July 09, 2016

Showroom Update

Well things are taking a little longer as I want to get the showroom looking just as I want it!  However to do this I have realised I need another wall putting in.... ahem....

Not sure if that is going to be possible in the immediate term but on Monday I am visiting my new off site storage facility so I can keep all my unnecessary items away from where we work daily and ensure our showroom remains clutter free.  

Its really important to me to get this sorted and I am really sorry for any inconvenience to the customers who have wanted to visit during this time.

The end result is going to look stunning and provide Teresa and I more efficient working environment too!

Will bring you pics when its all done.

July 07, 2016

Richards Guitars Forum Update

So with that said  and the wind blowing in the right direction the new forum will be live, on or around July 16th

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July 06, 2016

Eastmans Vintage T59/v - Stunningly Aged Hand Made "335 Style" Guitar

This is the first insight of the very latest developments with Eastman guitars.  

The T59 is a VINTAGE version of the T486 model.  The pictures shown are of the first prototype but I will be receiving my first production model next month!

Unbelievably the price will be just £1399 (may be higher with the pound currently plummeting against the Euro but will keep you posted) and I just cannot wait to get my hands on it.

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July 04, 2016

Further Shop Refurbishment 4th July to 6th July

One of my ideas is to "remove corners"!!  I HATE CORNERS!!!!  When you get one guitar facing one direction and another right next to it facing the other way - and both of them are pretty much out of reach stuck in the corner..... you end up with guitars that look unattractive and not easy to access - it looks damned ugly.  So the answer is turn a negative into a positive.  By putting a joining angle at 45 degrees between the 2 walls you end up with a lovely area where you can showcase 2 guitars, rather than having 4 all looking a mess and most importantly - no corners!!! Cannot wait to see it in action.

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June 08, 2016

Continuing my dream to be the best I can be.... online update

I am often frustrated by wanting to give the very best experience possible online when my technology skills are clearly self limiting in what I can do personally.

I have teamed up with a wonderful tech who is now helping me realize my full potential in terms of helping assist my customers online.

A key starting point in this area is intelligent, practical navigation that will help me to help you when short listing guitars relevant to your needs.

Navigation systems are all well and good but they are always so "generic" and what I have planned will provide navigation specific to a brand or category of product that will help me - help you.  It will be more liking have a personal assistant than a clunky menu (that is my hope)

It won't make much sense now and I do not want to say too much until there is something to show you but rest assured there are some nice developments being worked on for improving site interactivity.

It will roll out brand by brand.

January 27, 2016

Shop Refurbishment: Wed 27th Jan - Wed 3rd Feb

" In life you may have to take 1 step back to go 2 steps forward and this refurbishment is pretty much putting normal showroom life out of commission for the next 7 days.

Sorry for the inconvenience but the results should be amazing! "

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January 18, 2016

Quality Ukulules & Mandolins In Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire!

Thats right!  

Why did it take me so long to realise I should be helping Ukulele and mandolin players?  Obviously I specialize and am so entrenched in my world of guitars that I just never really thought about it!

The more I have looked into these areas the more I realise they have the exact same problem as in the Guitar World.  Getting a "good" one goes well beyond just reliance on the brand name and they always require setting up properly too.... that's where I come in!

Now I have a great head start in the world of quality ukuleles and mandolins because I already supply one of the leading manufacturers in the top end electro side - Godin. 

The Godin A8 and Godin Multiuke are class acts and Seagull have just lauched their new Seagul S8 mandolin which is also beautiful.

Auden have an all solid wood mandolin due in soon and guess what!  The nice people who supply me Furch guitars are also the UK distributor for Kala - possibly the most trusted name in quality Ukulele market.

So I think thats me all set and raring to go - into the World of Ukuleles I go!  

Here are just a couple of images to get your mouth watering...

Godin A8 Mandolin

Godin Multiuke Ukulele

Kala All Solid Wood Koa Ukulele