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 8.1 *** BLUES VINTAGE TENOR *** KAY SILVERTONE MOD. 661 CHICAGO, USA VINTAGE 1964/66 000/OM SIZE GUITAR. - VTG1088 - PRE-ORDERED!VTG AVAILABLE RESTORATION SELECTION - PAGE 7 *** BLUES & VINTAGE 12 STRINGS ***  HARMONY, STELLA, YAMAHA & MIJ GUITARS FROM 1950s/1960s/1970s.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 6 - RESTORATION - CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE - ALHAMBRA c.1970 SOLID CEDAR & MAHOGANY SPANISH MADE GUITAR - VTG1008.
VTG AVAILABLE RESTORATION SELECTION - PAGE 8 *** BLUES VINTAGE TENOR & 3/4 SIZE/TERZ GUITARS & MANDOLINS *** USA HARMONY STELLA & KAY 1960s.VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE *** BLUES VINTAGE PARLORS *** USA HARMONY STELLA, SILVERTONE, AIRLINE & REGAL GUITARS 1950s & 1960s.VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8.1 *** BLUES VINTAGE ARCHTOP TENOR *** HARMONY MONTEREY H950T USA LATE'50s/EARLY'60s ACOUSTIC 4-STRING GUITAR - VTG1475 - PRE-ORDERED!
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 THIS WEEK.
 
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - READY TO GO - NEW ARRIVAL! - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY BUCKEYE STELLA H928 USA 1950S/EARLY 1960S ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1545.
Unusual Slimmer Fingerboard, 1-11/16"/43mm. Nut Width, Ivory Faux-flame Finish, Ladder Braced, Original & Professionally Overhauled Condition.
£479
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE FAUX RESONATOR - HARMONY USA 1936 SOLID BIRCH BODIED ACOUSTIC GUITAR W/ORIG. PUNCHED METAL COVER PLATE - VTG1542.
Fully Original 1930s "A poor man's Blues instrument" V-Neck 12 Fret Faux Flame/Dark Sunburst Finish - "In the Workshop" for restoration & available to "pre-order"!
£699
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE OM/GRAND CONCERT - HARMONY H162 CHICAGO, USA 1965 SPRUCE & MAHOGANY ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1514.
All Solid Woods, Professionally Restored Condition, Excellent Sound/Playing - "In the Workshop" for restoration - available to "pre-order".
£599
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE OM/GRAND CONCERT - HARMONY H165 USA MID-1960S ALL SOLID MAHOGANY ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1390.
The Lightnin' Hopkins Model!, Professionally Restored Condition, Excellent Sound/Playing - "In the Workshop" for restoration - available to "pre-order".
£599
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE OM/GRAND CONCERT - HARMONY SILVERTONE S1214 CHICAGO, USA 1969 SPRUCE & BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1407.
All Solid Woods Professionally Overhauled Condition, Excellent Sound/Playing - "In the Workshop" for restoration - available to "pre-order".
£529
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