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 RESTORATION *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** HARMONY USA STELLA & SILVERTONE FIXED BRIDGE GUITARS 1950s & 1960s.VTG SALES ARCHIVE *** BLUES VINTAGE 3/4 SIZE/TERZ GUITARS *** USA HARMONY & STELLA MODELS FROM 1940s TO 1960s.VTG RESTORATION *** BLUES VINTAGE TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE *** Harmony Stella H929 USA 1965 All Solid Birch Guitar - VTG1452.
VTG LIVE *** BLUES VINTAGE ROUNDHOLE ARCHTOP *** REGAL MADE BRUNO USA 1930s L4 TYPE ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1263.VTG LIVE *** BLUES & JAZZ NEAR VINTAGE ELECTRIC ARCHTOP *** HONDO HL5FBB VTG SALES ARCHIVE *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** HARMONY & OTHER CHICAGO, USA MADE GUITARS FROM THE 1930s & 1940s
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 CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR *** SEASON'S GREETINGS TO ALL! *** I WILL BE HERE THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY....EMAIL ENQUIRIES ARE WELCOME.
Photo panel opposite shows a selection of the types of guitars I have sold in recent times.
 
VTG GUITAR BUYERS *** SOME OF THE PROMINENT GUITARISTS WHO HAVE BOUGHT VTG GUITARS *** PLUS WEBSITE & YOUTUBE VIDEO LINKS.
Some you will know & some whose Website Links & YouTube Videos you might like to check out.
 
VTG LIVE *** ALTO SAXOPHONE *** YAMAHA YAS-23 SERIAL NUMBER 104668 MADE IN JAPAN C.1994, IN FITTED HARD CASE - VTGC1017.
Eb Alto purchased from new & only used by current Professional Musician/Teacher owner.
£499
VTG LIVE *** BLUES & JAZZ MATURE TRADITIONAL ELECTRIC ARCHTOP *** WASHBURN J6-TS SUNBURST 1993 L5 TYPE DEEP-BODIED 17" GUITAR - VTG1481.
Excellent Condition, Playability, Sound & Vibe.
£499
VTG LIVE *** BLUES & JAZZ NEAR VINTAGE ELECTRIC ARCHTOP *** HONDO HL5FBB "FAT BOY" EARLY '80S ALL MAPLE L-5 TYPE 17" GUITAR - VTGC1014 - SOLD.
Excellent, professionally overhauled Condition, Playability & Sound.
SOLD
VTG LIVE *** BLUES TRADITIONAL RESONATOR *** BUSKER "DELTA" 12 FRET SLOTTED HEADSTOCK GUITAR W/CASE. - VTG1489 - SOLD.
Near New Condition. Classic steel bodied, single cone, with a tough 'aged grey' plating.
SOLD
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