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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: Did receive the guitar ('36 L-7) this past Saturday and totally love it. Thank you.  Tom Grill, Coto de Caza, CA
Thanks, Joe. I got impatient and tuned (the Buscarino) up. What a fabulous instrument!  I’m particularly impressed with the B and top E strings...In any event, I’m really thrilled with the guitar and consider myself very fortunate to be its current custodian. All the best, Chris Wilding, Santa Fe, NM
Dear Joe, Thank you for all your patience with me on this sale. Yes, the guitar arrived safely and looks and sounds wonderful. That Ameritage case weighs a ton and is bulletproof! Nothing will penetrate that 5-ply wooden monster! If I had any left-over spending money, I'd surely make another purchase...Oh well, still very pleased and satisfied with the Frank Hicks...Thanks again! Best regards, Dan Forte, Phillipsburg, NJ
I’ve been using Joe at for more years than I care to remember. He always finds a great home for my axes, and in turn, finds them for me, when I get the fever. In fact, Joe’s site is probably the hub of the archtop community around the world! We may be tiny, but we’re mighty… David Yorkin, LA
The Albanus showed up on Friday, and is certainly a handsome and lovely piece of craft, on many levels!  I'm really pleased to have in my hands and ears!  Thanks for all your help in this particular instance, and, as I said the other day, for making happen!  With best hopes and wishes - Dr. Nick Jordan, St. Paul, MN
Joe, I could write a paragraph, but that would quickly become, here it is: "Astoundingly, Joe found my love of 52 years a new home within 24 hours.  Mr. Vinikow and absolute zenith of professionalism!" Resp., JD  Fiedler, Piedmont, SD
Today, Joe just found a new home for my custom-made Byrdland. Over the years, I have been buying and selling several guitars  through and I will continue to do so, because  each time, everything keeps going right! The right price (when you buy AND when you sell), unparalleled expertise, and this wonderful feeling that somebody is REALLY willing to help. Thanks Joe! Roland GOERG, Nyon - Switzerland
I've spent several hours with (the Deluxe) and it's just what I was hoping for.  I absolutely love it!  It's funny, I had these thoughts build up in my head as I was waiting for it to arrive about how it would look and sound in person, and how it would feel to play it.  I'm surpried at how it matched those expectations in my head.  I've never purchased a high quality older vintage type guitar before.  I don't know why I waited so long to do so.  It already feels like a long-time best friend!  I won't be sending it back!! Thanks again Joe!  Have a great weekend. Paul Weiland, Batavia, IL
Joe: Dear Joe, Thank you for finding a new home for my 1948 L7. This “old friend” had been my exclusive six string companion for over 20 years. After much research I knew that you were the man to find a new home for the Gibson. I was right as the guitar was immediately placed on “hold.” Amazing! Thanks again-David Pyrek, Detroit, MI
Joe, This is to let you know that the Guild arrived today in a perfect shape.  I let it rest a bit, installed the bridge and played for some time.  It is really a great instrument and its looks are stunning.  Somehow, it is more comfortable than my old X-500, although these are practically the same guitars. In any case, it is great guitar and I am quite happy with it. Krysztof Wojcik, Fulshear, TX
Hi Joe,  Just to let you know how thrilled I am with the 2007 Trenier Broadway.  It’s everything you said it would be in terms of condition and quality of tone.  I look forward to playing this guitar for many years to come.  I greatly appreciate the service, communications, and overall experience of doing business with  Looking forward to future transactions!  Thanks, Bill Eisele, Santa Fe, NM
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.

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New! DeArmond 1100 and 1000 Rhythm Chief Pickups, the original floating pickup, gold or chrome, vintage tone and looks, details here
Just In!

Just In! 1962 Gibson Barney Kessell Regular, rare spruce top model, Pat. Sticker pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, lightweight, 100% original $5695/$5875

Just In! 2011 Trenier Model E, all carved, highly figured, comfy 16" slimmed depth body, built-in Lollar PAF, a gigmeister $6495/$6695

Just In! 2013 Trenier Rosine, all carved, 17" D'Aquisto style design, AAAA Euro tonewoods, stunning art deco classic $7495/$7725

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! 2003 Kiso Ribbecke KR-1, all carved body like Ribbecke Monterey, hand crafted Japanese luthier quality, very rare, best buy! $3750/$3865

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

Just In! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all carved, all acoustic, all original, 17" body, big voice, stunning condition $3495/$3605

Just In! 1949 Gibson L-4C, rare first year example, solid carved top, feather light 16" body, Armstrong floater, warm open voice $3495/$3605

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

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

Just In 2012 Sadowsky Jim Hall Model, Sienna burst, comfy 16" body, deeply figured, feedback buster, smooth voice, a gigmeister $3750/$3865

Just In! 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

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

New Price! 2017 Benedetto Bravo, comfy 16" slimmed depth body, feedback resistant design, A-6 pickup, a player favorite, best buy! $3995/$4115

New Price! 2012 Buscarino Prodigy, comfy, all carved 16" mahogany body, red cedar top, built-in humbuckers, feedback buster, super player $5995/$6175

New! 2019 Zimnicki '28 Dot Cutaway, prewar tone with modern playabilty; all carved, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floater, warranty, brilliant! $6495/$6695

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
1993 Gibson LeGrand, first year, highly flamed 17" X-braced body, factory BJB floating pickup, sparkling condition $7995/$8250
1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, solid braces, pearl keys, sweet neck, gorgeous maple, sumptuous tone, finest era $19,995/$20,595
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

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

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

New Price! 1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, one of first 3 blonde cutaways, stunning woods, Armstrong floater, historic find HOLD

1954 Gibson ES-125, 16" full depth body, original P-90 pickup, gold barrel knobs, brown Lifton case, best value $2250/$2315

The Epi Center

Just In! 1933 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, very rare early 16" model, 1 3/4" nut, engraved headstock, huge voice, hard to find $2995/$3085

1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" full depth body, NY adjustable single coil pickup, deep cutaway, outstanding value $1995/$2055

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

Luthier's Showcase 

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

New Price! 1997 Comins Classic, all carved, tap tuned 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, top builder, super buy! $5750/$5925

New Price! 1988 Guild X-500, gleaming 17" full depth body, all gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, warm voice, elegant neck, best buy! $2395/$2475

New Price! 1947 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, first year, massive, all carved 18 1/2" top line model, walnut body, huge voice, splendid shape $4495/$4635

2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5995/$6175
New Price! 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120, rare early version, G brand, DeArmond pickups, highly sought model, twang city! $7950/$8195
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

New Price! 1991 Fender D'Aquisto Elite, upgrade model, highly flamed, comfy 16" body, ebony hardware, legendary player SOLD

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

2002 Heritage Super Eagle, custom slimmed depth, 18" Florentine cutaway body; Kenny Burrell prototype, best buy $4495/$4635

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

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

2014 Gibson L-5 Premier, rare all-acoustic version, fully carved 17" body, intensely flamed, w/tags and COA, sparkling condition SOLD

2010 Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno, rare transparent charcoal finish, lightweight feedback resistant 15" body, intensely flamed, elegant SOLD

1969 Gibson L-5CN, one of 19, time capsule condition, original tags and case cover, last of the pre-Norlin L-5s, unreal HOLD

1998 John Kinnard Frank Hicks Model, versatile Halfling style hybrid design, Armstrong floating pickup, big bass, best buy! 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. 

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

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, blonde, rare natural finish example, all carved 17" deep cutaway body, a powerhouse on the way

2016 Gibson '59 ES-175 VOS, sunburst, aged nickel hardware, twin factory MHS pickups, nice full neck, most faithful reissue ever, love these on the way

2006 Trenier RW Custom, natural finish, comfy, all carved 16" cutaway, black walnut back and sides, built -in Duncan SH-1B PAF HOLD

1996 Guild Artist Award, blonde, all carved, highly figured 17" body, floating humbucker, super condition, best buy! has arrived

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.

Page last updated: 7-10-19. All images and text c. 2019, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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