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.
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H929 USA 1959 & c.1970 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1534 & VTG1555.PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H945 MASTER CHICAGO, USA 1955 & 1966 ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1150 & VTG1277. PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H1304 CREMONA IV CHICAGO, USA 1946 ALL SOLID CARVED TOP ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1275.
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H950 MONTEREY CHICAGO, USA 1950s "REDBURST" ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1402.PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H930 CHICAGO, USA c.1954 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1453.PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H931 USA 1964 SLIGHTLY CUSTOMISED LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1502.
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
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H929 USA 1959 & C.1970 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1534 & VTG1555.
Choice of two! Great Character, Really Excellent Condition, Good Action, Great Blues Tone & Volume!- currently "In the Workshop" for restoration & available to "pre-order"!
POA
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H930 CHICAGO, USA C.1954 LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1453.
All Original Restored Condition, Great Character, "Pre-War" Style Looks, BluesTone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration, and available for "pre-order".
£499
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES VINTAGE PARLOR - HARMONY STELLA H931 USA 1964 SLIGHTLY CUSTOMISED LADDER BRACED ALL SOLID BIRCH GUITAR - VTG1502.
Excellent Prof. Overhauled Cond., Replaced Bridge, Unusual Slimmer Fingerboard, 1-11/16"/43mm. nut width, Great BluesTone & Volume - "In the Workshop" for restoration - available to "pre-order".
£429
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H1304 CREMONA IV CHICAGO, USA 1946 ALL SOLID CARVED TOP ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1275.
Carved Spruce Top & Solid Maple Back & Sides, "Wartime" Wooden Tailpiece - "In the Workshop" for restoration, and available for reservation on "pre-order".
£799
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H945 MASTER CHICAGO, USA 1955 & 1966 ALL SOLID BIRCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1150 & VTG1277.
Choice of two! All Solid Birch Great Professionally Restored Condition, Sound & Play - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration - available to "pre-order".
£599
PAGE 4 - VTG RESTORATION - BLUES, JAZZ & SWING VINTAGE ARCHTOP - HARMONY H950 MONTEREY CHICAGO, USA 1950S "REDBURST" ACOUSTIC GUITAR - VTG1402.
Solid Birch body plus new Arched Top, Great Professionally Restored Condition, Sound & Play, Distinctive Finish. "In the Workshop" for restoration and available to reserve on "pre-order".
POA
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