product types: 

  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars


Richelieu guitars and basses were made in Bridgeport, Connecticut from 1982 to 1984. The company was started by John Toth and Richard Syarto. Richelieu made custom neck-through-body Spectre guitars, and with various pickup and finish options. Relatively few Richelieu instruments were made (probably less than 100). The company became Black Rock Guitars in the mid 1980s and John Toth carried on while Richard Syarto went on to work for the Fender Custom Shop.


Richelieu guitars
Bad part of town
Bridgeport , CT
United States
Connecticut US