadays to find a company dealing with customers in such a swift and efficient manner and I will certainly recommend you to others. Thank you again, Bob Muirhead.
Ozzie Jewell - 02 March 2013
Dear all at Eagle. I just want to thank you all for your warm welcome, hot coffee and great advice, taking the time to explain, to a complete novice your extensive range of banjos. Without any pressure to purchase, I was guided through the best options for me. Alan was great, helpful and generous with not just his time, but his knowledge also. From entering to leaving the shop, you do get a feeling of enthusiasm and a will to learn and play. Especially when you leave with your new banjo. I'm very pleased with it, all I need to do now is learn to play Clawhammer. Nails don't grow quick enough!!! Thank you Eagle Music. Thank you Alan Cheers Ozzie.
Steve Harrison - 01 March 2013
Thank you for amazingly fast service. You should be called the Psychic Music Shop, I'm sure you must have posted my order before I ever placed it. Thanks Steve
Markus Tarara - 01 March 2013
Hello Rachel Hello Steve today the Faith Eclipse guitar arrived safe and in well condition my home in Germany. I am very impressed about the guitar, your service and the fast shipping. The guitar is excellent in any way and also very loud, louder as I expected from a small body size Parlour guitar. Once again, thank you so much for all your support and outstanding service Kind regards from Germany Markus
Joe mcilvenny - 04 January 2013
Took delivery of my new Black Ice banjo gig bag today Once again my thanks to the team at Eagle music for their time and advice over this, I had to switch product from my original order and they helped me to buy a stunning alternative. I cannot imagine shopping anywhere else, Steve you run a great ship, long may it last, Joe Mac.
Alexander kirk - 22 December 2012Hi Thanks for getting the bridge to me so quickly. As you are aware I bought a capo and 5th string capo pins from you and wanted to install them once the new bridge (string spacing) was installed .. the drills I ordered also came today so I am go! I had ordered a few of the cheaper SM bridges to play around with height a spacing, having decided on 5/8 I decided to buy IMO a better Grover unit. Thanks again for the excellent service. Will bookmark for the future. Merry Christmas
Lorraine Golding - 14 December 2012Thank-you so so much for your wonderful service and I'd like to thank everyone at the warehouse and in the workshop too, you have surpassed yourselves at a very busy time of the year, my daughter will be so happy with her xmas present which we will now be able to take with us on holiday and she will be able to open it on Christmas day, I will recommend you to any of my musical friends and also like you on Facebook, Yours a very grateful, Lorraine Golding
Deborah Bullen - 08 December 2012
I just wanted to thank you all for the excellent service and fabulous product. I bought a hard case for my husband's ukulele for Christmas. I rang this week as I was unsure of the measurements and spoke to a very helpful man in the workshop who gave me some great advice. Please track him down and say it fits perfectly (Fender ukulele with long head stock!) The product is beautiful, the service awesome and the delivery quick. Thankyou Merry Christmas Best Wishes Deb
Martin Orley - 01 December 2012
Hello Steve, I visited Eagle Music Shop last weekend to get some advice on learning to play the banjo, and learn more about the instrument itself. Can I just say I thought your customer service was outstanding. From the minute I walked in the door to be greeted with a friendly smile, the offer of help, and a hot drink, I instantly felt comfortable. Alan was assigned to assist me - he was a pleasure to deal with, and a wealth of knowledge. His no pressure approach, and open mindedness to all the options available to me, led me to purchase a Deering Goodtime 5 string starter package. I collected the banjo a couple of days later as you kindly kept it safe for me until I finished my visit to the Peak District. Again, the friendly welcome, and excellent service from Matt who gave me some great advice on learning material led to me purchasing this as well. I feel I've made two excellent choices. One in purchasing a quality and great value Deering banjo, and two, for purchasing it from the Eagle Music Shop. Could you please pass on my gratitude to the whole Eagle team for all their help, and although I live in Bristol, which is not what you would class as local, I will be sure to recommend you and look forward to visiting again. Kind Regards - Martin Orley
David LeRoy - 01 December 2012Hi My order received this morning!!! Brilliant service Thanks Cheers
James Donald - 28 November 2012WoW I, ordered these on wednesday at 12.15 and get them on thursday at 12noon incredible, i was told you were a good reliable shop but this is good, my harp,s are great Thank,s again, James,
Michael Hayes - 23 November 2012
Dear friends Thank you so much for your prompt attention to my order. The packaging was 1st class and I am absolutely delighted with my choice.
Dean Pereira - 22 November 2012Rarely, if ever, do I write any kind of review, but the service at Eagle Music has been exceptional. When I first ordered my Tanglewood NS-15 it arrived damaged by the courier, Eagle Music had absolutely no problems having the item returned and replaced for another guitar. After nearly 2 years my guitar needed a bit of work and I sent it back to the shop. They were very helpful and communication with Rachel is always very good. I can't recommend this store highly enough. If I buy another guitar I'm pretty sure I know where I'll look first.
George Danny McLaughlin - 20 November 2012Having previously bought only a couple of small items online from Eagle Music I then wanted a Mahogany Deering Sierra banjo. When it came to buying a Banjo online I had trepidations as it had much more value than my earlier purchases. To cut to the chase, having read great reviews regards the Deering stuff and Eagle Music I thought about it for a long time but eventually having been won over by the good press they had I went ahead and ordered the Sierra. I need never have worried as the Sierra Banjo could not have been more than I wished for. This was set up to how I asked, has brilliant tone and so easy to play. Eagle Music turned out to be a great company with both pre-sale and after sale help. No one could be more paranoid and wary about buying instruments online than me yet having had such great service I went ahead and bought a Goodtime 2 banjo as a general practice banjo. I was absolutely amazed as to how good this Goodtime banjo sounded and how well made it was.When the banjo was delivered it was so well packaged I was ages getting to the banjo, unlike many delivered goods which arrive hardly wrapped at all. If anyone has reservations about getting an instrument online then I can recommend 100% Eagle Music and the Deering banjos. I would now have not the slightest hesitation in ordering anything from this company no matter the cost.
John Davy - 12 November 2012Dear Mr. Eagle (Steve), Just to say a big thank you to you and all your staff for making it such a fantastic day,hope to see you all next year. All The Best John Davy
Larry Warr - 12 November 2012just got the uku well pleased, we were having a band practice when it arrived opened it up and was in tune and setup and started playing it with the lads straight away greta service thanks a lot will use you for all our future buys thanks again cheers Larry
Ian Fewtrell-Smith - 09 November 2012
After 40+ years of guitar playing, I wanted to branch out and learn to play the banjo. After 2 long phone calls to Matt, I decided this was the shop I needed to visit. What a friendly welcome! There was no sales pressure and Matt spent the best part of 2 hours guiding me through all the choices. It was a 360 mile round trip but worth it for the time spent in the shop. Every one was so friendly - I was asked whether I wanted a coffee before what I had come to buy. I cannot rate the service and selection enough. Thank you!
a richards - 08 November 2012thank you for excelent service
Barrie Shillito - 07 November 2012
Many thanks for the excellent service provided by your company for dealing with my order so promptly. My banjo arrived on time at 11-30 this morning. Kind regards Barrie Shillito.