January 19, 2012

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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!

Welcome Breedlove Guitars! How About This For Starters? Passport C250/CM @ £499!

Breedlove C250/CM £499

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The Breedlove C250/CM is the first guitar for me to present to you for 2012. 

Many guitar brands have their "pitch" - all the waffle that is designed to convince you that these are the ones which stand head and shoulder above the others.  Well Breedlove is no different and their "pitch" DOES sound pretty impressive.  However, as always I totally ignore all this because as far as I am concerned I just want to know whether it brings something new to my collection of recommendations.  If the answer is yes, then its in!

So what makes the C250 so special to me?

For a start is has more than a passing resemblence to my babies from Stonebridge (Check out the Durango series) visually with its satin solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides.  I just love this look but it can only be achieved if the finishing is excellent which it really is on these.  So far I have had a couple of this model in for sale (sold the first model within minutes of opening it from the box!) and they were both extraordinarily high quality.  The primary difference of course being A) The on board electronic tuner with backlit display.  This sounds stunning and I am led to believe that this is an LR Baggs system branded for Breedlove and B) The incredibly price of just £499 for an electro where as the Stonebridge models are £650 without electronics.

Historically £499 has been an awkward price for me with electro acoustics - it is the higher end of Cort production yet Faith start at £600 and Stonebridge start from £600 without a pickup!  Breedlove have finally bridged this gap in the most wonderful way - finally I have the brand that provides me with an electro acoustic that I can be proud to demonstrate.

This isn't the only electro they do at £499 and soon I will be bringing you pics of the wonderful OM/MME - another stunner at £500 but thats for next week maybe!

The C250CM comes with a quality gig bag too which is always nice at this price and of course I have to remind you that when you buy from me you receive a personalised setup taylored to your playing style and quality control second to none. 

I can assure you of a perfect instrument in every way.

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