September 20, 2017 | 3:12 am


Latest Arrivals



Gregory LeNoir Allman
December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017
photo by Patricia O’Driscoll
"It is with deep sadness we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.
Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times.

Gregg’s long time manager and close friend, Michael Lehman said, “I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music. He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard. His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans. Gregg was an incredible partner and an even better friend. We will all miss him.” ~MORE~

Hey Kevin, What’s On The Workbench today?

(Older “What’s On The WorkBench?” <–click here) 

Best Selection Of Custom Handmade Picks!
IMG_0700Buffalo Horn70 year old Poker chips are hand crafted mandolin & guitar picks! These are custom hand-made and are exclusively available at Center Stage Vintage Guitars!Bakelite-4 80 Year Old Bakelite Picks



Dick Wolfsie and Kevin Heffernan

Dick Wolfsie and Kevin Heffernan

Dick Wolfsie from WISH-TV News Channel 8, Indianapolis
was in our store recording for his “Attractions Of Noblesville” series.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH-TV8© 2016) — “Each and every week Dick Wolfsie shares an interesting and exciting story that has a special connection to central Indiana.  This week, Wolfsie ventured up to Noblesville. Not only did Wolfsie get to check out the River Walk Depot, but he also got to hear some live tunes at Center Stage Vintage Guitars. Play the videos to enjoy some of the fun!”


Jared & The Mill –Lost, Scared & Tired”

Visited Store and Simulcast Live ~ on September 5th, 2016

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What You Missed at the Annual CSVG Swap Meet


Took The Family To Telluride Bluegrass Festival


Jared and the Mill from Phoenix Arizona visiting the store


Jamestown Revival Band visiting from Austin Texas








Check Back Often – Newly Acquired Guitars Added Weekly!


Center Stage
Vintage Guitars
aka KLH Custom Guitars…

…puts focus not just on rare and unique vintage instruments, but also on the their designed playability and longevity.

All artists playing on the road, show after show, require reliable and quality instruments. 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. Still passionate about playing, even more passionate about putting the right instrument into your hands, or designing your instrument for you.

Flatland Harmony Experience

Flatland Harmony Experience visits store Jan 22, 2015

The guitars and instruments in his collection are hand tweaked by Kevin and many were trades from well known professional musicians. He has been   featured in the Indy Star as well as several articles in “Current In Noblesville” where his shop is located for being recognized as a master luthier and custom creator to becoming his own boss. Kevin’s work, personality, 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 in the guitar industry.

Repair and Restoration

CSVG is the premier A-Z stringed instrument repair, and restoration shop for the greater Indianapolis area. Customers come from all over the world to buy from Kevin. Do you have a beloved guitar/instrument that is damaged or has seen better days? We have an amazing workshop with the proper tools and materials needed to fully restore your instrument to your specifications in the skilled hands of a true master luthier.


Kevin’s Invitation
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.

 Kevin believes,  “…it’s not just about owning a great piece, it’s more about playing and enjoying these great instruments”.

If you have a desire to play a piece of history, looking for a trade, or you have your dream guitar in mind and can’t find it anywhere, then contact CSVG by clicking on the CONTACT link above. 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 play-style, and the essence of exactly what you are looking for!


If you aren’t in the area you can still contact Kevin directly by email,  but if you are nearby, stop in for a unique experience, text or phone 317-371-8956


Center Stage Vintage Guitars has hand built guitars worked on instruments for musicians & bands.

Jeff Garris Zac Brown ~ Saturday Night Live Band
Carrie Underwood Marty Stuart Merle Haggard
Jewel ~ 
Lyle Lovitt Johnny Cash ~ Dwight Yoakam
Max Allen Band ~ BJ Thomas ~ Emmylou Harris
Don Kelley ~ Sara Bareilles The Wright Brothers 

Tanya Tucker ~ The Twin Cats ~ Recoil Kolo Bell
 Dave Roe ~ Earl Scruggs ~ Guthrie Trapp JD Simo
Jerry Douglas Duke Tomato Redd Volkaert
John Mellencamp ~ Dixie Chicks Jeff Garris
Bobby Mckee 
John Berry ~ Latex Novelties
Jimmy Fortune Toxic Reasons Brigitte DeMeyer
Alex Brummell  Pickler Bigger than Elvis Kellie
Randy King and the New Positions Fuzz Box Girl
Craig Morgan ~ Bill Kirchin The Band Perry


Eric Steckel’s Seafoam Mist ’61 Custom KLH Tele