Meet the Feline Team

We are lucky to have had some very talented and dedicated team members, both past and present.

Jonathan

My name is Jonathan and I run Feline Guitars. As well as the day to day running of the company, I have taken pride in continuing the training of our team members, all aspiring luthiers, usually who have completed full time courses in guitar making at colleges like Merton College or in the past London College Of Furniture's Musical Instrument making courses. Repair work is something that would take years to master every aspect of and my own 30+ years of experience is something I am happy to share with my team.

One amazing day that confirmed that I had set myself on the right path was when Brian May's tech brought a couple of guitars in to my workshop, including The Red Special itself, which is pretty much the guitar that got me into rock music as well as the idea of making guitars. 

I wasn't working on this guitar but it felt like a message from above. Seen many celebrity guitars since but few match this.

**Many thanks to Brian's tech: Pete Malandrone for taking the picture though.

Tom

Tom (shown here with Peter Green's/ Gary Moore's '58 Les Paul) joined us back in 2010 and quick made himself a much valued team member.
He brought a lot of practical experience from his work life before studying for 3 years at Merton College as well as his building skills and a huge appetite for working with guitars. 
Tom has proved to be a very popular and much valued team member and is a excellent repairman

Liam

Liam was our most recent recruit and has settled in very well.
He has a few years experience with us and is shaping up as a first rate guitar repairman.
Liam had previously spent 3 years at Merton College and came highly recommended to us.
He has certainly become an invaluable asset to the workshop team. 

Barney

Barney kind of walked into our lives in much the same way that Tigger did, a stray in need of a home and some loving. He has certainly made himself at home, and can be quite vocal if he wants something. Attempts to get him to learn about pickup wiring have as yet failed to come to fruition, but he seems to take an interest all the same.

Tigger (RIP)


Tigger wasn't so much a team member but more the office cat, but would occasionally make an appearance if he was hungry. Special skills involved an ability to sleep through most things except the fridge being opened.
Sadly Tigger passed away in June 2020 and is missed by all of us, and many customers too!