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 AVAILABLE - PAGE 3 - RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H929 USA 1959 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1534.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 4 - RESTORATION - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H1304 CREMONA IV CHICAGO, USA 1946 ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1275.VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY BUCKEYE STELLA H928 USA 1950s/EARLY 1960s ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1545 - NOW SOLD.
VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 9 - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY H1118/SUPERTONE 209 USA VINTAGE 1930s HIGH-END VERSION OF VTG USEFUL LINKS & INFORMATION - INFORMATION/RESEARCH & MUSIC SITES, LUTHIERS, SUPPLIERS OF PARTS, TOOLS, PICKUPS, STRINGS & CASES I KNOW & USE.VTG CURRENT RESTORATION - PAGE 8.1 - BLUES VINTAGE ARCHTOP TENOR - HARMONY MONTEREY H950T USA LATE'50s/EARLY'60s ACOUSTIC 4-STRING GUITAR - VTG1475 - SOLD ON PRE-ORDER!
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
GUITAR INVENTORY & ARCHIVE - SALES ENQUIRIES - VTG IS OPEN FOR ONLINE/TELEPHONE SALES ENQUIRIES MOST DAYS. IF NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE, WILL REPLY TO ANY MESSAGES A.S.A.P.
Guitars "Available", either "Ready to go" or "Pre-order Restorations", "Current Restorations" in progress, "Collection" & "Sales Archive/Recent Sales". See below for page details.
 
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - FEATURED GUITAR READY TO GO! - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H929 USA 1964 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1553.
Great Character, Really Excellent Professionally Restored Condition, Great Blues Tone & Volume!
£459
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - FEATURED GUITAR READY TO GO! - DREADNOUGHT VINTAGE - IBANEZ 952 1976 JAPANESE-MADE SPRUCE & MAHOGANY FLATTOP/ARCHED BACK GUITAR - VTGC1039.
Maker's 1976 Catalog Description: "Full Reflection Braceless Construction", Restrained Quality Styling with echoes of J45/J50, Excellent Sound & Play, Minor overhaul completed.
£399
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - FEATURED GUITAR READY TO GO! - HERRINGBONE DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC W/L R BAGGS P/U- STONEBRIDGE/FURCH DS-32-SM VINTAGE SERIES 2009 GUITAR - VTGC1037.
Vintage Line 32 Solid Sitka Spruce Top & Solid Mahogany Back & Sides, L R Baggs Element Electronics, Hardshell Case.
£1299
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - FEATURED GUITAR READY TO GO! - VINTAGE 12-STRING - KASUGA T-300 1969 JAPANESE-MADE CEDAR & ROSEWOOD DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1491.
Beautiful Guild D-55-like Styling, Excellent Overhauled Condition, Fingerboard Re-levelled/Re-fretted, Bridge dressed, Great Sound & Play.
£439
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - FEATURED GUITAR RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE 12 STRING - HARMONY STELLA H912 CHICAGO, USA 1967 ALL SOLID BIRCH 12 FRET GUITAR - VTG1516 - NOW PRE-ORDERED.!
All Original Restored Condition Ladder Braced Great Character Looks BluesTone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & already "pre-ordered"!
£699
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