Where do I begin!
I am obviously very sad that I will be leaving what has been my business address now for 15 years.
Anyone who has been following me over the years will know that my experiences here haven't all been great (emotionally). However the past couple of years since reforming as Richards Guitars have been truly wonderful.
So why move to Stratford Upon Avon?
The new shop is all on one level for a start! Much easier to operate on a day to day basis.
The new shop has parking for 4 cars and if that is ever not enough I can get a permit for customers to park in a nearby parking area by the river.
It is not in the centre of Town, just off the centre so no concerns about getting to the shop.
My children go to school less than half a mile from the shop, I live even closer so I can be incredibly flexible in terms of being available for people who can only see me out of hours.
Another big pull for me is that Stratford is my home town. I was brought up there and I see it as "my community". To provide the service I do in my own community would be a huge privilege.
I have been so busy providing my mail order service around Europe but I also feel compelled to illustrate my value in my local area and regrettably at Leamington my location is nigh on invisible to the local community and I certainly cannot go spending thousands of pounds on advertising when in reality I do not need to. It seems like thousands of cars pass by my new location daily and this would be a wonderful way to raise awareness of my local service - without the cost of additional advertising.
I think that sums it all up!
So I am heading "home" in more ways than one!
So expect greater flexibility and availability on a local level, ease of access if you need to pull up for some strings and I suppose it also means I can pop in at any time and wrap a box at unearthly times when I feel like it too! If the only time you can make it to my shop is later in the evening or Sunday afternoon - it won't be out of the question for me to be able to accomodate your needs.
It is hard to calculate how "missed" I will be in Leamington but if there is anyone out there at all concerned I am only down the road and I sincerely hope you will make the effort to find me in my new home... Fingers crossed!
I have not pinnned down the arrival/departure date yet but it should be weeks away rather than months.
I will keep you posted!
If you want to have a sneed preview check out Google maps and you will see a photo of the old business that ran there (Its both the front windows - it used to be 2 shops).
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!