INVENTORY & ARCHIVE - "VTG AVAILABLE" - "VTG RESTORATION SELECTION" - "VTG CURRENT RESTORATIONS"- "VTG COLLECTION" - "VTG SALES ARCHIVE/RECENTLY SOLD". SEE BELOW FOR SECTION & PAGE DETAILS.
VTG IS OPEN FOR ONLINE/TELEPHONE SALES ENQUIRIES MOST DAYS, BUT WILL HAVE LIMITED EMAIL ONLY CONTACT BETWEEN FRIDAY 21st. & THURSDAY 27th. AUGUST. WILL REPLY TO MESSAGES A.S.A.P.
 
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VTG AVAILABLE - GUITARS BOTH IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE & ALSO AWAITING RESTORATION, AVAILABLE FOR "PRE-ORDER".

PAGE 1 & 2 - "NEW ARRIVALS!" - THE LATEST ONES IN & AVAILABLE, EITHER "READY TO GO", OR TO "PRE-ORDER".

PAGES 2 TO 4 - HARMONY, STELLA, KAY & OTHER CHICAGO/USA MADE ACOUSTIC BLUES, JAZZ, SWING, RAGTIME, BLUEGRASS & FAUX-RESONATOR GUITARS.

PAGES 5 & 6 - HARMONY, STELLA, KAY & OTHER CHICAGO/USA MADE ACOUSTIC TENOR, TERZ & 12 STRING GUITARS & MANDOLINS.

PAGES 6.1 & 7 - STEEL-STRING ACOUSTIC GUITARS - GYPSY JAZZ, & NYLON-STRING CLASSICAL/SPANISH, BOSSA, FOLK & RESONATOR.

PAGE 7.1 - ELECTRIC GUITARS - SOLID BODIED & ARCHTOP/SEMI/HOLLOW-BODIED JAZZ/BLUES/SWING, BOTH VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL - NONE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

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VTG RESTORATION SELECTION - FURTHER GUITARS AVAILABLE FOR RESTORATION & "PRE-ORDER"/RESERVATION.

PAGES 7 & 8 - IF ANY OF THESE ARE OF INTEREST, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER DETAILS & PRICES.

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VTG CURRENT RESTORATIONS - WORK IN PROGRESS - THE PRE-ORDERED GUITARS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON.

PAGES 8.1 & 9 - GUITARS IN THE PROCESS OF RESTORATION, HAVING BEEN "PRE-ORDERED" BY CUSTOMERS.

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VTG COLLECTION - MORE DETAILS TO BE ADDED!

PAGE 9 & 10 - JUST FOR INTEREST!

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VTG RECENTLY COMPLETED RESTORATIONS & SOLD ARCHIVE - ARCHIVE OF PAST SALES TOGETHER WITH RECENTLY COMPLETED & SOLD RESTORATIONS.

PAGES FROM 10 ONWARD - GUITARS PREVIOUSLY SOLD, EITHER AS FINISHED RESTORATION OR COMPLETED AS "PRE-ORDERS".

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*** SEE BELOW MAIN GUITAR TYPES I RESTORE & SELL.

Many Guitars are available for "Pre-Order" or "Reservation" while I complete the Restoration Works.

I am now finding that I regularly "pre-sell" most of my restoration guitars, either before commencing work or at the stage where I am still working on them.

This arrangement has now worked well in so many cases that quite a few of the guitars coming through the workshop are now listed & described here, in advance of them being fully ready, but certainly not all of them, so if not hooked on any you see at the moment, I welcome further enquiries, and may have something else to interest you!
Description
*** SOME OF THE MAIN HEADING CATEGORY HEADINGS YOU ARE LIKELY TO FIND COVERING THE VARIOUS GUITAR TYPES I LIKE TO RESTORE & SELL.

BLUES & JAZZ VINTAGE ARCHTOPS *** HARMONY USA MADE ALL SOLID WOODS GUITARS FROM 1930s TO 1960s.

BLUES VINTAGE 12 STRINGS *** USA HARMONY & HARMONY-MADE STELLA ALL SOLID WOODS GUITARS FROM 1940 TO 1975.

BLUES VINTAGE 3/4 SIZE/TERZ GUITARS *** USA HARMONY & HARMONY-MADE STELLA MODELS FROM 1950s TO 1970.

BLUES VINTAGE KAY ACOUSTICS *** CHICAGO, USA MADE 6-STRING GUITARS FROM THE 1950s & 1960s.

BLUES VINTAGE OM/GRAND CONCERT GUITARS *** HARMONY USA ALL SOLID WOODS FLATTOP MODELS FROM 1940 TO 1975.

BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** HARMONY & OTHER CHICAGO, USA MADE GUITARS FROM THE 1930s & 1940s.

BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** USA HARMONY-MADE STELLA & SILVERTONE FIXED BRIDGE TYPE GUITARS 1950s/1960s.

BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** USA HARMONY-MADE STELLA, SILVERTONE, AIRLINE & REGAL GUITARS 1940 & 1975 - Floating Bridge & Tailpiece Style Models.

BLUES VINTAGE ROUNDHOLE ARCHTOPS *** HARMONY & REGAL USA MADE GUITARS FROM THE 1930s.

BLUES VINTAGE TENOR GUITARS *** USA HARMONY, STELLA, REGAL & KAY 4-STRING MODELS FROM 1920s TO 1970s.

BLUES VINTAGE TENOR GUITARS *** USA HARMONY-MADE STELLA ALL SOLID WOODS 4-STRING MODELS FROM THE 1950 TO 1970.

CLASSICAL/SPANISH & FLAMENCO GUITARS VINTAGE & MODERN *** ENGLISH, SPANISH & BRAZILIAN MADE FROM 1950s TO 2000s.

CLASSICAL/SPANISH & FLAMENCO VINTAGE MIJ GUITARS *** JAPANESE MADE QUALITY GUITARS FROM 1960s/1970s/1980s.

ELECTRIC GUITARS *** VINTAGE USA HOLLOW-BODY 1950s/1970s, MIJ SOLID GUITARS & BASSES 1970s/1980s & SEMIS FROM 1970s/90s.

ELECTRIC JAZZ GUITARS *** USA MADE ARCHTOPS FROM 1950s-1970s, MODERN HOLLOW & BIG BODIED JAZZERS.

VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL 12 STRINGS *** JAPANESE MADE GUITARS FROM THE 1970s & 1980s.

VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL 12 STRINGS *** MODERN TRADITIONAL STYLE ACOUSTIC GUITARS.

VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL 12 STRINGS *** YAMAHA GUITARS FROM THE 1970s & 1980s.

VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL ACOUSTICS *** USA, SWEDISH, BRITISH LUTHIER MADE & MIJ 6-STRING GUITARS FROM THE 1960s & 1970s.

VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL ACOUSTICS *** MODERN TRADITIONAL TYPE 6-STRING GUITARS.

VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL GYPSY JAZZ MANOUCHE GUITARS *** FROM 1970s TO MODERN TRADITIONAL TYPE.

VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL RESONATORS *** FROM THE 1930s TO MODERN TRADITIONAL TYPE GUITARS.
Condition
All guitars are prepared to the same high standards as the scores of other vintage and modern guitars, which I have restored/sold over the years.

The concentration is on structural soundness and playability, rather than any cosmetic touching-up, and certainly no ill-advised refinishing, but of course the guitars are sympathetically cleaned, setup and re-strung, as part restoration.

For availability and individual details on the various guitars, and the restoration work being done on them, please do contact me by email or telephone.
Action, strings & cases
All guitars are setup to be correctly playable. I set out to achieve a 12th. fret action appropriate to the type of guitar....not necessarily ultra-low, but correct for the type of guitar. Particularly on Vintage & Classical guitars the action heights may sound high to younger players, who have learned to play electric guitars only...please bear in mind that we are in a totally different world of guitar-playing here, to which we cannot apply the "all my guitars have an action of less than 2mm." approach. Many players have particular requirements for their playing styles or restrictions to their playing, and I'm always happy to advise on the possibilities & options.

I usually fit as standard Martin Bronze Light 12-54 steel strings on Blues Parlors, Flattops & Archtops, Martin Light or Ultra-Light 12 Strings & La Bella USA strings on Classicals, but have used a variety of Newtone Tenor/Michael Messer National Resonator/Jon Gomm Baritone, John Pearse Baritone, Martin Silk & Steel & Fender, GHS & Newtone Electric Strings, amongst others.

The guitars usually do not come with cases, although some may have older type but sturdy cases. Alternatively, I may be able to offer a suitable size Hiscox Liteflite hardshell case, offering infinitely better protection. Additional case prices available on request.
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Delivery details
You are welcome to come and try out the guitars available, and of course to collect your guitar. Alternatively I may be able to deliver in person, within reasonable distance, at cost. Otherwise, I will pack securely and post as per arrangements made with you.

Postage Costs:-
To U.K. Addresses £15.00 or £25 for Next Day Delivery.
To European Addresses £30.00 to £60.00, depending on size, weight, value and delivery location.

If you need further information postage costs/timing/insurance or advice on other matters, please contact me via Contact form above, telephone 01543 677140. If no immediate response, I may be contactable via my mobile number 07970 832955, and I will do my best to answer any questions.

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**** INTERNATIONAL SALES ****
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In addition to hundreds of UK sales, during the last few years I have sold and had safely delivered many guitars to buyers in EU Countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, and also to Switzerland and Norway. I am always happy to advise potential buyers from throughout Europe with regard to postage arrangements and delivery costs.

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**** FEEDBACK AND TESTIMONIALS ****
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In addition to the testimonials on the Home Page, to see the hundreds of complimentary feedback comments kindly left for me by eBay buyers, please check out my eBay ID "vintagetraditionalguitars", and eBay Shop "Vintage and Traditional Guitars".

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**** YOUTUBE ****
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Some buyers have made YouTube clips of gigs/sessions on the guitars they have bought from VTG, and I have embedded one of these as the YouTube Video below... The Hot House Four - "Clockwatching", July 2014, The Devon Arms, Torquay, showing Lola's solo on the 1946 Harmony Monterey H1456 with "Wartime" wooden tailpiece, she bought from VTG shortly before that gig, and by then with added pickup.

Then there is Useful Link #1 below....David Bristow playing the same model Stella H929TG tenor guitar I restored for him...."Three Tat Ladies" at the Musician, Leicester.

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**** PICKUPS ****
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There is nothing to fully compare with the sound of a good acoustic guitar via a good quality microphone through a good PA/Acoustic Amp......but, it isn't always easy to get that....so, the industry has spent the last few decades trying to find the best way of amplifying acoustic guitars!

Acoustic Flattop:

Soundhole pickups, undersaddle/piezo pickups, internal michrophones, etc., etc., but we think that the best we have heard, so far, is the fairly recently introduced L.R.Baggs Lyric™ Acoustic Guitar Microphone with TRU•MIC noise canceling technology, No pickup, Analog signal conditioning, All discrete mic preamplifier, Soundhole volume control & Microphone presence control.

Professionally installed this system can be fitted to any flattop guitar with a bridge plate. Not cheap, but if you want true acoustic sound amplified, without feedback problems, then this is the best we know. We can supply and fit it to any guitar of suitable type for the usual retail list price of £229.00, without any additional charge for the fitting installation work.

Acoustic Archtop:

Certain pickups can be built into floating bridges, but generally bridge pickup options for archtops are limited,
but there are options for various pickguard or fingerboard end mounted floating pickups. Body mounted pickups may be less prone to feedback problems, but will involve permanent alterations to the vintage guitar's body, which generally I would like to avoid.
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YouTube Clip - David Bristow - Three Fat Ladies
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