HOME 1: ENQUIRIES - VTG WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY SEPT.27 TO FRIDAY OCT.1., INCLUSIVE. LEAVE ME A MESSAGE & I WILL RESPOND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE ON RE-OPENING. MANY THANKS, BOB.
Pages Include - VTG INVENTORY - Available Guitars, either "AVAILABLE NOW!" or "RESTORATIONS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER", - In the Workshop + ARCHIVE of past restorations/sales for interest.
HOME 2: DIY PROJECT RESTORATIONS - DUE TO REVISIONS IN THE VTG OPERATIONS, SOME OF MY STOCK OF VINTAGE GUITARS MAY BECOME AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN EXISTING PROJECT CONDITION.
Details of available guitars will follow when available, but meantime if you are looking for a DIY Project, please contact me with details of requirements.
HOME 3: GALLERY: HARMONY VINTAGE STELLA GUITARS - CHICAGO, USA MADE, 1940S TO 1970S, ALL SOLID BIRCH, LADDER BRACED, 6-STRING PARLOR & TERZ/3-4 SIZE, TENOR/4-STRING, 12-STRING & MANDOLINS.
Made after Harmony acquired Stella name & other assets of Oscar Schmidt Co. in 1939. Includes identical construction models made for Store/Mail Order company brand names, Silvertone, Airline, Regal & others.
HOME 4: KAY & OTHER VINTAGE USA ACOUSTICS - MADE IN CHICAGO & OTHER CENTRES, 1920S TO 1960S, BIRCH, SPRUCE/MAHOGANY 6-STRING PARLOR, FLATTOP, ARCHTOP & TENOR/4-STRING ACOUSTICS & MANDOLINS.
In addition to Kay, and Kay-made brands like Old Kraftsman, includes many other iconic USA brand names including Lyon & Healy, PMICo/Collegiate (Oscar Schmidt?), Bronson, Oahu, Regal, Carl Fischer, Playtime, S S Stewart, etc.
HOME 5: VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL ELECTRIC GUITARS - 1950S TO PRESENT-DAY, HARMONY, KAY & OTHER USA MADE ARCHTOP, MIJ & MIK SOLID & HOLLOW-BODY ARCHTOP, PLUS UK LUTHIER-BUILT.
Ranging from Chicago, USA made vintage from the 1950s & '60s, though 1970s Japanese made guitars, to later quality Korean made and to this century custom luthier made instruments.
HOME 6: VINTAGE NON-USA & MODERN WORLDWIDE STEEL-STRING FLATTOP 6 & 12-STRING, RESONATOR, MANDOLIN. PLUS CLASSICAL/NYLON-STRUNG, ACOUSTIC & ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC, 1950S TO PRESENT DAY.
Ranging from 1950s/'60s Luthier built, through Japanese made vintage 1970s, to later quality Korean made, and to this century custom UK Luthier made instruments, and high-end guitars from China.