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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, After looking for some time for a great vintage archtop, I found many to choose from here! Joe made the process easy with responsive communication, even a Skype call so I could see and hear the guitar as he played it for me! My overall experience with Joe and was excellent. The site not only has an amazing inventory but history and very useful information, as well as some cool vintage photos! Payment options were great, the guitar was well packed and shipped - I would highly recommend!! And I mean every word of it! Peg Andrae, Midlothian, VA
Hi Joe: Just a note of thanks for your expert handling of the sale of my very special Super 400 CN. I am sure that the new owner is as thrilled with it as I was disappointed to have had to let it go (son is student at Berklee). Fair selling price, quick turnaround, reasonable commission and setup fee- what's not to like? I am very pleased. Best Regards, Scott Palmer, Charleston, SC
Hi Joe, The '53 Triumph Regent arrived today in good order.  I set it up and it plays very well with beautiful note definition and natural reverb. Plenty of headroom. The finish is almost exactly the same as my '46 Spartan and I love that warm tobacco 'burst hue. Thanks for making the process easy. Best regards, Dr. D.K. Muschenheim, Acadia University, Nova Scotia
Hi Joe, While many think Friday the 13th is a bad omen, for me it’s a good day. No, not good, great! Obviously, my Dad’s old guitar arrived today and in good order. All I can say is WOW! You far exceeded my expectations... sure glad I found your website and engaged you to restore my Dad’s ’53 Epiphone. It looks and plays like new. Many thanks. A grateful customer, Bill Holbird, Woodhaven, MI
Joe - The proceeds were waiting for me when I got back from my trip. Thank you for uncovering and restoring the value in my guitar. I knew it was a good instrument, but did not suspect that it could be worth as much as it was. I appreciate the knowledge and workmanship that you provided - you brought out the best in the instrument. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I wish I had more guitars to sell! I would definitely use and will recommend you to others. Thanks for all your help. Eric Loken, Spring City, PA
Joe, (My guitar was) of such special interest, I was not at all sure it would move. Nonetheless, you managed to find a new home for it, and fairly quickly, all things considered. must have a customer base and a reputation like none other! You have my on-going thanks for operating your excellent business in the straight-forward way that you do. I look forward to future transactions. - Tim Hillman, Bowser, BC.
ealing 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!
New Price! 2010 Gibson Custom Historic 1954 Les Paul Reissue, tiger maple top, twin cream P-90s, full 50's neck, all tags and COA, gorgeous $2995/$3085

Featured! 1999 Gibson L-5 Studio, rare model, solid carved top, full depth 17" body, aged nickel hardware, twin '57 PAFs, pro features, best L-5 buy ever! $3995/$4115

Just In! 1947-8 Gibson ES-300N, very rare blonde example, 17" flamed maple body, long scale, unique Kluson 'f-hole' tailpiece, bound guard, a stunner $3995/$4115
Just In! 2006 Palen Performer, tiger flame 17" body, built-in Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" ebony board, feedback resistant, great sustain, immaculate $4995/$5145
Just In! 1950 Gibson L-7CN, highly flamed, all acoustic, lightweight and resonant, one of just 27, same specs as L-5 at a fraction of the price $5995/$6175

Just In! 1948 Martin 000-18, feather light, deeply resonant, great balance, sweet old Island girl, aloha nui! $5995/$6175

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Broadway, DeArmond floating pickup, Adirondack top, vine inlay, all gold hardware, big voice, one owner since '50s, stunning $3495/$3505

Just In! 1953 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, cloud inlays, vine peghead, top of the line, drop dead gorgeous $4895/$5045

Just In! 1960 Guild X-150B, rare blonde version, all original, 17" full depth body, cream single coil pickup, great player, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 1973 Gibson L-5S, first year, only year for low-impedance pickups, feedback-busting flamed maple body, engraved L-5 tailpiece, rare and amazing $3895/$4015

Just In! 1928 Gibson L-3, late model with adjustable truss rod, 13 fret body, 1 13/16" nut, all original hardware and finish; handsome, versatile performer $2395/$2470

Just In! 1952 Epiphone Devon, rarest 17" Epi, carved soundboard, long scale, 1 11/16" nut, scarce natural finish example, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 1997 Monteleone Electric Flyer, first of only three built, intensely flamed maple from D'Aquisto estate, hand signed, the ultimate gig guitar $24,995/$25,745

Just In! 1947 Epiphone Deluxe, all original, highly flamed tiger maple body, feather light, huge voice, showroom condition, astounding $6495/$6695

Just In! 1984 Fender D'Aquisto Standard, rare blonde example, full depth 16" body, twin Schaller D'Aquisto humbuckers, gleaming condition, best buy! $2395/$2470

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Featured! 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

New Price! 2013 Gibson L-5CES, highly flamed, all carved, full depth 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, all gold hardware, the classic jazz box! $6795/$7005

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 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 $2395/$2470

New Price! 1969 Gibson Super 400CES, last of the pre-Norlin guitars, Pat. sticker pickups, 1 11/16" ebony board, engraved tailpiece, great player $6995/$7205

New Price! 2013 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved spruce top, full depth 16" body, '57 PAFs, all gold hardware, comfy and versatile, pristine condition $4495/$4635

2006 Gibson Pat Martino Custom, highly flamed semi-hollow tiger maple body, deep cutaway, contour body, '57 Classic PAFs, w/COA, last year, gorgeous HOLD

1962 Gibson ES-175D, all original, twin PAF's, wide 1 11/16" nut, slim elegant neck profile, showroom condition, all tags and brochures, unreal! SOLD

Just In! 1953 Gibson ES-125, all original, gleaming full depth 16" body, P-90 pickup, gold barrel knobs, most popular Gibson archtop, in time capsule condition HOLD

The Epi Center
New Price! 1967 Epiphone Broadway E-252 Cherry, rarest finish color, available this year only; fast neck, gleaming condition, only 24 made, amazing find $2995/$3085

Featured! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, 17" full depth all carved body, deep cutaway, rare model, brilliant voice, showroom condition SOLD

1944 Epiphone Olympic, rare wartime version, legendary model, solid Adirondack top, brilliant acoustic tone, astounding condition SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2005 Eastman John Pisano Model, rare blonde version, all carved 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, built-in Armstrong PAF, super player, best buy $2495/$2570

Just In! 1936 Gretsch Artist Model 150, ultra-rare, Gretsch's first top-end archtop, all carved, extremely ornate, one of 7 known, on consignment $5995/$6175

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

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! 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

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

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 woods, CC pickup, jack-well tailpiece, new w/warranty, fly it home! $5495/$5665

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

New Price! 2005 Landscape AR-1, all solid, hand carved 17" cello-style body, 24 3/4" scale, Armstrong JS pickup, from top Japanese luthier, best buy! $1995/$2055

1960 Guild Stratford X-350B, rare blonde version, highly figured 17" maple body, push button selector, Guild's top-line electric, a rocketship SOLD

1957 Fender Precision Bass, all original hardware and electronics, non-split single-coil pickup, small head, impeccable '60s factory sunburst, the classic 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. 

2006 Gibson ES-175P, blonde,

2006 Benedetto Benny, blonde, solid carved spruce soundboard, twin gold A-6 humbuckers, 14 1/2" chambered body, feedback busting design, a favorite has arrived

2009 Foster Basin St. 7 String, violin finish, all carved 14 3/4" thinline Venetian cutaway body, Armstrong built-in PAF, 1 15/16" nut, mahogany back, a legend has arrived

1990s Plazuelo Blanca, featherweight flamenco guitar from renowned Grenada builder, cypress body, Alpine spruce top, 6560mm scale, powerful and gorgeous has arrived

1997 Andersen Model 17, blonde, X-braced 17" Venetian cutaway body, all carved Euro tonewoods, highly flamed, 1 13/16" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, superb has arrived

2011 Gibson ES-175P, blonde, intensely flamed body, gorgeous reissue with single P-90 pickup, rare! on the way

2007 Bourgeois A-350, violin burst, 16 3/4" Venetian cutaway body, Euro spruce top, tortoise binding, all acoustic, rare model by top builder, gorgeous has arrived

1964 Epiphone Emperor Thinline E-112TN, blonde, one of last 3 built, highly figured, 3 mini-humbuckers, impeccable condition, extremely rare has arrived

1993 Andersen Metropolitan, blonde, full depth, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, Armstrong floating humbucker, rare model from top builder has arrived

2009 Trenier Broadway, sunburst, full depth 16 1/2" Venetian cutaway, carved black walnut body like prewar Epi, elegant neck, lightweight and brilliant, a treasure has arrived

1946 Epiphone Emperor, blonde, highly figured, full depth 18 3/8" body; great condition, stunning condition has arrived

2013 Guild X-500 Stuart, burgundy, full depth 17" Venetian cutaway body, Duncan Lover humbuckers, inlaid ebony guard, from new Hartford plant, sweet in the shop

1969 Fender Electric Mandolin, sunburst, the original 4 string 'Mandocaster', Strat style contoured body, slab neck, all original sparkling condition 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 has arrived

2009 Weber Big Sky, sunburst, extra deep 14 7/8" noncut body, highly flamed tiger maple, big voice, unique design, great acoustic player in the shop

1993 Guild X-500 Stuart, blonde, highly figured 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, built-in gold HB-1 humbuckers, master volume, classic working guitar, best buy! on the way

2001 Arrow Django, natural, Selmer style oval hole, 670mm scale, solid black walnut body, best buy in a US luthier built gypsy jazz guitar in the shop

1935 Epiphone Broadway Masterbilt, sunburst, earliest 17" body, solid black walnut back and sides, asymmetrical headstock, Masterbilt label, a cannon in the shop

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

1949 Epiphone Emperor, blonde! full depth highly figured 18" noncutaway body, intesely flamed, great old player, gigantic open voice has arrived

1935 Gibson L-7, sunburst, late 16" version, all carved, Lucas style inlay, like 20's L-5, gleaming condition HOLD

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 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 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: [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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