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.
PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H912 CHICAGO, USA 1966 & MID-1960s ALL SOLID BIRCH 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1518 & VTG1557.PAGE 6 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - HARMONY STELLA H929TG CHICAGO, USA 1955 & 1963 ALL SOLID BIRCH 23" SCALE PARLOR GUITAR - VTG1530 & VTG1536.PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE - HARMONY H162 3/4 CHICAGO, USA 1965 & 1969 ALL SOLID SPRUCE & MAHOGANY GUITAR - VTG1508 & VTG1514.
PAGE 6 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - KAY SILVERTONE MOD. 661 CHICAGO, USA VINTAGE 1964/66 SPRUCE & MAHOGANY 000/OM SIZE GUITAR - VTG1089.PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H922 CHICAGO, USA EARLY 1960s & 1964 ALL SOLID BIRCH, LADDER BRACED, 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1524 & VTG1556.PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H913 CHICAGO, USA, 1971, ALL SOLID BIRCH, LADDER BRACED, 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1176.
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
PAGE 6 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - HARMONY STELLA H929TG CHICAGO, USA 1955 & 1963 ALL SOLID BIRCH 23" SCALE PARLOR GUITAR - VTG1530 & VTG1536.
Choice of two! Ladder Braced, Excellent, Professionally Restored Condition, Great Sound, 4-String Blues/Folk/Banjo Player - waiting to go into the workshop for Restoration & Available for "pre-order".
£499
PAGE 6 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - KAY SILVERTONE MOD. 661 CHICAGO, USA VINTAGE 1964/66 SPRUCE & MAHOGANY 000/OM SIZE GUITAR - VTG1089.
23" Scale Ladder Braced 4-String Spruce & Mahogany Tenor Guitar - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration - available to "pre-order".
£459
PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H912 CHICAGO, USA 1966 & MID-1960S ALL SOLID BIRCH 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1518 & VTG1557.
Choice of two! All Original, Professional Restoration, Ladder Braced, Great Character, Looks & BluesTone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & available for "pre-order"!
POA
PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H913 CHICAGO, USA, 1971, ALL SOLID BIRCH, LADDER BRACED, 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1176.
All Original, Professional Restoration, Great Character, Looks & BluesTone - later version of the H912 - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & available for "pre-order"!
£699
PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12-STRING - HARMONY STELLA H922 CHICAGO, USA EARLY 1960S & 1964 ALL SOLID BIRCH, LADDER BRACED, 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1524 & VTG1556.
Choice of two! The Blind Willie McTell model - All Original Restored Condition, Great Character, Looks & BluesTone - ready to go into the Workshop & available for pre-order, pending restoration!
POA
PAGE 6.1 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE - HARMONY H162 3/4 CHICAGO, USA 1965 & 1969 ALL SOLID SPRUCE & MAHOGANY GUITAR - VTG1508 & VTG1514.
Choice of two! 21.5" Scale Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration, and available for "pre-order".
£599
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