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.
INVENTORY 3.1: AVAILABLE NOW! - CUSTOMER SALE - BARITONE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC - ALVAREZ ARTIST SERIES ABT60E SOLID SPRUCE TOP & MAHOGANY GUITAR, B-BAND ELECTRICS - VTGC1069.INVENTORY 3.2: AVAILABLE NOW! - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE OVAL SOUNDHOLE ARCHTOP - KAY MARVELTONE CHICAGO, USA C.1940 SPRUCE/MAPLE SUNBURST JUMBO 26" SCALE - VTG1584.INVENTORY 3.3: AVAILABLE NOW! - AFTER OVERHAUL - VINTAGE CLASSICAL/FOLK ACOUSTIC - HARMONY H6144 KOREAN-MADE 1970s NYLON-STRUNG GUITAR, IDEAL FIRST INSTRUMENT - VTG1591.
INVENTORY 3.4: AVAILABLE NOW! - ARCHTOP JAZZ ELECTRIC - WASHBURN J-10 ORLEANS 1997 SPRUCE/FLAMED SYCAMORE 17" DEEP-BODIED SINGLE P/UP RARE/LIMITED PRODUCTION GUITAR! - VTG1547.INVENTORY 3.6: NEWLY RE-AVAILABLE! - CUSTOMER SALE - LUTHIER-BUILT ELECTRIC - COLIN KEEFE "L" MODEL 2006 LES PAUL SPECIAL STYLE GUITAR, SEYMOUR DUNCAN HUMBUCKER P/UPS - VTGC1060.INVENTORY 3.5: CUSTOMER SALE - "SLOPE-SHOULDER" DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC - MORRIS MG-30 c.1991 SPRUCE/MAHOGANY J-45 TYPE GUITAR, L R BAGGS S/H PICKUP - VTGC1066 - 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
INVENTORY 3.1: AVAILABLE NOW! - CUSTOMER SALE - BARITONE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC - ALVAREZ ARTIST SERIES ABT60E SOLID SPRUCE TOP & MAHOGANY GUITAR, B-BAND ELECTRICS - VTGC1069.
Excellent condition example of recent production version of the Baritone model from the Artist 60 Series, appears same spec. as current model, but with B-Band Electrics.
£269
INVENTORY 3.2: AVAILABLE NOW! - ACOUSTIC BLUES VINTAGE OVAL SOUNDHOLE ARCHTOP - KAY MARVELTONE CHICAGO, USA C.1940 SPRUCE/MAPLE SUNBURST JUMBO 26" SCALE - VTG1584.
A Very Rare & All Original Acoustic Guitar, Excellent Restored Condition, Fingerboard Re-levelled & Re-fretted, Original Kluson Single-line Tuners, Newtone Heritage Strings.
£799
INVENTORY 3.3: AVAILABLE NOW! - AFTER OVERHAUL - VINTAGE CLASSICAL/FOLK ACOUSTIC - HARMONY H6144 KOREAN-MADE 1970S NYLON-STRUNG GUITAR, IDEAL FIRST INSTRUMENT - VTG1591.
Excellent, Original Condition, Full 653mm. Scale, but slightly slimmer 49.5mm. nut width - Overhaul, Set-up, and re-string with La Bella Flamenco strings.
£139
INVENTORY 3.4: AVAILABLE NOW! - ARCHTOP JAZZ ELECTRIC - WASHBURN J-10 ORLEANS 1997 SPRUCE/FLAMED SYCAMORE 17" DEEP-BODIED SINGLE P/UP RARE/LIMITED PRODUCTION GUITAR! - VTG1547.
Fine example of Top-of-Range Washburn Floating Pickup Jazz Guitar only limited production period in the '90s, so hard to find, excellent condition, Quality hard case.
£949
INVENTORY 3.5: CUSTOMER SALE - "SLOPE-SHOULDER" DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC - MORRIS MG-30 C.1991 SPRUCE/MAHOGANY J-45 TYPE GUITAR, L R BAGGS S/H PICKUP - VTGC1066 - NOW SOLD!
A Rare Guitar over here! Beautiful Reddish Sunburst Finish top, and remarkable Fiddleback type Grain Banding to Book-matched back. Quality Soundhole Pickup, and Quality Case included.
SOLD
INVENTORY 3.6: NEWLY RE-AVAILABLE! - CUSTOMER SALE - LUTHIER-BUILT ELECTRIC - COLIN KEEFE "L" MODEL 2006 LES PAUL SPECIAL STYLE GUITAR, SEYMOUR DUNCAN HUMBUCKER P/UPS - VTGC1060.
Rare Opportunity to buy a Keefe Guitar, really excellent cond....LP Special inspired but w/Tune-o-matic Bridge/Stop Bar T/piece Twin Seymour Duncan H/Buckers Gold Hardware Freestyle case.
£1599
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