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Enfield Guitars are based in Kent in the UK and are part of the Sims Custom Shop family.

Owned by company founder Martin Sims, Enfield Guitars started out as a personal project run by Martin to build a totally new range of high end professional bass guitars bringing out many of the developments he has brought about over the years with the Custom Shop.

The name Enfield was taken from Martin’s previous time working for his father’s business (Enfield Marine) building class 1 offshore power boats on the Isle of Wight during the seventies and Eighties.

After Enfield Marine was sold and Ernie Sims (Martin’s father) retired from the business leaving Martin to work briefly in the F1 industry until starting the Sims Custom L.E.D business in 1994.

After 5 years with Sims Custom L.E.D. Martin launched the Sims Spray Shop, building a new spray shop facility after seeing a specific need in the guitar industry for this service.

Once the Spray Shop was established more expansion was taken on with the introduction of a fully functional CNC manufacturing plant for making guitar and bass bodies and necks.

As well as making complete guitars Sims also make component parts for other UK guitar makers along with it’s guitar prototyping department.

With all this it’s no surprise that the time would come when Martin would turn his attention to building his own range of branded guitars which is where Enfield Guitars come in on the scene.

Over the years Martin and his team have made many developments in the guitar industry which has inspired him to bring out this new bass range.

One of these developments is the revolutional new "Super 8" pickup. With it’s 8 separate coils which allow for horizontal splitting as well as vertical splitting. This enables the player to simply switch between split coil, single coil & parallel hum canceling with just the flick of a switch whilst still maintaining the same volume levels regardless of the position chosen.

Other developments for the basses include a totally new bespoke bridge, Staked and single control knobs as well as Enfield’s own and original body and neck designs.

You are invited to check out the various options and developments available and please feel free to contact us with any questions & comments you have.

You are invited to check out the various options and developments available and please feel free to contact us with any questions & comments you have. Kind regards, The Enfield team.