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 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - BLUES VINTAGE-STYLE PARLOR - FENDER ACOUSTICS CP-100 PARLOR VSB CLASSIC DESIGN SERIES VINTAGE SUNBURST GUITAR - VTGC1047 - NOW SOLD!VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - TRADITIONAL 12-STRING ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC - YAMAHA FG-410-12A MATURE 1989 SPRUCE & MAHOGANY GUITAR, MADE IN TAIWAN - VTGC1050.SALES & GENERAL ENQUIRIES - VTG IS OPEN FOR ONLINE/TELEPHONE SALES ENQUIRIES MOST DAYS. IF NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE, I WILL REPLY TO ANY MESSAGES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
AVAILABLE GUITARS INVENTORY & ARCHIVE - AVAILABLE AS INDICATED, EITHER "READY TO GO!" OR "IN THE WORKSHOP" & AVAILABLE FOR "PRE-ORDER", PLUS ARCHIVE OF PAST SALES FOR INTEREST.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - ORCHESTRA MODEL ACOUSTIC - SANTA CRUZ OM/E HIGH QUALITY USA 1999 SITKA SPRUCE & INDIAN ROSEWOOD GUITAR - VTGC1049.VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - GRAND AUDITORIUM ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC- TAYLOR 514ce CUTAWAY CEDAR/MAHOGANY GUITAR w/FISHMAN PREFIX ELECTRONICS  - VTGC1046.
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
AVAILABLE GUITARS INVENTORY & ARCHIVE - AVAILABLE AS INDICATED, EITHER "READY TO GO!" OR "IN THE WORKSHOP" & AVAILABLE FOR "PRE-ORDER", PLUS ARCHIVE OF PAST SALES FOR INTEREST.
Not only the VTG speciality of Vintage Harmony, Stella & other Chicago/USA-made guitars, plus a variety of guitar types modern & vintage, including Customer's Commission Sales. *PRICES QUOTED ARE FOR THE COMPLETED RESTORED GUITAR.*
 
SALES & GENERAL ENQUIRIES - VTG IS OPEN FOR ONLINE/TELEPHONE SALES ENQUIRIES MOST DAYS. IF NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE, I WILL REPLY TO ANY MESSAGES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Still experiencing some website operational difficulties, including photo upload....apologies if some info. may be incomplete, and photos are appearing in random order....will be corrected as soon as possible.
 
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - BLUES VINTAGE-STYLE PARLOR - FENDER ACOUSTICS CP-100 PARLOR VSB CLASSIC DESIGN SERIES VINTAGE SUNBURST GUITAR - VTGC1047 - NOW SOLD!
Vintage Period-style, Small-bodied 14 fret Parlor guitar - Ideal Travel Guitar - Very little used & smart condition - Now newly Set-up with new set of Martin strings.
SOLD
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - GRAND AUDITORIUM ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC- TAYLOR 514CE CUTAWAY CEDAR/MAHOGANY GUITAR W/FISHMAN PREFIX ELECTRONICS - VTGC1046.
1999 Model, confirmed by Serial Number, Western Red Cedar Top, Mahogany Back & Sides, Impressively Good Condition, Taylor Hardshell Case.
£1699
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - ORCHESTRA MODEL ACOUSTIC - SANTA CRUZ OM/E HIGH QUALITY USA 1999 SITKA SPRUCE & INDIAN ROSEWOOD GUITAR - VTGC1049.
1999 Model, confirmed by Serial Number, High-value (New Santa Cruz OM Model prices start at £4,500), Sought-after Guitar in Impressively Good Condition, Hardshell Case.
POA
VTG AVAILABLE - PAGE 1 - NEW! - READY TO GO! - TRADITIONAL 12-STRING ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC - YAMAHA FG-410-12A MATURE 1989 SPRUCE & MAHOGANY GUITAR, MADE IN TAIWAN - VTGC1050.
Excellent Yamaha workhorse 12-string, Very Good Condition, Good Action & Set-up, Great 12-string sound, plus under-saddle Pickup (Not Tested).
POA
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