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 SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ELECTRIC SEMIS & SOLID-BODY GUITARS - VINTAGE 1970s YAMAHA & MIJ LP/STRAT TYPE & SEMIS, PLUS LATER SIMILAR MODELS FROM 1980s & 1990s & ON.VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - CLASSICAL/SPANISH GUITARS - VINTAGE & MODERN - ENGLISH LUTHIER MADE PLUS SPANISH, SWEDISH & BRAZILIAN MADE - FROM 1950s TO 2000s.VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ACOUSTIC VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL RESONATORS - USA NATIONAL, PLUS ORIGINAL & MODERN TRADITIONAL NATIONAL & DOBRO TYPE RESONATOR GUITARS.
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ELECTRIC JAZZ/BLUES/SWING GUITARS - TRADITIONAL L-5, ES-175 TYPE & SIMILAR HOLLOW-BODY/ARCHTOPS FROM 1980s ONWARDS.VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - CLASSICAL/SPANISH GUITARS - VINTAGE MADE IN JAPAN YAMAHA, TAMA, KUNIHARU, KIMBARA ETC., FROM 1970s.VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ELECTRIC BLUES/JAZZ/SWING ARCHTOP & HOLLOW-BODY GUITARS - VINTAGE HARMONY & KAY, CHICAGO, USA MADE 
 FROM 1950s & 1960s.
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
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ACOUSTIC VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL RESONATORS - USA NATIONAL, PLUS ORIGINAL & MODERN TRADITIONAL NATIONAL & DOBRO TYPE RESONATOR GUITARS.
Brief details of previously sold Resonator guitars - please see "Inventory: Restorations Available to Pre-Order" pages for any similar guitars currently "In the Workshop", or contact me.
SOLD
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - CLASSICAL/SPANISH GUITARS - VINTAGE & MODERN - ENGLISH LUTHIER MADE PLUS SPANISH, SWEDISH & BRAZILIAN MADE - FROM 1950S TO 2000S.
Brief details of previously sold Classical guitars - please see "Inventory: Restorations Available to Pre-Order" pages for any similar guitars currently "In the Workshop", or contact me.
SOLD
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - CLASSICAL/SPANISH GUITARS - VINTAGE MADE IN JAPAN YAMAHA, TAMA, KUNIHARU, KIMBARA ETC., FROM 1970S.
Brief details of previously sold Classical guitars - please see "Inventory: Restorations Available to Pre-Order" pages for any similar guitars currently "In the Workshop", or contact me.
 
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ELECTRIC BLUES/JAZZ/SWING ARCHTOP & HOLLOW-BODY GUITARS - VINTAGE HARMONY & KAY, CHICAGO, USA MADE FROM 1950S & 1960S.
Brief details of previously sold Vintage USA Electrics - please see "Inventory: Restorations Available to Pre-Order" pages for any similar guitars currently "In the Workshop", or contact me.
SOLD
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ELECTRIC JAZZ/BLUES/SWING GUITARS - TRADITIONAL L-5, ES-175 TYPE & SIMILAR HOLLOW-BODY/ARCHTOPS FROM 1980S ONWARDS.
Brief details of previously sold Jazzers - please see "Inventory: Restorations Available to Pre-Order" pages for any similar guitars currently "In the Workshop", or contact me.
SOLD
VTG SALES & RESTORATIONS ARCHIVE - ELECTRIC SEMIS & SOLID-BODY GUITARS - VINTAGE 1970S YAMAHA & MIJ LP/STRAT TYPE & SEMIS, PLUS LATER SIMILAR MODELS FROM 1980S & 1990S & ON.
Brief details of previously sold Electrics - please see "Inventory: Restorations Available to Pre-Order" pages for any similar guitars currently "In the Workshop", or contact me.
SOLD
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