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 AVAILABLE NOW *** DREADNOUGHT VINTAGE *** KISO SUZUKI W-65D LATE 1970s/1980 MIJ VTG SALES ARCHIVE *** BLUES VINTAGE TENOR *** HARMONY ARCHTONE H1215TG USA VINTAGE 1969 ARCHTOP ACOUSTIC 4 STRING GUITAR - VTG1479 - SOLD.VTG RESTORATIONS *** BLUES & JAZZ VINTAGE ARCHTOPS *** HARMONY USA MADE ALL SOLID WOODS GUITARS FROM 1950s & 1960s.
VTG SALES ARCHIVE *** VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL ACOUSTICS *** 6-STRING GUITARS FROM THE 1960s & 1970s.VTG RESTORATIONS *** BLUES VINTAGE TENOR & 3/4 SIZE/TERZ GUITARS & MANDOLINS *** USA HARMONY STELLA & KAY 1960s.VTG RESTORATIONS *** BLUES VINTAGE OM/GRAND CONCERT GUITARS *** HARMONY USA ACOUSTIC MODELS FROM 1950s/1960s/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
*** VTG ENQUIRIES! *** OPEN FOR ONLINE & TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES MOST OF THIS WEEK, BUT NOT AVAILABLE SUNDAY 02/08 & WEDNESDAY 05/08.
Below are the main Headings Categories I use for the types of guitars I like to Restore & Sell.
 
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** 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
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** BLUES PARLOR VINTAGE TENOR *** HARMONY STELLA H929TG USA C.1969 ALL SOLID BIRCH 23" SCALE TENOR GUITAR - VTG1468.
Really Excellent Condition, Low Action, Great Sound, 4-String Blues/Folk/Banjo Player.
£429
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR *** HARMONY STELLA H931 USA 1966 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1490 - SOLD.
Excellent Professionally Restored Condition, Character Looks & Great BluesTone.
£399
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE *** PETERSEN MODEL "A" VINTAGE 1978 BRITISH LUTHIER MADE CONCERT GUITAR - VTG1506.
Iconic Maker, Western Red Cedar & Maple/Sycamore, Excellent Condition & Play, La Bella Strings.
POA
VTG AVAILABLE NOW *** 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
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