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


633 EngineeringSuperb quality hand-built amps..

We are delighted to be hosting a demonstration of these brilliant bespoke amplifiers built by Cliff Brown (owner of 633 Engineering) here at Village Guitars, on Saturday 28th November from 11am. You simply have to come along to see and hear these amazing amps...To whet your appetite, take a look at : 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 !

PRS Tremonti SE

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

Stratocaster DeLuxe

2009 Fender Custom Shop Strat DeLuxe. Classic sunburst, Custom shop 'worn'. Locking machines. 5 position selector. All original tags and Fender Custom Shop 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.

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.

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.

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.

J Michael Alto sax

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

DanElectro 59 reissue U2

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

USA Fender Precision bass

2001 (Corona) Precision Bass in candy-apple red. Played only once...excellent condition..with Fender 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.

Eric Clapton Blackie Strat

Fender Eric Clapton Blackie Stratocaster Classic black & white finish. Torres neck..usual 'blackie' fixtures and fittings. With gig bag.

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.

Ibanez EW20ASE Electro acoustic

Figured ash body back and sides, mahogany neck - rosewood fretboard. X Body bracing, Ivory binding, abalone decor to soundhole. B-band EQ. XLR & 1/4in inputs.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Hofner B-Bass Hi-series

Iconic Hofner B-Bass (violin shape) Vintage sunburst, Hofner control panel with 2 Volume + Rhythm/Bass, Bass on/off, Treble on/off switches. Very good condition, almost-as-new.

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.

Guild GAD - Left-hand

GAD acoustic by Guild, fitted with LR Baggs pick-up. Guild hard case included

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.

Les Paul style by Rockburn

Excellent starter/intermediate guitar, Rockburn LP style in sunburst with chrome hardware Volume pots have been upgraded to improve performance.

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 !

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.

Fender Stratacoustic

Electro-acoustic Stratacoustic by Fender. Slim bowl-back body, Fishman Pre-amp with tuner. Finished in black...very good condition. With gig bag.

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.

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 !

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.

Line6 Spider Valve 112

40 watt AB tube combo (Bogner designed) 2 x 12AX7 2 x 6L6. Celestion Vintage 30 12". Amp modelling. Smart control FX. 36 programmable channels 300 presets. 4.8.16 ohm speaker outputs. FX loop. Built-in tuner. Complete with slip cover and FBV Footboard (with bag). Very good condition.

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.

Allen & Heath WZ16 mixer

Top quality WZ16_2DX mixer by Allen & Heath Packed with just about every feature needed from a mixer and on-board effects also. Desktop or Rack mount options.

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.

Randall RG50TC combo

All Tube 50 watt combo. 2 EL34EH power tubes. 12" Celestion. 2 channel x 4 mode. Vintage & Modern hi-gain on overdrive channel. FX Loop. Incl Footswitch. Boxed, 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

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.

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.

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.

Fender Mustang IV combo

Fender Mustang IV Modelling amp. 150 watts, 2 x 12" Celestion G12P-80. 17 amp models, 12 Modulation effects. On-board tuner adjustable DSp effects. FX loop, Aux,Phones,USB connectors. Footswitch included.

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.