Leonard at Hillsound (formerly Hampton Repair Workshop) has performed little short of miracles with the instruments I have asked him to modify, sort out or repair! His attention to detail is always impressive and the knowledge of his craft that he brings to his work deeply reassuring when one passes a particularly well loved bass or guitar to him for work. He delivers what he sais he will do at the time and price that he said the job in question would be. My instruments are my living and I can't entrust their care to anyone who isn't 100% professional in all respects. I have no hesitation in recommending leonard's work at Hillsound/Mi Repairs to all comers!

Gary Fletcher (The Blues Band and solo artist)

Many thanks once again for the work you did on the Loree oboe. The results are excellent - the oboe looks great and feels so much easier to play.

Jeremy Fisher

Hi Leonard
Now I've had a chance to sit down & play my 'serviced' Takamine. I would never have thought it would make such a difference. It sounded great to start with, but its even better now - what a great tone! It really is like a new neck & I'm not being fooled by new strings either, it plays better than ever. perfect action.
Thanks & Best regards,

Bill Andrews

Dear Mr Lamprell,
please find enclosed cheque for work on Charlotte's flute. She is most impressed and commented on the vast improvement in appearance and performance.
Many thanks, yours sincerely,

M S Williams

Hi Leonard
Just a quick thanks for the excellent service - Bass sounds great
Many thanks


Dear Leonard
Just to let you know that my son Al came round to collect the guitar yesterday, was absolutely delighted with it and played beautifully on it for nearly an hour. Thank you for your wonderful restoration.
Best wishes

Julian Shuckburgh

You have returned my Les Paul's neck to its former glory and I am very pleased with the set up, money well spent. Sound's great through the Cornford Harlequin and is resonating like it used to. Only my neighbours will be sorry!
Many thanks

David Seccome

Hi Leonard
I can say that a proper overhaul has definitely been worth every penny. I've just been having a practice and, although I thought it was OK before, it is so much better now. I can't wait to join my clarinet group on Thursday.


Hi Leonard
many thanks... what a difference, I've been playing for a couple of hours now without having to re-tune. Its a completely different instrument! regards

Duncan Stone

Hi Leonard
I have given the horn a thorough work-out since I picked it up. It's more flexible tonally than the Mark 6 - everything I was hoping for and more. You're right about the top end - fantastic! The bottom end is a monster as well (and the bit in between isn't bad either). The action is superb - very responsive and nice to the touch.
Many thanks for a great job. Worth the wait!


I had my (Dearmond Starfire Special semi acoustic) electric guitar setup by you recently. The frets were dressed and the nut and action were adjusted. The guitar plays like a dream now and sounds fantastic.
I can't stop playing it.
Thanks for a great job.

Richard Savage

Mr Lamprell
Many thanks for spending the time with us on Saturday morning to tune the sitar. David is now much more comfortable handling the instrument, and it is indeed sounding superb. I must also say how impressed we were with the restoration and repair work. David sent it back from Jaipur not knowing that it had broken, and it was repaired while he was travelling across Asia. It is a tribute to the quality of the repair work that when he returned to England and picked up the sitar again, he didn't notice that it had been repaired! Feel free to use the photos in your website or publicity.
Best regards

Viv Edwards

Golly...is that what my sax is supposed to sound like! What a difference...have just gone up two grades...I love it!
Cheers and many thanks


I took my guitar in for a repair. The guy said it might take 5 working days. I received a text the following day to say it was ready. A prompt service. Couldn't complement them higher.

Ivor S 

        Mi Repairs at Hillsound can be relied upon to give friendly, prompt and reasonably priced service. After their recent service of my alto sax it was as if I had a new instrument back.

        Alan P

       I have nothing but praise for Mi Repairs. Their service and attention to detail has been fantastic. They did a great job repadding and servicing my saxophone and replacing and fitting a guitar pick-up at short notice. Recommended!

       Lucy P

Very efficient guitar repair service, good communication and cheaper than quoted!!

        Keith T

Hillsound/MiRepairs undertook complete re-padding and restoration of my Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax. The quality of work and attention to detail was first class. 

         Brian T