Even I have fallen foul to the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) benefits of titling my pages "Best Acoustic Under £1000" in order to get you guys to find my page on Google - but in reality this concept of "best" is far from easy to pin point and usually has more to do with search engine rankings than any real benefit to yourself.
Lets forget the important research I have done over the past 20 years for a minute - as of course I am going to always pick brands I have personally chosen in my "best" recommendations - as I want to focus on something SO much more important when giving the "best" option.
When was the last time you looked at a title that maybe reads "10 Best Acoustics Under £500" or "Best £1000 acousti guitar" to find a list of .... well... 10 guitars.... but how the hell did they get the title given to them by the author?
When someone approaches me about buying an acoustic I will ask them a range of questions. Maybe 6 or more. From these questions I have asked I get know the background of the player, their expectations and desires, their budget, how they have decided on their budget, the style of music they want to play and the sound/feel that would suit them.
Only THEN is it even remotely possible (and highly likely) I can provide a GENUINE recommendation - a recommendation that will be "best for them". Not necessarily you or I - or the magazine reviewer - but for them.
So next time you read the latest edition of Guitarist magazine or online stores best buys whether it be electric guitars, acoustic guitars or bass guitars - consider what they are not doing - which is considering YOUR needs and requirements.
I am always available for a personal consultation online so just click on the live chat button and I will be here to help.
Richards Guitars, 5 Tiddington Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7AE
01789 26 33 33
Richards Guitars, 5 Tiddington Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7AE. Tel: 01789 263333
We welcome players from all over the World to consult with Richard directly via live help, allowing Richard to help you find the right guitar and ensure it is set up to your personal playing specification.
For FREE we provide...
fanatical quality control
personalised setup service by our highly experienced guitar tech who has worked with Richard for over 15 years
Richard play tests your guitar pre delivery to ensure it meets the specification
6 and 12 month check/reset
Online support most hours via chat (provided by Richard who has specialised in guitar consultancy for 21 years)
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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!