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 - PAGE 3 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H928 USA 1958 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1495.VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS - USA HARMONY-MADE STELLA, SILVERTONE, AIRLINE & REGAL GUITARS 1960s & 1970s.VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL STEEL-STRING ACOUSTICS - USA, SWEDISH, BRITISH, MIJ & TAIWAN-MADE GUITARS 1960s & 1970s.
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR GUITARS - CHICAGO, USA HARMONY & KAY-MADE 4-STRING MODELS FROM 1920s TO 1970s.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 6.1 - READY TO GO! - CLASSICAL/FOLK/CROSSOVER VINTAGE  - ESPANA SL-1 B&J BJARTON RARE VERSION SWEDISH 1961 SPRUCE & SAPELE GUITAR - VTG1325 - RESERVED!VTG AVAILABLE RESTORATION SELECTION - PAGE 7 - BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS  - HARMONY USA STELLA & SILVERTONE FIXED BRIDGE GUITARS 1950s & 1960s.
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.
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.
 
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW ARRIVAL! - READY TO GO! - HERRINGBONE DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC W/L R BAGGS P/U- STONEBRIDGE/FURCH DS-32-SM VINTAGE SERIES 2009 GUITAR - VTGC1037.
Vintage Line 32 Solid Sitka Spruce Top & Solid Mahogany Back & Sides, L R Baggs Element Electronics, Hardshell Case.
£1299
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW ARRIVAL! - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE OM/GRAND CONCERT - HARMONY H165 USA 1970 ALL SOLID MAHOGANY ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1552.
The Lightnin' Hopkins Model! Last year of model production, will be Professionally Assessed/Overhauled to Excellent Original Condition & Sound/Playing.
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW ARRIVAL! - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY H1009 USA 1936 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1505.
Great Character 12 Fret, Really Excellent Condition, Great Blues Tone & Volume!- ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & available to "pre-order".
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW LISTING! - CLEARANCE - TRADITIONAL 12-STRING - SUZUKI SD312 1989 JAPANESE MADE SPRUCE & MAHOGANY DREADNOUGHT GUITAR - VTG1240.
Playable As-is, at normal 12-string tuning down to D, Approx. 4mm. 12th. fret string action height, reducing to 3mm./3.5mm., when capoed at the 2nd. fret.
£149
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW LISTING! - RESTORATION - VINTAGE 12-STRING - KASUGA T-300 1969 MIJ CEDAR/ROSEWOOD DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1491.
Beautiful Guild D-55-like Styling, Excellent Overhauled Condition, Great Sound & Play - "In the Workshop" for restoration & available to "pre-order"!
POA
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