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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: I was faced with the daunting task of liquidating a collection of high-end Gibson guitars. It was my good fortune to find and to meet Joe Vinikow. The consignment process has been an absolute cakewalk, and what a relief for these instruments to find new homes. Joe got me great prices and his communication has always been timely and courteous. To get all this accomplished during the Covid era was a real Godsend. Thank you Joe for your great work. Kelly McLaughlin  Graham, WA
Joe has been great to work with in selling my L-47. He responded quickly to emails, and the process is laid out in a very transparent and efficient way. Really quite pleased with the experience!  Dean Clemmer, Lancaster, PA
Joe, once again thanks for a seamless transaction in the sale of my Gibson Herb Ellis guitar. I would have expected similar proceeds... had I sold the guitar myself ,and yet you handled it all without the stress and worry of listing, packing and shipping the guitar. Your buyers know they're getting a fine instrument with Thanks, Jon Dalton, LA,CA
Hi Joe, I just wanted to let you know that I received the (L-4C) guitar... and I absolutely love it.  It sounds and feels great.  And I love the chunky neck...I'm not sure I've ever played a guitar that felt so good to play.  Thanks again for everything! John Dudarchik, Livingston MT

Selling my  55 D’Angelico New-Yorker after all those years was a big emotional decision. But Joe Vinikow made it a complete success, taking care of absolutely everything. I have been buying and selling guitars through for over a decade now, and once again, the level of reliability, professionalism and commitment was exceptional. Joe, thank you, and BRAVO! Roland Goerg, Nyon/Switzerland
Hey Joe... Thanks for helping with the sale of my Artist Award.  You did a great job photographing, describing, and pricing the guitar.  I look forward to doing business with you again.  Don't worry about the competition Joe.... there is none!  Ken Kilpatrick, Rockville, MD.
Joe, thanks so much for your help over the years.  I’ve gone through so many guitars in and out.  But I still have as a keeper the 2009 Trenier Broadway Walnut I bought through you back in 2014.  Likewise, I’m very sure the Collings Eastside LC Deluxe I bought through you recently is also a keeper.  It can be hard to find guitars that stick.  Thanks again for helping me sell a number of instruments.  You and your shop are first rate!  — Jim M. from Northern Virginia
Joe and the team at archtop recently handled the sale of a vintage Gibson L-4 N for me.  They took the guitar in, performed some minor repairs to get the guitar into optimum playing condition, and sold the guitar in a relatively short period of time at a good price for both me and the buyer.  I have also purchased 2 guitars through, a Gibson and an Eastman, and am very happy with both purchases.  I highly recommend archtop and view them as an essential shop for both buying and selling fine guitars. Best regards, Michael Haberkorn, Putnam Valley, NY
In the span of a few months you helped me with three archtops.  I sold one through you, with that money in my jeans I bought one from you, then I sold another one through you.  The sales went very well, your presentation of my archtops was excellent.  The purchase has been a very good one.  I feel my dealings with you are win-win. Greg Buchanan, Boise , ID

I’d like to say that if a fellow had an arch top guitar to sell, he couldn’t go wrong letting Joe Vinikow handle the sale; is a pro outfit all the way! Joe has sold several guitars for me, every time without a hitch. John Barton, Duarte CA
Joe, the ES-125 arrived today, and it's a gas. Tone, immaculate articulation, just wonderful... the guitar's a ball. Regards, Max Leggett, Vancouver, BC

Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, -Wow! Thanks, David -jv

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Just In!

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! 2011 Collings I-35, highly flamed maple body, Lollar Imperials,w/extra Low-Wind Imperials included, sweet $4495/$4635

Just In! 1936 Gibson L-50, extravagantly flamed tiger maple back, all carved 16" body, like 20's L-5, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2021 Gretsch G6120T Brian Setzer Nashville, Smoke Orange, birdseye body, TV Jones pickups, ebony board, mint! $2995/$3085

Just In! 1946 Epiphone Broadway, Adirondack top, flame maple body, brilliant voice, exceptional original condition $4495/$4635

Just In! 2018 Gibson ES-275, deeply flamed 15" thin hollow body, MHS pickups, deluxe version, scarce model! $3795/$3915

Just In! 1993 Gibson Tal Farlow, first year reissue, rare wine finish, deeply flamed, '57 Classic PAFs, Hutchins signed $4750/$4899

Just In! 2012 Gibson '59 ES-330 VOS, most faithful reissue, MHS pickups, aged hardware, lightweight, COA, sweet! $3750/$3865

New Price! 2019 Martin D18 Modern Deluxe, VTS torrefied Sitka top, carbon bridgeplate, prewar tone, modern feel, minty! $2595/$2675

Just In! 1968 Gibson Barney Kessel Varitone, ultra-rare custom model with stereo Varitone circuitry, super verstatile, amazing find $6495/$6695

Just In! 2005 Beard Mike Auldridge MA-6, hand spun cone, arched back, Fishman pickup, powerful bell-like voice $3250/$3345

Off Hold! 1954 Gretsch 6192 Electro II, rare Country Club precursor, 17" figured body, spruce top, museum condition $4495/$4635

Just In! 1956 Gretsch Convertible 6199, verstatile acoustic/electric model, rare 2-tone finish, L-5 size, clean and snazzy! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent, top-line 18 1/2" triple pickup body; classic model, brilliantly updated $5995/$6175

The Pride of Kalamazoo

1980 Gibson L-5C, all carved, all acoustic, 20's style dark Cremona sunburst, time capsule condition! SOLD

1974 Gibson L-5CES, all carved, figured body, Pat # humbuckers, all original, easy neck, fine shape HOLD

New Price! 1954 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" body, custom Baggs bridge pickup, exceptionally faithful amplified tone HOLD

2004 Gibson SJ-200, extravaganty figured maple body, Montana built, feather light reissue of prewar classic, sings! HOLD

Just In ! c.1971-5 Gibson Les Paul Recording, rare model, hi-lo impedance pickups, versatile for recording or performance $3495/$3605

The Epi Center

New Price! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, big flame, Duncan mini-humbuckers, original NY pickups included, super player $3250/$3345

Just In! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, full depth 17" cutaway body, NY Epi pickup, classic bop tone, best buy! $1995/$2055

2004 Epiphone Broadway Elitist, solid spruce top, flame maple body, USA hardware, rare premium model, best buy! HOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2005 Mark Lacey Argonaut, all carved, AAAA flame 15" body, built-in PAF, feather light, rare and comfy! $6495/$6695

c.1957 Vega SE-400, intensely figured 17" body, Duncan floating pickup, rare model, gleaming restoration, best buy! $2495/$2570

2010 Shelley Park Encore, faithful 14 fret Selmer design, 670mm scale, Bigtone pickup, punchy and responsive, clean! $3795/$3915

2004 Heritage H-550, deeply flamed 17" body, long scale, built-in humbuckers, like Gibson Tal Farlow, 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 and Paypal price is listed in plain type to the RIGHT.

On Hold/Sold

Alvino Rey's 1935 Super 400, Gibson's very first blonde archtop, for legendary band leader, intensely flamed, historic find! SOLD

2014 Heritage Super Eagle Custom, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, Seth Lover PAFs, easy neck, big rich voice SOLD

1992 Guild Artist Award, all carved, all original, bookmatched flame, showroom condition, best buy! SOLD

1969 Les Paul Custom, all original, Pat. sticker pickups, 1 piece body, no-volute neck, 1 11/16" nut, great shape HOLD

2017 Westville Aruba, 16" DAquisto style body, built-in Armstrong PAF, nitro finish, Hoffee case, superb SOLD

1940 Gibson L-37, Gibson's rarest blond archtop, comfy 14 3/4" body, carved Adirondack top, intensely flamed, astounding find SOLD

2010 Andersen Streamline, hand graduated, deeply flamed 16" body, lightweight, high demand, superb HOLD

2018 DeFurne Millesime, all carved, intensely figured 17" body, Euro woods, 24 3/4" scale, lightweight and vibrant HOLD

2014 Benedetto 16-B, all carved, comfy, slimmed depth 16" body, Euro tonewoods, B-6 humbucker, 1 3/4" nut, Hoffe case! HOLD

1955 D'Angelico New Yorker, like Johnny Smith's, 17 5/8" body, 1 3/4" nut, DA 1100 pickup, the real deal SOLD

1937 Gibson L-7, all carved, X-braced, ornate inlay, all original hardware, feather light; rich, resonant voice SOLD

c.1949 Gibson L-7C, rare retrofit with 'Charlie Christian' bar pickup, bubble maple back, Barney Kessel special! HOLD

2015 Holst Florentine Custom, comfy, lightweight 14" body, all carved, Euro spruce/mahogany body, built-in Lover pickup, best buy! HOLD

2015 Gretsch 6120T-KOA, rare, limited reissue, extravagantly figured curly Koa body, out of production, spectacular SOLD

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. 

1959 Gibson ES-175DN, blonde! PAF and Pat # pickups, outstanding original condition, most sought after version on the way

1952 Gibson ES-125, sunburst, comfy, full depth 16" body, original P-90 pickup, most popular Gibson electric archtop has arrived

2012 Alexander Svistunov Archtop, violin finish, 17" noncut cello style body, Stromberg braced, from Clapton collection, amazing has arrived

1950 Gibson L-5N, blonde, full depth noncut 17" body, 1 of 4, all carved, stunning flame, big voice, rare and gorgeous has arrived

c.1947 Gibson ES-300N, blonde, highly figured 17" noncut body, 25 1/2" scale, P-90 pickup, all original, rare model, gorgeous SOLD

1931 Epiphon Deluxe Masterbilt, sunburst, very rare first year model, 16" body, banner headstock, full restoration in progress in the shop

2001 TV Jones 7 String, blonde, comfy 16" thinline laminate body, Euro tonewoods, built-in EMG PAF, rare model from pickup maestro on the way

1958 Gibson EB-1, Gibson's first solid body bass, violin shaped body, with endpin extension, last year, 1 of 45, rare! in the shop

c.1959 Gibson Super 400CN, two-tone blonde/ebony finish, all carved, highly figured, converted to CES with original Bigsby pickup, unique! in the shop

2004 Eastman AR-805CE, violin finish, all carved 16" deep tiger flame body, floating Bartolini humbucker, best buy! SOLD

c.1937 Gibson J-35, sunburst, pioneering slope shoulder jumbo, feather light mahogany body, fine pro restoration, sings in the shop

Kent Armstrong Handwound Floating Pickups. Handmade in Vermont by Kent himself. Humbucking, single coil, 6 and 7 string: simply the best there is.
Acoustic Archtop Soundboard pickups. Crisp, accurate acoustic sound, uses your own bridge. 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, Venmo, Zelle, 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, Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment.

Page last updated: 12-1-21. All images and text c. 2021, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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