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.
A11. VTG NEWLY ARRIVED & SOLD QUICKLY! - BLUES RESONATOR ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC GUITAR - GRETSCH G9220 "BOBTAIL" SPIDER-CONE FISHMAN NASHVILLE RESONATOR PICKUP - VTG1568.A11. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE - LYON & HEALY/WASHBURN-TYPE USA 1920s TERZ 21.75" SCALE GUITAR - VTG1474 - SOLD ON PRE-ORDER!A10. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY H1118/SUPERTONE 209 USA VINTAGE 1930s HIGH-END VERSION OF "LA HABANERA" GUITAR - VTG1370 - PRE-ORDERED! (a)
A11. VTG RECENTLY COMPLETED CUSTOMER'S SALE - CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE - HARALD PETERSEN MODEL "B" VINTAGE 1966 BRITISH LUTHIER MADE CONCERT GUITAR - VTGC1044 (a)A11. VTG RECENTLY COMPLETED CUSTOMER'S SALE - ELECTRIC TENOR GUITAR - EASTWOOD "WARREN ELLIS" SIGNATURE MODEL, CHERRY, VERY INDIVIDUAL ELECTRIC 4-STRING - VTGC1048.A11. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - HARMONY STELLA H929TG CHICAGO, USA 1964 ALL SOLID BIRCH 23" SCALE PARLOR GUITAR - VTG1566 - NOW SOLD!
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
A10. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY H1118/SUPERTONE 209 USA VINTAGE 1930S HIGH-END VERSION OF "LA HABANERA" GUITAR - VTG1370 - PRE-ORDERED! (A)
All Solid Spruce/Mahogany/Marquetry/Stencil Deco Ladder Braced Slot Head/V-Neck/12-Fret Floating Bridge "La Habanera" from "Carmen" Stencil - Completed "In the Workshop" and now sold!
SOLD
A11. 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
A11. VTG RECENTLY COMPLETED CUSTOMER'S SALE - CLASSICAL/SPANISH VINTAGE - HARALD PETERSEN MODEL "B" VINTAGE 1966 BRITISH LUTHIER MADE CONCERT GUITAR - VTGC1044 (A)
Iconic Maker, Spruce & Rosewood, Really Exceptional Condition & Play, "One Owner from new" until recently, and now with further provenance!
SOLD
A11. VTG RECENTLY COMPLETED CUSTOMER'S SALE - ELECTRIC TENOR GUITAR - EASTWOOD "WARREN ELLIS" SIGNATURE MODEL, CHERRY, VERY INDIVIDUAL ELECTRIC 4-STRING - VTGC1048.
Musicmaster/Mustang/Duo-Sonic-style body profile....signature model design as part of Eastwood's eclectic range..."reviving amazing guitars from the edges of rock history".
SOLD
A11. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE TENOR - HARMONY STELLA H929TG CHICAGO, USA 1964 ALL SOLID BIRCH 23" SCALE PARLOR GUITAR - VTG1566 - NOW SOLD!
Ladder Braced, Excellent, Prof. Restored Cond., Great Sound, 4-String Blues/Folk/Banjo Player - rare opportunity of one I have already restored, usually available on "pre-order".
SOLD
A11. VTG RESTORATION RECENTLY SOLD - BLUES VINTAGE TERZ/THREE-QUARTER SIZE - LYON & HEALY/WASHBURN-TYPE USA 1920S TERZ 21.75" SCALE GUITAR - VTG1474 - SOLD ON PRE-ORDER!
Ladder Braced Great Condition Sound & Play, plus Raised G tuning option, Professional Restoration - "In the Workshop" for restoration, and already "pre-ordered"!
SOLD
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