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.
9. VTG NEWLY ARRIVED & SOLD QUICKLY! - BLUES RESONATOR ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITAR - GRETSCH G9220 "BOBTAIL" SPIDER-CONE FISHMAN NASHVILLE RESONATOR PICKUP - VTG1568.9. VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALE - HAND CRAFTED MANDOLIN - PAUL HATHWAY MODEL M-I ALL SOLID SPRUCE & MAHOGANY FLAT BACK BODY - VTGC1054.9. VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALE - HAND CRAFTED 12-STRING CITTERN OR OCTAVE GUITAR - PAUL HATHWAY MODEL C-I-12 SPRUCE & MAHOGANY - VTGC1055.
9. VTG PRE-ORDERED & NOW SOLD! - RESTORATION COMPLETED - BLUES VINTAGE OVAL/ROUNDHOLE ARCHTOP - KAY MARVELTONE CHICAGO, USA c.1940 JUMBO 26" SCALE GUITAR - VTG1248.9. VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALE - IRISH HANDCRAFTED TENOR BANJO - CLAREEN "SPECIAL" MODEL 1999, CLOSED BACK/RESONATOR 19 FRET, 23" SCALE - VTGC1059.9. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - UPGRADED & READY TO GO! - SQUARE-NECK SPIDER RESONATOR - OZARK 3515SQ LAP SLIDE, BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY, BLUES, DOBRO GUITAR - VTG1313.
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
9. VTG NEWLY ARRIVED & SOLD QUICKLY! - BLUES RESONATOR ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITAR - GRETSCH G9220 "BOBTAIL" SPIDER-CONE FISHMAN NASHVILLE RESONATOR PICKUP - VTG1568.
Gretsch Roots Collection, "Roundneck"/"Medium V" profile, Mahogany Body, 2-Colour Sunburst, Grover Sta-Tite Tuners, Martin Retro strings, Gretsch Resonator Gig Bag.
SOLD
9. VTG PRE-ORDERED & NOW SOLD! - RESTORATION COMPLETED - BLUES VINTAGE OVAL/ROUNDHOLE ARCHTOP - KAY MARVELTONE CHICAGO, USA C.1940 JUMBO 26" SCALE GUITAR - VTG1248.
A Very Rare & All Original Acoustic Guitar, Excellent Restored Condition, Fingerboard Re-levelled & Re-fretted, Original Kluson Single-line Tuners, Newtone Master Class Strings.
SOLD
9. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - UPGRADED & READY TO GO! - SQUARE-NECK SPIDER RESONATOR - OZARK 3515SQ LAP SLIDE, BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY, BLUES, DOBRO GUITAR - VTG1313.
Spruce & Mahogany 12-Fret Neck, Bound Flat Fingerboard, Slotted Headstock, Upgraded Reversed Stewmac Golden Age Machineheads, Michael Messer National strings.
£279
9. VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALE - HAND CRAFTED 12-STRING CITTERN OR OCTAVE GUITAR - PAUL HATHWAY MODEL C-I-12 SPRUCE & MAHOGANY - VTGC1055.
"As New" Condition, All Solid Timbers, Quality Hard Case incl., 360mm. Mandolin scale length, Ideal Guitarist higher register option, standard 12-string 2" width nut.
SOLD
9. VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALE - HAND CRAFTED MANDOLIN - PAUL HATHWAY MODEL M-I ALL SOLID SPRUCE & MAHOGANY FLAT BACK BODY - VTGC1054.
With Quality Hard Case included, standard 360mm. scale Mandolin, Paul Hathway traditional folk style instrument with Rosewood Fingerboard & 1.25" width nut.
SOLD
9. VTG SALE RECENTLY COMPLETED - CUSTOMER COMMISSION SALE - IRISH HANDCRAFTED TENOR BANJO - CLAREEN "SPECIAL" MODEL 1999, CLOSED BACK/RESONATOR 19 FRET, 23" SCALE - VTGC1059.
Made by Tom Cussen, Galway + Prof. Overhaul, Maple Pot/Resonator/Neck, Nickel Plated Fittings/Armrest, Rosewood Fingerboard/Peghead, MOP Shamrock/Dot Inlays, 30mm. Nut Width.
SOLD
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