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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: Joe, The sale of my 59 Gibson ES-175N, went off without a hitch.   It was a truly painless and beneficial process and service. is a true asset to archtop buying and selling!   You’ve obviously built up the trust of the archtop guitar community, which is a very discerning and critical group of musicians! Thank you again for excellent service.  J.D. Parker, San Diego
With the combo of your repair guy's exceptionally good binding fixes on my '53 Epi Deluxe Zephyr Regent and your glowing description and pix, a discriminating buyer made a quick decision to give my guitar a new home.   Thanks all around!    John Wagner, Sacramento, CA

Joe - thanks again for the outstanding service in selling seven of my guitars on consignment! Your professionalism in helping me, setting up the guitars, marketing them, and then getting results at fair prices was beyond compare. Unfortunately, I don't have any more guitars to sell but if and when I do I will definitely be contacting you again! Don Walling Tacoma, WA
At least for me, selling a guitar, especially an archtop guitar, can be traumatic.  Fortunately, I live near Seattle so was able to visit before making any decisions.  Joe Vlnikow immediately put me at ease.  His knowledge of fine instruments is encyclopedic and his respect for quality is apparent.  Joe's showroom is impressive, and his inventory almost overwhelming.  I could see at once that my guitars would be housed in a safe and secure environment pending their sale.  I needn't have worried - Joe found buyers for both within days.  With Joe, there's no trauma.  T. Evans, WA
I have looked to both as a buyer of fine instruments and as a seller thereof. When it comes to the used and vintage market for top-quality guitars, Joe Vinikow and have no rivals. If you see it on Joe’s site, it’s a guitar worth owning! Paul Eberly, Chicago

Joe, The blonde Epi (Deluxe Regent) arrived safely yesterday. It is everything you said - great tone and projection and I am really pleased with it. Once again, it has been a pleasure to do business with you. Regards, Shane Cleary, Wicklow, Ireland
YES! Another satisfied customer! She’s a beauty! (1931 Gibson L-10) Glenn McMurray, Geneva, IL
I found the experience to be most interesting and quite painless. You have established an excellent guitar adoption agency and I look forward to our next adventure. Bruce Reynolds, Guam
Joe, I received the Bennedetto/Gibson in good order in a timely fashion.  This piece is absolutely delightful!   I am in a mode of my collecting years whereby I require an instrument to be historically important (either in its design, rarity and or in its place in the universe of guitar changes, but also an unmistakable player.  This guitar fills that bill and more so.  Thanks so much! Cary Porter, Alamo, CA

Hi Joe, Just a late note to let you know that I received your check for the sale of my Martin.  Thanks for everything, and feel free to use my comments on your friends page.  I'll be passing through Seattle from time to time so I'm sure the siren song of all your fine guitars will be luring me in. Slong for now, Jonathan Lee, LA, CA
Joe, Just received another fabulous FLATTOP guitar from you. I think you should change the name to: Thanks, Gary Smith, Boulder, CO

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!

Just In! 1955 D'Angelico New Yorker Cutaway, one owner for half a century, intensely flamed, magnificent open voice, DA 1100 pickup, this is it $49,995/ $51,450

Just In! 2000 Comins Concert, spectacular all carved 17" quilted Big Leaf maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, nimble 24/3/4" scale, simply stunning $5495/$5665

2007 Trenier 17 Custom, all carved, highly flamed, X-braced 17" body, floating Armstrong Single Coil, gorgeous guitar from in-demand builder, grab it HOLD

Just In! 1996 Guild X-700, first year, solid spruce top, like L-5CES, gold hardware, twin humbuckers, rare Westerly model in sparkling condition, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2009 Gibson L-4CES, Single Pickup, very rare model; all solid, carved tonewoods; lightweight and comfy; nicely figured body, showroom condition HOLD

Blowout! 1992 Heritage Super Eagle, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, gold built-in humbuckers, the working player's Super 400, popular model, best buy $3295/$3395

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

Just In! 2010 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved spruce top, comfy 16" body, '57 Classic PAFs, all gold hardware, ebony board, smooth action, spanky clean $3495/$3605

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

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

Just In! 1963 Gibson Barney Kessel Custom, deluxe version, spruce top, long heel, 1 11/16" nut, Pat. # pickups, elegant neck, all original, too cool $4995/$5145

Just In! 1939 Epiphone Deluxe, our earliest blonde ever, intensely flamed, segmented clouds, Masterbilt label, Armstrong floater, adjustable rod, a showstopper $6995/$7205

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

Just In! 1952-3 Gibson Les Paul, '55 stop tail conversion, original pickups and hardware, light weight, sweet neck, vintage tone, spectacular! $12,995/$13,390

Just In! 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 $2995/$3085

Just In! 1948 Gibson L-12, very rare model, all carved, highly figured, 17" full depth body, all gold hardware, one of 57, amazing original condition $4995/$5145

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

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 $3495/$3605

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

Just In! 2006 Shelley Park Montmartre, intensely flamed maple, large 14 fret Favino style body, 640mm scale, gorgeous Koa binding, Bigtone pickup, a stunner $3695/$3815

New Price! 2000 Heritage Eagle Classic, all solid, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, floating humbucker, true US quality at an import price, best buy! $2395/$2470
New Price! 1950 Gibson L-4C, comfy, feather light 16" body, solid carved top, floating DeArmond 1100 pickup, nice full neck, wide open voice, a classic $3750/$3865

Just In! 1980 Ibanez Joe Pass JP-20, 16" deep cutaway body, 1 3/4" ebony board, 25 1/2" scale, extra Duncan '59 humbucker (original pu included), signed label $2495/$2590

New Price! 2008 National Style 1.5 Tricone, round neck, bell brass body, tasteful engraving, pearloid peghead, deco elegance, sings! $2495/$2570

Just In! 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! 2013 Comins Classic, 17" full depth all carved body, X-braced, ebony board, floating Armstrong PAF, superb $6995/$7205

Just In! 2007 Dale Unger American Legend 7 String, all solid tonewoods, comfy, stunningly flamed 16" slimmed depth body, built-in Armstrong PAF, brilliant $3995/$4115

The Pride of Kalamazoo

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 $6795/ $7005

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 $6795/$7005

New Price! 1935 Gibson L-5, very late 16" model, rare transitional body with larger f-holes, Adirondack top; clear, vibrant voice; exceptional player, unique model $8495/$8755

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

Just In! 1948-9 Gibson ES-150, 17" full depth body, strong early P-90 pickup, long L-5 scale, all original, gleaming showroom condition HOLD

1955 Gibson LG-3, top-line small Gibson flat top, X-braced body, small teardrop guard, feather light, big voice, rare model, gleaming condition HOLD

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

1938 Epiphone Broadway, rare 1 3/4" nut, 17" black walnut body, asymmetrical Masterbilt headstock, gleaming condition, loud as a trumpet SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2000 Michael Dunn Belleville, Selmer Django style, solid rosewood body, 670mm scale, nice wide fingerboard, legendary builder, best buy! $2495/$2570

New Price! 1992 Guild Artist Award, all carved 17" highly flamed body, Bartolini floating humbucker, rich voice, sweet neck, best buy $4495/$4635

1989 Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman, 17" thinline body, 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut, long handle Bigsby, rare model, the picker's choice $2495/$2575

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 Comins Classic 7 String, intensely flamed, all carved 17" body, 2" nut, built-in Armstrong PAFs, big deep voice, rare model, superb $7495/$7725

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

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

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

1947 Epipiphone Blackstone, last year, solid Adirondack top, 16" body, original Epi-logo case, huge voice in a comfy size, best buy HOLD

2011 Daniel Slaman 'Magnificent Molly', innovative cutaway version of rare ES-250, CC blade pickup, prewar style tailpiece, a fresh retro classic $3995/$4115

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

New Price! 2007 Holst Custom 15, all carved tapered depth body, all Swiss tonewoods, oval side soundport, floating humbucker, comfy and vibrant $3495/$33605

New Price! 2008 Benedetto Bambino, comfy, slimline, feedback resistant 14" body; coil-tapped A-6 humbuckers, Bendetto quality at a player's price SOLD

1942 Epiphone Ritz, ultra-rare wartime model, 15" flamed maple body, tortoise binding, solid carved top, bright punchy voice, a honey SOLD

Just In! 2011 Campellone Deluxe Thinline, top-line, all carved, thinline 17" spectacularly flamed body, floating Armstrong humbucker, stunning SOLD

Mid-1950's Artur Lang Super Deluxe, ultra rare, all carved, highly ornate German archtop, segmented soundholes precede D'Aquisto, a showpiece SOLD

New Price! 2008 Ryan Thorell Legato, extravagantly figured rare curly walnut body, carved Pt. Orford cedar top, sound port, Bartolini floater, feather light, amazing HOLD

Just In! 2012 Campellone EP, comfy, feather light 15" Florentine cutaway body, solid carved top, slim 2 1/4" depth, floating Armstrong humbucker, best buy! HOLD

2011 Eastman AR-910, top-line model, 17" X-braced body, all solid, intensely flamed maple, big classic voice, best buy! 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. 

1955 Epiphone Emperor, sunburst, from the very last batch of full-bodied Emperors, extravagant 13-ply binding, massive voice, gleaming condition has arrived

1934 Epiphone Sorrentino, sunburst, very rare 16" black walnut guitar, identical to Broadway, exceptionally brilliant tone, superb original condition, has arrived

1949 Epiphone Broadway, blonde, superb 100% original condition, rare birdseye maple body, vine peghead, as fine as they come in the shop

2014 Lowden SJ32, popular nylon string jazzer, 14 fret rosewood cutaway body, Alpine spruce top, radiused fingerboard, Fishman Matrix pickup, bossa king! HOLD

1933 Epiphone Olympic, sunburst, original 13" body size, as played by David Rawlings, wonderful condition, with rare original hardshell case has arrived

1941 Gibson L-50, sunburst, 16" body, fully carved top and back, full sunburst finish, K&K pickup, museum condition, best buy! has arrived

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

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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