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. Tel: 01227 721106 info@villageguitars.co.uk
Opening Hours: Tuesday/Saturday 10.30 - 4.00 : Closed Mondays

Breaking News

******** FROM NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS, WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAYS 10.30am - 16.00pm ******** THE LEAVES ARE FALLING, AND SO ARE OUR PRICES. WE ARE LINING UP SOME SPECIAL DEALS ON THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS..COME ALONG AND SEE WHAT WE'RE OFFERING !

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 !

Gibson LP Traditional II

Built 9th April 2013 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional II finished in white with gold hardware (rare in the UK). Superb condition, fully set-up and with Gibson hard case. This guitar is available to view by appointment - please contact us for further details.

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.

Heritage 535 semi

Built in Kalamazoo 2003 : Heritage 535 semi-acoustic. Antique burst finish. This lovely guitar is in excellent condition. Heritage hard case included.

Suhr Pro Series

2011 Suhr Pro. Basswood body, Maple neck/Rosewood fretboard Sperzel locking tuners. Neck & Middle p/up: JST ML single-coil Bridge: JST SSH + Humbucker. Charcoal burst flamed maple top. With hard case. Very good example.

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.

Fender Starcaster semi

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

Samick Archtop

1990's Samick HF650 Bluenote Archtop. Black with gold hardware, white binding. Nice Jazz/Rock-a-Billy guitar. With hard case.

Eric Clapton Blackie Strat

1989 Fender Eric Clapton Blackie Stratocaster Classic black & white finish. Torres neck..usual 'blackie' fixtures and fittings. With gig bag.

Yamaha AEX500

Acclaimed Yamaha AEX500 semi electro acoustic. Tobacco burst finish, Professionally modified bridge. Nice guitar. With gig bag.

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.

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.

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.

EVH Wolfgang Special

Basswood with maple veneer top. Quartersawn maple neck. Birdseye maple fretboard. Stainless steel frets. EVH Wolfgang humbuckers. Hard-Tail. Very nice condition. Great rock guitar !

PRS SE Soapbar

Korean built PRS SE soapbar. Wine red with half-moon fret markers. Very nice condition, with hard case included.

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.

Ibanez EW35 electro acoustic

Beautiful Ibanez EW35ABE-NT. Back sides and top: Olive/Ash/Burl.Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Ibanez closed tuners.Ibanez (B-band) SRT pre-amp with tuner.High gloss lacquer finish. This guitar has to be seen, the woods and finish are superb. With hard case.

Recording King acoustic

ROS627 Acoustic. 12-fret OOO. Top: Solid AA Sitka Spruce. Back & sides: Rosewood. Neck: Mahogany 1-piece. Ebony fretboard. Ivoroid binding. Ebony bridge Bone nut and saddle. Grover butterbean tuners. Very nice condition.

Tanglewood TSB58 (LP)

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

Tanglewood TSB57 (Strat)

Ebony gloss and 2-tone sunburst available. 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 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.

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.

Lindo Dark Defender

Dark Defender by Lindo. Willow body, P90's, chrome hardware, tune-o-matic bridge. Finished in nice matt black with white binding to body and F-hole (similar look to Telecaster thinline). With gig bag.

Dean Vendetta

Dean Vendetta 7-string. Trans Amber. Bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard. Dean open-coil humbuckers. 24 frets, string-thru body, die-cast tuners. Serviced and re-strung. Good condition.

Yamaha Pacifica 412

Pacifica 412V Solid. Alder body, maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard. 2 single coil + 1 humbucker. Tobacco burst with edge binding.

Epiphone SG

Korean (Samick) built 1998 Epiphone SG in cherry red. With gig bag.

Ibanez SZ520 solid

Korean built SZ520 in high gloss black with natural binding. Duncan/Ibanez pick-ups. Chrome hardware. String thru-body. Nice condition, with gig bag.

Indie LP style

LP Style by Indie Guitars. Mahogany body with maple cap, nice edge binding. Mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard. Indie pick-ups, chrome hardware. Nice overall condition

Fender F80-12 acoustic

1979 Fender F80-12 string acoustic. Nice matured guitar, good tones and with a generous neck width.

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.

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.

EKO (Italian Design) 12 string acoustic

EKO Laredo acoustic and electro acoustic guitars, featuring 'fastlock' necks These are very good quality and at value for money prices.

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.

Aria Pro TS400 Thor Sound

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

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 !

Blueridge BR60 - 12 string.

Blueridge BR60 - 12 string Dreadnought. Sitka spruce top, Santos rosewood body Mahogany neck. Cross braced for strength, tone and volume. With hard case.

Indie IES Electro acoustic

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

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.

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 Standard

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.

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 top quality (FBT & EV) PA equipment Passive and active monitors, and an FBT Bass-Bin

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.

Orange Tiny Terror + Vox cab

Orange Tiny Terror, hardly used with original bag. Amazing valve amp - switch-able 7 or 15 watt. 8 and 16 ohm speaker outputs. Vox Greenback V112NT cab, 25 watts - 16 ohm. Both items in very good condition.

Marlin B15 Bass Combo

BMS (Korean built) Marlin B15 Bass combo. 2 Inputs, master volume Volume/Bass/Mid/Treble, Line and phone outputs, closed back. Good bass practice amp.

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.

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

Line 6 Spider III 30 combo

Spider III 30 watt Line 6 combo. 12" Celestion driver. On-board effects. CD/MP3 input, record/phones out, footswitch port.

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.

Marshall 5205 Combo

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

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.

Bugera V5 combo

Compact Bugera all valve V(intage)5 combo. Switchable 0.1 / 1.0 / 5.0 watts output. Excellent condition.

NUX Amplifiers

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.

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. 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. 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.

HZ Bass Bins

Pair HZ SB600 Bass Bins. 18" drivers. 4 x Speakon sockets.600 watts.

Roland Bass RX

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