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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: 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 ""? 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! 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 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 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. 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 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! c.1890 Washburn Style 101 Parlor Guitar, extravagantly figured Brazilian body, solid Adirondack top, sweet voice, impossibly light, super condition $1995/$2055

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! 2011 Schaefer Model Fifteen, ultra-light, compact, all carved, highly flamed 15" body, floating Armstrong PAF, just 4 1/2 lb, a marvel $4495/$4635

Just In! 2012 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved spruce top, 16" Florentine cutaway body, all gold hardware, '57 Classic PAFs, L-5 style tailpiece, gorgeous $3495/$3605

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

Just In! 1951 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare all carved 17" cutaway, floating DeArmond pickup, all original, gleaming condition: big, bright voice, amazing $3495/$3605

Just In! 2015 Webb Seaside, stunning curly maple, all carved 17" lightweight body, floating Armstrong JS pickup, big rich voice, new offering from fine NW builder $4495/$4635

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! 2004 Unger American Dream, comfy, highly figured 16" flame maple body; built-in Armstrong PAF, top-flight US made guitar, outstanding value $3495/$3605

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Spartan, solid black walnut body, Adirondack top, rare wartime version, Epi's top-line 16" guitar, brilliant voice $2495/$2570

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! 2005 Victor Baker Model 17, all carved, highly figured 17" body, Lindy Fralin humbuckers, curly maple binding, L-5CES specs with handbuilt quality $3795/$3915

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! 2004 Shelley Park Encore, Brazilian rosewood body, Adirondack top, 670mm scale, Bigtone pickup, toned lacquer, powerful voice, immaculate condition $4495/$4635

New Price! 1997 Monteleone Electric Flyer, first of only three built, intensely flamed maple from D'Aquisto estate, hand signed, the ultimate gig guitar $19,995/$20,295

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

Just In! 2000 Hofner Jazzica, rare first year version, carved Alpine spruce top, intensely flamed tapered body, floating Attilla Zoller pickup, Bavarian built, best buy $1995/$2055

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! 2003 Erich Solomon Imperial, innovative acoustic archtop with solid Brazilian Rosewood body, Euro spruce top, sound port, floating humbucker, amazing $3995/$4115

New Price! 1951 Gibson/Benedetto L-7C Seven String, original Gibson body with custom neck and hardware hand carved by Bob Benedetto, unique and amazing $4995/$5145

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

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

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

2011 PRS JA-15 Paul Jackson Jr. Model, solid carved spruce top, solid maple body; comfy, feedback resistant 15" thinline body; super gig guitar HOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 1962 Gibson ES-345 TDC, twin PAFs, all original gold hardware, Varitone, factory Bigsby, 1 11/16" nut, perfect neck, the works! $12,995/$13,390

New Price! 1996 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, highly flamed 17" body, triple '57 Classic PAFs, 5 way switch, all gold hardware, handsome and versatile $3895/$4015

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

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

1935 Gibson L-5, very late 16" model, rare transitional body with larger f-holes, Adirondack top; clear, vibrant voice; exceptional player, unique model HOLD

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

1964 Gibson ES-175D, sweet original 60's guitar with twin Pat. # pickups, full width 1 11/16" nut, nickel hardware, Lifton case, superb condition HOLD

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

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

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

The Epi Center

New Price! 1934 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, very rare early 16" body, arched headstock, snowflake inlay, gleaming condition, brilliant voice $2995/$3085

1953 Epiphone Broadway, carved Adirondack top, rare Dogwood inlay peghhead, Armstrong floating humbucker, big voice, a winner $3250/$3345

1940 Epiphone Olympic, high demand prewar model, carved Adirondack top, long scale, fire-stripe pickguard, magnificent shape, barks! $2395/$2470

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

Luthier's Showcase 

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

Featured! 1993 Andersen Metropolitan, highly flamed 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating humbucker, an art-deco masterpiece, breathtaking $6995/$7105

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

2009 Foster Basin St. Seven String, all carved 15" thinline body, Armstrong built-in PAF, 1 15/16" nut, very hard to find, from legendary luthier $3995/$4115

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

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 HOLD

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

2000 Michael Dunn Belleville, long 670mm scale like Django's Selmer, all solid, rosewood body, big voice, builder now retired, grab it 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 HOLD

2013 Comins Classic, 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, X-braced, 1 3/4" ebony board, floating Armstrong PAF, a masterpiece HOLD

2008 Campellone Standard, all carved, tiger flame full depth 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, 24 3/4" ebony fingerboard, great player from a favorite builder HOLD

2010 Slaman DS-155, all carved 16" prewar Charlie Christian style model, with cutaway body and twin Lollar CC pickups, historic tone with modern playability 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. 

1935 C.F. Martin F-7 Archtop, sunburst, solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, carved Adirondack top, first year, one of 91, splendid original condition has arrived

2008 Ryan Thorell Legato, blonde, all carved 16 1/2" curly walnut Venetian cutaway body, Pt. Orford cedar top, sound port, Bartolini floater, amazing has arrived

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

c. late 30's Regal Custom, sunburst; massive, extra deep 18 1/2" 'Coliseum' size archtop; all carved tonewoods, highly flamed maple body, unique ornate inlay on the way

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

1955 Gibson LG-3, blonde, compact 14" X-braced body, feather light, big voice, classic model, great condition in the shop

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

1937 Epiphone Spartan, sunburst, 16" black walnut body like early Broadway, all carved, very rare model in the shop

1990s Plazuelo Blanca, featherweight flamenco guitar from renowned Grenada builder, cypress body, Alpine spruce top, 650 mm scale, powerful and gorgeous 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.  


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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