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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: Sales experience was excellent and Joe was very informative and a pleasure to deal with. I look forward to doing business with archtop.com in the future! Sebastian Henderson, Grensboro, NC
Hello Joe ~  Thank you again for your assistance in finding a new home for my Epiphone Spartan.  Selling and buying through you is always professionally done and worry-free.  There is simply no better source for top drawer service and inventory!  - Normand A., Pasadena CA
Hi Joe, Hey, man, thanks so much for selling the JA-15 and the Campellone Standard (as well as the many other guitars you've sold for me) which helps me to reorder my priorities in my retirement.  I still have enough to enjoy my hobby, but these proceeds can now be put to better use.  Thanks again. John I. Dale, WA, DC
Joe, So grateful for your kind and courteous brokering of a really fine Jazz-box, the amazingly quick turnaround is a testament to your well seasoned network of satisfied guitar players and the fact that my guitar has a "happy new owner" is music to my ears. Win, win all around. Your site is a web based guitar museum and you Joe, are the Curator!! Will come again, Michael Scheffler, Galloway, NJ
Hi Joe, What can I say other than you have made my year! This is my first Epiphone and I am in love! The sound is amazing, the neck feels perfect for my hands. Structurally very sound and the set up is perfect, even the strings you put on feel smooth...The Zephyr Deluxe Regent is my new go to to guitar, it is a players guitar! Thanks again Joe!! All the best and love from Winnipeg Canada, Fern Kirouac, Winnipeg, MB
Joe, Thank you very much for your expert help and advice in purchasing and selling of my instruments. The experience was most friendly and professional.  I look forward to more dealings in the future and your continued friendship. Tom Mrzena, Puyallup, WA
Buying or selling a guitar at "archtop.com"? I've done both. Each time with high end rare instruments: I bought a '56 Alnico L5, and I've just sold a 64 Epi Emperor thinline. Best value for money when you buy, best money for your guitar when you sell! As simple as that.  Historical research,  support, presentation, everything is on your side! archtop.com? Simply no other place. Period. Roland GOERG, NYON/Switzerland
Joe, Guitar (Guild X-500) arrived safe and sound yesterday. It's exactly what I was looking for and I'm very pleased. Thanks again for your help. Regards, Eddie O'Donovan, Limerick, Ireland
Joe, I received the Gibson ES-150 on Friday. WOW. It is an incredible instrument. The sunburst finish and white binding to the neck and body give it that classic look, it is well constructed and easy to play. It is by far the best guitar that I have had the privilege to play. Many thanks to you for helping me to find my dream guitar. Thank you, Michael Roberts, Hertfordshire, UK
Hi Joe, Looks like the sold sign went up for the '48 Epi Triumph... Can’t remember if this is the 3rd or 4th instrument you’ve sold for me. Thanks for doing your usual fine job of promoting the instrument on your site and handling the sale details....Ira Smolkin, Victoria BC 
Joe - I received the check today and really appreciate your help in selling those guitars! You are 1st rate in my book. Thank you! Don Walling, Tacoma, WA
Both guitars are great, thanks. and, the Super 300C sounds great amplified, an added bonus! Cheers, Ry Cooder, Los Angeles
This ('38 L-7) was a very special guitar to me and my family and, from the beginning, I was incredibly impressed by the care and love with which everyone at archtop.com treated our guitar.  Our whole experience was wonderful:  from the ongoing communication during restoration and setup, to the incredibly well-researched and detailed listing, to our final timely sale. Hands down: a fantastic experience. Chad Colman, Lancaster, PA

Joe, Beautiful looking and sounding guitar ('07 L-7C). This one's a keeper. Thanks for your help. When I'm ready for a vintage instrument (or I'm in the Seattle area)  I'll be in touch. Happy New Year!, Mike Krahn, KIllingworth, CT
Hi Joe. Thanks so much for finding my Byrdland a new home. You couldn't have made it easier. I'm sure we'll do business again. David Osborne, Newport News, VA
Hi Joe, Thanks for making selling my 1997 Guild Artist Award a completely painless and pleasant experience. I hope the new owner has as much fun with it as I did. Mark Wilder, Spokane, WA
Correspondents: Joe,  I just received the check for the 1945 Epiphone Broadway: thanks! I am certain that you found a new home for it where it will be truly loved! If I am not mistaken, this now makes an even half-dozen guitars you have brokered for me. Considering how long I have known you, perhaps that's not that many! I have been giving some thought to how you so consistantly get top dollar for archtop guitars, and I think I have figured it out. While there are many hundreds of vintage guitar stores and/or websites that can tell you how many screws there are on the pickguard of a 1954 Fender Stratocaster, almost none can tell you if the tailpiece of a 1935 Gibson L-5 is original. Your knowledge of archtop guitars is vast, and you have studied them with great attention to detail because you feel the same level of passion about them as we, your customers! Thanks, again! Tony Hendrix, Spokane, WA

 As usual, we have done it again. Without a hitch, you sold my Victor Baker 14 Inch Archtop, and lo and behold, you had its replacement (Sadowsky Semi-hollow) ready for me too! Thanks again, Joe. Always a pleasure doing business with you. Vince McKnight, Silver Spring, MD
I had the honor to meet and take a couple of guitar lessons from the great Joe Pass. At the time I was playing a 335. The first thing Mr.Pass told me was I need to get a "real" guitar. He was the one that told me about this guy named Joe Vinikow. Hey when Joe Pass talked you listened. Been doing business with Joe Vinikow and archtop.com on both sides of the fence ever since. I have done more transactions with JV then I can count over the years and all have gone smooth as silk. Archtop.com is the no.1 place to get the archtop of your dreams.  Vincent Kowski  Redwood, Ca.

 Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and archtop.com). Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, BolesBlues.com -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!

Just In! 2003 Michael Dunn Pattenotte, dramatic Zebrawood body, 'bean' soundhole, rare model, in the style of famed Mirecourt luthier, thunders! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1992 Heritage Super Eagle, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, gold built-in humbuckers, the working player's Super 400, popular model, best buy $3995/$4115

Just In! 1935 Gibson L-12, 16" body like 20's L-5, rare Kauffman tailpiece, ornate inlay, 1 3/4" nut, very scarce model, last year, stellar condition $4495/$4635

Just In! 1998 Gibson Tal Farlow: Artist Owned, Tal's own last guitar, with original factory invoice and shipping carton, highly flamed, a stunning piece of history HOLD

Just In! 1935 C.F. Martin F-7 Archtop, first year, solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, carved Adirondack top, ultra-rare, one of 91, gleaming original condition $7495/$7725

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

2010 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, spectacular tiger flame, comfy 15" thinline body, elegant neck, lightweight, impeccable condition, the gigmeister HOLD

Featured! 2010 Thorell Frank Vignola Premier, comfy 15" tapered body, one-piece Adirondack top, curly walnut body, floating CC style pickup, astounding $8495/$8755

Just In! 1948 Epiphone Triumph, most popular pro-size Epi, all carved 17" full depth body, K&K soundboard pickup, huge voice, great shape $2795/$2885

New Price! 1993 Andersen Metropolitan, highly flamed all carved 17" body, Armstrong floating humbucker, an art-deco masterpiece, breathtaking $5995/$6175

New Price! 2013 Comins Classic, 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, X-braced, 1 3/4" ebony board, floating Armstrong PAF, a masterpiece $7495/$7725

Just In 2008 Ryan Thorell Legato, extravagantly figured rare curly walnut body, carved Pt. Orford cedar top, sound port, Bartolini floater, feather light, amazing $8495/$8755

Just In! 2006 Eastman AR-805CE, all carved, spectacularly flamed 16" maple body, floating Armstrong pickup, very rare blonde example, best buy! $1995/$2055

Just In! 1968 Gibson Florentine Electric Mandolin, rare model, 8 string scroll headstock, carved solid mahogany body, P-90 style pickup, gleaming condition $2895/$2985

Just In! 1934 Epiphone Hollywood Tenor, ultra-rare 15 3/8" tenor version of Triumph, solid black walnut body, brilliant tone, remarkable find $2495/$2575

Just In! 2012 Comins Classic 7 String, intensely flamed, all carved 17" body, 2" nut, built-in Armstrong PAFs, big deep voice, rare model, superb $8495/$8755

Just In! 1997 Santa Cruz FJ2-17, exceptionally rare model, all carved, intensely flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong PAF, fan inlay, an acoustic marvel $7995/$8235

Just In! 1964 Gibson ES-330, last year for full-width neck, ultra-light build, all original, twin P-90 pickups, best version ever, brilliant shape $3995/$4115

Just In! 2014 Gretsch Chet Atkins 1959 Country Gentleman, 17" highly figured slimline body, TV Jones pickups, versatile feedback resistant design, hot pickin'! $2250/$2315

Featured! 1999 Comins Chester Avenue, top-line model, Adirnodack top, 17" X-braced body, floating Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" nut, elegant inlay, immaculate $8495/$8755

Just In! 2015 Webb Astoria, intensely quilted maple, all carved 17" featherlight body, floating Armstrong JS pickup, bright clear voice, new w/warranty, best buy $3995/$4155

Just In! 1995 Heritage H-555, ornate, highly figured, top-line model, all gold hardware, inlaid ebony fingerboard, great player, best buy! $1995/$2055

Just In! 2001 Dale Unger American Dream Seven String, 17" figured maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, 2" ebony fingerboard, incredibly lightweight, superb! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1998 Napolitano Jazz Box, highly figured handbuilt 17" all maple body, floating Armstrong pickup, great working axe, best buy! $3495/$3605

Just In! 2005 Collings OM-2HA, solid Adirondack top, rosewood body, herringbone trim, 1 3/4" ebony fingerboard, 25 1/2" scale, big versatile voice $3495/$3605

Just In! 2006 Hofner Verithin John Stowell Model, ultra-slim 16" tiger maple body, German spruce top, floating humbucker, lightweight, feedback resistant, rare model $1995/$2055

c.2000 Hofner Jazzica, rare first year version, carved Alpine spruce top, intensely flamed tapered body, floating Attilla Zoller pickup, Bavarian built, best buy SOLD

Featured! 2004 Collings OM-2GSS, German spruce top, rosewood body, rare short scale (24 3/4") version of Collins renowned OM $2995/$3085

Featured! 2003 PRS McCarty Hollowbody II '10 Top', highly flamed maple top, mid-depth body, Baggs piezo bridge, wide fat neck, versatile and gorgeous $2395/$2470

1934 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, very rare early 16" body, arched headstock, snowflake inlay, gleaming condition, brilliant voice HOLD


The Pride of Kalamazoo

1943 Gibson L-7, very rare wartime 17" model with fleur-de-lis peghead, 20's banjo inlays, very lightweight and resonant, gleaming condition $3495/$3605

Just In! 1955 Gibson LG-3, top-line small Gibson flat top, X-braced body, small teardrop guard, feather light, big voice, rare model, gleaming condition $3495/$3605

New Price! 2013 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved spruce top, full depth 16" body, '57 PAFs, all gold hardware, comfy and versatile, pristine condition $3995/$4115

Featured! 1935 Gibson L-5, very late 16" model, rare transitional body with larger f-holes, Adirondack top; clear, vibrant voice; exceptional player, unique model $8995/$9175

New Price! 1996 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, highly flamed 17" body, triple '57 Classic PAFs, 5 way switch, all gold hardware, handsome and versatile HOLD

2007 Gibson ES-175 SP, hard-to-find single pickup reissue of classic late 50's jazz box, lightweight, immaculate condition, the real deal SOLD

1968 Gibson Byrdland Florentine, rare sharp cutaway model, solid carved spruce top, Pat. # pickups, sleek neck, true 60's tone, gorgeous SOLD

2013 Gibson Byrdland, extravagantly flamed AAA maple body, solid carved top, '57 Classic Pat. # pickups, 1 11/16" ebony fingerboard, pristine and gorgeous SOLD

2000 Gibson ES-446S, ultra-light, compact, fully hollow 14" body with solid carved spruce top, '57 Classic PAFs, very rare Custom Shop model, comfy and versatile SOLD


The Epi Center

1940 Epiphone Olympic, high demand prewar model, carved Adirondack top, long scale, fire-stripe pickguard, magnificent shape, barks! $2395/$2475

1953 Epiphone Broadway, carved Adirondack top, rare Dogwood inlay peghhead, Armstrong floating humbucker, big voice, a winner SOLD

1945 Epiphone Spartan, solid black walnut body, Adirondack top, rare wartime version, Epi's top-line 16" guitar, brilliant voice SOLD

1945 Epiphone Broadway, carved Adirondack top, vine inlay, all gold hardware, big voice, one owner since '50s, true horn killer HOLD

1951 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare all carved 17" cutaway, floating DeArmond pickup, all original, gleaming condition: big, bright voice, amazing HOLD


Luthier's Showcase 

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

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

New Price! 1948 Martin 000-18, feather light, deeply resonant, great balance, sweet old Island girl, no ka oi! $4995/$5145

New Price! 2009 Foster Basin St. Seven String, all carved 15" thinline body, Armstrong built-in PAF, 1 15/16" nut, hard to find, super player $3495/$3605

2015 Webb Seaside, stunning curly maple, all carved 17" lightweight body, floating Armstrong JS pickup, big rich voice, new offering from fine NW builder SOLD

1967 Francisco Barba Blanca, very rare early example from renowned flamenco master, Alpine top, cypress body, ultra-light, powerful voice, superb condition $6995/$7205

1969 Fender Electric Mandolin, the original 4 string 'Mandocaster', Strat style contoured body, slab neck, all original, sparkling condition $2495/$2570

1980 Ibanez JP-20 Joe Pass Model, first year, comfy 16" slimmed depth body, ebony fingerboard, scarce model, legendary player SOLD

2005 Weber Yellowstone, all carved, highly figured, compact 15" extra deep body, Adirondack top, w/vintage DeArmond Rhythm Chief pickup, a marvel SOLD

c.1890 Washburn Style 101 Parlor Guitar, extravagantly figured Brazilian body, solid Adirondack top, sweet voice, impossibly light, super condition SOLD

Mid-30's S.S. Stewart Presentation Archtop, exceptionally rare 16" premium model by Vega of Boston, highly ornate, ultra-light body, great player, amazing find SOLD

Just In! 2006 Shelley Park Encore, feather-light solid rosewood body, 670mm scale, oval side port, Bigtone pickup, formerly owned by Pearl Django founder Neil Andersson HOLD

1951 Gibson/Benedetto L-7C Seven String, original Gibson body with custom neck and hardware hand carved by Bob Benedetto, unique and amazing HOLD

1997 Monteleone Electric Flyer, first of only three built, intensely flamed maple from D'Aquisto estate, hand signed, the ultimate gig guitar HOLD

Just In! 2004 Shelley Park Encore, Brazilian rosewood body, Adirondack top, 670mm scale, Bigtone pickup, toned lacquer, powerful voice, immaculate condition HOLD

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. 

1955 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, sunburst, extremely rare late model with flower headstock, gold DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, from Tsumura collection in the shop

2013 Gibson L5CT, sunburst, rare thinline Venetian cutaway acoustic aka 'George Gobel' model, all carved 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, lightweight, COA has arrived

2014 Gibson Byrdland Florentine, sunburst, all carved 17" thinline body, sharp cutaway like '60s models, '57 Classic PAFs, mint, COA has arrived

2014 Alain Mazaud Vieux Paris, antique finish, magnificent oval hole Selmer bodied gypsy guitar, arched Busato back, comfy 660mm scale, big bass, stunning has arrived

1953 Epiphone Emperor, sunburst, highly flamed 18 3/8" noncut body, massive voice, elegant neck, truss rod in headstock, the big one, majestic has arrived

1942 Epiphone Ritz, blonde, rare model, 15" wartime Epi, flamed maple body, carved spruce top, tortoise binding, bright clear voice, a honey in the shop

2003 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour, sunburst, 15 1/2" slimmed depth body, all carved, original gold Johnny Smith pickup, very rare model, super comfy player has arrived

1937 Epiphone Deluxe, sunburst, asymmetrical Masterbilt headstock, DeArmond FHC floating pickup, custom truss rod, great looker, great player HOLD

2001 Victor Baker Model 16 Seven String, violin finish, all carved 16" tiger flame body, 2 1/16" ebony board, floating Benedetto pickup, super player has arrived

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

1953 Gibson Les Paul Model, all gold, original twin cream P-90s, meticulous stop tail conversion, light weight, brilliant in the shop

1961 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body, light orange finish, single cutaway, open f-holes, twin Filter-Tron pickups, original Bigsby, 3 knob/2 switch, the classic 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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