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Current Inventory-

This page contains all current inventory in stock. If an instrument is not listed below it has SOLD. Click on instrument name or picture for detailed spec sheet and photos. To place an instrument on HOLD please check our Ordering page for details. No hassle return policy: 100% buyer satisfaction guaranteed. If you're considering selling your guitar we's be delighted to help find your instrument a good new home. Check our Sales page for more details. If you're looking for a particular instrument, email your requests to [email protected], and we'll be happy to notify you on a priority basis of items of interest. For an in-hand description of any instrument, call 206/325-3737, between 10am and 7pm Pacific Time.
Our Recent Correspondents: Thanks, Joe for finding a good home for my '33 Epi Olympic. Compliments on the archtop site providing great resources matching buyers and sellers quickly.Your knowledge, reliability and integrity much appreciated. Linda Sieczkowski Palmer, MA
Hey Joe, Just a note to confirm everything is in order. Guitar received etc. spectacular instrument, played it right out on a club date, as is, wows all around... Ive had numerous Kessels over the years, all wonderful, but this takes the cake.  Best, Milt Reder, Brookline, MA
Thanks Joe for finding a good home for my '33 Epi Olympic. Compliments on the Archtop site providing great resources matching buyers and sellers quickly.Your knowledge, reliability and integrity much appreciated. Linda Sieczkowski Palmer, MA

Dear Joe, Thank you for handling the sale of our 2007 Dale Unger American Legend 7-string.  Let me add one more voice to the chorus of your happy clients.  Everything about the transaction was first class, starting and ending with your warm, experienced professionalism.  Really, it could not have been better.  Best wishes, Amanda Burton, Carnation, WA
Thank you Joe, great news that the Gibson has found a new home.  Joe, you have been really great to work with in all our communications. If you lived nearer to me, I would meet you for a cup of coffee.  I have found the whole experience with you both enlightening, because of your vast guitar knowledge and a pleasure, because you are obviously a businessman who knows the true value of customer service...Paul Aguilar, Huntington Beach, CA
Hi Joe, Just wanted to thank you for your top-notch work! I really appreciate dealing with true professionals who do what they say they are going to do. Your beautiful layout and detailed description helped sell my guitar quickly in ways no one else could have. I'm so glad it found a happy owner! I've said it before and I'll say it again-you're the greatest! Thanks, Andy Brown, Evanston, IL
The Comins arrived on time and in pristine condition so thanks for the great packing job.  The guitar is stunning.  It is light weight and has a huge acoustic voice for a Comins instrument.  He builds with the understanding that 99% of the time the player is going to plug it in anyway, so this is an unexpected surprise.Thanks again for another home run. Steve Wagner, Eden Prairie, MN
I have purchased several wonderful guitars from over the past few years.  When discussing a particular guitar of interest with Joe Vinikow, it is easy to forget that he is the creator and  owner of what in my opinion, is the world's premiere source for fine vintage guitars. Rather, you get the impression that you are talking with a friend whose primary aim is helping you to acquire the instrument  of your dreams. Like many musicians, I tend to be a detail oriented person to an insane degree; all caught up in specifications,  build dates, tonal nuances,  and history. I always have questions. Never once have I found Joe to be impatient or the least bit defensive at my probing inquiries. A leading expert on the archtop guitar, Joe always takes the time to talk with his customers as a friend. It is just a fact of our times that one would be hard pressed to go down to the local music store and find one single archtop to try, or for that matter, anyone there who has even heard of Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, or Johnny Smith.  Joe Vinikow, I salute you for all you do to supply fabulous archtop guitars to the folks who love them and to keep alive the music those great old instruments were meant to play. Best, Paul Moore. Topeka, KS. PS:  The X-700 rules. 

Both guitars are great, thanks. and, the Super 300C sounds great amplified, an added bonus! Cheers, Ry Cooder, Los Angeles
 Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, -Wow! Thanks, David -jv

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Key: Prices listed below in bold to the LEFT of the slash are our discount prices for check, money order or bank wire payments.

The regular credit, debit or Paypal price is listed to the RIGHT. More payment and ordering details here.

Just In!

New Price! 2006 Shelley Park Montmartre, intensely flamed maple, large 14 fret Favino style body, 640mm scale, gorgeous Koa binding, Bigtone pickup, a stunner $3395/$3505

Just In! 1952 Gibson L-7C, feather light, all carved, flame maple body, DeArmond 1100 pickup, same specs as L-5C, brilliant condition HOLD

Blowout! 1992 Guild Artist Award, all carved 17" highly flamed body, Bartolini floating humbucker, rich voice, sweet neck, super value $4250/$4375

Last Call! 2012 Campellone EP, comfy, feather light 15" body, solid carved top, slim 2 1/4" depth, returns to consigner asap, call now $3250/$3345

Blowout! 2006 Gibson ES-175P, highly flamed 50's version with Alnico V Staple pickup at neck, P90 in bridge, super vintage tone and feel, rare model HOLD

New Price! 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker Cutaway, one owner for half a century, intensely flamed, magnificent open voice, DA 1100 pickup, this is it HOLD

Just In! 1949 Epiphone Broadway, rare birdseye maple body, superb 100% original condition, vine peghead, big voice, as fine as they come $3295/$3390

Just In! 2004 Ibanez George Benson GB-200, scarce premium version, 16" Venetian cutaway body, 24 3/4" scale, twin built-in humbuckers, ornate inlay, rare bird $2495/$2575

Just In! 2000 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid spruce top, rare blonde version, floating JS pickup, original Vestax model, signed label, gleams! HOLD

Just In! 1941 Gibson L-7N, very early blonde, extravagantly figured 17" full depth body, splendid condition, an eye-popper HOLD

Just In! 1949 Gibson ES-350, Gibson's first twin pickup cutaway, flame maple body, L-5C size and scale, blend pot, unlimited tone colors, one of 76, superb HOLD

Just In! 1957 Gibson ES-5N Switchmaster, first year PAFs, one of 30, unique example with solid carved back, breathtaking flame, showroom condition $19,495/$20,035
Just In! 1952 Gibson ES-5N, museum quality, 100% original, highly flamed, original hang tag and instruction sheet, time capsule guitar $11,950/$12,310

New Price! 1948 Gibson L-12, very rare model, all carved, highly figured, 17" full depth body, all gold hardware, one of 57, amazing original condition SOLD

Just In! 1941 Gibson L-50, museum condition, rare version with solid back and full sunburst finish, 16" body like 20s L-5, all original, best buy! $2395/$2475

Just In! 1968 Gibson ES-330TD, first year long neck, all original showroom condition, lightweight, rare Gibson logo guard, fast neck, closet wonder! $3495/$3605

New Price! 1939 Epiphone Deluxe, our earliest blonde ever, intensely flamed, segmented clouds, Masterbilt label, Armstrong floater, adjustable rod, a showstopper $6495/$6695

Just In! 2001 Comins Chester Avenue, top-line, all carved, 17" Adirondack top, exceptionally figured, floating Armstrong PAF, a showpiece $7495/$7725

New Price! 2008 National Style 1.5 Tricone, round neck, bell brass body, tasteful engraving, pearloid peghead, deco elegance, sings! $2395/$2470

Just In! 2009 Schaefer 15 Special, sunburst, comfy slimline 15" body, all carved, switchable Duncan P-Rail pickups, super versatile $3850/$3965

Just In! 2003 Shelley Park Encore, solid Adirondack top,14 fret Selmer style design, solid rosewood body, long 670mm scale, Bigtone pickup, barks! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1939 Epiphone Broadway, handsome all original 17" guitar, amazingly figured maple back, rare firestripe guard, big open voice SOLD

New Price! 1955 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, one of 19, ultra-rare example with Dogwood headstock, DeArmond 1100, from Tsumura collection, magnificent $9,995/$10,295

1963 Gibson Super 400 Venetian, unique 60's model with Venetian cutaway and solid carved back,, intensely flamed, Pat. Sticker pickups, amazing HOLD

New Price! 2006 Benedetto Benny, rare blonde finish, solid spruce soundboard, lightweight chambered body, 1 3/4" ebony board, feedback buster, a gigmeister $2995/$3085

The Pride of Kalamazoo

1963 Gibson Barney Kessel Custom, deluxe version, spruce top, long heel, 1 11/16" nut, Pat. # pickups, elegant neck, all original, too cool SOLD

New Price! 2003 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour, first year, compact 15 1/2" slim depth body, all carved, Johnny Smith pickup, rare model, super comfy player $6495/$6695

New Price! 1948 Gibson L-5N, rare blonde, spectacular bubble maple back, big bold voice, one of 38, splendid condition, fine as they come $7995/$8235

New Price! 2013 Gibson L5CT, rare slim depth L-5CES, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, comfy and feedback resistant, COA, immaculate $6495/$6695

New Price! 1989 Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman, 17" thinline body, 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut, long handle Bigsby, rare model, best buy! $2250/$2360

2014 Gibson Byrdland Florentine, all carved, highly flamed reissue of classic 60's model, '57 Classic PAFs, full 1 11/16" nut, fast short scale neck, pristine $6495/$6695

New Price! 1968 Gibson Byrdland Florentine, rare version with sharp cutaway, original Pat. sticker pickups, all original gold hardware, gorgeous $7495/$7725

New Price! 1952-3 Gibson Les Paul, immaculate stop tail conversion, original pickups and hardware, light weight, sweet neck, vintage tone, spectacular! $11,995/$12,355

Just In! 1961 Gibson Super 400CES, rare Florentine body with solid carved back, twin PAFs, all original, one of 30, fit for The King! SOLD

The Epi Center

New Price! 1937 Epiphone Deluxe, rare 17" prewar model, Masterbilt headstock, DeArmond pickup, adjustable truss rod, vintage tone with modern playability $3995/$4115

New Price! 1948 Epiphone Triumph, our most popular Epi, all carved 17" full depth body, K&K soundboard pickup, huge voice, best buy! $2395/$2470

New Price! 1934 Epiphone Hollywood Tenor, ultra-rare 15 3/8" tenor version of Triumph, brilliant black walnut body, bright tone, remarkable find $1995/$2055

1951 Epiphone Deluxe Regent, exceptionally rare blonde cutaway, all carved birdseye body, cloud inlays, floating Armstrong pickup, magnificent! SOLD

Just In! 1955 Epiphone Emperor, from Epi's final batch, extravagant 13-ply binding, massive voice, stellar condition, The Last Emperor! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 
2001 Victor Baker Model 16 Seven String, all carved 16" tiger flame body, 2 1/16" ebony board, floating Benedetto pickup, comfy player, best buy $3495/$3605

New Price! 2000 Michael Dunn Belleville, Selmer Django style, solid rosewood body, 670mm scale, nice wide fingerboard, legendary builder, best buy! $2395/$2470

New Price! 1998 Napolitano Jazz Box, highly figured handbuilt 17" all maple body, floating Armstrong pickup, great working axe, best buy! $2995/$3085

New Price! 2012 Ibanez GB-10, big voice, compact size, feedback resistant, top Japanese craftsmanship, versatility and value, showroom condition $2295/$2370

1990s Plazuelo Blanca, featherweight flamenco guitar from renowned Grenada builder, cypress body, Alpine spruce top, powerful and handsome, best buy $3995/$4115

2011 Daniel Slaman 'Magnificent Molly', innovative cutaway version of rare ES-250, CC blade pickup, prewar style tailpiece, a fresh retro classic SOLD

2001 Dale Unger American Dream Seven String, 17" figured maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, 2" ebony fingerboard, incredibly lightweight, superb! SOLD

Just In! 2011 Moll Custom Thinline, comfy lightweight design, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong humbuckers, ornate abalone trim, buttery voice, spectacular SOLD

1948 Martin 000-18, feather light, deeply resonant, great balance, sweet old Island girl, a hui ho! SOLD

1934 Sorrentino Artist, impossibly rare Epi-built model, solid black walnut body like prewar Broadway, exceptionally brilliant tone, amazing find SOLD

1959 Gibson Super 400C, all carved super jumbo body, dual McCarty floating pickup, one of 16, big bold voice, simply gorgeous SOLD

1992 Heritage Super Eagle, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, like Super 400CES, returns to consigner asap, grab it now SOLD

Key: Prices listed below in bold to the left of the slash are our discount prices for check, money order, or bank wire purchases. The regular credit card price is listed in plain type to the right.

An extensive illustrated list of previously offered instruments may be seen in our Sold section here.

Coming Soon

Key: On the way = In transit. Price and preview photos not yet available. Has arrived = Setup and preview photos in progress. Instruments are not priced until setup and photos are complete.

In the shop= Setup or restoration in progress. Ready = Preview photos and pricing are complete and available by email. Send requests to: [email protected]

Want list previews: If you're looking for any particular instrument you don't see here, please email your requests to [email protected], and we'll be happy to send previews of your want list items before they are posted to the site. 

1935 Epiphone Broadway, sunburst, early 17" model with solid black walnut body, asymmetrical headstock, impeccable older restoration by Bob Benedetto on the way

2010 Holst 17 Custom, sunburst, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, built-in humbucker and K&K piezo, great gig guitar from top Oregon builder on the way

c.1950s Artur Lang Custom, sunburst, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway acoustic, seal-shaped soundholes, all original, from pre-eminent German luthier on the way

1937 Epiphone Emperor Masterbilt, blonde, rare early example, highly flamed, asymmetrical headstock, masterful restoration by Jimmy Foster on the way

1940's Epiphone Deluxe, sunburst, all carved, cloud inlays, big voice, very handsome restoration, best buy! has arrived

2001 D'Angelico NYL-2 Lefty, sunburst, very rare left handed model, solid top, 17" Venetian cutaway body, floating JS pickup, pretty has arrived

1943 Epiphone Triumph, blonde, very rare wartime example, gorgeous natural finish, all original, wonderful condition has arrived

1961 Gibson L-5CTN 'George Gobel', exceptionally rare blonde, all carved thinline body, 24 3/4" scale, one of 43 in all finish colors, astounding has arrived

2003 Bourgois A-350, sunburst, all carved, highly figured, 16 3/4" Venetian cutaway body, all acoustic, rare model from top builder, immaculate has arrived

2010 Sadowsky Ultra-Vintage S-Style, surf green, hot Strat-style guitar from top NY builder, DeMarzio vintage style pickups, clean machine has arrived

1940 Gibson Super 400 Premiere, blonde, gorgeous prewar highly figured cutaway, one of 17, a masterpiece in the shop

1952 Gibson ES-150, sunburst, highly flamed curly maple top, 17" full depth body, 25 1/2" L-5 scale, original P-9 pickup, trapezoid inlays, magnificent shape in the shop

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, sunburst, all carved 17" body, deep Venetian cutaway, DeArmond Rhythm Chief floating pickup, big bright voice in the shop

2014 Gibson ES-335 '63 Reissue, cherry, stop tail, block inlays, '57 Classic PAFs, the right neck, on the way

1937 Gibson L-7 sunburst, all carved 17" 'advanced' X-braced body; ornate picture frame inlays, warm, woody voice, we love these on the way

1937 Epiphone Triumph, sunburst, all carved 17" body, snowflake headstock, bubble maple back, Masterbilt label, pro restoration, bright clear voice on the way

2000 Campellone Deluxe, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, gorgeous art deco design, top builder on the way

1947 Epiphone Triumph, sunburst, last with prewar snowflake peghead, 17" full depth noncutaway body, big voice, best buy in the shop

Eastman 803-15, new w/warranty, 15" all carved full depth cutaway w/built in PAF, ultimate road guitar, out of production, just one left! ready

Roland AC-60, featherlight versatile compact amp, anti-feedback notch filter ready

Trace Acoustic TA-50 amp, tiny, powerful, versatile jazz combo amp, no longer in production ready

Kent Armstrong Handwound Floating Pickups. Handmade in Vermont by Kent himself. Humbucking, single coil, 6 and 7 string: simply the best there is.
Pick Up The World Soundboard pickups. Crisp, accurate acoustic sound, uses your own bridge. New micro thin film pickup technology installs in minutes.
Vintage Pickups From time to time, we locate a few original vintage DeArmond or Gibson pickups. Check for availablilty and pricing.
Wiring and Control Kits, ultra-miniature volume controls, knobs and jacks for pickup installation without modification of vintage instruments.
Hardshell Cases- Plush, locking vintage style hardshell cases in hard-to-find sizes, built specifically for archtop guitars. Some vintage cases, too, please inquire.
Pickguards, custom made from original templates in tortoise, 5-ply black or bakelite; bound, beveled or unbound. Mounting hardware, too.
Vintage Correct Hardware, hard-to-find parts, antiqued to match your vintage instrument, the finishing touch for your restoration.
See our Accessories page for more items, pricing and specifications.

How To Order

Purchasing your instrument is fast, safe and secure with our absolute no-quibble refund policy. VISA/MC/AMEX, PayPal, layaways. For details, visit our Ordering page here.

Selling Your Guitar

We can help place your prized instrument with a happy new owner for a maximum return to you. For details, visit our Sales page here.

Repairs and Restorations

We maintain a full-service repair facility specializing in the particular requirements of archtop instruments, from setups to ground-up restorations. Vintage style finishes, fretwork, structural repairs, correct hand-antiqued hardware and more. More info here.

The Archive

An extensive illustrated list of recently offered instruments may be seen in our Previously Sold section here.  

Contact: Email: [email protected] For a detailed in-hand description of any instrument, call Joe Vinikow at 206.325.3737, weekdays between 10am and 7pm Pacific Time, 10am to 4pm Tuesdays, and Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment. For North American orders only, call toll free 877.850.1978. Fax: 206.322.5692.

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