OK - You may be looking at this blog and thinking its a repeat of the other blog I have done on incorrect intonation?
Well, if you study this picture you will notice that this guitar is actually left handed.
The nice people at Stonebridge who produce World Class acoustics had a rare Friday afternoon moment on this one as they have slipped in a right handed saddle on a left handed GS20 CM C.
Of course this is an intonation nightmare but its just simple human error - but it happens, and hopefully we are here as the last line of defense in ensuring a World Class acoustic guitar SOUNDS like a World Class acoustic guitar.
The saddle shown below is the correct Stonebridge saddle for right handed guitars, sent to us from the distributor (in fact we keep a good supply for replacing saddles for a number of reasons).
One happy customer saved! He may not know it - but we do!
I am very proud of this particular save (or proud of my tech at least!). This particular issue was a "batch" is...
We saved a customer on deciding this guitar needed to be rejected. Following the full setup the saddle was left...
The customer who ordered this guitar was saved when we spotted the glue marks which have damaged the lacquer on this ...
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Richards Guitars, 5 Tiddington Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7AE. Tel: 01789 263333
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To ensure anyone can benefit from this highly personalized service we subsidize the delivery costs from our pocket - not yours, resulting in the following delivery charges*
Any delivery to Western Europe £15.
Eastern Europe £25
Every guitar is packed personally by Richard. We purchase especially strengthened outer cartons and pack each guitar in a way that guarantees the guitar will come out the box as it went in - perfect.
If you bought your guitar from an alternate source it would cost you at least £50 to have it play to the standard that we set our guitars AS standard.
Why would you want to buy from a faceless online store if you can buy from someone who values every customer and their personal needs?
I do hope we can help you further as we provide the service you wish you could find locally!