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
The first multi-scale 8-string guitar from Cort®, the new KX508MS features the highly regarded Fishman® Fluence Modern pickups to provide a variety of great sounds for the modern rock player. The acclaimed Fishman® Fluence pickups provide the best of both active and passive worlds in terms of sound and feel. Whether it's brutal modern metal distortion or sweet clean vintage-like tones, the Fluence Modern pickups offer versatility as well as superb guitar tones for days.
POPLAR BURL TOP
ON SWAMP ASH BODY
Lightweight Swamp Ash body delivers plenty of punchy high-mids while Poplar Burl's unique aesthetic adds a cool visual touch.
MODERN HUMBUCKER SET
Push-pull pots facilitate coil-tap for single-coil sounds as well as Fishman®'s Voice1 for the modern active high output humbucker tone and Voice2 for a passive type of organic feel with increased vintage-like dynamics and response whilst maintaining high output for warm and rich distortion or clean sounds.
WITH STRING-THRU BODY
Individual hardtail bridge unit for each string that feeds through the body results in greatly improved sustain, superb string separation for greater articulation and precise intonation.
1 VOLUME & 1 TONE
3 WAY SWITCH
The simple 1 volume, 1 tone and 3-way toggle switch controls provide a variety of great sounds and allows you to focus on your playing.
Get tight and punchy low-end for the low-B and low-F# strings with the extended scale length while maintaining the familiar feel and tension on the treble strings for speedy runs and string-bending.
MACASSAR EBONY FINGERBOARD
An ideal wood for high-gain applications, Macassar Ebony provides a cutting high-end to get your playing heard through the dense mix as well as fast and smooth playability.
5PC MAPLE & PURPLE HEART NECK
The 5-piece Maple and Purple Heart neck not only provides strength and stability but a strong and focused sound in conjunction with the body’s acoustic resonance.
Cort® STAGGERED LOCKING MACHINEHEADS
The deluxe locking machine heads offer precise and reliable tuning as well as easier and quicker string changes.
SPOKE NUT HOTROD TRUSSROD
The spoke nut hotrod truss rod improves neck stability as well as ease of neck bow adjustment.
56.5㎜ (2 7/32“) NUT WIDTH
The 56.5㎜(2 7/32”) nut width is surprisingly comfortable for an 8-string guitar and even suit players with small hands.
|BODY||Poplar Burl Top on Swamp Ash Body|
|NECK||5pcs Maple & Purple Heart|
|FRETBOARD||Macassar Ebony(400㎜ Radius)|
|TUNERS||Cort® Staggered Locking Machineheads|
|BRIDGE||Single Hardtail w/ String-Thru Body|
|PICKUPS||Fishman® Fluence Modern Humbucker Set|
|ELECTRONICS||1 Volume & 1 Tone
3 Way Toggle Switch
*Over £100 Of Added Value FREE With This Guitar Includes:
- Comprehensive Quality Control (prior to setup). We will reject a guitar that fails this process (geometric or cosmetic)
- Professional Setup, bespoke to your requirements including personal choice of string gauge
- Certificate of Completion, for evidence of work carried out
- 6 and 12 Month "Healthchecks". If you are in the area we will follow up with checks and resets at 6 and 12 months - all on the house.
- New Ownership Reset in the event you sell the guitar on. Improve the resale value of your guitar by keeping your certificate safe. Not only can you show the guitar has been set up already but the buyer has the opportunity to bring the guitar in to us for a reset too.
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