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. Many of these testimonials were received as written letters which are available to browse through if you are planning a visit to our shop. Our independent customer reviews (which are separate to our testimonials) can be found here.

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1,182 Customer testimonials
Bob Forrester
Hi Rachel Banjo arrived on Friday as promised What a fantastic tone. It was certainly the right choice. Many thanks for your excellent advice. Having played it, there was no other choice. I will treasure this banjo for years to come Best wishes Bob Forrester
Steve Parish
Dear Rachel.. I would confirm having received my Deering Vega Vintage Star yesterday and I'm really pleased with it. It is a Joy to play. Many Thanks to You and Your Team for making the transaction so easy.
Christopher Caris
I ordered and received two days later a Trinity College TM 250 Mandolin. I am delighted with the instrument and I would encourage anyone interested in buying one to do so. A lovely instrument, well made and set up. My thanks to the helpful staff at Eagle Music. I now know where to get Aquila strings. A thin joke for Latin scholars !
Alan Jones
Once again the staff at Eagle Music Shop made me feel very welcome and were really helpful, assisting me in my choice of mandolin, all done without pressure. Thank you.
Thomas Canty
Excellent Seller. A++++ All the Way!! SuperQuickShip to the United States of America !! Highly Recommend. Thanks and God Bless you all. Tom
Peter Jones
I went to see Seven Drunken Night - The Dubliners story - at the Liverpool empire Sunday April 7th. Enjoyed it so much, I decided to buy their sheet music. Monday AFTERNOON, I found book of 40 songs on Eagle Music website and bought it with Royal Mail 1st class post. Monday afternoon, it's going to be Wednesday. Tuesday morning, my book arrived! As described, well packed, and superfast delivery! Had my guitar out at lunch time :)
Thank you for your excellent service and for supplying these large Thumb picks which are particularly helpful given I have carpel tunnel syndrome at present. I would comment as follows:- 1x X heavy excellent for Bass guitar 2x heavy excellent for rhythm and lead guitar 1x light excellent for rhythm strumming with a lighter touch. Thank you for your prompt and helpful attention. I would not hesitate to contact you again with any further requirements. Very best wishes Peter
Tracey Lewis
I've just received my order of a Deering banjo beginner's bundle from Eagle Music. I am delighted with the fast efficient service including the delivery driver who was with us by 9.20 am in a very rural area after my only having ordered slightly less than 2 days ago. I had one query post delivery and had a very helpful email reply within 4 hours. Well done Eagle Music. PS I've asked my son to buy me a Deering leather strap from you for my birthday and I shall be recommending you to other musician friends
John Settle
I’ve been a customer of Eagle Music for nearly 20 years. I’ve bought quite a few instruments from them and spent a lot of money there (probably more than I could really afford!). It’s a bit of a journey for me to get there but always worth it. Their prices are always competitive and their customer service and after sales service is unmatched. If ever there is a problem, (which is rare), they will sort it out. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Ps. They are not paying me for this. 😂😂.
Mark Littlewood
Big thanks to Alan and Lucas today. Excellent customer service, relaxed atmosphere, let us take our time, never once felt pushed. Alan was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Nothing seemed too much trouble and was impressed that they were happy for me to return if I had any issues. Would definitely recommend.
Joe Gunning
Just received my order for Ohana sk20 ukulele. I would like to thank-you for the prompt and safe delivery. Excellent service. The instrument is a present for my Grandson who I am teaching what I can. I am sure he will be delighted to own his own uke. We started with the very basic "toy " type uke which kept stripping the tuners so now progressing to the proper instruments and who knows may go for the top of the range stuff if he wants to continue. Pleased with the sound and feel of the instrument. Once again Thanks . Excellent service, will return.
Hi guys! I've taken my time over this banjo review. I didn't want to rush it. It's a Deering Vega Senator openback. The workshop setup was faultless, and it's just what I was looking for tonally. I've had other great banjos (OME North Star, Deering Maple Blossom) but this one ticks all the boxes with its Civil War tone. Tuning stability 10/10 Tone 10/10 Build 10/10 Many thanks to Rachel, to Emma who sorted out payment and to Matt, who steered me towards a great choice. Thanks all Henry
Alan Jones
Once again, impeccable service. Ordered strings on Sunday night, arrived Tuesday morning. I am always happy with Eagle Music Shops service.
Harold Kane
Hi. Just to let you know I received my banjo yesterday, OMG what a fantastic sounding little banjo, I can barely set it down. Lovely low action set up makes it so easy to play, and the instrument looks great. I would like to thank eagle music for their fast,easy and prompt service, from purchase to delivery. I will be Highly recommending Eagle music to all my musical friends. (All my fellow Bluegrass musicians a bit jealous since they heard I've got a "Deering banjo" LOL) Any way a big hearty Thank-You for everything to eagle music from me. Harold Kane
Bill Johnson
I recently visited the shop for the first time, to try out a Taylor 810CE. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. I must especially single out Lucas for his expert advice, and patience in allowing me all the time I wanted to try the instrument. It's a pity more guitar shops don't have the same attention to detail and customer friendly approach to sales as Eagle Music. I did buy the guitar and it is superb.
John Timney
Hi This is just to say thanks for the strings you sent. I have been using a number of pretty lousy string sets over the last few years. Yours are a revelation! Lovely sound. I play a Chicago-tuned tenor guitar (basically I’m a geriatric guitar player with stiff joints) and you’ve got me sounding great (well, I think so). I’m going to be off to the folk club with these babies next week. Again, my thanks and best wishes John Timney
Robert Everest
Hi Rachel, I wanted to say thank you both for your advice and even more for the speed of service. I ordered online a few minutes after picking up your email and within 2 hours had an email from DHL. Just under 24 hours later it was delivered. Thank you, that was exceptionally speedy. The bag itself is, as you said, well made with an excellent level of protection. Excellent value for money! Best wishes Robert
Mark Bedwel
Hiya! I’d just like to say what a great job you’ve done on fixing my Martin guitar. A complete 360 degree turn-around: from a guitar which wasn’t much fun to play, to one that I now can’t stop playing. This makes me very happy indeed. Thank you. i’m also liking your strings, btw……..Excellent! Best wishes, Mark Bedwel
Julian Day
Dear Rachel and Lucas, Thank you so much for helping me make the right decisions yesterday. Your courtesy, kindness, patience and professional expertise are, as always, very much appreciated. Look forward to seeing Alan for instrument checks at his convenience. Trips to Armitage Bridge are great days out for us! Very best wishes, Julian and Sue
Tony Long
I’ve wanted a Collings MT O for many years and when I saw this one at Eagle Music it was too tempting to resist! On my visit to the store I was made very welcome by Rachel, offered coffee and given a very relaxed opportunity to play the MT O. Wow! … the Collings tone was all there, build quality exceptional and set-up by the Eagle Music team perfect. There was little doubt I'd leave the store without this lovely mandolin and now really enjoying it more and more. Many thanks.
Andrew Blunsdon
Rachel Both guitars arrived today. Beautifully set up and packaged. Thank you. Andy
Peter C. Naylor
The Suzuki SCX-64 harmonica arrived in very good time this morning and plays like a dream. Many thanks for prompt dispatch, delivery---I now have a week to get used to, practice, and run it in. Peter C. Naylor
Paul Morris
Hi Rachel Just to confirm the Galaxy Phantom arrived safely. What a fantastic instrument. Thanks again Paul Morris
Shaun Rodenhurst
Hi, just bought an ozark banjo from you just dropping an email to thank you very much for great banjo and service ive left a great review just wanted to say thanks
Sandie Dolan
Hi Rachel, Just wanted to say thank you once again. My new Banjo arrived safe and sound yesterday. I am absolutely delighted with it. A great recommendation. Sandie.
Yasmin Elliott
Hi Matt and Team Thank you so much for this beautiful banjo. It arrived this afternoon, even the courier was excited. He said he’s always wanted to play the banjo 😄 Thank you for your great service and communication. Kind Regards Yasmin
Tim Rasmussen
Just to say that the banjo has arrived safely and that I’m very pleased with both banjo and service. Thank you, Tim
Kate Morris
Hello Rachel and Team, I just wanted to say thank you for my lovely new banjo……Sierra, Mahogany, open back. It arrived Friday just as planned (a little earlier in fact) and actually two months earlier than I expected!!! The banjo is a dream and everything I wanted it to be. It even makes me play better 😂 Just wanted you know to that I love it and thank you for your wonderful service. Many thanks, Kate Morris
Richard Isaac
Hi again Rachel! I just want to say thank you again for helping me out with my order. In less than 24 hours my banjo arrived in perfect condition playable straight out to the box. The tanglewood tenor banjo sounds beautiful and is super easy to play. I’ve never played one before but I can play some mandolin (which is tuned the same) and I play bluegrass banjo so the tenor banjo is kind of a love child if a mandolin and a banjo got together 😂 it’s lovely to play and sounds excellent I can’t wait to hammer out some Celtic tunes! Thanks again for your recommendation and for your excellent customer service. Hope you have a wonderful day. Kind regards Richard
Jan McDonald
Hi Jules, Just a brief message to let you know that my Deering Goodtime Banjo Uke arrived safely today, all brilliantly set up and ready to go ! And it is absolutely fabulous, I'm going to have great fun playing it. Thanks for all your help and keeping me informed of progress - excellent service as usual from Eagle Music. Look after yourself, and have a great weekend, Kind regards, Jan
Paul Ellingford
Just want to say I received my Eastman 315 mandolin Friday past, and has lived up to all my expectations (you were right it was worth waiting for) Please convey to your self and to all your staff many thanks most impressed
Colin Holt
Hi Matt It arrived and WOW! As you said it is brand new, I absolutely love it and I do have a huge grin on my face lol And there in no comparison to my old one. I would just like to say a huge thank you for securing it for me’ and At the price, although it was over what I wanted to spend it is well worth the extra. The service I have received from you and the team is second to none and whatever I need in the future you will be my first port of call, also I will pass on the good word. Many thanks again Matt. Have a great day.
Alan Jones
I visited the shop today, and once again I was met with courtesy, friendship and a cup of coffee. The Ashbury tenor banjo I bought was set up to perfection and played a dream. Many thanks to Rachel and Matt for the help in making my choice.
Tony Coogan
Hi Matt and Rachel, Just to let you know the banjo arrived safe and sound and extremely well packaged. Thank you very much for your efforts. What's more it plays well - even when it is me that is playing it. Have a Good Christmas. Tony Coogan
Colin Warburton
Bought a Goodtime banjo off you a few months ago. I thought I would give you my comments. There cannot be a more playable banjo anywhere. In minutes I felt I could play faster and with more precision than my Tanglewood Cove Creek, which itself is not a bad instrument. The sound level defies the laws of physics! I would never have thought a non-resonator banjo could produce such volume at high quality. It makes a seriously good sound right through from folk to blue grass, even a bit of rock. I still do not believe it can do it and still be so light a playable. It is a fabulous example of clean simple brilliant design. You may get the impression that I like it!! Regards Colin Warburton
David & Linda Bernard
Dear Team, Thank you for such a great service. I received my ukulele which I’m very pleased with. Your team are efficient & dealt with my order promptly & took the time to call me to confirm my details & order. Thanks again, David & Linda Bernard
Gillian Peakman

Hi there, My Gold Tone Concert ResoUke arrived an hour ago. I’m absolutely thrilled with it. Thanks for the prompt service and set up. Great action and intonation. As I was “buying blind”, I was a little nervous, considering the cost, however I am not disappointed. Worth every penny. Many thanks. Gilly

John O'Reilly

Dear Eagle Music, I just wanted to say thanks to Graham, who supported me in my decision on which mandolin to buy (as a COMPLETE beginner) last Friday. I didn’t expect such commitment to showing me all the options, taking me through the pros and cons, with the end result being the purchase of the Ozark 2073. I am more than happy with the mandolin, and having got it home and further researched it’s spec, I now understand that it not only has a solid (spruce) front, but the back and sides are also solid (maple). It’s got a lovely clear tone. Leave me with it for a year (or probably more) but I do know that when I want to upgrade I’ll be coming back to Eagle. Well worth the trip from Chester, and realised I’d discovered the epi-centre of mandolin expertise in the UK! Many thanks, from a VERY satisfied customer. Regards, John O'Reilly

Julian Day

Dear Matt and Rachel, Thank you again for your courtesy, patience, professional expertise and generosity over the last 10 days. These two fabulous instruments are an inspiration. And knowing that we can rely on you to keep everything we bring along in good order is most reassuring. Plus, you are in such a wonderful place to visit for the day! Our very best wishes, Julian and Susan

Philip Carter

Hi Rachel and crew … Just wanted to thank you all for the truly professional way that you catered for my banjo requirements! Still have to make time to test run the Deering Calico, Gold Tone OB3 ‘Twanger’ and Tracy’s new Ukulele! A massive thank you for the remedial work on my Gibson ESS. It has transformed the sound capabilities! A personal thank you to Rachel for accommodating me on price and your very generous deal on the Gibson fix. Good to meet Matthew and Gary , hope to see you all again ( at your next Deering extravaganza!).soon. Phil and Tracy Your new Swindon (Eagle Music) promotion crew