WELCOME TO VINTAGE AND TRADITIONAL GUITARS.

My name is Bob Chaffer, based near Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. I have worked and trained with professional Luthiers for some time, which I continue to do, and recently set up my own workshop for guitar preparation, setup, and repairs.

Visiting my website, you will quickly appreciate that my main interest is in affordable Vintage Guitars, ranging from USA made originals from the 1930s to the 1970s, such as Harmony and Kay, to Japanese made quality guitars based on the established model designs originated by the principal USA makers, such as Martin, Gibson and Guild, but with a particular specialisation in the Harmony made Stella Blues Guitars.

More recently produced instruments, which maintain the theme of traditional styling, are not excluded, and I regularly offer various other guitar types, including Classical/Spanish & Flamenco Guitars, 12 String and Tenor (4 string) Guitars, 3/4 Size/Terz Guitars, Resonator/Dobro Guitars, and Mandolins.

You are welcome to come here and try out guitars, by prior arrangement, and being my own boss in terms of time-allocation, I am not restricted to "shop hours". Also happy to look at guitars you may wish to sell or part-exchange, or to advise on setup/repair problems, and I can also sell your guitar on your behalf, on a pre-agreed Commission + expenses basis.
VTG MAGAZINES - B.M.G. - BANJO MANDOLIN GUITAR - VINTAGE ISSUES c.1946-1975 + TOTAL GUITAR & GUITARIST ISSUES & CDs c.1995-2007.VTG LIVE! *** CLASSICAL/SPANISH MIJ VINTAGE *** KIMBARA VTG SALES ARCHIVE *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** USA HARMONY STELLA & SILVERTONE FIXED BRIDGE TYPE GUITARS 1950s/1960s.
VTG RESTORATION *** BLUES VINTAGE TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE *** Harmony Stella H929 USA 1965 All Solid Birch Guitar - VTG1452.VTG RESTORATION *** CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE *** Alhambra c.1970 Restored Solid Cedar/Mahogany Spanish Made Guitar - VTG1008.VTG SALES ARCHIVE *** CLASSICAL/SPANISH GUITARS VINTAGE & MODERN *** ENGLISH, SPANISH & BRAZILIAN MADE FROM 1950s TO 2000s.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
"Totally brill, highly recommended"
- Richard Hawley, Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Producer, Sheffield. - August, 2012. ( Harmony Stella H929TG Tenor Guitar).
"Have not been able to stop playing such an amazing guitar"
- Matt Bennett, Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, The Musgraves, Wolverhampton - January, 2013. ( Ramirez Studio Classical Guitar).
"I just love playing the tenor"
- David Bristow, Bluesman, Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter - http://www.bristowblues.co.uk - February, 2012. (Harmony Stella H929TG Tenor Guitar).
"I am well pleased with the Stella"
- Perry Foster, Bluesman, Guitarist/Singer - "Big Daddy of British Blues"; "The Old Maestro" - http://www.perryfoster.co.uk - August, 2012. ( Repairs on Stella Guitar, and other guitar sales).
If you are interested in purchasing any of the guitars shown on this website or have any queries, then please contact us
*** VTG ENQUIRIES? *** OPEN FOR ONLINE ENQUIRIES THROUGHOUT BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND & FOLLOWING WEEK, BUT NOT AVAILABLE FROM 31/05/15 TO 08/06/15.
Please Email or Phone for further details of any guitars you see here, or others I may have coming along.
 
NEW! - VTG LIVE *** BLUES TRADITIONAL RESONATOR *** TRICONE NATIONAL STYLE 12-FRET NEWLY/LUTHIER-BUILT GUITAR - VTGC1020.
Maple bodied, Mark Finney made, to Colin Keefe design, based on National Tricone, with Colin's signature "Cat's Eye" Soundholes.
£999
NEW! - VTG LIVE *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR *** HARMONY STELLA H931 USA 1966 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1490.
Excellent Professionally Restored Condition, Character Looks & Great BluesTone.
£399
VTG COMING ALONG! *** GUITARS NEWLY ARRIVED OR TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE! *** FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW WHEN AVAILBLE.
Meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me for information if you are looking for one of these guitars!
 
VTG LINKS *** SOME PROMINENT GUITARISTS WHO HAVE BOUGHT VTG GUITARS AND OTHER CUSTOMERS *** PLUS WEBSITE & YOUTUBE VIDEO LINKS.
Some you will know & some whose Website Links & YouTube Videos you might like to check out.
 
VTG LIVE! *** BLUES & JAZZ TRADITIONAL ELECTRIC ARCHTOP *** WASHBURN J-6TS SUNBURST 1993 L-5 TYPE 17" GUITAR - VTG1481.
Mature, Iconic Style, Deep-bodied Jazzer. Excellent Condition, Playability, Sound & Vibe.
£499
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