November 26, 2009

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Richard has been playing guitar since the age of 8, educated at the Guitar Institute in London and specializing in online consultation and World Wide deliveries for 21 years - Each and every one hand finished bespoke to the customers requirement.

Richards reputation for first class playing instruments and dedicated service goes before him - with customers in most Countries around the World.  In the past 3 years alone Richard has accrued over 1000 testimonials from customers all around the World.  Every single customer dealt with personally by Richard.
Richard only sells guitars he truly believes in - each brand being an Industry benchmark in their price or genre - a view built on 21 years research.
Richard is available most hours for consultation which is provided in a personal but comprehensive and professional manner via the live chat facility.

Specialist guitar advice for 21 years

I (Richard) have been providing specialist advice for 21 years. My previous business Regent Guitars ran from 1995 to 2008, starting with just 6 guitars and closed selling 8-10 guitars a day with a turnover well in excess of £1,500,000.

So why did it close?

In 2008 I closed Regent Guitars and opened Richards Guitars with a desire to get back to ONLY selling guitars I love, that I have a true passion for – which should also mean a volume that I could handle personally from beginning to end – like my previous business USED to be!  To this day the only person I have to rely on is my wife Teresa who liases with all my customers during the order process and I am more worried about letting her down than vice versa - behind every good man as they say!

Regent Guitars had left me disillusioned and “too close” to the reality of how most guitars are sold. I didn’t want to be part of the marketing “machines”. It just wasn’t me and I believe anyone who is truly passionate about guitars and in my industry will know exactly what I mean.   It seems 90% of my industry is hype - so I try and focus on the 10% I truly believe in.

My reputation now spans Locally, Nationally and Internationally with customers from Stratford Upon Avon  to Singapore.

I specialize in a select range of guitar brands—Brands which I believe represent something unique in the market be it value, quality, tonal range or shear beauty.

You may not realise you can buy all solid wood hand made acoustic guitars from as little has £500, even a superb quality electric guitar hand made in the UK from £600!  If you chat to me I will tell you how to avoid the mass produced, over hyped brands and focus your attention to stunning beauty!

Guitars sold on personal passion, not marketing hype

Heard of Eastman, Furch,  Faith, Gordon Smith or Godin?  If you haven’t then you need to have a chat with me before you spend your hard earnt cash on your next guitar.

I am aware that many people do not buy for “quality only” but for image and prestige. If you want a Fender, Ibanez, Shecter, Gibson, Jackson etc. then you are talking to the wrong man entirely (although I do specialize in used examples which will play better than new and won’t lose value on resale) – you can find these products hung on a hundred guitar shop walls around the UK but for me personally they just don't excite me and conversely represent well marketed, over hyped mediocrity.

Just remember when you are talking to the next salesman that he probably cares not for you, but for his employer. His job is to sell you what is hung on the wall – not to ensure you get the very best guitar available in the market.

Want to know about guitars with heart and soul? I am your man. From a quality starter guitar through to World Class hand made guitars.   With honesty and integrity central to my philosophy in life and business I assure you that you are in safe hands and I will guide you based on your needs and requirements. If I can’t help I will tell you and point you to “a man that can”.

Try guitars in a welcoming environment..

I try and make your stay at Richards as enjoyable as possible, which may include boring you to death about the guitars available, their history/pedigree etc. or it may just be you want to spend some time on your own trying out the guitars available. Either way you should find the shop welcoming and totally un-intimidating.

Read: Richards History - From Birth To Now!

"Stand out" Cort Electrics

If you are looking to spend up to say £500 on an electric guitar it is hard to imagine why you wouldn't be checking out at least one Cort guitar from the wide range of electric guitars available.  The key is in finding the right one for you!

Here is a brief summary of Cort Guitars I recommend literally on a daily basis.  If I miss a model, do not presume this means I don't like it.  I can however only have so many favourites.

Under £300

Starting at the "lower" end.  If you visited me and said you were looking for a guitar under £300 I would be pointing you towards:

[caption id="attachment_74" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Cort X6 RM "]Cort X6 RM [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_71" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Cort G200 RM"]Cort G200 RM[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_64" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="M200 Walnut Satin"]M200 Walnut Satin[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_65" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Cort Z42 WR"]Cort Z42 WR[/caption]

For me, these really are the key models under £300.

The X6 is an astonishingly good rock guitar, fitted with floyd rose trem and coil tapped humbcker pickups.  So if you are into your "metal" or instrumental rock, this will be for you.

The G200 comes in at under £200!  But don't overlook this as a quality Strat style instrument.  It has all the classic tones and the quality is just brilliant all round.  This guitar is a cracker.

The M200 in the Walnut satin looks like a guitar worth twice the price.  Whilst it lacks a coil tap which is a feature found in most of the Cort humbucker equipped models, it makes up for this in pure style and class.

The Z42 does have the coil tap and epitomises Corts attention to detail and style.  This guitar is well balanced and extremely versatile for a twin humbucker guitar - and looks fantastic.

(To be continued)...