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 Browsers from the Deal, Walmer, Sandwich, Thanet coast areas interested in tuition..please take a look at : www.garrydraper.co.uk

Finding us

On the A257: 97, High Street, Wingham, Kent CT3 1DE. Tel: 01227 721106 info@villageguitars.co.uk
Opening Hours: Tuesday/Saturday 10.30 - 4.00 : Closed Mondays

Breaking News

WE ARE EXTENDING OUR NEW YEAR DEALS... WHY NOT CALL IN ? SEE AND TRY WHAT'S AVAILABLE !!

633 EngineeringSuperb quality hand-built amps..

We were delighted once more to host the demonstration of these brilliant bespoke amplifiers built by Cliff Brown (owner of 633 Engineering) here at Village Guitars. To whet your appetite, take a look at : www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fKaARE8E-0&feature=youtu.be and here : www.633amp.com

Ukuleles-r-Us .... Catch The Island Spirit !

We have a good selection of Uke's which are quality musical instruments. 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...better still, come along and see us !

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 !

G & L S-500

U.S. built (with certificate) G&L S-500 deluxe Quilted maple on mahogany with black flame finish. Rosewood fretboard, G&L(Schaller) tuners 3 x G&L MFD pickups. Volume (coil tapped) Treble & Bass controls 5-way selector G&L dual fulcrum vibrato. G&L hard shell case.

Adam Black JA20QBAN

JA20 Jazz archtop by Adam Black. Duncan designed pickups Grover machines. Bigsby trem. all in gold finish. Excellent condition. With Seagull heavily padded gig bag.

PRS Tremonti SE

Korean built PRS Tremonti SE in Quilted Tobacco burst. Very good condition with PRS padded gig bag.

Rickenbaker 360JG

Dec 1998 Rickenbaker 360JG Black/white with tags and ABS hard case. V.Nice !!

Fender Mex Strat

1994 Fender Mexican Stratocaster Sunburst finish, Maple neck. With hard case.

Taylor 455 El.Acoustic

2001 Taylor 455 12 string Electro Acoustic. Sitka Spruce Top Ovangkol back & sides, mahogany neck. Grover machines. Taylor hard-shell case included. Very nice condition, lovely 'Taylor' tones.

USA Fender Strat plus

1991 Fender Strat plus. Pewter finish. Lace pickups, locking tuners, roller nut. Nice condition, with hard case.

Ibanez RS1400

1983 Japanese built Ibanez RS1400. Limited run, only 168 built. Arch-topped Ash Body. Maple thru-neck with rosewood fretboard. 2 x Super 58 Humbuckers. Short-stop bridge. Ibanez Smooth II tuners. Gold hardware. 3 way toggle selector. 2 Volume, 2 tone with Duo-Sound taps. Professionally refinished in matt black.With hard case. Rare high-end Ibanez.

1940's El.Acoustic Lap Steel

Believed to be mid 1940's USA built Electro acoustic Lap Steel. All original, even Bakelite knobs. Lovely old instrument. With case.

Big Island Tenor Ukulele

Finished in Curly Koa, the Rope series tenor Ukulele by Big Island Hawaii. This is a high quality Ukulele, beautifully built and finished, with pure loud tones. It is virtually unplayed and in excellent condition and comes complete with Rockcase hard case.

Hofner Western Acoustic

1960's Hofner Western Jumbo acoustic. Model No 5154 Serial No 1162. Jumbo acoustic with 'dagger' headstock emblem. Nicely crafted vintage guitar from Hofner.

Ovation Adamus El.Acoustic

1982 Ovation Adamus II Stereo electro-acoustic. Carbon top in blue-burst. Mahogany neck, bridge and binding. Volume and Tone twin output jacks. With Hiscox fitted hard case.

Fender Active Jazz Bass

Korean built Fender Jazz bass (active/passive) Super quilted finish, Rosewood fretboard, 6 Screw neck, HipShot machine heads, Twin 'BassLines' pickups. Hard case included.

Azahar Flamenco

Spanish built Azahar Flamenco 132 classical guitar. Top quality Flamenco style guitar from Azahar Spain. Very good condition. Hard case included.

Ibanez Artstar

1995 Korean built Ibanez AF120 Archtop. Black with gold hardware. Very nice condition, with Ibanez hard case included.

Cort NDX20 El.Acoustic

NDX20 Electro acoustic by Cort. Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, Mahogany dovetail-joint neck with rosewood fretboard.Natural gloss with body and neck binding. Fishman Presys EQ. Very good condition, with Cort hard case.

Washburn WI-65PRO

Korean built Washburn WI-65Pro. Mahogany body with dark maple neck 22 frets. 'Idol' series body design with Buzz Freiten tuning/bridge. Seymour Duncan 59 neck and Custom bridge pickups. Washburn VCC Voice contour control. Graduated coil-tap. very nice condition.

Fender Mexican Stratocaster

Custom Shop designed 2009 Mex Strat finished in blizzard pearl. Maple neck, locking tuners. Good quality locking strap buttons fitted. Nice condition.

Yamaha Pacifica 112V

Sunburst Pacifica 112V. Alder body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard Alnico V Pickups S.S.H. 5 position selector, master volume and tone (coil tapped) Chrome hardware.

Epiphone SG

1997 Epiphone SG Standard in black. Good overall condition.

Gibson Les Paul Platinum

Limited edition Platinum Les Paul. very striking guitar with Gibson hard case.

Ludwig snare, stand and bag

Ludwig 14 inch snare, Weather Master medium head..black galaxy sparkle. with stand and wheeled carry bag. Excellent quality and condition.

3-Piece Gigster Drums

1950's/1960's Gigster drums in red sparkle. 20" Kick (with floor spikes) 14" Snare 10" Tom-tom. Also 1950's Premier 565313 clamp - quite rare.

Squier 50th anniv. Stratocaster

50th Anniversary 'Gold Logo' Fender Squier Stratocaster. Korean built - the good ones ! Maple neck, black with white pickguard. Very good condition.

J Michael Alto sax

Model AL500 Saxophone by J.Michael very nice condition, hardly used and with fitted hard case.

Hofner Shorty

Green sparkle with pearl pickguard...Hofner Shorty electric travel guitar With Hofner gig bag.

DanElectro 59 reissue U2

Very nice condition Danelectro U2 in maroon 2 lipstick pickups, '59 style retro black and white twin controls.

Epiphone SG

Epiphone SG Standard G400. Cherry red. Good overall condition...with hard case

Roderich Paesold Cello

Paesold 602E 4/4 Cello, with Paesold 192C Bow and back-pack style carry bag.The 602E is an intermediate model with good sound and is not too heavy. Vintage finish, and in overall nice condition. We know it's not a guitar ! This is a slight departure from the norm for us but we are very pleased to offer this fine instrument.

Electra X935

X935 60th anniversary (St Louis Music) Electra No 22 of limited commemorative series. With numbered headstock brass plate. A rare find this one !

Squier Dimension V Bass

Squier (Fender) Dimension V 5 string bass. Maple 'C' neck High output humbucker with active 3 band EQ. 5-saddle Hi-Mass bridge. Chrome hardware.

Gibson Ripper Bass

The Ripper bass by Gibson.(This one we believe to be built 1974) Proper big bass, contoured body, all original hardware and in excellent condition. Complete with Hard case by Pepper. Got to see this one !

Fender Starcaster semi

1976 (Fullerton) Fender Starcaster semi-acoustic Finished in black, the Fender Starcaster..! Fully serviced and set-up complete with hard-case.

Jaggard Lap Steel

Black crackle & chrome finish. Jaggard Lap Steel guitar. Neat 'Roman numeral' fret markers. With adjustable legs and carry bag. Very nice condition.

Spector Core Bass

Stuart Spector design Core 4 string Bass. Figured Maple over Basswood acoustically chambered body. Maple neck 24 fret Rosewood. EMGHZ pickup plus Fishman Powerbridge piezo. Volume and Tone for each. High gloss Amberburst finish.

Danelectro reissue convertible

Copperburst, rare, Danelectro convertible Electro Acoustic. Very good condition - with tweed hard-case.

Aria 'lawsuit' copy L5 semi-acoustic

This is believed to be a 1970's Japan built Aria copy of the Gibson L5 semi-acoustic, known as a 'lawsuit model'. It is however a finely crafted instrument and a little research will show just how highly rated and valued these guitars are. Finished in antique sunburst with detailed inlays and binding, this guitar is in very good condition and is worth serious consideration. A fitted hard-case is included.

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.

EKO Ranger series 12 string

1970's EKO Ranger series 12 string electro-acoustic original factory pick-up and controls. Few dinks and donks but good for it's age and a lovely matured tone.

Charvel model 4

Charvel (Jackson) late 1980's model 4. Japanese built, dark cherry finish. Floyd rose bridge, Jackson pick-ups (HSS) and machines. Vol/Tone and 3 way switching.

Fender Mexican Telecaster

Black with white pickguard, 2004 Mexican Telecaster Maple neck. Slight gig wear but good condition & good player.

Tanglewood TSB58 (LP)

Available in Honey burst and Tobacco burst. Entwistle HV58 pickups, quality chrome hardware, detailed inlays. Great build quality playability and value.

Tanglewood TSB57 (Strat)

Ebony gloss. Solid alder body, maple neck and fretboard. AS57 single coil Entwistle pickups (3)

Tanglewood TSB94

3 models from the TSB94 range.. Magna-Trem carved maple top Graphite. Magna-Trem AAA Solid flame maple carved top Honeyburst Double cut hardtail carved maple top Cherry burst. Very nice versatile solids.

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.....Also Sub-Woofer extension cab with pole mount. 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. We have 2 JMP1 units available.

QSC K12 Powered speakers

K12 QSC Powered speakers (pair).. 1000W Class D 12" cone 1.75" compression driver Very high quality high power speakers with balanced and unbalanced XLR inputs/outputs. Thermal limiting - with fan cooling. Fitted slip covers included.

HK Nano 600 pa system

High quality self contained pa system. Configures as a mono PA, a 2.1 setup or double stereo set with twin satellites. Two satellites with a 4.5' woofer and 1' tweeter 10 Inch Subwoofer. 5 Inputs, 3-Channel-Mixer, Mic In 1 with Phantom Power.460 W power amp 130 dB max. SPL. MultiCell Transformer for optimum dispersion. Low-resonance bass enclosure. Satellite transport bay inside the subwoofer enclosure. Weighs just 16.3 kg ! Crystal clear output.

Fender Hot Rod DeLuxe III Combo

Black finish Hot Rod DeLuxe III. Celestion G12P-80 speaker. GT valves. 2 channel with drive. Twin inputs with Normal/Bright switching. FX loop. Footswitch. Reverb. Excellent condition, with Fender slip cover.

Randall KH-120 Head

Kirk Hammett signature series KH-120 head by Randall. 120 watts, 2 channels 3 modes 4 band EQ Bass Middle Treble Contour. Master Volume and (spring) Reverb. Tape & CD inputs Phones socket. FX loop. 4 and 8 ohm speaker sockets. Good condition.

Marshall 2554 Combo

1980's UK built Marshall 2554 combo..black finish. Switchable 25/50 watt 1 x 12" Celestion Vintage G12. With footswitch. Sought after combo.

Marshall Mercury Combo

1972/73 available only via Marshall mail order - Mercury combo Finished in orange, 1 x 12" combo with lo/hi inputs Volume and Tone Tremolo via footswitch (not included) Shows its age but just serviced and fully working. Grille can be re-covered as optional extra. Rare amplifier !

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.

WEM Power Musette II combo

British built WEM Musette II combo. Ideal keyboard amp but equally good for guitar. 2 channels with treble boost. 12" Goodmans speaker Very sturdy cab, a little tired looking but good for it's age !

Ashbury 11" 5-string banjo

Mahogany resonator, gold hardware. Unusual model with highly detailed inlays on neck and headstock.

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.

Gold Tone 4-string banjo

11 inch head, chrome hardware, mahogany resonator, inlaid fretboard. Good condition and with padded carry bag.

Stagg Jazz style bass

B300 Jazz style 4-string bass. twin pickups. chrome hardware Finished in black with white pickguard. Good condition.

Hondo II Prof. bass

1970's Japanese built Hondo II bass. Black, few dinks and scratches but a solid well built and powerful bass.

Squier Standard Jazz L/H bass

Indonesian built Squier Left-hand Jazz bass. Sunburst finish chrome hardware. Good condition - with Gig bag.

10.5" 5-string banjo

Circa 1930's British built open back banjo with chrome fittings. Nice condition.

Martin DX1

Left-hand Martin DX1 acoustic, with hard case.

Gretsch Jim Dandy acoustic

Dark stainurst finish..Gretsch Jim Dandy travel/parlour acoustic. Nice build quality and condition.

Alden 335

Alden 335 style semi-acoustic in Cherry Red. Maple body and neck, rosewood fretboard. Centre block, Entwistle design humbuckers. Nice semi.

Dean Edge Active L/H Bass

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

Ovation Balladeer 1111

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

Squier JP Bass

Indonesian Squier (Fender) Jazz/Precision bass in black. Nice hybrid bass with both style (J/P) pick up options. With gig bag.

Crafter MD80-12N.

Korean built Crafter MD80-12N acoustic. Mahogany back sides and neck. Spruce top, chrome Crafter closed machines. Nice bright 12-string tones. Very good condition.

Rock Series VRS

Vintage brand VRS rock series (PRS style) Tobacco burst, Wilkinson electrics, chrome hardware Nice condition.

V100 LP style

LP Style V100 by Vintage. Cherry burst, Wilkinson pick-ups and machines, chrome hardware Good overall condition.

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.

Hoyer 6 string dreadnought

circa 60's/70's Hoyer German made acoustic. Lovely old mature guitar !

Crafter D80-12N.

Crafter D80-12N acoustic 12 string. Mahogany back sides and neck. Spruce top, chrome Crafter closed machines. Nice condition, with gig-bag.

Pedals, accessories etc.

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

Fender Telecaster Bass

Built 1972, Fender Telecaster Bass. Off-white, white pickguard, maple neck. All original. Brilliant tone !

Levinson Blade (reserved)

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.

A selection of Overwater (Tanglewood) basses

Overwater basses represent top quality build and features in true Tanglewood tradition.

Tanglewood Electro acoustic basses - choice of 2

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.

PA equipment

A selection of Passive and active monitors, bass bins. Power amps..Cloud/Carver/Synergy.

Mania EFX disco light

Martin Mania EFX 250w halogen effect light. Rotate/swivel mirror drum Colour and gobo wheel, strobe fx. DMX control music or auto. dimmable.

JHS PA/Amp rig

Early C100PA rig by JHS. 4 input head with reverb/aux gain/presence 2 cabs with 2 x 8" 16ohm drivers. Works well fair cosmetic condition.

HH Studio 50 Combo

1970's UK built HH Studio 50 112 Solid State combo..black finish...solid cabinet 1 x 12" enclosed back. Gain, Volume, 3 band EQ + Reverb. Illuminated panel. Tough workshorse amp !

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.

Fender DeLuxe 112 Plus combo

2 Input, twin channel Normal/Drive. Reverb. FX Loop. Phones socket. 1 x 12"

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

Marshall 5205 Combo

1980's British built Marshall 5205 12 watt Reverb combo. Nice solid practice amp.

Peavey Vypyr 30 combo

30 watt Vypyr combo. 4 channels, 3 band EQ, master volume, pre and post gain controls 12" speaker. 11 rack effects, 11 stompbox effects, Midi in-out, phones socket. Boxed, as new.

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.

'ValvePower 2 x 12 combo

Custom built, hand-wired 18 watt ValvePower combo. 2 Channel/4 Inputs. 4/8/16 ohm speaker outs. 2 x EL84 2 x ECC81 1 x ECC83S 1 x EZ81. Vol/Tone on Ch 1 Vol/Bass/Mid/Treble on Ch 2. Very clean and warm tones. Well built cabinet with Chicken head knobs.

Fender Acoustasonic 150

Neat function packed Acoustic combo. 2 x 75w into 2 x 8" + piezo horn. Separate channels for instrument and Mic (phantom power) or instrument. built-in voicing, amp modelling and effects. Stereo fx loop. XLR balanced line-out. Tilt back legs. Excellent condition.

Fender B-Dec bass amp

Bass version of the Fender G-Dec amp. 30watts with on-board effects, looper and much much more. Footswitch and manuals included...hardly used.

Roland Bass RX

Roland Micro-Cube Bass RX portable combo Mains / Battery operated. With on-board effects, tuner... etc.etc.

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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.