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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 [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, Just received another fabulous FLATTOP guitar from you. I think you should change the name to: Thanks, Gary Smith, Boulder, CO
Hi Joe, You're awesome. I've been both a seller and a buyer, and you've exceeded my expectations across the board. You're my man on the inside. Thank you. Kenny Wunder, Madison, WI
Hi, Joe, The guitar arrived safely today - and Arnie is delighted with it!  Beautiful guitar with a bright tone even unplugged.  The honey colour is great, too. Thanks again for your excellent service. Jane Bennett, London
Joe's great, Julie's great, the guitar's great! Go see Joe and buy a guitar. You won't be sorry! Chris Wood, Pacifica, CA
Hi Joe, I am so pleased with the results of the consignment sale of my Eastman 805CE. The result after commission is greater than I had been trying, and failing, to get on my own. Thanks for your work and quick turnaround of my funds. Dave Kaatz, Seattle
Joe, Received the guitar yesterday in good shape. All is well. Thanks for your help with the letter of previous owner... Love the history on these old guitars. Thanks again and hope to meet you someday. Wayne Manis, Coeur D'Alene, ID
Joe, Guitar arrived safe and sound. Now to clean 3000000000 packing peanuts of my lounge room floor. :) Lovely instrument...Thanks again, and keep me on the offers list for Gibson archtop guitars. Have a great Easter. Best, David Wainwrigh, Hong Kong
Joe! The instrument arrived today, perfect condition and shipping was not an issue.  I have played her now for about an hour, I’m in love! I’ll send you some sound clips when I’m able, this instrument is so wonderful it takes the effort of wrestling the instrument out of the equation.  Now I can focus on making music!  Thanks Joe!, Jason Cook, Brentwood, IN
Sales experience was excellent and Joe was very informative and a pleasure to deal with. I look forward to doing business with in the future! Sebastian Henderson, Grensboro, NC
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! 1953 Epiphone Emperor, highly figured 18 1/2" body, exceptionally resonant voice, amazing 13-ply binding, elegant neck, the big one, majestic! $5995/$6175

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

Just In! 2007 Holst Custom 15, all carved tapered depth body, all Swiss tonewoods, oval side soundport, floating humbucker, comfy and vibrant $3750/$3865

Just In! 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 $6995/ $7210

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! $3250/$3445

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

Just In! 1937 Epiphone Deluxe, rare 17" prewar model, Masterbilt headstock, DeArmond pickup, adjustable truss rod, vintage tone with modern playability $4995/$5145

Just In! 1998 Buscarino Monarch, all carved, extravagantly flamed 17" body, all ebony hardware, elegant neck, superlative tone, a modern masterpiece $7495/$7725

New Price! 2014 Andrew Nezil AA1, all carved, intensely flamed 17" body, floating Benedetto pickup, French polish finish, lightweight, great value, new w/warranty $3495/$3605

Just In! 2013 Gibson L5CT, rare slim depth L-5CES, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, comfy and feedback resistant, COA, immaculate $6995/$7205

Just In! 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! 1992 Heritage Super Eagle, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, gold built-in humbuckers, the working player's Super 400, popular model, best buy $3895/$4015

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

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! 2008 Ryan Thorell Legato, extravagantly figured rare curly walnut body, carved Pt. Orford cedar top, sound port, Bartolini floater, feather light, amazing $7495/$7725

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

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

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

New Price! 1964 Gibson ES-330, last year for full-width neck, ultra-light build, all original, twin P-90 pickups, best version ever, brilliant shape $3895/$4015

New Price! 2014 Gretsch Chet Atkins 1959 Country Gentleman, 17" highly figured slimline body, TV Jones pickups, versatile feedback resistant design, hot pickin'! $1995/$2055

New Price! 1999 Comins Chester Avenue, top-line model, Adirondack top, 17" X-braced body, floating Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" nut, elegant inlay, immaculate $7495/$7725

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/$4115

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

New Price! 1998 Napolitano Jazz Box, highly figured handbuilt 17" all maple body, floating Armstrong pickup, great working axe, best buy! $3250/$3345

2005 Collings OM-2HA, solid Adirondack top, rosewood body, herringbone trim, 1 3/4" ebony fingerboard, 25 1/2" scale, big versatile voice HOLD

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

Featured! 2010 Thorell Frank Vignola Premier, comfy 15" tapered body, one-piece Adirondack top, curly walnut body, floating CC style pickup, astounding $7495/$7725

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

2003 Michael Dunn Pattenotte, dramatic Zebrawood body, 'bean' soundhole, rare model, in the style of famed Mirecourt luthier, thunders! HOLD

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

The Pride of Kalamazoo

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

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! 1968 Gibson Florentine Electric Mandolin, rare model, 8 string scroll headstock, carved solid mahogany body, P-90 style pickup, gleaming condition $1995/$2085

2013 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved spruce top, full depth 16" body, '57 PAFs, all gold hardware, comfy and versatile, sparkling condition SOLD

1956 Gibson ES-135, rare short-lived upgrade of ES-125, trapezoid inlays, 5-ply guard, P-90 pickup, sparkling condition, very scarce model SOLD

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

New Price! 1943 Gibson L-7, very rare wartime 17" model with fleur-de-lis peghead, 20's banjo inlays, very lightweight and resonant, gleaming condition HOLD

The Epi Center

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

Featured! 1934 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, very rare early 16" body, arched headstock, snowflake inlay, gleaming condition, brilliant voice $2795/$2885

1941 Epiphone Broadway, rare early blonde, all original, Adirondack top, vine peghead, floating Armstrong PAF, big voice, splendid condition HOLD

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

1947 Epiphone Triumph, exceptionally clean 100% original guitar; big, clear voice; DeArmond floating pickup; astounding condition 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! $4495/$4635

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

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

New Price! 1967 Francisco Barba Blanca, very early example from renowned flamenco master, Alpine top, cypress body, ultra-light, powerful voice, superb condition $5995/$6115

New Price! 1969 Fender Electric Mandolin, the original 4 string 'Mandocaster', Strat style contoured body, slab neck, all original, sparkling condition $1995/$2055

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

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

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

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 SOLD

2014 Alain Mazaud Vieux Paris, antique finish and hardware, Brazilian body, arched Busato back, punchy 670mm scale, feather light, stunning SOLD

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

2006 Triggs San Salvador, 17" all carved body like L-5CES, solid spruce top, big flame maple, built in PAFs, by former Gibson Custom shop head, best buy! SOLD

2005 Martin/Unger CF-1, highly flamed, full depth, feedback resistant 17" body, 1 3/4" ebony board, Armstrong floating humbucker, best buy! 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. 

1950 Gibson L-4C, sunburst, 16" Florentine cutaway body, solid carved top, floating DeArmond 1100 pickup, feather light, nice full neck on the way

2010 Moll New Yorker 16 Custom, blonde, all carved, intensely quilted maple body, 16" D'Angelico styled noncutaway, staggeringly figured tonewood has arrived

1980 Ibanez Joe Pass JP20, sunburst, 16" Venetian cutaway body, 1 3/4" ebony board, 25 1/2" scale, Duncan '59 humbucker (original pu included), signed label has arrived

2001 McKerrihan Monk, blonde, all carved highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, built-in humbucker, rare model has arrived

2005 Benedetto Bravo, sunburst, 16" slimmed depth Venetian cutaway body, built-in Seth Lover humbucker (A-6 included), ebony board, great gig guitar has arrived

1948 Gibson L-5, blonde, full depth 17" noncut body, highly figured, ebony fingerboard, glorious voice, has arrived

1931 Gibson L-10, ebony finsh, very early 16" model, dot fingerboard, same specs as 20's L-5, rare and striking in the shop

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

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

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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