Center Stage Vintage Guitars, based in Noblesville, Indiana, caters to musicians performing modern and classic styles who appreciate an instrument selected and cared for by a master luthier. A visit with Kevin Heffernan, master luthier, artist, enthusiast, musician, and owner is worth the trip to this vintage shop alone. The instuments, accessories, and vintage pieces featured in the store are not just collector pieces. They are waiting to be played by a musician looking for not only a certain quality but a certain sound.
CSVG, also known as KLH Custom Guitars, puts focus not just on rare and unique vintage instruments, but also on the their designed playability and longevity. An artist playing on the road, show after show, requires a reliable and quality guitar. Kevin has been on the road, performing in all kinds of venues, and you can still find him on the front porch of CSVG strumming his favorites with a few friends, or out playing shows with his band. While he is still passionate about playing, he is even more passionate about putting the right instrument into your hands, or designing your instrument for you.
Guitars and instruments that have been hand crafted by master luthier Kevin Heffernan have been played by many professional musicians. He has been featured in the Indy Star as well as several articles in Current Noblesville where his shop is located for being recognized as a custom creator to becoming his own boss. Kevin’s work, personability, and ethic is certainly well known in the local community just as much as it is through musicians and enthusiasts globally that know his talent and work. From the strange, to the classics, to steampunk, Kevin has built some of the very best around, and continues to be a creative and innovative force.
CSVG is also an A-Z repair shop. Do you have a beloved guitar / instrument that’s damaged or has seen better days? Kevin has an amazing workshop with the proper tools and materials needed to fully restore your instrument to your specifications with the hands of a true master luthier.
Stop by CSVG and meet with Kevin. Pick up and play a guitar or two and he will likely pull down another and play along side you. He believes it’s not just about owning a piece of history, but about enjoying and playing these great instruments.
If you have a desire to play a piece of history, or you have your dream guitar in mind and can’t find it anywhere, then contact CSVG. Kevin truly wants to help you find the guitar / instrument you have always wanted, may not know you wanted, or custom build one that captures the age, the sound, the playstyle, and the essence of exactly what you are looking for!
If you aren’t in the area you can still contact Kevin directly, but if you do happen to be nearby, stop in for a very unique experience.
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