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
Introducing the Guild M-240E Troubadour Vintage Sunburst: A Tribute to Folk Music's Iconic Companion
Series: Westerly Collection
Meet the M-240E Troubadour, the latest addition to Guild's acclaimed acoustic archback line, beautifully adorned in a vintage sunburst finish. This small-bodied gem pays homage to the iconic F-20, a guitar that gained fame during the folk music renaissance of the 1960s. The M-240E Troubadour is designed with fingerstyle playing and gentle strumming in mind, making it an ideal choice for musicians seeking a travel-friendly instrument or those with a preference for smaller-sized guitars.
Rich Heritage: The M-240E Troubadour draws inspiration from Guild's historical F-20, providing a small-bodied guitar that's perfect for intimate and expressive playing. Whether you're a seasoned folk artist or a newcomer to the genre, this guitar captures the essence of a bygone era.
Balanced Voice: Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and an arched mahogany back, this classic wood combination delivers a beautifully balanced and resonant voice with rich overtones. It's a versatile instrument that's perfect for various playing styles and genres.
Vintage Aesthetics: The guitar boasts a range of vintage-inspired details, including a bone nut and saddle, a tortoiseshell pickguard, and nickel-plated open gear tuners. The thin, satin polyurethane finish with a vintage sunburst top adds a touch of nostalgia and visual charm.
Tone Boss Pickup: The M-240E Troubadour comes equipped with the DeArmond Tone Boss, a user-friendly humbucking magnetic soundhole pickup featuring a built-in volume control. This innovative pickup system is compatible with any amplifier, making it a breeze to amplify your music without compromising its natural beauty.
The Guild M-240E Troubadour Vintage Sunburst is more than just a guitar; it's a journey back in time to the heyday of folk music. Whether you're a seasoned troubadour or an aspiring minstrel, this small-bodied wonder is your companion for creating music that's both evocative and timeless.
Unleash your inner folk artist, capture the essence of a bygone era, and let your music resonate with the Guild M-240E Troubadour Vintage Sunburst. Order yours today and embark on a musical voyage that transcends time and genres. It's time to add a touch of vintage charm to your melodies.
|Body Shape||M - Concert|
|Body Top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Top Bracing Pattern||Scalloped X|
|Soundhole Diameter||3 5/8" (91mm)|
|Rosette||Mother-Of-Pearl / ABS|
|Top Purfling Inlay||Black/White/Black ABS|
|Body Binding||Ivory ABS|
|Scale Length||24 3/4" (629mm)|
|Neck Shape||C Shape|
|Nut Width||1 11/16" (43mm)|
|Neck Thickness 1st Fret||20mm|
|Neck Thickness 9th Fret||24mm|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Truss Rod Wrench||4mm Allen Key|
|Fingerboard Material||Pau Ferro|
|Fingerboard Radius||16" (406mm)|
|Fingerboard Inlays||5mm Dots - Mother-Of-Pearl|
|Fingerboard Inlay Location||3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17, 19|
|Color||Vintage Sunburst (VSB)|
|Bridge Material||Pau Ferro|
|Bridge String Spacing||2 1/8" (54mm)|
|Bridge Pins||Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot|
|Saddle Material||Compensated Bone|
|Hardware Finish / Plating||Nickel|
|Tuning Machines||Guild Vintage 16 Open Gear Tuners|
|Endpin||Endpin Jack - Nickel|
|Electronics||DeArmond Tone Boss|
|Strings||D'Addario XTAPB1253 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)|
|Included Case||Case Sold Separately|
|Case Candy||Guild Cloth Bag filled with Warranty Book, Promotion Card with Stickers, Truss Rod Wrench, and 2 Guild Picks|
|Upper Bout Width||10 1/4" (260mm)|
|Lower Bout Width||13 7/8" (352mm)|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||3 3/8" (85mm)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||4 1/8" (105mm)|
|Body Length||18 1/8" (460mm)|
|Overall Length||39" (991mm)|