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
**Photos of original G290 FAT for colour reference**
One of the most acclaimed and sought-after guitars that Cort offers, the award-winning G290 FAT receives a handful of upgrades including the long-awaited roasted maple neck and fretboard, an additional color option, black TUSQ nut and luminlay side dots. The key features that originally made G290 FAT popular remains unchanged however, including articulate and full sounding Voiced Tone VTH77 pickup set paired with a highly versatile custom pickup wiring system, Ergo-V neck and compound fretboard radius for enhanced playability, and superb build quality. G290 FAT II is the result of Cort’s dedication to making a great guitar even greater.
Flamed Maple Top on Alder Body
The Alder body provides a warm and full-bodied tone while roasted maple for the neck and fingerboard adds a modern element to the overall sound of the guitar. It’s a time-proven wood combination for superb sonic versatility. Together with a gorgeous flame maple top, this wood combination creates a well-balanced tone with bright and transparent highs and strongly projected low-midrange.
Voiced Tone VTH-77 Pickup Set
Besides providing modern high output for today's high-energy music, these new VTH- 77 pickups also clean up nicely to get great classic rock and bluesy tones to cover a wide variety of musical genres and playing styles.
Custom Wired Electronics
The simple yet versatile control layout provides all the sounds the player needs while allowing the player to focus on playing and making music. The 5-way switch is custom-wired to provide glassy and sparkling single-coil sounds in the 2nd and 4th positions as well as the full- bodied and powerful humbucker sounds in the bridge, middle and neck positions.
Roasted Maple Neck & Fretboard
By treating the maple wood in an oxygen-free oven at a high temperature, the wood stabilizes and develops a golden-brownish look for enhanced stability, a big bolder tone, as well as a more smooth vintage look.
Compound Radius Fingerboard (12” - 15.75”)
A deluxe feature for players who like to transition from easy chording on the low register to high-speed soloing and enhanced string-bending on the upper register, the compound radius facilitates easier playability so you can focus on your playing.
Ergo-V Neck Profile
Highly popular among guitar players, the Ergo-V neck shape provides greater comfort at any position across the entire neck for enhanced playability.
Cort® Staggered Locking Tuners
The locking tuners provide superb tuning stability by eliminating string slippage at the posts while facilitating quick string changes.
Graph Tech® Black TUSQ Nut
Preferred by many guitar makers and players for rich tone and sustain, the TUSQ® is an advanced polymer that's formed under high heat and pressure for uniform density. It's designed to transfer string energy more efficiently, and to make guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain.
Spoke Nut Hotrod Truss Rod
The spoke nut Hotrod truss rod ensures smooth and precise setting of the neck bow. Often overlooked by many guitarists, the neck bow (or relief) is very critical for the best possible playability. This spoke nut truss rod adjustment feature allows the player to dial in the exact amount of neck bow depending on the player’s technique and playing style.
|NUT WIDTH||1 21/32" (42㎜)|
Radius: Compound Radius(12"-15.75")
|INLAY||Black Dots w/ Luminlay Side Dots|
|TUNERS||Cort® Staggered Locking Tuners|
|BRIDGE||Cort® CFA-III Tremolo|
|PICKUPS||Cort® Voiced Tone VTH77 Pickup Set|
|ELECTRONICS||1 Volume & 1 Tone, 5 Way Switch|
|SPECIAL||Graph Tech® Black TUSQ Nut|
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