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
On the A257: 97, High Street, Wingham, Kent CT3 1DE firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: Tuesday/Saturday 10.30 - 4.00 : Closed Mondays
- 6 miles from Canterbury
- 6 miles from Sandwich
- 5 mins from bothe the A2 & A299
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. Download the brochure
Click above to download now
Ukuleles-r-Us .... Catch The Island Spirit !
- Bluebottle 38 watt Tremolo/Reverb head
- Firefly 38 watt Tremolo/Reverb combo
- Jaybird 15" and Seabird 12" 50 watt cabinets
- Whirligig Vib/Trem/Phaser, Blue Tube Level/Treble/Overdrive boost pedals
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......
Interested in joining the Wingham Ukulele Club ?
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to your PC, print the form, complete it and drop off at the shop. Thanks - we look forward to seeing you !
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 !
WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN TANGLEWOOD GUITARS SUMMER UPGRADE PROGRAM - GUARANTEED PART
EXCHANGE OF ANY GUITAR AGAINST A NEW TANGLEWOOD MODEL - TOO GOOD TOO MISS !!
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 !
One for the collectors ! Burns of London Shadows 50th Anniversary
Apache. Immaculate condition, with all tags and accessories intact. Certificate of Authenticity
signed by Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch..Number 345 of a limited edition of 500, of which only 50
in Fiesta Red. Complete with Burns plush-lined hard case...a real stunner !
1976 (Fullerton) Fender Starcaster semi-acoustic
Finished in black, the Fender Starcaster..! Fully serviced and set-up
complete with hard-case.
Rossli Dragonfly Telecaster style
Rossli guitars Dragonfly - built and signed by Thanet luthier Robin Day
11.08.08 No 7207 - Beautifully made instrument. Honduras Mahogany with 4A Quilted Maple top.
4A Flamed Sycamore neck with Ebony fretboard. Duncan P90 Custom neck pick up. Bridge P90 stacked wired
series/par with push-pull tone pot. Nitro cellulose finish - gleaming, very good condition - with 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.
Guild Starfire semi-acoustic
This is believed to be a late 1960's (S/N 31083)
Starfire by Guild. Very well used guitar with a few well earned blemishes for it's age !
Still a cracker and with super Guild tone.
Gretsch Catalina Club series kit
In excellent condition..5 x 14 Snare 8 x 12 Tom
14 x 14 Floor Tom 14 x 18 Kick. Finished in stunning Sparkle Red, Top Gretsch quality chrome-ware.
Complete with cases.
1982 (S/No CB12492) Fender Jazz Bass. In Olympic White.
Very good overall condition, with hard-case. Fully serviced, re-strung and set-up.
Fender USA Precision Bass - Left Hand
1996/97 (S/No N6155530) Left-hand Fender Precision Bass.
Sunburst finish. Fender tags.. very good condition, with hard-case.
Rossli hand-built Electro Mandolin
Solid body electro Mandolin hand built.
Antique burst in really nice condition. An unusual and rare instrument. Complete with case.
1977/78 Fullerton built Telecaster DeLuxe in black.
Very nice condition - with case.
G&L ASAT Telecaster special (not currently available)
Feb 2000, natural ash with black hardware.
This G&L is a beauty..complete with case.
Black with gold hardware. H/S/H pickups, Floyd Rose bridge.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Cherry burst,chrome hardware,2005 Model
Very nice condition, a well cared for guitar.
Available in Cherry burst, Honey burst and Tobacco burst.
Entwistle HV58 pickups, quality chrome hardware, detailed inlays.
Great build quality playability and value.
Arctic white, Ebony gloss, 2-tone sunburst
Solid alder body, maple neck and fretboard. AS57 single coil Entwistle pickups (3)
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.....
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
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.
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.
Andy Crockett (Strat Style)
Built by local luthier Andy Crockett. Strat style solid in bold red, maple neck.
Neck and Middle pickups - Seymour Duncan. Bridge pickup - DiMarzio virtual vintage stacked
humbucker. Very nice overall condition & with 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.
Built 8/8/2011 - Nashville. Gibson Melody Maker in blue. very good sustain from the mahogany body.
Reasonable condition with minor marks/scratches.
Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty
Produced in Korea 2001. Epiphone LP Black Beauty, 3 pick-up - with hard case
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 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.
Admira Solista classical.
Made in Spain by Artesania - Admira Solista - Solid cedar top, Sapelli back and sides,
Samanguilla neck with rosewood fretboard. Excellent 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.
Encore Blaster series solid
3/4 size Encore Blaster .. Black..with tremolo and bag
Good starter guitar ! We can offer a small practice amp with this guitar at a bundle price.
Squier Bullet Stratocaster
Squier (Fender designed) Bullet Stratocaster. Black with white pickguard
In very nice 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 !
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.
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.
AW60-NT OP-01 Artwood series by Ibanez. Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides. Closed machines
Good overall condition.
Full acoustic AG20 by Garrison. Nice full rich tone, good condition and well priced.
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.
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.
Built Nashville 14/1/1998. Les Paul Standard in immaculate condition
finished in Burgundy - still has original warranty card from Rosetti.
Complete with original Gibson case and shipping box.
A selection of Overwater (Tanglewood) basses
Overwater basses represent top quality build and features in true Tanglewood tradition.
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.
Nice clean example of the iconic violin bass. twin volume and bass on/off treble on/off controls.
Peavey Milestone jazz style bass, sunburst with white pickguard. Nice condition with gig bag.
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.
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.
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.
1980's British built Marshall 5205 12 watt Reverb combo.
Nice solid practice amp.
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.
Compact Bugera all valve V(intage)5 combo. Switchable 0.1 / 1.0 / 5.0 watts output.
Nux Mighty 30 - packed with digital effects etc, footswitch included.
Marshall AS50D acoustic combo
Twin channel with Microphone/Aux/Input in Ch 2. Phantom power to XLR mic input.
Chorus and Digital Reverb, Anti-Feedback control. D.I.Out, Line Out, Effects Loop and
Footswitch input. good condition.
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.
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.
Custom built, hand-wired 18 watt ValvePower combo. 2 Channel/4 Inputs. 1 x Tayden 'True Brit' 12" and 1 x Tayden
'Great Brit' 12". 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 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.
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.
Rave from the grave...Sound City SC30 amp, built in the DDR (behind the Berlin Wall)
Nice touch of nostalgia.
Pair HZ SB600 Bass Bins. 18" drivers. 4 x Speakon sockets.600 watts.
Casio WK3000 Electronic Keyboard Silver
Packed full of preset effects, tempo's, instruments, songs, full drum effects... etc.etc.etc
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.