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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.
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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.

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Just In!
Just In! 2006 Trenier RW Custom, all carved 16" black walnut body, Euro spruce top, built-in PAF, comfy, feather light, best buy $4995/$5145
Just In! 2007 Sadowsky Jim Hall Model, rare blonde, highly flamed 17" feedback resistant body, high demand pro gig guitar, gorgeous $4250/$4375

Just In! 2018 Moffa Mithra, innovative semi-hollow body, intensely flamed top, exact Kurt Rosenwinkle specs, super rare HOLD

Off Hold! 2013 Trenier Rosine, all carved, 17" D'Aquisto style design, AAAA Euro tonewoods, stunning art deco classic $7495/$725

New Price! 1997 Comins Classic, all carved, tap tuned 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, top builder, best buy! $5495/$5635

Just In! 2013 Collings SoCo 16LC Deluxe, 16" flame maple semi-hollow body, Lollar Imperial humbuckers, ivoroid trim, sweet! $4495/$4635

1994 Gibson '39 Super 400 Reissue, rare wine finish, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, prewar logo and tailpiece, striking $7995/$8235

Just In! 1964 Gibson Super 400C, 18" bookmatched flame body, vintage DeArmond pickup, easy neck, 1 of 12, sweet! $8495/$8750

Just In! 1961 Gibson ES-175D, full width, slim depth 1 11/16" neck, Lollar Imperial pickups, original brown case, player priced! $4495/$4635

New Price! 2019 Zimnicki '28 Dot Cutaway, prewar tone with modern playabilty; all carved, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floater, warranty, brilliant! $5995/$6695

Just In! c.1970-5 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, X-braced, 1 3/4" nut, showroom condition, amazing factory case candy $6995/$7215

Just In! 1981 Gibson Johnny Smith Natural, intensely quilted maple like Citation, rare Kluson crank tuners, simply spectacular $7895/$8135

Just In! 1947 Gibson L-7, exceptionally light, highly flamed, all carved body, earliest modern Gibson logo, clear open voice, best buy $2995/$3085

Just In! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all carved, 17" extended cutaway body, vintage Gibson JS pickup and pickguard, sparkling $3495/$3605

Special! 2012 Buscarino Prodigy, comfy, all carved 16" body, red cedar top, built-in humbuckers, feedback buster, super buy! $5595/$5775

Just In! 1955 Gibson L-7CN, all carved, intensely flamed, rare dual 'McCarty' pickguard pickups, country music pioneer owner $5995/$6175

Just In! 1969 Gibson L-5CN, one of 19, time capsule find, original tags and case cover, last of the pre-Norlin L-5s, amazing $9995/$10,295

Just In! 2018 CB Hill Corvette, highly flamed, featherweight 15" slim depth body, built-in Benedetto pickup, nice full 1 3/4" neck, best buy! $3250/$3345

Just In! 1997 Grimes Montreaux, Euro tonewoods, intensely figured 17" body, Armstrong floating pickup, staggering beauty, exceptional buy! $4995/$5145

Just In! 2014 Eastman John Pisano AR-680, featherweight, all carved, comfy 16" body, Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" nut, best buy! $1995/$2055

Sale! 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120, rare early version, G brand, DeArmond pickups, legendary model, twang city! $6995/$7210

Django's Castle

Just In! 2004 Shelly Park Elan 12, original Maccaferri design, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, warm open voice, great punch $3295/$3390

1999 Shelley Park Encore, solid Indian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, brilliant build, great value $3295/$3399

New Price! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $3995/$4115

2004 Gallato Modele Tchavolo Schmitt, 1938 Selmer replica, rosewood body, handbuilt in Paris, bright clear voice, best buy! $2495/$2575

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Featured! 1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, one of first 3 blonde cutaways, spectacular woods, Armstrong floater, historic find, great player $12,495/$12,875

New Price! 1993 Gibson LeGrand, first year, highly flamed 17" X-braced body, factory BJB floating pickup, sparkling condition $7495/$7725

New Price! 1935 Gibson L-4, very rare X-braced 16" Gibson, 1 3/4" nut, warm voice, best buy in a prewar classic $3750/$3865

1938 Gibson L-50, 16" body like 20's L-5, solid top and back, true prewar tone, gleaming shape, best buy! $2395/$2470

New Price 1994 Gibson 'George Gobel' Custom, one-off thinline reissue, BJB floating pickup, Triggs built; lightweight, comfy, rare! $7850/$7995

1968 Gibson Trini Lopez, rare artist model, all original, Pat. Sticker humbuckers, 335 design with '60s styling, super clean! $6395/$6595

c.1974-5 Gibson ES-150DCN, rare full depth double cutaway body, scarce blonde finish, fast neck, gleaming condition $2995/$3085


The Epi Center

Super Deal! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" full depth body, original NY pickup, deep cutaway, outstanding value $1695/$1750

1963 Epiphone Emperor, ultra-rare, Gibson-built with NY Epi parts, all carved 18 1/2" body, one of 3, spectacular $12,495/$12,875

1946 Epiphone Broadway, all carved, highly figured 17" body, bearclaw top, DeArmond pickup, big bold voice $3295/$3399

1953 Epiphone Zephyr, rare blonde example, 17" full depth body, original 'New York' pickup, classic bop tone, best buy! $1495/$1545

1946 Epiphone Blackstone, solid Adirondack top, comfy highly flamed 16" body, vintage DeArmond pickup, best buy $1995/$2055


Luthier's Showcase 
1997 Guild Artist Award, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, upgrade Armstrong PAF, the player's choice $4495/$4635

2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, a masterwork $7495/$7725

2005 Eastman 905E, rare top-line blonde, unusually deep flame maple, Armstrong PAF, out of production, spectacular $2595/$2680

New Price! 2010 McAlister OM-45, spectacular old-growth Brazilian body, Adirondack top, abalone trim, ultra-premium model from top builder $9,995/$10,295

1996 Guild Artist Award, all carved, highly figured 17" body, floating Guild humbucker, super condition, best buy! $4495/$4635

2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5995/$6175

New Price! 2012 Thorell Frank Vignola Studio, comfy, lightweight, all carved 15" body, single-coil floater, vintage look and tone $3995/$4115

2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight and resonant, fine player, best buy $3750/$3865
New Price! 2011 Gilchrist Model 4, highly flamed solid one-piece back, varnish finish, Adirondack top, meticulous re-creation of a classic $15,995/$16,495

New Price! 2003 Devoe Seven String, all carved, highly figured 18" body, Armstrong floating PAF, warm and resonant, best buy! $2995/$3185

New! Loar LH-700VS, faithful 20's L-5 design, solid carved 16" body, high-precision setup and warranty, outstanding performance and value! $1495/$1540

2001 Nickerson Virtuoso 7 String, all carved, 17" fiddleback maple body, Benedetto floating humbucker, best buy $3495/$3605

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

Just In! 2006 Trenier Model 17, D'Aquisto styled, all carved, highly flamed, 17" body, Armstrong floating PAF, showroom condition HOLD

2002 Heritage Super Eagle, custom slimmed depth, 18" Florentine cutaway body; Kenny Burrell prototype, best buy HOLD

2003 Kiso Ribbecke KR-1, all carved body like Ribbecke Monterey, hand crafted Japanese luthier quality, very rare, best buy! HOLD

1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, solid braces, pearl keys, sweet neck, gorgeous maple, sumptuous tone, finest era 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. 

2015 Holst Custom Florentine, violin burst, all carved, comfy slimmed depth 14 1/2" body, built-in Seth Lover pickup, lightweight on the way

2006 Bourgeois OM Sitka Top, mahogany body, Sitka spruce soundboard, 1 3/4" nut, comfy, versatile flat top, clean on the way

1969 Gibson ES-175D, sunburst, all original, 1 11/16" nut, Pat. sticker pickups, gleaming condition, the workhorse on the way

2015 Stringphonic Lang-C Limited, 16" DeAngelico cutaway replica, carved spruce top, 1 3/4" nut, DeArmond 1100 pickup, best buy! has arrived

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, blonde, all carved, all acoustic 17" Venetian cutaway body, big voice, super condition on the way

2008 Sadowsky Jim Hall, sunburst, highly flamed 17" slimmed depth Venetian cutaway body, built in humbucker, player favorite! on the way

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, sunburst, all solid, all carved, 17" Venetian cutaway body, veteran player, big voice in the shop

1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, first year blonde cutaway; yes, another one of the 15 made; all original, great shape, who knew? in the shop

1969 Gibson Super 400CES, sunburst, Venetian cutaway, 1 11/16" nut, solid maple back, last of the pre-Norlin Supers, sweet on the way

1904 Gibson F-3 Mandolin, ebony finish, 3 point body, inlaid pickguard and tuners, exceptionally rare model from first catalog in the shop

2013 Gibson Super 400 Thinline, blonde, rare slim depth model, all carved, intensely flamed, easy player, gorgeous on the way

1934 Gibson L-5, sunburst, late 16" model, highly figured, original hardware, gig ready w/Benedetto floating pickup, nice one on the way


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, 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. Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment.

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