Guitar Reviews. Hand Finished Guitars Brought To You By Richards Guitars

January 15, 2014

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Faith FKN

5 stars (again)
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I waited and waited. I read review after review. I don't live in the UK and wanted to be sure that the guitar I bought was exactly the one I wanted. So, home for Xmas and a trip to lovely Stratford, to treat myself to a Faith Naked Neptune. I spent HOURS in the shop, and must have played a dozen guitars a few times each. Huge thanks to Richard for the expert and friendly advice delivered with much enthusiasm and no pressure at all - a perfect salesman.
The guitar is amazing. It feels wonderfully balanced on the leg, the arm falls perfectly and comfortably to where it should (not so with my previous acoustic). It sounds amazing - notes ring and last, chords sing out but without that 'too loud' effect of some dreads. It sounds way better than similarly priced guitars I've tried; after Richard's set-up it plays better too - lovely action, easy neck, the no-frills finish feels great and leaves the guitar with a beautiful clean look to it. To repeat, this guitar plays really well. I can't imagine finding anything better for the price. Friends who have played it confirm it sounds and plays better than their own more expensive 'big brand' models. It caused a stir. See it, play it, want it....get it from Richard. Enough said.
Stuart
January 09, 2014

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Faith Naked Neptune Electro (FKNE)

Faith Naked electro Acoustic  01/08/2014
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Excellent service from richard guitars start to finish.
The guitar left richards shop with the action set to my requirements and packed very well.
The satin finish gives it lovely feel and shows the quality of the all soild woods. The guitar feels and sounds amazing and has plently of mid range punch there is some lower end and upper range tone but mainly mid range tone. This makes it an all around good strummer and suits finger style. If you only play finger style consider faith trembesi due to its increased upper tone and increased clarity. But the faith naked is amazing considering its price and includes the shadow pickup system is good and does its job well.
Glad i found richards shop online as most shops online sell guitar in the box with factory setup meaning you have to send time and money but richard is different he does care and sets guitars to your requirements and packs carefully and sends it to you and he even has a shop you can vist if your local to him. He is online and on the end of the phone to help you with advice and doesnt push a sell. From now on when I want another guitar it will be from richard.
December 27, 2013

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Faith FKVL

Great guitar, perfect setup  12/26/2013
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I have been buying left handed guitars since the 1970's and living in the depths of Devon i have never been able to 'try-before-I-buy' so have made many expensive mistakes. But my new Faith Venus purchased from Richard is a revalation! The guitar is superb and the setup is perfect.
The intonation Is accurate and the action is low but not too low. I can't imagine how it could be improved. I now realise that all my other guitars need serious work on them.
The service I received was also excellent with the guitar arriving on the day Richard said it would in spite of the Christmas rush.
I will certainly be using Richards Guitars for all future guitar purchases. Thank you. I'm impressed.
Geoff
December 22, 2013

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Faith FV12TB

Steve F.: "I spent months agonising over whether to buy a 12 string guitar, looking longingly at the black faith fecv12 before spotting the gorgeous faith trembesi. Unable to decide I asked Richard for his opinion and he recommended the trembesi. One of my main concerns was the ease of playing, would a 12 string be much harder? Richard assured me that the workshop setup he offers on all guitars was particularly beneficial on 12 string guitars, no word of a lie it arrived setup perfectly very low action making it even easier to play than my 6 string ( which was also setup by Richard ) yet no buzzing strings. I just cant put it down, beautiful to look at , sounds amazing acoustically, haven't tried it plugged in yet, and so easy to play. If you are in the market for a 12 string this is one that should be really high up your list."
5 stars
December 21, 2013

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Faith FKVL

Christopher J.: "Fantastic service, fantastic guitar. I would highly recommend purchasing an instrument from Richard's Guitars to anyone! A+++++++"
5 stars
September 29, 2013

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Faith FKN (Spain)

Javier González: "When one month ago I decided to get a new acoustic guitar after more than 20 years without playing I started looked on Google and I found a lot of information about good guitars , but the problem was I could not try them in my city (even in Spain) , then I read so good comments about Richard and his shop. I wrote him and we were chatting and he helped me to choose the guitar I need. At no momment he tried to sell me a more expensive guitar , in a first time I had in my mind another top one, but he heard what I want and he advised me this one... and now I´m so happy, this guitar is so beautyful in looks and in sound. I love it, and if in a future I want another guitar I will ask Richard ( a friendo more then a seller!)"
5 stars
August 18, 2013

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