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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: Thank you for your recommendation, Joe. I was pleasantly surprised by the Eastman 7 string archtop, as I had not expected such an excellent acoustic sound. I think this is a real stand-out instrument; the tone ranges from warm and rich low and middle to a distinctive treble that sings right out for soloing (more punch than many archtops). Apart from a few hours plugged in, I have been playing it all acoustic, and (for the present) changed the strings to bronze wound. It really is a superb instrument, and very comfortable to play, even with the large 17 inch body and the wide 7-string fingerboard. The craftsmanship is high quality. Next week I will be setting up the amplified sound to match the acoustic, and I will be using the guitar for some recording. All good wishes, Robert Stewart, Berkeley Springs, WV
I am delighted that you found a happy new home for my beautiful PRS Custom 24. Your service was efficient and totally professional, and as always, it was a pleasure to deal with you. Best regards, Charles Grable, Houston, TX
Thank you, Joe, for sending the 2004 D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-6 guitar! It is a beautiful instrument. Your service along the way was excellent! Thanks! Nurit 'Lichtenstein Lichtenstein, Binyamina, Israel
I’ve bought and sold multiple guitars through and the level of service, professionalism and quality is unrivaled. Their selection of guitars is truly world class and at a value that can’t be beat. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found Joe and his website and look forward to my next guitar purchase. Ken Provost, Seattle
Joe, thanks for all your help prepping and selling my L5CES. I'm so glad it's going to be appreciated and played!  You made the entire process simple and did a fantastic job of marketing this great instrument!  Bob Kingman, Newcastle, CA
Joe, Thanks for the assistance selling my National Tri-cone. Way, way more than pleasantly surprised at the speed of the sale.
Completely painless!!! Hopefully we will be doing more business together! Jackson Boylan, Charlottesville, VA

Joe, Thank you for your note.  I am delighted by the way you handled the sale of my guitar from start to finish.  You have a wonderful personal style.  So glad I entrusted my guitar sale to you. Warm regards, Mike Zinn, Boulder, CO
Hi Joe, thank you for the quick business. The guitar arrived safe and I can say after playing this Megas Apollo for a couple of weeks, that I'm super happy with! Cheers, Mat Harter, Sarmenstorf, Switzerland

Good news. Thanks, (consignment) was painless for me, just shipped the guitar to you and you did the rest. Joe Colpitt, Newport, RI
I have been a fan of for years, having always admired the site for the consistent quality of instruments it offers and the professional manner in which they are presented. Joe Vinikow has few rivals in terms of his specialized knowledge of archtop guitars, and there are few single resources offering access to such a wide range of outstanding vintage and contemporary instruments.. It wasn’t until I had a guitar to consign and sell that an opportunity presented itself to actually experience the character and integrity of the operation; and it exceeded all expectations. From the initial conversation about the value and marketability of the guitar; to the outstanding guidance regarding packing and shipping; through the remarkably quick sale, very reasonable commission, and fast turnaround of the proceeds… proved itself to be as fine a resource to players and collectors as there is anywhere in the world.  I can’t praise enough— nor recommend it more highly — to anyone wishing to buy or sell a fine guitar. Thank you, Joe. John  Z.weig, Fayetteville, AR
Hi Joe, It's a joy to play the Triumph and I'm getting good reviews about the sound from my audience... Best, Jed Costanza, Washington, DC

Joe, The guitar arrived in perfect condition and has exceeded all expectations. It is  a stunning instrument. It is always a gamble buying a guitar you haven’t played online but I am beyond satisfied. Take care and thanks again. Mike Irwin, Mt. Dora, FL
Hi Joe, I just now tried out the beautiful Comins Renaissance I bought from you and it sounded great.  Since I am new to archtops I really appreciated all of the information you provided about the differences between archtops and flattops.  I learned a lot and now want to expand my musical vocabulary on the archtop.  It was a great pleasure doing business with you. Scott Simmons, Edmonds, WA
Hi Joe, The Eastman arrived Monday, thanks!  I’ve been very busy so only yesterday was I able to seat the bridge. The guitar is exactly what I was hoping it would be. It’s a unique design, and really combines acoustic and electric tones in a way that works well for my fingerstyle tunes....Thanks for another great transaction.  Best, Clyde Spillenger, LA
The selling experience was perfect. Thanks so much for the excellent communication, positioning and selling my Bourgeois A-350. It couldn’t have been better. Regards, Doug Mahnke, Overland Park, KS
Hi Joe, The guitar arrived on Friday and, I must say, it exceeded my expectations! The description on your site that is in “superb 100% condition” is spot on. The axe is in pristine condition, it looks like it just came off the show room floor! I started playing it as soon as I unpacked it (thanks for the detailed instructions) and have hardly been able to put it down. It plays beautifully, sounds great, and it will only sound better over time.  Joe, you have been wonderful to work with and I will recommend you highly going forward All the Best, Oliver Prince, Chicago
I had been searching for an archtop guitar that understood me for years. I purchased a couple along my journey that didn't proved to be worthy compromises.I had been watching Reverb and other sites and finally saw the Carl Barney that Archtop.Com was selling.I called and spoke with Joe who put me at ease and assured that if for some reason the picture didn't match the actual playing experience, I could return it with no hard feelings. As it happened, the Barney was a perfect match for me. It showed up in perfect condition and well protected. After ten minutes in my arms I was sold. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and wouldn't hesitate to buy another wonderful guitar from Joe and Craig Saxon, Camarillo, CA

Happy Independence Day Joe! I opened the guitar up this morning and found it just as you described. I very much appreciate how you handled the bridge and the tail pin as well. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you again. Kevin Driscoll, Jacksonville, FL
Just got this beauty (Bourgeois A-350) this morning. Top notch shipping. I'm freaking in love with this guitar! Thank you for your business! Chris Davies, Jefersonton, VA

Joe, The Epiphone (HR) arrived yesterday. I really like the guitar and it will remain in my guitar collection making a beautiful figure among the other archtops.(Gibson ,Benedetto, Ribecke, Guild, Ibanez) Thank you very much, Massmio Bolzoni, Melzo, Italy
Joe, this (Grimes) guitar is exactly what I was hoping it would be. Great size, perfect weight, excellent acoustic sound, excellent electric sound, nice neck. I don’t know how it was just sitting around, but I’m glad it was available for me. Thank you for your discrimination. All best, Christopher  Pitney,  Calabasas, CA
Hi Joe, I wanted to thank you for all your help and your excellent service in placing my D175 lefty in a new home, from our first e-mail you have been so  generous in   sharing your knowledge  and experience through-out  the entire process.  Alex Netelenbos , Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hi Joe, The Elite is great guitar! You described the condition of the guitar perfectly and it arrived safely in large part because of how well it was packed and  prepped for shipping. I hope I can purchase another archtop from you again soon. Thanks for your attention to detail and for the perfect buying experience. Greg Utzig , Pt. Washington, NY
Archtop and other collectible guitars change loving hands amidst a small segment of humanity. The exposure obtained through is a real ‘value-add.’ I’ve sold two through the site and both times, certainly got a better outcome than I ever would ‘locally.’ Thanks Joe! Mark Gregory, Valencia, CA
I have sold and bought several guitars through Joe over the years. He’s always a pleasure to work with and, this is the place to get the best price on a sale because of his reputation for moving quality instruments! Recommend him highly! Vince McKnight, Washington, DC
 Hi Joe, I am happy to report that the (S-400) arrived safely.  I gave it 6 hours out of the shipping box to acclimate then took it out of it’s case. It’s gorgeous for sure and in excellent shape.  Certainly in great condition for a 30 year old guitar.  I positioned and setup the bridge per your instructions. It sounds wonderful plugged in or just acoustically, and the neck is fine. I will get my guitar tech to do a setup with my strings and preferences, but out of the box it’s a winner for sure. Thanks for making this available! Steve Austin, Elk Grove, CA

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

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Holiday Sale!

Special seasonal savings on outstanding instruments below.

Key: Prices listed below in bold to the LEFT of the slash are our discount prices for check, money order or bank wire payments.

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Just In! 1998 Andersen Metropolitan Special, comfy, all carved 17" body, Adirondack top, AAAA maple, featherlight, rare model $5495/$5635

Just In! 1996 Zimnicki 18 Custom, all carved, highly flamed, 18" super jumbo body; big, buttery voice, best buy! $3750/$3865

Just In! 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus, Heritage Cherry, flame top, '50s neck, 100% original w/tags, pristine $2495/$2675

Just In! 1988 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, rare metallic gunmetal finish, 100% original, stunning $2250/$2315

Just In! c.1990s Carruthers SUB-1 Electric Upright Bass, US luthier built classic, detachable neck, Barbera bridge, best buy! $995/$1025

New Price! 1950 Epiphone Emperor Regent, all carved, massive 18 1/2" bubble maple body, vintage DeArmond 1100, stunning! $7995/$8250

New Price! 2014 Trenier Motif Custom, rare oval hole model, violin finish, Bartolini floater, versatile player, top builder $4995/$5145

New Price! c.1985 Fender D'Aquisto Standard, comfy 16"figured maple body, twin humbuckers, showroom condition, top value $2750/$2835

New Price! 1980 Maccaferri/CSL MAC-10, historic pioneer reissue, original Grand Bouche design, hand signed by Maccaferri, rare! $2995/$3085

New Price! 2010 Shelley Park Montmartre, large Favino style body, intensely flamed, 670mm scale, cedar top, sound port, punchy! $3495/$3605

New Price! 1941 National New Yorker Spanish, very rare pioneer prewar electric, innovative zero f-hole design, spectacular flame $2750/$2835

New Price! 2015 Collings I-35LC, highly flamed 335 style body, Lollar Low-Wind PAFs, superb player, w/tags, spectacular $4995/$5145

New Price! 2015 Gretsch Country Club G6196 '59 Reissue 17" body, 25 1/2 scale, TV Jones HBs, Bigsby, Cadillac Green! $2750/$2835

New Price! 1998 McCurdy Kenmare, all carved, rare bubble maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, top NYC builder, best buy! $3995/$4115

Blowout! 1984 Ibanez Joe Pass JP-20, 16" D'Aquisto design, extended 22 fret neck, all original w/tags, best buy! $1995/$2055

Just In! c.2003 Andersen Oval, all carved 16" body, oval soundport, deeply flamed, feather light, versatile tone $5495/$5665

Just In! 1995 Sakashta 'Brazilian Special', spectacular presentation grade archtop from legendary builder, museum quality $27,595/$28,425

Just In! 1939 D'Angelico Style A-1, highly figured 17" body, vintage DeArmond, superb tone, Pasquale Grasso concert video $13,750/$14,165

Just In! 1949 Gibson ES-125, comfy full depth 16" body, P-90 pickup, Gibson's most popular electric archtop, best buy $2495/$2575

Just In! 2003 Dell'Arte 503, replica of Django's Selmer #503, Euro spruce top, rosewood body, US built, best buy! $2495/$2575

Just In! 2013 Tsuji Gem-B, comfy, all solid woods, 16 +" body, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, top luthier, great value $3495/$3605

Blowout! 1997 Dale Unger American Dream, rare 17" figured birdseye body, Vintage Vibe floating pickup, best buy! $2795/$2885

Just In! 2020 Holst 17 Custom, deeply flamed 17" body, Armstrong Handwound pickup, lively acoustic voice, great value! $3995/$4115

Just In! 1993 Guild Artist Award, all carved, tiger flame, full size floating PAF, all original, showroom condition $5495/$5635

New Price! 2023 Stringphonic HRC-01, faithful Howard Roberts tribute, 16" body, full size floating PAF, brand new, best buy! $2395/$2475

Just In! 2005 Eastman AR-810CE, all carved, tiger flame body, 1 3/4" nut, upgrade Armstrong PAF, great value! $2395/$2475

Just In! 1997 Epiphone Deluxe Regent, one-off Heritage custom, all carved, vintage hardware, clouds and vines, astounding $5495/$5665

The Pride of Kalamazoo

1953 Gibson ES-150N, ultra rare blonde, L-5 size body, long scale, P-90 pickup, warm voice, museum condition SOLD

2002 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, tobacco burst, highly figured 16" body, floating BJB pickup, first year, gorgeous SOLD

2001 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, highly flamed 16" body, last year for '57 Classic PAF, all original, sweet HOLD

The Epi Center

1932 Epiphone Royal Masterbilt, ultra rare early model, 1 3/4" nut, Adirondack top, ribbon mahogany body, barks! SOLD

c.1968 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare 16" solid top model, Gibson made, factory J. Smith pickup, all original SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

1994 Mortoro Volo Libero, unique double cutaway thinline hollow body, floating Armstrong PAF, innovative design $3495/$3605

Special! 2013 Eastman 184-MX, all solid flame maple thinline body, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, versatile, grab it! $1795/$1855

2021 Eastman AR-605CED, all carved, full depth 16" body, Seth Lover pickups, 1 3/4" nut, pristine, best buy! $1995/$2055

2021 FujiGen Masterfield Custom, rare Japan only model, 16" body, Super 58 pickup, all original, best buy $2595/$2675

c.1957 Vega SE-400, rare top model from famed Boston builder, floating single coil pickup, easy neck, best buy! HOLD

2022 Martin D-18, featherlight mahogany body, scalloped braces, prewar 1 3/4" nut, warm voice, mint with papers $2295/$2369

New Price! 1971 Martin 00-18, lightweight and lively, 50 year old tonewood, smooth low action, closet queen! SOLD

early 90's Buscarino Nova Stratocaster, super rare, Fiesta red, solid alder body, maple neck, spring tremelo, top builder $1995/$2055

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

1934 Gibson L-10, rare late 16" model, all carved, ornate inlay, feather light, compare to 20's L-5, elegant SOLD

2011 Schaefer 15 Seven String, highy flamed, all carved 15" slimline body, feather light, lightweight, rare! SOLD
2000 Comins Classic, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong PAF, featherweight, gleaming condition HOLD

1950 Gibson L-50, solid carved spruce top, comfy 16" body, feather light, sparkling condition, best buy! SOLD

1994 Campellone Deluxe, all carved 17" body, intensely figured tiger flame, floating JS pickup, spectacular SOLD

1939 Gibson L-50, all carved prewar 16" model with solid maple back, custom inlays, featherlight, best buy! HOLD

1993 Guild Artist Award, all carved 17" body, full size floating humbucker, 100% original, mint with tags SOLD

1974 Fender Thinline Telecaster, innovative semi-hollow ash body, Fender Bigsby, versatile player, closet queen! SOLD

2002 Heritage Golden Eagle, all carved, intensely flamed body, L-5 Wes specs, out of production, best buy! HOLD

1994 Gibson LeGrand, all carved X braced 17" body, floating BJB pickup, marbled guard, rare model, spectacular HOLD

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. 

1999 Comins Chester Avenue, sunburst, all carved 17" body, built-in Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" nut, brilliant quilted body on the way

2006 Schaefer Casanova, blonde, all solid handcarved 335 style body, Wolfetone Legend pickups, staggering flame maple on the way

1951 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Vari-Tone, sunburst, very early triple pickup electric, 18 1/2" body, push button controls, historic on the way

1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb, blackface, stunning condition, original case cover, this is it has arrived

1926 Gibson TB/RB-5 Conversion, ball bearing archtop tone ring, fine repro 5 string neck, engraved gold parts, original neck included has arrived

1925 Gibson TB/RB-3 Conversion, ball bearing archtop tone ring, fine repro 5 string neck, original neck included has arrived

2013 Appalachian Dobro, sunburst, square neck, curly maple body, all gold hardware and coverplate, splendid has arrived

2016 Appalachian Dobro, natural finish, square neck, spruce top, black walnut body, Sperzel tuners, best buy! has arrived

2000 Martin J-15, rare model, all mahogany jumbo body flat top, satin finish, Highlander active internal mic, best buy has arrived

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.

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