The Same - Just Better
Want a Better Guitar? Buy It From Richards Guitars - If you are serious about the guitar please do find the time to read this. I promise you that anyone offering you next day delivery are not offering what we do!
Behind every guitar sold is our meticulous quality control and personalized setup service. We literally leave no stone unturned. From geometric to cosmetic - every aspect is checked and adjusted as necessary...
We want your guitar to INSPIRE you.
In this first video I introduce you to a customers guitar which is about to go into our workshop for setup and I show you just how many modifications and improvements will be made to the guitar.
This second video shows the guitar going through the workshop process. This process takes around an hour but dont worry - its just highlights!
Its Not Always A Happy Ending
One of my favorite adverts was one by Honda which said at Honda they don't use the word "OK" and instead they use the phrase "What If". I LOVED that advert and found it so inspiring. This is the premise of every guitar setup we undertake. If that means rejecting guitars and starting again - that is exactly what we do.
No Time To Watch the Videos? Here Is the Summary...
If you have bought a guitar before you will know all too well that not every guitar feels or plays the same. You may also know that due to the nature of the major component of the guitar (wood) that they can feel great one moment and awful the next (say for example after traveling half way around the globe on a boat - from some factory in the far east to the UK!)
Richards Guitars offers a unique service offering the more discerning/knowledgeable buyer a host of "players benefits" which will ensure that ANY guitar purchased will give you years of enjoyment - regardless of the price paid. I can demonstrate that a guitar purchased from Richards Guitars will...
Stay In Tune - Longer
Want more reasons to buy from Richards Guitars?
After Sales support
A second guitar setup to your new guitars standard for just £35 - Got a guitar at home that you think could be improved? Drop it in and we will do over £55 worth of work for just £35
6 & 12 month checks and "re-sets". A *FREE follow up service for any of my customers. We will ensure your guitar plays like the day it left our store (minus your own wear and tear of course!) saving you £££ on pricey guitar technicians bills. If we find any parts that are failing that are not due to normal wear and tear we will replace them free of charge!
Over the past 20 years I have worked hand in hand with suppliers, reporting back with fault "trends" and ways to improve products supplied to us. Companys I have dealt with have been listening intently over the years and we know what value our input has brought to their brands.
To summarise, a guitar supplied by Richards Guitars will not just feel like a new guitar, it will feel like YOUR guitar.
* Due to the need to check your intonation & adjust accordingly you must bring in your guitar with BRAND NEW strings fitted (original guage as setup when sold) OR pay our technician to remove your old strings and fit new ones - guide price £16 including strings. It is impossible to check intonation accurately with old strings.
Past 2 Years Of Customers (Image only shows some of the UK!)
Every red marker represents someone who I have supplied a guitar to, possibly starting with guidance and advice online, telephone or in store. I have provided a guitar meticulously quality controlled and set up to their personal specification. I have personally play tested prior to dispatch and have continued to provide back up and support via my live chat service...
- Call us during office hours (Monday To Saturday 10-4pm) on 01789 263333
- Why not book an appointment and spend a morning or afternoon in total peace and privacy? All the advice will be on hand whenever you need it
- Live Help is available which is run by Jon, Jake & Richard most hours of the day 7 days a week
- Richard has written many advice blogs relating to this brand, which can be found at the bottom of the page
- Richard has provided many hours of advice via our Youtube page at www.youtube.com/richardsguitarshop
- Special highlights are often featured on our Instagram
Colourful. Playful. Powerful.
Integrating the multi-touch display and HILAVA system with new material, BLUE LAVA is designed to be eco-friendly while offering you the potential to create something truly awesome with its built-in apps and sharing feature.
Multi Touch Display
The 3.5-inch multi-touch display unleashes endless possibilities with powerful features.
Countless astonishing experiences are now just a tap away.
Intuitive built-in apps on the HILAVA system enrich the way you practice, play, and create.
They act instantly to your moves, letting you utilize them with lightweight interaction. Utilizing Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Cross device Sync and contant updates – there will always be something new using HILAVA.
Your stage is everywhere...
With instant widgets, you can quickly set up the stage to improvise and impress your friends, on campus, at parties, or around a campfire. You can also pre-set parameters to your preference.
A few swipes and taps unlock unique effects like BigBen, Black Hole, Rain Forest, and tons more. Powered by the FreeBoost 2.0, each effect will immerse your music in a magical atmosphere in an instant, even without any plugging-in.
Built in Grooves. Different Genres. 4 Track Overdubbing. The Loops App features grooves of Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, and more. Pick One and play every role in a band.
Getting the right timing is crucial for every guitar player. With the Tempo App, you could simply scroll or tap-tempo to set BPM and choose from four click sounds that bring an all-new experience each time.
Practice App – Learning never seemed so fun!
Each mode in the Practice App offers real-time feedback, analyzing your rhythm accuracy, note velocity and interval speed, and displaying them in a detailed practice report. Chord Transition, Ear Training, Scale Training, Strumming and Single note are all features within the practice app. Practice newly learned skills with the Effects App and Loops App. See how exciting it becomes.
When inspiration strikes, grab it! The Recorder App lets you capture your ideas before they slip away. It also filters ambient noise and only records the crystal-clear sound of your playing.
Review your practice achievements, favorite grooves and effects here. Auto-sync the content you have created, music, video, or pictures. Find your center stage in the global LAVA community, Share ideas, connect with music creators, and get inspired.
The 4-MASS design in BLUE LAVA enhances vibrations of the guitar top, back, side, and neck, delivering full and balanced tones. The reinforced internal structure extends low frequency vibration towards the end of the soundbox and makes broader space for high frequency vibration around the soundhole.
At LAVA, designing encompasses more than just products. We renovated the entire production process by establishing a modern manufacturing facility. To bring the innovative design of BLUE LAVA into mass-production, we designed over 80% of all machines and forging tools specifically for BLUE LAVA.
Optimizing material use and production techniques remains our key focus throughout. We replaced wood with recyclable HPL to reduce deforestation and manufactured our products through automatic production lines to prevent industrial waste. This makes
BLUE LAVA friendly to the environment while maintaining high performance.
HPL adapts to changes in temperature from -4℉ to 122℉ and humidity from
10% to 90%. It is lightweight, sturdy, weatherproof, and easy to maintain.
To get the most out of your BLUE LAVA guitar watch the video guides and tutorials. Remember to Activate your guitar to open up it's full potential. Click HERE!