June 28, 2011

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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!

Used Fender Guitars

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Used Fender guitars have a particular place in my heart.  This may come as a surprise to many people who have followed me over the years but it shouldn't - and here is why...

My issue with Fender Guitars was never that they are "bad" guitars or poor instruments in any way at all but the way in which they are force fed into the market is embarrasing for any ambassador for the brand.  The constant new variations on a theme.  The Tele and Strat are obviously classics but poor old Fender have the job of re-inventing the wheel every month it seems.  This is what drove me to depression - even though we were buying in excess of £20,000 of guitars every month. 

Selling NEW Fender Guitars destroyed my passion for the guitars.

SO - Here we are at Richards Guitars with my focus as always on providing the very best value and the most beautifully playable guitars money can buy.  What better environment could you have for buying a used Fender Guitar?  Every used Fender guitar is reconditioned in our workshop and setup specifically to the buyers bespoke requirements.

Benefits of buying a Used Fender guitar

# Cut out the losses you inevitably suffer when you buy a new one.  A used Fender guitar from Richards Guitars will hold its value and in the long term you may even find it appreciates.

# It will play BETTER than new.  As someone who knows how a guitar plays straight from the box I can say with total certainty a used Fender guitar from Richards Guitars will play much nicer than a new one bought from some online box shifter

# Its GREEN!!!  When you buy a used Fender guitar you are recycling.  This is fantastic for the environment (I kid you not).  No extra transportation & production waste.  Recylcing guitars is every bit as important as recycling your waste at home!

# On a personal level there is one impotant plus - I am not funding Fenders BS marketing campaigns!!!  It makes me sick to see Fender Monthly (sorry - I meant to say Guitarist magazine) promoting the endless re-incarnations, pushing out any profile for incredibly good guitar brands that never get a look in.  The used Fender Guitars I sell are awesome value, beautifully setup instruments - end of story. 

# When you buy a used Fender Guitar from Richards Guitars you will not be drawn into the marketing I mentioned in the previous point.  Chat to me and I will tell you the pros and cons of whatever used Fender guitar I have for sale at the time.  I will help you make comparisons with other favourable instruments like my beautiful G&L Tribute guitars etc.  No BS - just an honest, professional view from someone who has an extremely in depth knowledge of Fender guitars.

Hope to see you soon!