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 RESTORATIONS RECENTLY SOLD *** BLUES VINTAGE TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE *** HARMONY H162 3/4 USA 1966 ALL SOLID SPRUCE & MAHOGANY GUITAR - VTG1485 - SOLD ON PRE-ORDER!VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS - USA HARMONY-MADE STELLA, SILVERTONE, AIRLINE & REGAL GUITARS 1950s & 1960s.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 3 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H917 USA 1945 WARTIME SLOTTED HEADSTOCK/V-NECK/12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1442.
VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8.1 - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H950 MONTEREY CHICAGO, USA 1950s VTG RESTORATIONS RECENTLY SOLD *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR *** HARMONY STELLA H929 USA VINTAGE 1967 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1515.VTG AVAILABLE RESTORATION SELECTION - PAGE 6 - BLUES VINTAGE 12 STRINGS - HARMONY STELLA GUITARS FROM THE 1960s & EARLY 1970s.
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
INVENTORY & ARCHIVE - "VTG AVAILABLE" - "VTG RESTORATION SELECTION" - "VTG CURRENT RESTORATIONS"- "VTG COLLECTION" - "VTG SALES ARCHIVE/RECENTLY SOLD". SEE BELOW FOR SECTION & PAGE DETAILS.
VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL GUITARS IS OPEN FOR ONLINE OR TELEPHONE SALES ENQUIRIES MOST DAYS, INCLUDING DURING THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, BUT CLOSED FOR NOT AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, 31st.MAY.
 
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - READY TO GO! - NEW ARRIVAL! - CONTEMPORARY SERIES TENOR - BLUERIDGE BR-40T SOLID SITKA SPRUCE TOP & MAHOGANY TRADITIONAL GUITAR - VTGC1038 - NOW SOLD.
2014 Classic 0-Sized Tenor Guitar, 4-String, 22.9" Scale, 32mm. Bone Nut, Bone Saddle, Gotoh Vintage Tuners.
SOLD
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - NEW ARRIVAL! - BLUES VINTAGE ARCHTOP TENOR - HARMONY ARCHTONE H1215T USA 1948 ACOUSTIC 4-STRING GUITAR - VTG1546.
All Solid Birch 23" Scale, All Original, to be Prof. Restored, Excellent Structural/Playing Condition - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & available to "pre-order"!
£699
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - NEW ARRIVAL! - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H929 USA 1959 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1534.
Great Character, Really Excellent Condition, Good Action, Great Blues Tone & Volume!- ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & already "pre-ordered"!
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - NEW ARRIVAL! - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY MONTEREY H950 USA 1938 ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTGC1036.
Fully Original, All Solid Birch, Sunburst Finish Soft "V" Neck - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & available to "pre-order"!
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - NEW ARRIVAL! - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ELECTRIC ARCHTOP - HARMONY H39 HOLLYWOOD USA VINTAGE 1953 GUITAR - VTG1260.
All Solid Birch, "Atomic" Logo, "Hershey Bar" Pickup, Major Restoration in Progress, included Neck Reset & Electrics overhaul/rewire - "In the Workshop" and available for reservation on "pre-order".
POA
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