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.
2. VTG AVAILABLE SOON! - AFTER MINOR OVERHAUL/UPGRADE - BLUES RESONATOR GUITAR - "VINTAGE" BRAND, NATIONAL-TYPE, TRICONE 2002/2005 TRADITIONAL 12-FRET W/KINSMAN CASE - VTG1577.3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE OM/GC GUITARS - HARMONY H162 & H165 & SILVERTONE H623 & S1214 CHICAGO, USA 1960s & 1970 MODELS.3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY STELLA H928 & REGAL R200 USA "WARTIME"/1946, 1958 & 1964 IVORY & CHERRY FAUX FLAME MODELS.
3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY STELLA H917, H928 & H929 CHICAGO, USA "WARTIME" 1945/46 WOODEN TAILPIECE MODELS.3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY STELLA H927 CHICAGO, USA 1960s OR 1970 FLOATING BRIDGE & NATURAL TOP MODELS.3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY H1009, H1021, H1030 & H1074 CHICAGO, USA 1936 & 1938 FIXED & FLOATING BRIDGE MODELS.
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
2. VTG AVAILABLE SOON! - AFTER MINOR OVERHAUL/UPGRADE - BLUES RESONATOR GUITAR - "VINTAGE" BRAND, NATIONAL-TYPE, TRICONE 2002/2005 TRADITIONAL 12-FRET W/KINSMAN CASE - VTG1577.
Upgraded New Replacement Kluson Tuners, Roundneck/Steel Body w/Brushed/Satin Finish & Attractive Tooled Leaf Decorative Pattern, Newtone "Michael Messer" strings.
TBA
3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE OM/GC GUITARS - HARMONY H162 & H165 & SILVERTONE H623 & S1214 CHICAGO, USA 1960S & 1970 MODELS.
Choice of Original, Prof. Restored Condition All Solid Spruce/Mahogany, All Mahogany or Spruce/Birch - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration, and available for "pre-order" - Individual Restored Prices Below.
POA
3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY H1009, H1021, H1030 & H1074 CHICAGO, USA 1936 & 1938 FIXED & FLOATING BRIDGE MODELS.
Choice of Original, Prof. Restored USA Harmony Parlors - Great Condition, Character & BluesTone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration, and available for "pre-order" - Individual Restored Prices Below.
POA
3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY STELLA H917, H928 & H929 CHICAGO, USA "WARTIME" 1945/46 WOODEN TAILPIECE MODELS.
Choice of 3 Original, All Solid Birch, Ladder Braced, Prof. Restored Condition, Great Character & BluesTone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration - available for "pre-order" - Individual Restored Prices Below.
POA
3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY STELLA H927 CHICAGO, USA 1960S OR 1970 FLOATING BRIDGE & NATURAL TOP MODELS.
Choice of 2 Original, All Solid Birch, Ladder Braced, Prof. Restored Condition, Great Character & BluesTone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration - available for "pre-order" - Individual Restored Prices Below.
POA
3. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR GUITARS - HARMONY STELLA H928 & REGAL R200 USA "WARTIME"/1946, 1958 & 1964 IVORY & CHERRY FAUX FLAME MODELS.
Choice of 3 Original All Solid Birch, Ladder Braced, Prof. Restored Condition, Great Character & BluesTone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration - available for "pre-order" - Individual Restored Prices Below.
POA
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