Maybe I will try and bring you more of these. They may prove interesting and informative and give you a real insight into the quality standard I aim to provide my customers.
Todays example is one of those borderline areas where I think "Is it just me being "me" or is this just not right?" Frankly I am past caring as I tend to urr on the side of "If I don't like it, nor will some of my customers!".
It is a G&L Legacy in natural ash. A wonderful guitar which at £479 online is staggering value and puts the Fender Standard Stratocaster to shame.
However, this model is in 2 pieces but the 2 sides are in my opinion very poorly matched. I don't think the photo gives you the sense of "difference" as much as it felt when I opened the box and the distributor could easily argue I am on dangerous ground but I don't think it is too much to ask for a guitar that looks like one guitar and not 2 stuck together!
My distribution partners are well aware of my quality control and are always happy to oblige in returns - thankfully!
[caption id="attachment_724" align="aligncenter" width="205" caption="If you look in the bottom centre you will see where the 2 pieces join and the grain is badly matched. For me this is a reject and no customer of mine will be receiving this one."][/caption]
You can discuss annoying wood grain on my forum. Thought it would make an interesting topic!!
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
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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!