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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:  I just purchased the 1946 Epiphone Broadway from you. It arrived safe and sound and very well packed. just wanted to let you know that I am extremely pleased with the instrument. I have owned many guitars over the years and I have to say I feel this guitar has something extra special and I am proud to be the new caretaker of this beautiful piece of history.  I look forward to making music with it and carrying it a little farther along in its journey. It will be treated with the upmost respect that it deserves. Thank you again for a smooth, fast worry free transaction and for helping to usher this instrument into my life. I look forward to doing business with you again in the future. Sincere regards, Derek Stroh, Monument, CO
Many thanks to Joe and and company at archtop.com from this old journeyman guitarist. I couldn’t gig during COVID so I looked into adding some old archtops to my collection. Not only did Joe help me with the genealogy of old Gibsons but along the way I learned by just reading his wonderful descriptions of Benedetto,Mortoro, and Epiphone instruments! Having bought several guitars from Joe at reasonable prices and now, having sold one with his help I can say with absolute confidence that there’s no one anywhere who does a better job of prepping and selling an instrument! I trust Joe ! Reed H Davis, Taylorsville Ky

Joe,  Happy New Year!!  I hope 2022 is your best year yet! I was shocked/surprised - but happy - to find two checks in the mail today.  I didn't know the LeGrand had sold, and apparently for more than I expected.  Wonderful news!!   Many, many thanks for handling five guitars for me this past year.  You are my 'go to' on these things now and for all time. Happy New Year, my friend!!!   Bob Connolly, Chapel Hill, NC
For the past twelve years, I have been buying and selling guitars almost exclusively at « archtop.com ». From one trade to another, I have developed total confidence in Joe Vinikow. This time again, selling my ’50 Gibson L5 has been surprisingly quick, the presentation was terrific, And the price came up to all my expectations. I would simply not entrust one of my treasures to anybody else! You’re the best, Joe! -Roland Goerg, Nyon,Switzerland
Joe: I just want to thank you for the excellent job you did in selling my ’36 L-50. Your thoroughness in checking the instrument and preparing it for sale are greatly appreciated. Jeff Fereday, Boise, ID
Joe, The guitar arrived on Monday in great condition. I really appreciate the care you took to package it up properly for its journey to me...We all admired the craftmanship of the instrument before I plugged it into a Vox AC30. The TV Jones Ray Butts pickups paired well with the amp and the tone blended great with the acoustic instruments. All the way to 3 a.m. we shared tunes and songs ranging from the Stanley Brothers to Creedence and Johnny Cash to Mark Knopfler. It was a great way to introduce this wonderful instrument into my musical journey and its role as my primary guitar. I've been dreaming about having my own 6120 for a long time and I thank you and arcthtop.com for the great service and help in fulfilling this wish! Happy holidays, David Litrun, Traverse City, MI
Once again Joe Vinikow and archtop.com have proven themselves to be an excellently proficient place to sell one of my guitars. Great communication, hospitality, guitar knowledge, and well managed expectations are all brought to an elegant selling process. These guys know what they are doing!  -Chad Kinsey, Lancaster, PA
I’ve relied on Joe to find new owners for a number of instruments over the years. His reliability , knowledge and advice are unmatched, as is the reach of the archtop.com website. I’ve never been disappointed - highly recommended. Thanks! Terry Bessey, Reston, VA
I recommend this shop unconditionally. Super friendly and accommodating with warm communication. They ship lightning fast. The guitar I ordered was fantastic. I will definitely shop here again. Daniel Wu, Redondo Beach, CA
Thanks again Joe! You’ve sold several guitars for me now ...Anyway, your service is tiptop! John Barton, Duarte, CA

Many thanks Joe. The guitar when it arrived after its long journey to  Australia was very carefully and thoughtfully packaged. Joe spent generously of his time while I was negotiating to buy the guitar. He did a live demo of the  guitar so that I could get an accurate appraisal of its voice  and when I finally played it I was not disappointed. Its magnificent. What you get from Joe is accuracy, no hyperbole, straight up professionalism and he is very accommodating  to help you get the instrument that you desire. Thank you Joe. Joseph Giozza, Melbourne, Australia
I have both bought and sold instruments through archtop.com and I have to say that I completely trust this dealer in all respects. Joe’s knowledge of “archtopiana” is beyond amazing. And his reliability and honesty gets an AAA+++ Henry Kaiser, Santa Cruz, CA
Joe, I wanted to congratulate and thank you for handling the Epiphone sale. Impressive bit of marketing! I only wish I had more archtops to put into your capable hands. Robert Atcher, White Rock, NM

Joe, I truly couldn’t be happier with my experience selling my Benedetto through archtop.com.  I worried over selling this guitar for several years, because an archtop takes quite a bit more care than your standard electric or acoustic, but Joe handled everything with no worries.   Thank you.  Thank you.  And thank you again..Clayton Adams, Jacksonville, FL
I was faced with the daunting task of liquidating a collection of high-end Gibson guitars. It was my good fortune to find archtop.com 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 archtop.com. 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 archtop.com 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 archtop.com, 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; archtop.com 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 archtop.com). Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, BolesBlues.com -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! 2001 Campellone Standard, all carved 17" slimmed depth body, highly quilted back, Armstrong floater, comfy player $4750/$4895

New Price! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent, highly figured, top-line 18 1/2" triple pickup body; versatile tone, brilliantly updated $4995/$5145

Just In! 2004 Hopkins Marquis, mind boggling 17" AAAA quilted maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, feather light, spectacular $5995/$6175
Just In! 2006 D'Aquisto Avant Garde, innovative, striking art deco design, collector's prize at a player's price, rare model! $2995/$3085

New Price! 1968 Gibson Barney Kessel Varitone, ultra-rare custom model with stereo Varitone circuitry, super verstatile, amazing find $4995/$5145

2014 Sadowsky SS-15, comfy, lightweight, slim depth body, 1 3/4" nut, highly flamed, high-demand gig guitar SOLD

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Broadway, Adirondack top, flame maple body, brilliant voice, exceptional original condition HOLD

Just In! 2005 Gibson SJ-200, lightweight, highly figured boomer from Gibson's Montana Custom Shop, magnificent $3995/$4115

Last Chance! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, big flame, Duncan mini-humbuckers, classic looks, best buy, leaving soon! $2995/$3085

Just In! 1989 Guild X-500, all original, 17" full depth body, easy neck, feedback buster, great shape, best buy! $2995/$3085

Off Hold! 2018 Gibson ES-275, deeply flamed 15" thin hollow body, MHS pickups, deluxe version, scarce model! $3795/$3915
1954 Gretsch 6192 Electro II, rare Country Club precursor, 17" figured body, spruce top, museum condition SOLD

Eric Clapton's 2012 Alexander Svistunov 17, cello style body, feather light, from Clapton collection, astounding SOLD

Just In! 1942 Gibson L-5, extremely rare wartime example, exceptionally ornate inlay, engraved gold Grovers, amazing find SOLD


The Pride of Kalamazoo

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

1954 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" body, custom Baggs bridge pickup, exceptionally faithful amplified tone SOLD

2012 Gibson '59 ES-330 VOS, most faithful reissue, MHS pickups, aged hardware, lightweight, COA, sweet! SOLD

1993 Gibson Tal Farlow, first year reissue, rare wine finish, deeply flamed, '57 Classic PAFs, Hutchins signed SOLD


The Epi Center

1959 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, ultra-rare Gibson/Epi acoustic, first year,1 of 3, exceptionally fine player, clouds! SOLD

1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, full depth 17" cutaway body, NY Epi pickup, classic bop tone, best buy! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2004 Heritage H-550, deeply flamed 17" body, long scale, built-in humbuckers, like Gibson Tal Farlow, best buy! SOLD

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

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

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

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

2010 Shelley Park Encore, faithful 14 fret Selmer design, 670mm scale, Bigtone pickup, punchy and responsive! SOLD

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

1953 Gibson L-50, comfy, lightweight 16" body, solid carved top, most popular Gibson archtop, bright voice, best buy! 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 SOLD

1994 Gibson LeGrand, rare dark wineburst, highly figured, all original, floating BJB pickup, splendid shape, best buy! SOLD

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

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

2019 Martin D18 Modern Deluxe, VTS torrefied Sitka top, carbon bridgeplate, 1 3/4" nut, prewar tone, minty! SOLD

1959 Gibson Super 400, striking two-tone finish, ultra-rare Bigsby pickup, all carved, highly figured, one of a kind! SOLD

2011 Collings I-35, highly flamed, all solid tonewoods, Lollar Imperials,w/extra Low-Wind Imperials included, sweet 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. 

1997 Andersen Little Archie, sunburst, compact, feather light, all carved 14" slimline body, Bartolini floater, floats on the strap on the way

2014 Andersen Model 16, violin finish, feather light, full depth 16" body, Adirondack top, Alpine maple body, 1 3/4" nut, on the way

1994 Mortoro Volo Libero, blonde, unique double cutaway, all carved, slimmed depth 15 1/2" body, 1 3/4" nut, Benedetto floater on the way

2019 Seventy Seven Sakura, blonde, tiger flame, slimline hollow body cutaway, Mojotone PAFs, cherry blossom inlays, sweet on the way

1960 D'Angelico Excel, blonde, highly flamed 17" cutaway, DeArmond 1100 floater, original receipt, stunning on the way

1942 D'Angelico New Yorker, sunburst, 18" noncut body, art deco masterpiece, huge voice, fine condition on the way

2004 Epiphone Broadway Elitist, blonde, solid spruce top, flame maple body, USA hardware, rare premium model, best buy! on the way

2019 Collings SoCo LC, amber sunburst, highly flamed, 15" semi-hollow single cutaway body, Lollar Low-Wind PAFs, super gig guitar has arrived

2000 Martin HD-28V, natural finish, classic reissue of the iconic herringbone dreadnought, lovely Indian rosewood body, boomer has arrived

2015 Taylor 416CE, natural finish, Venetian cutaway, figured Ovangkol body, onboard Expression System electronics, easy player has arrived

2000 D'Angelico NYL-2 sunburst, 17" full depth body, solid spruce top, floating JS pickup, stairstep guard and tailpiece, a modern classec in the shop

1930 Gibson L-5, sunburst, unique example with original 16" body, Johnny Smith neck, floating single coil pickup, super flame maple has arrived

New Loar LH-700, sunburst, faithful replica of 20's L-5, new w/warranty, container finally arrived, last one in stock, grab it! has arrived

2021 Stringphonic LeRoy SA-P90, blonde, featherweight 14" Venetian cutaway thinline, P-90 pickup, retro king! has arrived

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 HOLD

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

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

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.

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