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 CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8 - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H927 CHICAGO, USA 1970 ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1513 - PRE-ORDERED!VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H912 CHICAGO, USA 1967 ALL SOLID BIRCH 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1516 - SOLD ON PRE-ORDER! (a)VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8 - CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE - HARALD PETERSEN MODEL "B" VINTAGE 1966 BRITISH LUTHIER MADE CONCERT GUITAR - VTG1565 PRE-ORDERED!
VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8 - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA SUNDALE H902 USA 1956 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1423 - PRE-ORDERED!VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY H1118/SUPERTONE 209 USA VINTAGE 1930s HIGH-END VERSION OF "LA HABANERA" GUITAR - VTG1370 - PRE-ORDERED! (a)VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD  - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - HARMONY STELLA H929TG USA C.1960 ALL SOLID BIRCH 23" SCALE PARLOR GUITAR - VTG1526 - PRE-ORDERED! (a)
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 CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8 - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H927 CHICAGO, USA 1970 ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1513 - PRE-ORDERED!
Ladder Braced, Great Character, Really Excellent Condition, Good Action, Great Blues Tone & Volume!- ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & already "pre-ordered"!
£429
VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8 - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA SUNDALE H902 USA 1956 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1423 - PRE-ORDERED!
Rare example of an iconic design used for the front illustration on the "Harmony, The People's Guitar" book by Ron Rothman - "In the Workshop" to complete the restoration & already "pre-ordered"!
POA
VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8 - CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE - HARALD PETERSEN MODEL "B" VINTAGE 1966 BRITISH LUTHIER MADE CONCERT GUITAR - VTG1565 PRE-ORDERED!
Iconic Maker, Spruce & Rosewood, Full Professional Restoration to be commenced, will involve partial re-build - Ready to go into the Workshop & and already "pre-ordered"!
POA
VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - HARMONY STELLA H929TG USA C.1960 ALL SOLID BIRCH 23" SCALE PARLOR GUITAR - VTG1526 - PRE-ORDERED! (A)
Ladder Braced, Excellent, Professionally Restored Condition, Great Sound, 4-String Blues/Folk/Banjo Player - In Course of Restoration & Available for "pre-order".
SOLD
VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H912 CHICAGO, USA 1967 ALL SOLID BIRCH 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1516 - SOLD ON PRE-ORDER! (A)
All Original Restored Condition Ladder Braced Great Character Looks BluesTone - "In the Workshop" for restoration & already "pre-ordered" by longstanding customer in Worcester!
SOLD
VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY H1118/SUPERTONE 209 USA VINTAGE 1930S HIGH-END VERSION OF "LA HABANERA" GUITAR - VTG1370 - PRE-ORDERED! (A)
All Solid Spruce/Mahogany/Marquetry/Stencil Deco Ladder Braced Slot Head/V-Neck/12-Fret Floating Bridge "La Habanera" from "Carmen" Stencil - Completed "In the Workshop" and now sold!
SOLD
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