March 03, 2010

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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!

Cort Z Series Guitars Now Updated for 2010

I have just spent the day updating the Z series electric guitars by Cort.   What an incredible range of beautifully constructed, tonality superb and most importantly INCREDIBLE value guitars.

Starting with the Z40 at just £179!  Check out the following video that shows what quality you get for the money...

Then up from there, you get the highly acclaimed Z42 at just £225 with coil tap and upgraded pickups.

Here is a wonderful video with a young (4 years old) lad playing one to great effect - proving  you are never too young or too old to play guitar.

Then of course is the very latest Z42 FT (Flame Top) models which are due in later next month I believe (hope!!)...

For me, the Z44 is utterly incredible (is there a model in the range that is not?).  This has to be pound for pound one of the most exciting and best value guitars you can buy.  Online at just £369.  You can learn so much more here but if you just want to be entertained and get an idea of what the guitar can do, check out this great fun video.  I always knew James Bond rocked - well now James Bond really ROCKS! (More videos available via the link I just gave you back there!)

That leads me finally - last but not least as they say - to the Z Custom.  The flaship model using the highest quality components, slab maple top and all the trimmings you could ever imagine on a guitar at this price.  A brief  copy and paste from Cort...

Equipped with Seymour Duncan JB and '59 pickup set

The Z-Custom's great tone comes through loud and clear thanks to the Seymour Duncan JB and '59 pickup combination.

Customized With Locking Tuners

The Z-Custom's performance cred is enhanced with the addition of locking tuners. These assure tuning stability no matter how hard your rockin.

So lets finish off this overview with a video that epitomises what the Z range is all about!

Quality, class, sophisticated tonal range and shear unadulterated awesome value for money.

Of course (as if you need reminding) every single guitar dispatched by myself at Richards Guitars is meticulously quality controlled, set up to the highest of standards before I personally wrap, pack and arrange delivery of your guitar.

As always, hope you enjoy the information supplied and that I can possibly help you further.