About Us:

We aim to please. Village Guitars is run by two enthusiasts who have shared an interest in guitars for many years. We have tried to create a comfortable environment in our interesting shop, where you can come and browse, try the guitars, or just have a friendly chat. We stock strings, picks, cables, straps and bags, tuners etc., and also offer setting up, hire, guitar and amp repairs and guitar tuition.How about a novel treat for your loved ones ? We can set up lessons for you in confidence and provide an introductory letter which you can give as a gift.

The shop is situated in the Kentish village of Wingham, lying between Canterbury and Sandwich, within a fascinating old building parts of which date back to medieval times. The character of the building serves only to enhance the presentation of the instruments, so you will find no glitzy High Street showroom gimmicks here, just a warm welcome in pleasant and interesting surroundings. Please keep checking the website as our stock is constantly changing. We always have more stock than is shown here, so why not pay us a visit and have a browse ? Don't forget to check out our latest news clip at the foot of the page. All descriptions and details of items offered are made 'without prejudice' and are to the best of our knowledge believed to be accurate. For any of our site visitors from North/North West Kent who are looking for guitar tuition, take a look at our associates website: www.g5guitar.co.uk

Finding us

On the A257: 97, High Street, Wingham, Kent CT3 1DE info@villageguitars.co.uk
Opening Hours: Tuesday/Saturday 10.30 - 4.00 : Closed Mondays

Breaking News

We are delighted to announce that we are now showcasing RIF amplifiers, speakers and pedals from Shere Sound. These are high quality units hand built by David Petersen. info@villageguitars.co.uk
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Ukuleles-r-Us .... Catch The Island Spirit !

We have a good selection of Uke's from basic inexpensive Uke's in many bright colours, to quality musical instruments for serious players. Built to a high standard - many using sustainable exotic woods from around the world. Models are available in soprano tenor and concert and also electro-acoustic versions. Join the growing 'band' of Ukulele players - Meetings of the Wingham Ukulele Club are held at The Anchor in Wingham (huge thanks to Kevin) on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm Please see below for membership application form......

Wingham Ukulele Club

Interested in joining the Wingham Ukulele Club ? Please right-click the above image and select 'save target as' or 'save image as' then save to your PC, print the form, complete it and drop off at the shop. Thanks - we look forward to seeing you !

Acoustic corner

A small peek into just a part of our shop. Please browse our current stock list below. Click in an image for an enhanced view.

Village Guitars are authorised Tanglewood dealers

We are delighted to stock these quality acoustic guitars, and have a good selection across the type and price range. We also have choice of Ukuleles with some special deals. Come along and try them !

Taylor Standard series solid

Immaculate Taylor SB2-S Solid. Chambered mahogany body, quilted maple top with sculptured edges. Direct-mount pickups. Taylor designed bridge, saddles and machines. Ebony fretboard with 4mm dots. With Taylor hard case and tags. This is a superb guitar !

Fender USA Jazz Bass

1982 (S/No CB12492) Fender Jazz Bass. In Olympic White. Very good overall condition, with hard-case. Fully serviced, re-strung and set-up.

Gibson Nashville Soprano Model Ukulele

Built in 1950 (Serial No 5572) A very unusual and pretty ukulele with full rich tones, complete with hard case.

Tanglewood TSB58 (LP)

In striking cherry sunburst, chrome hardware. Great build quality playability and value.

Tanglewood T6 60 watt & T3 30 watt Acoustic combo amplifier

The T6 has first class reviews and represents fantastic value for money. Twin channels with instrument and microphone inputs. On board effects and a wealth of input/output options..Brilliant ! The T3 (30 watt) model also now in stock..... SPECIAL DEALS ARE AVAILABLE ON THESE AMPS WHEN PURCHASED WITH A TANGLEWOOD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC !!

Rack Mount - Marshall EL34 50/50 & JMP1

EL34 50/50 professional all valve power amp, dual monobloc amp 50 watts per side stereo Switchable voicing on each channel. 4 x EL34 tubes. Marshall JMP1 valve midi pre-amp, 4 channel Clean 1 & 2 OD 1 & 2 - Volume Gain Mid Bass & Presence. Emulated outputs, Stereo FX loop with level and mix. Midi mapping In, Thru, Out. Both units are in good condition

Peterson P100G MkII combo

Rare Peterson P100G Jazz combo amp. 100 watts solid state, 2 channel with link option Peterson footswitch included. Excellent quality combo and in very good condition.

Fender M80 head + cab

Custom re-built Fender M80 head, plus custom built cabinet with Eminence Delta 15". Very nicely rebuilt M80 head Fender 'Red Knob' design. Good sturdy cabinet with top rated speaker.

Groove Tubes Soul-O 45 combo

This is a rare one. Groove Tubes Soul-O 45. Class A hand wired tube combo Innovative design allows up to 11 combinations of tubes for emulation and power increase up to 65 watts. Limited built (in Sylmar California) quantity. Super solid cabinet with GT 12" speaker. Look 'em up and check out the features and options.

Gordon Smith GS2 DeLuxe

Built by Gordon Smith in Sept 2002, GS2 DeLuxe in Tobacco sunburst. Gloss front, satin back sides and neck. Wrapover bridge bar, 2 x GSG Humbucker pickups. With hard case.

Epiphone Sheraton 335

Immaculate Epiphone 335 in natural, Fitted with Grover tuners. 1992 Korean built, certified inspected and set-up in USA. Highly detailed inlay headstock. With Epiphone hard case.

Danelectro '59 re-issue double-cutaway

Korean built Danelectro '59 re-issue. Black/white scratchplate & binding Masonite/Wood frame body, Maple neck/Rosewood fretboard. Alnico lipstick pickups Dual concentric controls, 3-way selector. Very nice condition.

Epiphone Wildkat Semi

Finished in Flamed Maple. P90's, Grover tuners, Bigsby tremolo. Mahogany with maple top These are getting hard to find. In excellent condition and with Epiphone hard case.

Pearl SG Model

Produced by Matsukomu in Japan late 70's early 80's. SG Copy, dark cherry/walnut plays nicely. With gig-bag.

Hondo H935 Deluxe series (335 style)

Produced in Japan by Hondo, finished in deep dark red. Semi-hollow maple body, rosewood fretboard Twin humbuckers closed machines.

Dean Edge Active L/H Bass

Dean Edge 5-string Active Bass - Left Handed. In exceptional condition Black Flame Maple Tiger-stripe.

Music Man Stingray Bass

c.1989 MusicMan Stingray Bass, Natural finish, 3 x 1 tuners. active control. with hard-case Used guitar but in good overall order.

Sandberg California Bass

4-string Sandberg Active/Passive bass. 6-bolt neck. Delano Pick-ups. V.good condition.

B J Goodfellow Bass

Bernie Goodfellow GB 5-string bass.High end handcrafted guitar, too many features to list here complete with original Hiscock BJG hard-case. Superb condition. Check out GB Guitars to read up on these quality instruments.

Ovation Balladeer 1111

Ovation bowl-back electro acoustic. Built in Connecticut USA, Serial No: 104682. very good condition. Hard case included.

Takamine TC135SC 50th Anniversary.

Takamine TC135SC Nylon electro-acoustic. Japanese bult pro-series handcrafted Takamine. A true hybrid crossover designed for latin and jazz. Solid spruce top, Rosewood back sides and bridge with bone saddle. Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Fitted with Takamine CTP2 cold-tube pre-amp/EQ. Takamine hard case with tags etc. Beautiful condition.

EKO (Italian Design) acoustics

EKO Laredo acoustic and electro acoustic guitars, featuring 'fastlock' necks These are very good quality and at value for money prices. Various finishes and also Left-hand models available.

Fender MIJ XII 12 string

1986/87 Made In Japan (Fuji-gen plant) Fender XII 12 string (Strat shape). Sunburst finish, very playable with great 12-string tones. In excellent condition

Fender USA Strat DeLuxe Plus

97/98 Corona built Stratocaster DeLuxe Plus in Trans-Blue. Lace Sensor pickups, Roller nut, locking machines, tilt neck. Complete with Fender ABS hard-case. very good condition.

Squier Bullet Stratocaster

Squier (Fender designed) Bullet Stratocaster. Black with white pickguard In very nice condition.

Gretsch Corvette solid body

Rare early/mid 60's Gretsch Corvette, in off white. Good condition for it's age with Bigsby tremolo, USA Pat pick up. Machines have been replaced with Fender closed type Complete with hard case - One for the collectors...... !!!! PRICE REDUCED ON THIS ONE !!!! Very good condition.

Dean - Dimebag - Razorback

Dimebag Razorback DB Floyd by Dean. Basswood top/body, bolt-on maple neck, dime razor inlays, Grover tuners, Floyd Rose special trem bridge, Dean DMT humbuckers, black/silver finish. Good overall condition and with original Dean hard-case. Very striking !

Schecter Hellraiser

Korean built Schecter Hellraiser in high-gloss black. EMG89R (neck) EMG81TW (bridge) Pickups Mahogany with 3-piece mahogany neck/rosewood fretboard. Detailed abalone inlays. Schecter locking machines. Nice condition, with gig bag.

Aria Pro TS400 Thor Sound

Walnut finish, twin humbuckers with multi-way switching. Very nice looking and playing guitar and comes with hard case.

Brass, woodwind, percussion

We have an interesting selection of new and used brass, woodwind and percussion instruments and accessories Too many to list here, please feel free to come and browse.

Pedals, accessories etc.

Various pedals & FX, drum machines, mixers, P/A's, monitors etc.

Rickenbacker Fireglo 12 string

A very well kept example of the iconic 'Ricky' 12 string. Original Rickenbacker case included. What can you say ? Hey Mr Tambourine Man !

Indie IES Electro acoustic

Spruce top, natural finish, with on-board 4 band EQ.

Ibanez AW60 acoustic

AW60-NT OP-01 Artwood series by Ibanez. Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides. Closed machines Good overall condition.

Antoria Dove acoustic

Early 70's Made In Japan Antoria Dove acoustic. J T Coppock Label, Model 6913 Rare and in excellent condition, with hard case.

Levinson Blade

Japanese built Texas series Gary Levinson designed Blade in black with hard case. Passive/Active switching, adjustable string-tree, 3 trim pots on the active circuit for fine tone setting. Super guitar with innovative improvements on the Strat concept.

Wayne Sargent - Telecaster

Hand crafted by luthier Wayne Sargent - Walnut front / Sapele back. Maple with Rosewood neck. Lace AGi pickups. Highly detailed neck and headstock inlays. Gold colour hardware with individual inlayed machines. Very striking guitar. Complete with tweed hard-case.

Gibson LP Studio

2010 LP Studio in matt mahogany, with Gibson gig-bag.

Gibson LP Platinum

Built Nashville 25/10/2003 Production No 37. Les Paul Platinum. Rarely available and in very good condition. Complete with original Gibson silver hard case.

A selection of Overwater (Tanglewood) basses

Just in, these basses represent top quality build and features in true Tanglewood tradition.

Blueridge Br60-12

Blueridge BR60-12 Full acoustic 12 string. Solid Sitka Top. Rosewood back & sides. Dreadnought 28. Nice condition. With hard case.

Tanglewood Electro acoustic bass

DBT AB. Super Jumbo Acoustic Bass. Spruce top. Mahogany back sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Chrome die-cast machines. Tanglewood TEQ-4BT EQ.

Tanglewood Violin bass

Nice clean example of the iconic violin bass. twin volume and bass on/off treble on/off controls.

Marshall 72115 Bass Combo

Big Marshall bass combo. 15" with attenuated (rear control) horn. 7-way EQ, 2 inputs. FX loop. Extension & D.I. outputs. Very rugged !

Ashdown EVOIII 500 Bass Combo

500 watts into 15" speaker. Passive/Active input switch. Tuner input, Line out, Line In, XLR D.I., FX Loop, Plus all the Ashdown features..Compression, Sub-harmonics, Valve Drive etc..etc.

Warwick Rock Bass

Warwick Rock Bass 5 string. Finished in Black, chrome hardware, twin MEC pickups.

Peavey Windsor combo

15 watt Class A Tube combo. Features a variable power attenuator 'Power Sponge' Hi/Lo inputs FX Loop. Boost switch. Spring reverb. Variable impedance cab outputs. Rec out XLR. Peavey Blue Marvel speaker. V.good condition.

Peavey Transformer 112 combo

50 watt Trans-Tube. 12" Blue Marvel speaker. Hi/Lo Inputs. 16 Presets. 12 Amp Models. 5 FX + Delay/reverb Pre & Post gain, 3 band EQ. Midi In/Outs. 4 ohm Out/Phones. Complete with Peavey EFX Footswitch Very nice condition.

Vox AC4 Head plus cab

Brilliant little Vox AC4, modified with switchable tone enhance. Complete with Vox 16 ohm cab. Very nice condition, cab is as new.

Line 6 Spider II combo

Spider II 112 - Line 6 combo. 75 watts into 12" Celestion Custom driver. Amp modeling plus on-board effects. Reverb, phones out, Including footswitch

Epiphone Triggerman 60DSP.

Triggerman 60 DSP Combo. 60 Watt Solid-State with E-valve tone circuitry. 2 Channels, 16 DSP selects DSP Reverb, FX Loop with level control. Aux In/Out with level control. Headphone jack, XLR DI with level control, 12" Speaker, 8 ohm extension jack. Really nice retro look in dark red & cream finish.

Vox Valvetronix Tonelab LE .

16 amps, 11 cabs, 16 effects, 11 modulations, 11 delay and reverb, on-board tuner, midi in/out plus more Complete with power adaptor, carry-case and manuals.

Marshall MG50DFX Combo

MG50DFX. 2 Channels, Independent Tone controls for each. Chorus, Chorus/Delay, Delay, Flanger Reverb. Line-Out/Phones, CD Input, Ext Speaker out, FX Loop.

Marshall DFX250 Combo

Marshall MG DFX250 combo Clean & Overdrive channels.Digital FX with reverb. Line/Phones out. Left/Right (stereo) speaker outs. FX Loop. 2 x 12" 2 x 50 watts.

Ashdown Fallen Angel combo

Rugged Ashdown combo 60 watts (80 peak) 2 x 12". All Tube. Packed with options and footswitch included

NUX Amplifiers

Nux Mighty 30 - packed with digital effects etc, footswitch included.

Marshall AS50D & AS50R Soloist acoustic amplifiers

One of each of one of the best acoustic amplifiers around. Twin channel with Microphone/Aux/Input in Ch 2 Phantom power to XLR mic input. Chorus and Reverb, Anti-Feedback control. D.I.Out, Line Out, Effects Loop and Footswitch input. good condition: AS50D (D)igital Reverb - AS50(R)Spring Reverb

Laney LA30C Acoustic Amp.

30 watts, 2 channels (Mic on Ch 1 with Phono/CD input) Twin guitar inputs (On Ch 2) for active or passive. Bass/Mid/Treble EQ. Reverb & Chorus. Line in and out.

Marshall MB4410 bass combo

300 watts > 4 Ohms / 450 watts > 2 Ohms (with ext. cab) 4 x 10" speakers. DI line out XLR (pre and post) FX loop. 2 Channels - Modern & Classic (ECC83 pre-amp valve on Classic channel) Active/Passive input. CD input. Headphone out. Blend/Compressor/Boost, 3 x mid-voices. Master Volume. Very powerful/versatile/rugged With cover.

Fender Rumble 30 bass combo

30 watts through Fender 10" special design speaker. Blended overdrive, ported enclosure with tilt-back design cabinet. Excellent condition.

AXL B60 bass combo

60 watts through 12" with switch-able tweeter. 2 Channels with XLR and Jack Inputs. 6 band EQ, FX Loop and Line-Out. Good for bass or keyboard.

'Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.(Reserved)

All tube 40 watt combo, Celestion Vintage 30-G12. 3 Channels, 2 Inputs, FX Loop Ext Speaker port. Blue Tolex with blue chickenhead knobs. Footswitch included. In very good condition.

'Fender Rumble 350 Bass amp.

350 watts through 2 x 10" Fender 'special design' speakers. Lots of features/options. Superb Fender bass tone and performance.

Fender Rumble 100 Bass amp

This is a really rugged Bass amp, 100 watts through a 15" speaker plus 4" tweeter. Effects loop and line out.

Trace Elliot 7215 Bass combo

Trace Elliot 7215 GP7 300 watts through 15" speaker. Active/Passive inputs. 7-band EQ. Compressor.Input and Output gain. FX Loop. DI Out. Ext.Speaker out. Illuminated (green) panel. On castors.

Laney VC30 combo

Laney VC30 combo.Class A amp. 30 watts 2 inputs Hi/Lo 2 channel. Bright switch on clean. Reverb. FX Loop. 2 x 12" Celestion 70 Eighty's. Footswitch included. Mounted on castors.

Vintage Sound City SC30

Rave from the grave...Sound City SC30 amp, built in the DDR (behind the Berlin Wall) Nice touch of nostalgia.

Laney Tube-Fusion TF300 combo

Solid-state with tube pre-amp. 120 watts into 1 x 12". 3 channels - clean - drive 1 - drive 2. Volume,Bass,Middle,Treble,DriveĀ­,Volume,Enhance,Gain,Master,Enhance,Base,Middle,Treble,Reverb. Ext Speaker, headphone socket, EFX loop. Line out. Footswitch ports for Reverb & Ch. select.

Peavey Blazer 158

Made in USA. Trans-Tube Twin channel, Input + CD/Tape input, phones out. 15 watts A very decent practice amp with plenty of features.

Casio WK3000 Electronic Keyboard Silver

Packed full of preset effects, tempo's, instruments, songs, full drum effects... etc.etc.etc

Latest News

Many thanks for your interest - and we look forward to seeing you soon ! Our guitar tuition studio is well established, weekday evenings and Saturday morning slots are available - Please let us know if you are interested.

We are always keen to look at any interesting guitars or amps that you may wish to consider selling on a commission basis.