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 *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** HARMONY USA STELLA & SILVERTONE FIXED BRIDGE GUITARS 1950s & 1960s.VTG RESTORATIONS RECENTLY SOLD *** BLUES VINTAGE 12 STRING *** HARMONY STELLA H912 USA 1966 ALL SOLID BIRCH 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1507 - PRE-ORDERED!VTG AVAILABLE RESTORATION *  PAGES 3 TO 5 *** SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER GUITARS NEWLY ARRIVED OR TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE! *** FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW WHEN AVAILABLE.
VTG RESTORATIONS RECENTLY SOLD *** BLUES VINTAGE ROUNDHOLE ARCHTOP *** REGAL MADE BRUNO USA 1930s L4 TYPE ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1263 - SOLD ON PRE-ORDER!VTG AVAILABLE - NEW PRICE! *** VINTAGE ELECTRO-MANDOLIN *** ARNOLD HOYER ORIGINAL c.1960 ARCHTOP GUITAR-BODIED/MANDOLINETTO - VTGC1031.VTG AVAILABLE - NOW! *** BLUES TRADITIONAL RESONATOR *** MARK FINNEY GUITARS 2015 TRI-CONE WOODEN-BODIED 12-FRET RESOPHONIC - VTGC1020.
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 NEW! & NOW! *** PAGES 1 TO 3 **** AVAILABLE GUITARS - SEE BELOW MAIN CATEGORY HEADINGS FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF GUITARS I RESTORE & SELL.
*** OPEN FOR ONLINE & TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES MOST DAYS, BUT NOT AVAILABLE FRIDAY 20/05 OR SUNDAY 22/05 THIS WEEK.
 
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW PRICE! *** VINTAGE ELECTRO-MANDOLIN *** ARNOLD HOYER ORIGINAL C.1960 ARCHTOP GUITAR-BODIED/MANDOLINETTO - VTGC1031.
Beautiful Condition, Overhauled by highly-respected Professional Luthier, fully-bound Spruce & Maple built, with Original Hoyer Pickup.
£499
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** BLUES & JAZZ TRADITIONAL ELECTRIC ARCHTOP *** WASHBURN J-6 MONTGOMERY SPRUCE/MAPLE C.2000 L-5 TYPE 17" GUITAR - VTG1529.
Mature, Iconic Style, Deep-bodied Blond Jazzer. Excellent Professionally Overhauled Condition, Playability, Sound & Vibe.
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** BLUES TRADITIONAL RESONATOR *** NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC POLYCHROME TRICONE 2006 12-FRET GUITAR - VTGC1033.
Superb, Steel-Bodied, Modern Traditional Tricone, Vintage/Art Deco Style, Little-used Mint Condition in Original Case.
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE *** N. KUNIHARU K50 C.LATE 1970S HIGH-QUALITY MIJ SOLID SPRUCE TOP & INDIAN ROSEWOOD GUITAR - VTGC1034.
Rare & Exceptional Quality, Beautifully Appointed, Japanese Handcrafted Classical Guitar, in Fantastically Good Condition.
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - NEW! *** CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE *** TAMA 3550P C.1973 HIGH-QUALITY MIJ SPRUCE/JACARANDA "GRAND CONCERT" GUITAR - VTGC1032.
Exceptional Quality, Beautifully Appointed, Spruce Top/Brazilian Rosewood MIJ Guitar, in Superb Condition, with probably Original Case - see Juan Orozco & Kohno link info.
POA
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