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
" EXCLUSIVE! Due to my personal love of the original G23CRC - Furch have agreed to produce my guitars with the original inlays! Of course, if you want the new inlays they are available too. "
2018 Yellow Series Inlays. Personally, I love the originals so I fought for them exclusively for my customers! If you like the new ones though - they are available too. We have both!
Well what can I say about the Yellow Series? 2 words. World Class.
If you are looking to invest up to GBP2500 in an acoustic guitar, ignore Furch at your Peril. The Furch Yellow Series CR C is has become the face of Furch in its former guise as the G23CRC and is certainly a top personal recommendation.
As the UKs leading authority on Furch guitars I can give you any information you require on the Furch range but also provide an insight into details you would not be able to find anywhere else to help find the right Furch for you.
With our meticulous quality control service, unique attention to detail in the setup service and personal pre dispatch testing by Richard you can be assured of a perfect instrument in every way with back service pretty much around the clock via live help and Richards 24 hour voice mail to email service.
Furch CNR System
Given that the neck is one of the most important components of a guitar, devising a neck design offering maximum stability has been a great challenge throughout the history of guitar building. Following many years of research and development, we are proud to introduce the Furch CNR System (Composite Neck Reinforcement), a revolutionary neck design that relies on state-of-the-art materials to bring unmatched stability thanks to which the neck has 90% higher resistance to deformations caused by string tension and changes in humidity compared to traditional neck designs.
The Furch CNR System consists of an adjustable truss rod placed inside a carbon casing. Combined with a high-precision manufacturing process, the innovative design translates into unparalleled stability of the neck joint and the neck along its entire length as well as supreme accuracy of neck relief adjustment. Because it is very rigid, the neck joint of Furch guitars does not need heavy reinforcements, which makes it much lighter than traditional designs. In addition, the absence of reinforcing components allows a larger area of the soundboard to resonate freely and produce better sound. All parts of the Furch CNR System are invisibly integrated into the neck.
- A fully adjustable dual-action truss rod for highly precise adjustment of the neck bow in both the convex and concave directions.
- A highly rigid carbon casing that maintains the neck in the set position over a period much longer than is the case with standard neck joint designs and, at the same time, facilitates a gradual bow in the neck, a factor of essential importance for playability.
- A fully adjustable dual-action truss rod for highly precise adjustment of the neck bow in both the convex and concave directions
|Available body shapes||Gc|
|Neck-to-body joint||At the 14th fret|
|Solid top - grade||Western red cedar - AAA|
|Solid back and sides - grade||Indian rosewood - AA|
|Binding||Artificial tortoise with white line|
|Purfling||Five black and white lines|
|Rosette||Green abalone double ring with black and white line|
|Bridge pins||Artificial tortoise|
|Saddle||TUSQ fully compensated|
|Bridge string spacing||55 mm|
|Top finish||Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish|
|Back and sides finish||Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish|
|Pickguard||Anti-Scratch - transparent|
|Nut width||45 mm|
|Neck reinforcement||CNR System with dual-action adjustment|
|Neck profile||Furch Soft V|
|Scale length||650 mm|
|Fingerboard radius||400 mm|
|Fingerboard front inlay||White pearl Eclipse inlays|
|Fingerboard side inlay||White pearl position dots|
|Neck material||African mahogany|
|Machine heads||Schaller M6 Gold - gear ratio 1:18|
|Machine head buttons||Artificial tortoise|
|Nut string spacing||38 mm|
|Strings||Elixir Ph-Br Nanoweb 12-53|
|Neck finish||Full-Pore Smooth-Slide Satin Finish|
|Headstock finish||Full-Pore High-Gloss Finish|
The Colors Of Furch
Click on the colors below to see each range in full.
Each arrow shows you the next series up or down in the range - so you will see green is the next step-up price wise from blue - and so on.
Richard has over 20 years experience and is one of Europes leading specialists.
For help and advice please call 01789 263333 or click on the live chat
Celebrating 20 YEARS as the....
Uks Largest & Centrally Located Furch Specialist
Richard has been supplying Furch Guitars to customers throughout the World for over 20 years.
Nobody knows them better and we look forward to helping you with any questions you may have.
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