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

April 15, 2013



 If your looking for a great guitar then this is the right place.The internet has become the place to look for the product you want at the cheapest price. Well at Richards guitars you get a product you want that has been set up to perform at its optimum. I purchased a second hand Faith.The guitar came exactly as described over the phone. It had a new set of strings and sounded fantastic. Read the reviews and make your own mind up.

April 04, 2013


Faith Neptune Cutaway Electro FNCE

 This is simply the nicest acoustic guitar I have ever owned, and also compares very well to much, much more expensive guitars that I've sometimes had in my possession. I've tried literally dozens of similarly priced guitars over the last few months, and nothing came close (and, sorry to say, I found the 'budget' models from the big names fared worst of all in comparison). With the Faith, it is like most of the others were wrapped in cotton wool; It is amazingly resonant. To my ears, it has a perfectly balanced sound, from the bass to the top…. all notes ring distinctly, and yet when strummed blend perfectly. It has a similar 'sweet' sort of tone to the Faith Venus that I tried (which I also thought was a very very good guitar) but has more projection and, importantly to me, more bottom end. It plays beautifully all the way up the neck, which I find very fast and comfortable to play - no dead spots at all. I'm also very impressed by how it maintains its tone and resonance when played very softly…. it can be as loud and booming or as gentle as subtle as you like. Simply, an amazing instrument, and at an amazing price for a solid wood guitar of this quality and character. 

I think that buying it from Richards has enhanced my experience with it in a number of ways. Firstly, he will take the time to talk to you, and it genuinely feels like he wants to sell you the best guitar possible for you personally - not just sell a guitar per se, as has pretty much been my experience with all other music shops over the last 25 years. 

He certainly knows his stuff, and is a very friendly chap. Also, you have an extra layer of quality control with him - I feel sure he wouldn't sell a guitar that wasn't absolutely the best the factory made (and whatever you hear from some quarters, I don't think modern quality control/ consistency from the manufacturers is much better than it ever was - big differences between individual instruments which are 'the same' still exist in my experience). 

Finally, the fact you get a professional set-up before the guitar ships is a godsend. I was amazed by the difference it made - though the (large number) of Faith guitars I tried in the shops were very playable, little niggles occurred from time to time (e.g. intonation/ action etc.) Richards set-up makes an already excellent guitar pretty near perfect, IMO. 

In the future, Richards will always be the first port of call for me when I'm looking for another guitar. 

Thanks Richard!

March 31, 2013


Cort L450CNS

What a beautiful guitar - it just sings! Amazing for a brand new guitar - it can only get better. 

Everyone very impressed by it and by the the great set up. I can't wait to wear the strings out and start experimenting. 

As I said set up is great, packaging and delivery brilliant too. 

Thank you Richard. 

A well pleased customer.


March 30, 2013


Cort G210TB

The service I got from Richard was second to none and I greatly appreciated his patience with my questioning of his knowledge. The guitar itself is great for the price.

March 19, 2013


Cort Sunset 1 CAR

 Hi Richard

Here's the 1st of a few pics I'll get of the Cort...


Used it for the 1st time last night...In front of Bono and Emilie Sande!!!!! 


It behaved brilliantly throughout. Tuning was perfectly stable and the tone was very inspiring for me! 

Whole gig on one guitar with Madhen. This is a SERIOUS guitar worthy of lots of attention.


Martyn Hope tours all over the World as the guitarist for Shakin Stevens and guitarist for MadHen


March 13, 2013



 The Cort SFXABNAT. is a well made, nicely finished guitar, that sounds great. and is superbly presented by the guys down at RGuitars.
The guitar was well packaged, and delivery was bang on time. All I had to do was open the box, and play! And this guitar sounds very big, with good definition.

I would wholeheartedly recommend RGuitars to anyone looking for a well setup guitar. Even if it's at a lower price point like my Cort. You may get shorter delivery times elsewhere, But with Richard you wont be having to send it back 'cos you can't play it....

March 12, 2013


Faith FNHG

 I was really impressed with the site, and used the "chat" as well as an old fashioned phone call to talk to Richard - and got great vibes from dealing with him. The guitar itself looks great, and even with my limited ability - sounds great as well - i've had a real expert play it and he says it is very well set up, and a real bargain at this price. Would highly recomend both the guitar and the service.

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