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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, 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, I am very happy to write about my sales experience and I would like to thank you very much once again for your profesional deal with me selling my IBANEZ GB 20 ! And I am very happy to write about it ! I am very pleased for your excellent service, your speedy action to sell it and I perceived your genuine appreciation for the insrtuments ! I would be very glad to make another great deal with you again !! Marios Paxinos, Athens, Greece
Joe, I finally received the ('28 L-5) Gibson in Brazil from my shipper and opened it up over the weekend. Really beautiful guitar and those cases you sell are superb. I reinserted the bridge at the position indicated by the post its and tuned it up and it really is a beauty. Has a really nice action - does not require as much pressure as I thought it would for an old guitar. Thanks very much. I will treasure this for years to come. James Vickers, Rio de Janeiro
 Dealing with Joe and almost seemed too easy! This is by far the best seller's experience I have ever had. I simply packed my (L-5) guitar per the detailed instructions on and shipped it. Done. My guitar sold almost instantly and I know that it went to someone who will treasure it.  The next time I sell a guitar it will be through Joe. I admire and appreciate the distinct niche that they have created and the very high level of customer service made me feel like an old friend. Nick Smith, Helena, MT
 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! 1956 Gibson ES-350T, rare first year example with solid maple back, highly flamed 17" thinline body, Byrdland scale, last full year for P-90 pickups, amazing $5995/$6175

Just In! 1967 Francisco Barba Blanca, rare early example from renowned flamenco master, Alpine top, cypress body, ultra-light, powerful voice, superb condition $7995/$8235

New Price! 2001 Heritage H-550, full depth 17" highly flamed maple body, twin built-in humbuckers, compare to Tal Farlow, sweet neck, gorgeous $2395/$2470

Just In! 1917 Gibson L-1, compact, all carved 13" arched body, 13 fret neck, generous 1 13/16" ebony fingerboard, lightweight, historic model $1995/$2055

Featured! 1945 Epiphone Broadway, highly flamed 17" body, Adirondack top, leopard shell guard, huge voice, same specs as Deluxe at a fraction of the price $3395/$3405

New Price! 1981 Gibson Johnny Smith Double, highly quilted X-braced body, rare double pickup model, 1 3/4" ebony fingerboard, Kluson crank tuners, amazing $7495/$7720

New Price! 1969 Gibson Super 400CES, last of the pre-Norlin guitars, Pat. sticker pickups, 1 11/16" ebony board, engraved tailpiece, great player $7495/$7720

Featured! 1968 Gibson ES-335TD, Cremona sunburst, Pat. sticker humbuckers, orange label, fast neck, beautifully kept, great looker and player $4995/$5145

Just In! 1982 Ibanez George Benson GB-10, original Japanese model, compact thinline fully hollow body, artist signed label; flight case, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2010 Benedetto Bambino, rare full-body sunburst, original coil-tapped pickups no longer available; slim, comfy, feedback resistant body, a favorite $3250/$3345

New Price! 2006 Halfling Bobby Vega Bass, innovative acoustic bass, X-braced 17" body, 34" scale, compound carved top, D-Tar 18V active pickup, thunders! $4995/$5145

Just In! 1939 Gibson L-4, Fan Inlay, very rare ornate fingerboard pattern, 16" all-carved body like 20's L-5, full 1 3/4" nut, big voice, gleaming condition $3995/$4115

Just In! 2010 Gibson Custom Historic 1954 Les Paul Reissue, tiger maple top, twin cream P-90s, full 50's neck, all tags and COA, gorgeous $3250/$3345

The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 1962 Gibson L-7C, tiger flame 17" full depth body, all carved, easy neck, one of 66, same specs as L-5C at a fraction of the cost $4795/$4940

1936 Gibson L-4, early 16" f-hole model, ornate inlay,1 3/4" nut, gleaming condition, same specs as 20's L-5 at a fraction of the price, outstanding $3595/$3605

1949 Gibson L-7, full depth 17" body, all carved, big voice, same specs as L-5, very handsome example, best buy! $2995/$3085

New Price! 2011 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, full depth 16" body like ES-175, highly flamed, floating humbucker, all gold hardware, outstanding value $2049/$2110

1988 Gibson ES-347, rare model with factory coil-tapped Series 7 humbuckers, stop tail, ebony board, handsome and versatile, immaculate $2895/$2985

1965 Gibson ES-335TDC, all original, twin Pat. Sticker humbuckers, very early trapeze model, fast neck, great shape $5995/$6175

New Price! 1960 Gibson ES-175DN, twin PAFs, deep amber blonde, elegant neck, gorgeous condition, this is it $8995/$9265

1964 Gibson J-50, deep amber blonde, feather light, bone saddle, 1 11/16" nut, sweet neck, outstanding condition, cowboy up! $3795/$3910

Featured! 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom, wonderful one-owner guitar, Pat. Sticker humbuckers, one-piece body and neck, gleaming condition, plays itself SOLD

1970-2 Gibson ES-175D, one-owner, twin Pat. stamp humbuckers, sweet neck, the hardest working guitar in show biz, best buy! SOLD

Just In! 1995 Gibson L-5CES Wes Montgomery, deeply flamed, classic model with single built-in '57 Classic PAF, super popular, gleaming condition HOLD

New Price! 1937 Cromwell EG-5, ultra-rare Gibson-made version of the 'Charlie Christian' ES-150, bar pickup, solid carved top, amazing find $2495/$2570

1966 Gibson ES-330, all original, twin P-90s, feather light and resonant, fast neck, gleaming condition, gorgeous HOLD

Featured! 1966 Gibson Johnny Smith Custom, one-of-a-kind original with slim factory neck, twin floating humbuckers, opulent flame body, amazing find SOLD

The Epi Center

Just In! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, 17" full depth all carved body, deep cutaway, rare model, brilliant voice, showroom condition $3495/$3605

1940 Epiphone Masterbilt Deluxe, highly flamed 17" full depth body, 60's Gibson neck, huge voice, spectacular SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2008 Acoustic Image Clarus 2R Series III/Raezer's Edge 10ER Combo, 400W twin channel, all-in-one cabinet, notch filter, digital FX, ultimate jazz amp HOLD

2011 Moll Classic 7 String, 16" all-carved body, 2 1/16" ebony fingerboard, Armstrong humbucker, feather light and resonant, out of production, stunning $4495/$4605

New Price! 1999 Campellone Deluxe, full depth highly flamed 17" X-braced body, floating Armstrong humbucker, elegant neck, exceptional voice $4495/$4635

2008 Kiso Ribbecke KR-1, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, 1 3/4" ebony fingerboard, floating Armstrong PAF, Ribbecke quality for the working player $3595/$3710

New Price! 2004 Gagnon DeVant, highly flamed 16" full depth tap-tuned body, all carved, built-in Armstrong PAF, lightweight, 1 3/4" nut, best buy $3895/$4010

2002 Moll Working Man's Hero, full depth 17" body, built-in PAF, feedback-resistant design, top builder, flight case, outstanding value $3495/$3605

2003 PRS McCarty Hollowbody '10 Top', highly flamed maple top, mid-depth body, innovative Baggs piezo bridge, wide fat neck, versatile and gorgeous $2495/$2570

New Price! 2002 Goodall Maple Grand Concert, spectacular AAA maple body, hybrid OM/Dreadnought design, exceptionally versatile, a showstopper $3495/$3605

2013 Slaman ES-150 Extra, most faithful recreation of prewar Charlie Christian, all solid tonewoods, CC pickup, jack-well tailpiece, new w/warranty, aw reet! $5495/$5665

Just In! 1950 Fender 5A3 Deluxe Amp, all-original tweed and 12" Jensen, TV front, nice clean small town amp, most popular Fender ever $2495/$2575

2001 Taylor 814-CE Brazilian, limited Brazilian rosewood edition, Prefix stereo blender, no more of these, versatile and gorgeous $4495/$4635

New Price! 2008 Martin Ditson Model 111, faithful reissue of world's first dreadnought, featherweight 12 fret Adirondack/mahogany body, period details, huge voice $2995/$3085

2000 Taylor 814 Brazilian, rare ultra-premium version of Taylor's most popular and versatile model, very scarce edition, immaculate $3995/$4115

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:

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

1953 Gibson ES-5N, blonde!, 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, three P-90 pickups, 3 knob wiring, one of 53, rare find in the shop

2009 Ribbecke Testadura, sunburst, ultra-premium all-carved handbuilt thinline; Sitka top, Bigleaf back, Brazilian fingerboard and sides, 1 3/4 nut: a masterpiece has arrived

1957 Fender Precision Bass, sunburst, all original hardware and electronics including pickup covers, immaculate older pro refin, super player on the way

c.2000 Guild/Bendetto Stuart X-700, blonde, all carved, Westerly label signed by Bob, rare version with single built-in pickup like L-5 Wes, highly flamed, superb SOLD

1988 D'Aquisto New Yorker Special, sunburst, signed by Jimmy, 17" X-braced Venetian cutaway body, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight and resonant, spectacular condition, the real deal HOLD

1948 Martin 000-18, ultra light, deeply resonant, great balance, sweet old box in the shop

'50's Gibson L-7C, with Gibson ES-150 'Charlie Christian' pickup, like Barney Kessel's, nice old warhorse in the shop

1957 Albanus 17" Cutaway, sunburst, full depth X-braced Venetian cutaway body, custom made for guitarist Johnny Gray, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, extremely rare in the shop

c.1960 Albanus 17" Cutaway, sunburst, full depth Venetian cutaway body, Stromberg style single transverse brace, DeArmond 1100 pickup, astounding in the shop

1953 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, blonde, highly flamed 17" Venetian cutaway body, twin original NY pickups, cloud inlays, vine peghead, stunning 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

1935 Epiphone Melody Tenor, sunburst, very rare early Epi tenor, great shape has arrived

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 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: 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, just east of downtown, near Lake Washington, and are open to vistors by appointment. For North American orders only, call toll free 877.850.1978. Fax: 206.322.5692.

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