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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 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.

Hi Joe, Thanks for your prompt efforts to find a good home for my 2010 Benedetto 16B Custom!!!  The entire listing and sale process was cordial, painless and professional…..you did all the work and the guitar actually sold within days of appearing on your web site.  arcthtop.com is the place! Best, Clint Bell, Blaine, WA
Joe, Just wanted to thank you for your help with my new L-4. It was such an easy proses. Love the new sound. Don't be surprised if you hear from me soon about another one. Thanks again, Chris Roberts, Aspen, CO
Joe, Just a quick note that the ES-335 arrived yesterday. It is in perfect condition, a real beauty and the voice is more than I expected, so sweet and fat!!! Thank you for the perfect service (information, packing, ...). It is not an easy decision to buy a guitar that you have not had in your hands before, so this is a matter of trust. Now, after my second guitar from you, I can say that you do a perfect job! Thanks a lot!, Gerhard Meindl, St. Pölten, Austria
Hi Joe, The (L-5) guitar arrived yesterday with no issues... I am extremely pleased with the guitar and will effort to help her bring out her best voice. She needs to be played (a lot) which will be no problem; I’ve hardly put her down. Thanks again for the heads up on her listing. Best regards, Ted Thompson, Sidney, BC
Hi Joe. Just wanted to say thanks for finding my ’46 Emperor a new home. The process went smoothly, and you took care of everything. I’m convinced that you are the best way to sell or buy a vintage archtop. Thanks! Erik S. Dallas, TX  
Joe, the Heritage H 550 arrived here safe and sound today. Thanks for the careful packing. The guitar is just beautiful and a dream to play. Thanks for the effortless transaction!  I look forward to visiting w you again in the future!  David Kirk, Oklahoma, City
Thanks Joe for facilitating the transaction on the Slaman ES 150 extra.  A to die for axe!!!!  This makes 13 transactions in some 10 years....."Nuff Said" !  Ernie Pugliese, West Chester, PA

, ...Vinikow gets more than humanly possible for these instruments because he knows what he is doing like an old school businessman/artist. And his customers know that. You get the most out of the instrument. The best shape it can get to. The best musical instrument it can be and that is exactly what your reputation has become. Thank you, Joe. John Hollinger, Spotslyvania, VA
Joe, Thanks so much for matching the Holst with a happy new owner.  You've been great finding good homes for the special guitars that I've placed with you. Well done.  Cheers, Ben White, Glen Ellen, 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! 2000 Gibson ES-446S, ultra-light, compact, fully hollow body with solid carved spruce top, '57 Classic PAFs, very rare Custom Shop model, comfy and versatile $2895/$2985

Just In! 2014 Heritage Golden Eagle Concert, all carved 17" Florentine cutaway body like 60's L-5CES, highly flamed, premium HRW pickup, fast neck, like new $3495/$3605

Just In! 2000 Knight Model 445 Deluxe, rare model from renowned UK luthier, 17" all carved, highly flamed body, Armstrong floating single coil pickup, elegant $3495/$3605

Just In! 1935 Gibson L-5, very late 16" model, rare transitional body with larger f-holes, Adirondack top; clear, vibrant voice; exceptional player, unique model $9495/$9785

Just In! 1956 Gibson ES-295, 16" full depth body, floral guard, twin cream P-90s, combo tailpiece/bridge, Scotty Moore special, the gold standard $5495/$5665

Just In! 1980 Guild X-500, 17" highly flamed body, rare blonde, gold hardware, ebony board, twin humbuckers, Rhode Island built, gorgeous, best buy $2795/$2885

Just In! 1950 Epiphone Broadway Regent, very rare, all carved, 17" figured maple body, floral peghead inlay, Armstrong floating PAF, amazing find $3495/$3605

Just In! 2007 Gibson L-7C, all carved 17" tiger flame body, X-braced top, light and resonant, 1 3/4" nut, now out of production, best buy $3495/$3605

Just In! 2001 Gibson L-4CES, blonde! rare maple body now discontinued, extravagantly flamed, '57 PAFs, Certificate, case cover, spectacular $4495/$4635

Just In! 2004 Shelley Park Encore, Brazilian rosewood body, Adirondack top, 670mm scale, 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! 2002 Gretsch White Falcon Junior, very rare ultra-compact 14" model, gold binding; smallest, lightest Falcon ever; sparkling condition $2995/$3085

Featured! 1996 Comins Classic 16, intensely quilted 16" body, built-in Benedetto humbucker, 1 3/4" ebony board, comfy and versatile $5495/$5665

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

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

Just In! 2007 Benedetto Bambino Elite, premium version with all-carved tonewoods, compact, highly figured 14" body, built-in B-6 pickup, pristine $9995/$10,295

Just In! 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! 2011 Gibson ES-175 Custom, rare burgundy finish, Custom Shop model with all gold hardware, tiger flame maple body, spectacular $2995/$3185

Just In! 1998 Andersen Metropolitan Special, deeply flamed X-braced 17" body, floating Armstrong PAF, elegant design, resonant voice, great value $4995/$5145

Just In! 1996 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, highly flamed 17" body, triple '57 Classic PAFs, 5 way switch, all gold hardware, whole lotta guitar, clean! $3995/$4115

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

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

Just In! 1962 Gibson ES-345 TDC, twin PAFs, all original gold hardware, Varitone, factory Bigsby, 1 11/16" nut, perfect neck, the works! $13,995/$14,420

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

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

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! 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! 2012 Ibanez GB-10, big voice, compact size, feedback resistant, true Japanese craftsmanship, versatility and value, showroom condition $2495/$2570

New Price! 2000 Michael Dunn Belleville, long 670mm scale like Django's Selmer, all solid, rosewood body, big voice, builder now retired, grab it $2995/$3085

Just In! 2013 Comins Classic, 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, X-braced, 1 3/4" ebony board, floating Armstrong PAF, a masterpiece $8495/$8755


The Pride of Kalamazoo
Featured! 1947-8 Gibson ES-300N, very rare blonde example, 17" flamed maple body, long scale, unique Kluson 'f-hole' tailpiece, bound guard, a honey $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

1938 Gibson L-7, 17" X-braced body, ornate inlays, rare engraved tailpiece, original tweed case, wonderful one owner guitar, wide open voice $3495/$3605

2000 Gibson ES-150 Reissue, only reissue of prewar 'Charlie Christian' model, notched bar pickup, tiny batch, ultra-rare, gleaming condition HOLD

New Price! 2013 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved spruce top, full depth 16" body, '57 PAFs, all gold hardware, comfy and versatile, pristine condition $4250/$4375

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

1939 Gibson L-5N, first year cataloged, one of 48, engraved hinged tailpiece, original Grover Imperials, tweed case, stunning condition, the works! HOLD


The Epi Center

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

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

New Price! 1948 Epiphone Triumph, rare blonde, maple neck, big voice, smooth player, with coveted DeArmond 1100 adjustable floating pickup $2995/$0855

New Price! 1953 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, cloud inlays, vine peghead, top of the line, drop dead gorgeous $4495/$4645

New Price! 1945 Epiphone Broadway, carved Adirondack top, vine inlay, all gold hardware, big voice, one owner since '50s, true horn killer $3250/$3345

1964 Epiphone Emperor E-112TN, largest, most expensive thinline ever; one of 13 made, last year, museum condition, rare and gorgeous HOLD


Luthier's Showcase 

Featured! 2006 Benedetto Benny, rare blonde finish, solid spruce soundboard, lightweight chambered body, 1 3/4" ebony board, feedback buster, a gigmeister $3250/$3345

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! 2002 Goodall Grand Concert, AAA maple body, Alaska cedar top, OM profile/dreadnought depth, 1 3/4" ebony board, versatile and gorgeous $2995/$3605

1951 Gibson/Benedetto L-7C Seven String, original Gibson body with custom neck and hardware hand carved by Bob Benedetto, unique and amazing $6995/$7205

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

1984 Fender D'Aquisto Standard, rare blonde example, full depth 16" body, twin Schaller D'Aquisto humbuckers, gleaming condition, best buy! $1995/$2055

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

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

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

2007 Collings 000-1A, true Adirondack top, long 12 fret mahogany body, 1 3/4" nut, feather light, a fingerstyle dream HOLD

Featured! 2007 Bourgeois A-350, all Euro tonewoods, highly flamed, tortoise binding, all acoustic, rare model by top builder, simply gorgeous HOLD

2006 Thorell Corrina, rare curly cedar body, tapered OM size, 1 3/4' nut, K&K Pure Mini pickup, lightest full size flat top ever, amazing HOLD

1998 Heritage Super Eagle, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, all gold hardware, great neck the working player's Super 400, gorgeous 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. 

1968 Gibson Byrdland, sunburst, rare Florentine (sharp) cutaway model, solid carved top, Pat. # pickups, fast neck, gorgeous example on the way

1951 Epiphone Triumph Regent, sunburst, 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, all carved, floating DeArmond pickup, all original, a favorite model on the way

2005 Victor Baker 17, sunburst, highly figured, twin built-in humbuckers, L-5CES specs with handbuilt quality has arrived

2012 Comins Classic 7 String , blonde, all carved, highly flamed 17" Venetian cutaway body, 2" nut, twin built-in Armstrong PAFs, big deep voice, superb has arrived

1964 Gibson ES-330, sunburst, wide neck, full 1 11/16" nut, very light, twin original P-90 pickups, best version ever in the shop

2013 Comins Concert , blonde, comfy 16 1/2" Venetian cutaway body, built-in humbucker, highy figured, mint, outstanding quality from top builder HOLD

c.1937 Gibson EH-150 Amplifier, Charlie Christian special, striped tweed, 16 1/2" rounded cabinet, original 12" field coil speaker, 15W Class A circuit, purrs HOLD

1945 Epiphone Spartan, sunburst, walnut body, Epi's top-line 16" guitar, long scale, parallel braced, rare model in the shop

1949 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, blonde, all acoustic, very early example of one of Epi's rarest models, museum condition, a holy grail HOLD

1956 Gibson L-7C, sunburst, 17" Venetian cutaway body, very lightweight, floating DeArmond FHC pickup, all original in the shop

1949 Gibson L-4 Premiere, sunburst, first year for cutaway, solid carved spruce top, 16" Florentine cutaway body, one of 140, rare find 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

c.1936 S.S. Stewart, sunburst, ultra-rare 16" top-line model built by Vega of Boston, very ornate peghead inlay, super condition, never seen another has arrived

1931 Epiphone Hollywood Tenor, sunburst, extremely early example, very rare model, same inlay as Triumph, walnut body, astounding find in the shop

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

1932 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, sunburst, earliest version with 15" curly walnut body, asymmetrical headstock, segmented f-holes, extremely rare 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

1968 Gibson EM-200 'Electric Florentine' Mandolin, sunburst, 8 string scroll headstock, twin pointed solid mahogany body, P-90 style pickup, simply gorgeous in the shop

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

1948 Epiphone Emperor, blonde, full depth 18" noncutaway body, nice flame, great old player 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, 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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