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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: Just wanted to say thanks!  The guitar arrived on Friday & I’m just coming up for air now.  It is just a described and the packing for shipping was done amazingly well.  Loved the addition of the guitar pick – guitars from grownups is really true. So count me as another satisfied customer. All the best, Tracy Danz Ada, MI
, Hey Joe, Wow, wow, wow.  The Holst is a stunner.  Your service has been fantastic.  Speaking with you about the guitar was most enjoyable.  She arrived well protected and exactly as you described. Thanks so much, Peace, Don Crissey, Lake Lure, NC
Hello, Guitar (ES-5) arrived well today. A very beautiful one! Thanks a lot and all the best to you! -Jussi Lankinen, Imatra, Finland
Brian, I just wanted to thank you for such a great experience. I enjoyed visiting your shop and droping off my Guild to sell. You provide a nice, relaxed, and professional service. Plus, you have many fabulous guitars in your shop. I look forward to doing business with you again. Many thanks. Brian Brogan, Portland, OR
Joe, The Guild Benedetto arrived safely today and I'm extremely pleased. THANK YOU for a great transaction. This is a wonderful guitar and I'm so happy to be able to give it a good home. It will be sharing gigging duties (I gig 3 times a week) with it's big sister (X-700) depending on which color goes with my outfit!!  Thanks again. Simon Lugg, Houston, TX

Hi Joe, I just received my guitar last night and am completely overjoyed. The guitar is even better than I expected (and I had very high expectations!). Thanks so much for your courteousness and professionalism. This was a really simple, smooth transaction. I wish all businesses operate the way you do. Looking forward to the next time I can buy another guitar from you! Thanks, Jorge Manahan, Brooklyn, NY
HI Joe,  I have recived the (Victor Baker) guitar yesterday, thank you very much ! And most of all, congratulations for your packing skills ! The guitar was perfectly secured. Its quality is beyond expectations..Many thanks, once again ! All the best, Matthieu M., Capestang, France

I would like to thank you so much for finding a new home for my 1963 Gibson L-5C. Upon checking around with other dealers to consign this beautiful piece of history I found that I began to question the integrity of most. I then found Joe at archtop.com. He was professional, honest, and willing to take the time to earn my trust. The entire sale went flawlessly, quickly and was effortless on my part.....Joe made it all happen! Should anyone decide to purchase or sell a guitar, archtop.com should be their only choice in my opinion ! Cindy Phillips, Story, Wyoming
Dear Joe, Just to let you know that the Pisano arrived today, well packed and intact in every way, a very fine instrument and just as described on your website. Thank you... Best wishes, John Bishop, Victoris, Australia
I was unfamiliar with Archtop.com before I started my search for the Gibson guitar I had been saving for and wanting for decades. When I called I was reassured by Joe Vinikow's knowledge and willingness to discuss the guitar at length. He went over in detail all the elements, cosmetic and electronic, on the guitar as well as playing chromatic scales – not riffs – to get a sense of the voice of the guitar over the phone. He was a delight to deal with and helped greatly in facilitating the deal on the guitar.
All transaction arrangements were explained thoroughly and professionally conducted. It was easy to make it happen. Once the payment was made the guitar was prepared for shipping immediately. When the guitar arrived, on time, it was meticulously packed and protected, with detailed instructions on getting the instrument in playing shape quickly. Believe it or not, my wife was anxious to hear it, so Joe's instructions really helped me impress her with the sound of the guitar right away! I would encourage anyone interested in selling a guitar on consignment, or looking to buy a guitar, to check with Joe Vinikow at Archtop.com. You could not ask for a more professional and knowledgeable agent to facilitate your guitar transaction. Joe Vinikow is a pleasure to talk to about guitars and is very enthusiastic about the entire process. It's hard to find the right vintage instrument but with Archtop.com on the web, it's like having a shop right in your neighborhood. Thanks, Joe, Mark Shanahan, Madison, WI
WOW!!!! Hi Joe, The guitar (L-5C) arrived safe and sound. Stunning condition as described and like you said "Sounds Killer". Thank you so much for taking care of the transaction and me. You certainly worked to make it happen and I hope we do more business in the future! Thank you SO Much X 100!!!!!! Don Lee, Ottawa, ONT
Joe, I phoned a few days back to let you know I love this L5-S. ...I want you to know how pleased I am with the Gibson and to thank you for another excellent instrument. Hope you're well. Sincerely, John Hollinger, Spotsylvania, VA
 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! 1998 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved top, sought-after maple version now out of production, highly flamed, L-5 style hardware, gorgeous $3495/$3605

Just In! 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

Just In! 2001 Dale Unger American Dream Seven String, 17" figured maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, 2" ebony fingerboard, incredibly lightweight, superb! $3595/$3710

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

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! 1997 Guild Artist Award, highly flamed 17" body, all original, floating humbucker, Rhode Island made, outstanding value, gorgeous $4995/$5145

Just In! 2013 Thorell Red Sky Deluxe, deeply flamed 16" body, tone bar braced, hand wound floating pickup, vibrant tone, brilliant craftsmanship $8595/$8855

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

Just In! c.1998 Guild X-170 Manhattan, rare model, 17" slimline body, fast neck, Rhode Island built, great player, best buy! $1995/$2055

Just In! 1948 Epiphone Triumph, rare blonde, maple neck, big voice, smooth player, with coveted DeArmond 1100 adjustable floating pickup $3250/$3345

Just In! 2007 Bourgeois A-350, all Euro tonewoods, highly flamed, tortoise binding, all acoustic, rare model by top builder, simply gorgeous $4995/$5145

Just In! 2000 Michael Dunn Belleville, long 670mm scale like Django's Selmer, all solid, rosewood body, big voice, builder now retired, grab it $3495/$3605

Just In! 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

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

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

Just In! 2005 D'Aquisto Solo, faithful reissue of Jimmy's most innovative model, solid spruce top, floating Armstrong humbucker, out of production, rare $2995/$3085

Just In! 2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, highly flamed thinline body, elegant neck, comfy and versatile, high-demand pro gig guitar $3250/$3345

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

Just In! 2009 Weber Big Sky, extra depth 15" body, highly flamed tiger maple, big voice, unique design, super acoustic player, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 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

Just In! 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

New Price! 1948 Martin 000-18, feather light, deeply resonant, great balance, sweet old Island girl, no ka oi! $5495/$5665

Just In! 2014 Andrew Nezil AA1, 17" X-braced body, curly maple bindng, 1 3/4" ebony board, hand-rubbed French polish finish, all acoustic, best buy $3495/$3605

Just In! 2011 Gibson ES-175 P-90 Reissue, rare blonde, intensely flamed body, stunning reissue of Gibson's original 1949 version, a showstopper $3495/$3605

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

1934 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, very rare early 16" body, arched headstock, snowflake inlay, gleaming condition, barks! $3495/$3605

1998 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, intensely flamed 17" body, triple '57 Classic PAFs , 5 way selector, all gold hardware, rare reissue, spectacular SOLD

2008 Comins Concert, all carved, X-braced 17" body, full-sized floating humbucker, ebony hardware, highly figured, elegant design, just splendid HOLD

2005 Martin CF-1, arched Alpine spruce top, Dale Unger built, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrong humbucker, feedback buster, now out of production, best buy! SOLD


The Pride of Kalamazoo

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

Featured! 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

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! 1937 Cromwell EG-5, ultra-rare Gibson-made version of the 'Charlie Christian' ES-150, bar pickup, solid carved top, amazing find $2250/$2315

Just In! 2003 Gibson L-4CES, rare ebony finish, solid carved top, 16" maple body, ebony fingerboard, gold hardware, deco tailpiece, elegance itself SOLD

The Epi Center

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

1938 Epiphone Broadway, 17" black walnut body, Masterbuilt headstock, early Frequensator and truss rod, like a trumpet, barks! SOLD

1946 Epiphone Emperor, highly figured, full depth 18 1/2" body; stunning condition, huge voice; big, beautiful blonde! SOLD

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 

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

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

2006 Palen Performer, tiger flame 17" body, built-in Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" ebony board, feedback resistant, great sustain, immaculate $4995/$5145

Featured! 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

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

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

c.2005 Guild Benedetto Stuart X-700, all solid, all carved 17" body, long scale, Benedetto pickups, very rare, now out of production, superb SOLD

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

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 SOLD

2002 Goodall Grand Concert, highly flamed AAA maple body, OM profile with dreadnought depth and scale, 1 3/4" ebony board, versatile and gorgeous $3495/$3605

1957 Albanus 17 'Johnny Gray', custom built for studio legend Johnny Gray, with original label, DeArmond 1100 pickup, extremely rare SOLD

c.1960s Albanus 17 'Stromberg Braced', single transverse brace, DeArmond 1100 pickup, hand machined tuners, simply astounding SOLD

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. 

2011 Benedetto 16-B Custom, blonde, 16" birdseye maple body, custom X-braced soundboard and floating A-6 humbucker, walnut trim, magnificent has arrived

2009 Benedetto Bambino Elite, violinburst, compact all-carved 14 1/2" Florentine cutaway body, highly flamed, built-in B-6 pickup, a marvel has arrived

2010 Thorell FV Premier, blonde, all carved 15" tapered depth body, spectacular curly walnut back and sides, floating Christian style pickup, Frank Vignola design has arrived

c. 2005 Thorell Corrina, ultra-light Venetian cutaway flat top, all cedar body, extra deep OM size, 1 3/4' nut, phenomenal resonance, under 3 lb!, unreal has arrived

c.1935 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 Gibson L-5, sunburst, 16" body, very rare late example with '28 style dot fingerboard, short guard, slim neck, remarkable instrument has arrived

1946 Gibson L-5, blonde! exceptionally figured 17" full depth noncutaway body, deco tailpiece, ebony board, just a honey has arrived

2003 Erich Solomon Imperial, blonde, innovative full-depth noncutaway with solid Brazilian Rosewood body, carved spruce top, sound port, floating humbucker, amazing has arrived

c.1970 Gibson ES-335TDC, cherry, the classic semi-hollow, twin Pat. sticker pickups, elegant neck, super condition has arrived

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

1999 Gibson Super 400CN, blonde, 18" Venetian cutaway body, exceptionally figured reissue of original 1939 S-400P, a showstopper on the way

1946 Epiphone Deluxe, blonde, gorgeous acoustic noncutaway, cloud inlays, floating De Armond Rhythm Chief pickup, elegant on the way

1964 Gibson Super 400C, sunburst, 18" Venetian cutaway body, the big one, 1 11/16" nut, big voice, very handsme example on the way

1927 Gibson L-4, sunburst, 16" body, last of the oval soundhole models, deeply resonant, wonderful condition on the way

1941 Gibson L7, sunburst, 17" body, parallelogram inlays, amazing condition, with original bill of sale on the way

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

1962 Gibson ES-345 TDC, cherry, twin PAFs, all original gold hardware, Varitone, factory Bigsby, the works! has arrived

1963 Epiphone Emperor A-112, blonde! all carved, all acoustic, 18 3/8" Venetian cutaway body, extremely rare, one of ony 10 ever made, stunning has arrived

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

c.1995 Michael Dunn Grand Bouche, Selmer Maccaferri style guitar with internal reflector, 640mm scale, Brazilian rosewood/mahogany body, cedar top, amazing HOLD

1939 Gibson L-5, blonde! 17" full depth noncutaway body, deco tailpiece, ebony board, very early natural finish, the classic acoustic archtop on the way

c.2002 Guild Savoy X-150, blonde, intensely flamed body, rare twin humbucker model, last of the Rhode Island guitars, stunning SOLD

1990s Plazuelo Blanca, featherweight flamenco guitar from renowned Grenada builder, cypress body, Alpine spruce top, 650 mm 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 SOLD

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 highly figured 18" noncutaway body, intesely flamed, 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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