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 SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - BLUES VINTAGE 12 STRINGS - HARMONY SOVEREIGN H1270 & OTHER HARMONY, USA 12-STRING GUITARS FROM THE 1960s/1970s.VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - KAY KD28-12 MID-1970s KOREAN-MADE RARE TAILPIECE STYLE DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - VTGC1038.VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - DREADNOUGHT VINTAGE - KISO SUZUKI TAKEHARU WT-100 1975 MIJ SPRUCE & MAHOGANY GUITAR - VTG1484.
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 7 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - HARMONY SOVEREIGN H1201TG USA VINTAGE 1960s SPRUCE & MAHOGANY GUITAR. - VTG1498.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 7 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12 STRING - HARMONY STELLA H912 CHICAGO, USA MID-1960s ALL SOLID BIRCH 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1557.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 5 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H931 USA 1964 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1502.
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
*** A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL CUSTOMERS PAST AND PRESENT & ALL GOOD WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL 2018 TO EVERYONE! ***
VTG IS OPEN FOR ONLINE/TELEPHONE SALES ENQUIRIES THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR PERIOD - IF NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE, I WILL REPLY TO ANY MESSAGES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
 
GUITARS AVAILABLE - READY TO GO! - GUITARS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION/OVERHAUL, REPAIR OR MAJOR RESTORATION - PAGES 2 TO 7.
Not only the VTG speciality of Vintage Harmony, Stella & other Chicago/USA-made guitars, but also a variety of guitar types new & old, including Customer's Commission Sales.
 
GUITARS AVAILABLE - RESTORATION - GUITARS AVAILABLE ON "PRE-ORDER" PENDING COMPLETION OF PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION/OVERHAUL, REPAIR OR MAJOR RESTORATION - PAGES 2 TO 7.
Including the VTG speciality of Vintage Harmony, Harmony-made Stella & other Chicago/USA-made guitars, from the 1930s, right through to the closure of Harmony's Chicago production in 1975.
 
GUITARS CURRENTLY "IN THE WORKSHOP" - GUITARS ALREADY "PRE-ORDERED" AND IN COURSE OF PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION/OVERHAUL, REPAIR OR MAJOR RESTORATION PAGE 9.
Usually examples of the VTG speciality of Vintage Harmony, Stella & other Chicago/USA-made guitars, particularly Tenors, both Harmony Archtop & Stella & Stella 12-strings & Parlors.
 
PRIVATE COLLECTION - DETAILS OF GUITARS NOT FOR SALE, AT LEAST NOT CURRENTLY, SOME ALSO IN COURSE OF PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION/OVERHAUL, REPAIR OR MAJOR RESTORATION - PAGE 10.
Not only the VTG speciality of Vintage Harmony, Stella & other Chicago/USA-made guitars, but also a variety of guitar types new & old, including Solid-body & Archtop/Jazzer Electrics.
 
SALES ARCHIVE - FOR INTEREST, INCLUDING GUITARS SOLD FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION/OVERHAUL, REPAIR OR MAJOR RESTORATION & SOME CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALES.
Not only the VTG speciality of Vintage Harmony, Stella & other Chicago/USA-made guitars, but also a variety of guitar types new & old, including Customer's Commission Sales.
 
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