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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: Hi Joe.  I picked up the guitar ('37 Epi Triumph) today and it’s exactly as advertised. I’m very happy with my purchase.  It was a pleasure doing business with you. Paul Squyres, Rocklin, CA
Joe did an in-hand evaluation of the guitar (ES-175D) and his description was perfect. Additionally, Joe installed a new bridge, adjusted and setup the guitar absolutely perfectly and to the exact specifications I asked for, down to the 64th of an inch. I couldn't be happier. Jack Zucker, South Euclid, OH
Hey Joe, First I would like to say it was a pleasure doing business with you.Its clear that you have a love of vintage arch tops and your experience and knowledge were invaluable,and I think you are genuinely nice guy.The guitar (1936 gibson L-!0) arrived safe and sound. After putting bridge on,I dug right in.It sounded great right off the bat, but its remarkable to hear it get better the more I played it .You were right , these guitars need to be played to fully bring the soundboard to life. I feel this will only get better! I had been searching for a vintage arch top for quite awhile, based on the kind of music i’ve been playing for years. Swing, Rockabilly, etc. It came exactly as described. I love the 1 3/4 inch neck and the 7 inch radius.the guitar fits in well with my other main guitars (1985 gibson J45, 2005 fender 52 RI ). Its like it was meant to be. I am very happy to have a piece of history in my hands. Many Thanks,  Rick Ulsh, Glenolden, PA

Hi Joe, I picked up the guitar today... and your packing job was excellent. The guitar is exceptional, it has an aura that I’ve only experienced in a few vintage guitars, hard to describe, its lovely.   The wood on the back is even better than the photos. I also appreciate the way you stowed the bridge and did the location tape for intonation. The guitar has a big, open voice, I look forward to trying different strings, etc ...Thank you!, Jack Gates, Watsonville, CA
Hey Joe, got the beautiful Epi (Triumph Regent) yesterday, what a wonderful instrument!  It has that old school archtop bark, combining a modern cutaway with traditional carved lively volume.  I love it...Thanks for a great instrument, looking forward to spending a lot of time with it! Herb Avery, Atlanta, GA
Hi Joe – I just wanted to thank you for the effort you expended in selling my 1975 Gibson ES150 DC. It was clear by the description you wrote up that you took the time to research the guitar’s history thoroughly. I learnt things about the guitar that I didn’t know and I was the original owner. You exceeded expectations and I would be more than eager to recommend you and the staff at to friends and family.  Sincerely – Andy Byneshewsky, Saskatoon, SK
Thanks again, Joe, for handling the sale of my Francois Baudemont gypsy guitar.  Always a pleasure working with such a fine musician and unquestionably reliable authority on quality instruments.  No finer source for archtop and related acoustic guitars! —Paul Estridge, Roseville, CA
That's the second dot-neck 16" L-5 I've sold with Joe and Very pleasant experience both times. Highly recommended. Thanks, Joe! John Williams, Cleveland, OH
Just received it (1940 D'Angelico). Thank you. I am amazed at the condition and what a unique joy to play, not only the beauty and part of history but that hard to describe magic that just challenges you to explore. Awesome caring packing job  Very happy. Thank you, George Chester, Woodland Hills, CA

 If you live in Europe you can buy your guitar from US to Joe Vinikow at, he will take good care of the shipping, the tracking and the customs. Now I am very happy with my L5 1931 so hard to find in Europe. Thanks indeed! Hope to see you again in the future. Miguel Ron, Madrid, Spain
Joe, We have been in business many times before. Always at full satisfaction. Because everything at is so professional! And again « I’m as happy as a baby boy, with another  brand new choo-choo toy, it’s a 39 L5 Gibson, and I just cannot  put it down! Thanks! Roland Goerg, Nyon, Switzerland
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!
Just In! 1949 Gibson L-7 Premier, first year, rare blonde cutaway, dual pickup 'McCarty' pickguard, 1 of 33, open vibrant voice $4995/$5145

Just In! 2017 Gibson ES-275, new model, rare stop tail, highly flamed 15" thinline body, solid neck, feedback buster, sustain! $3250/$3345

Just In! 1951 Gibson ES-125, full depth 16" body, all original, single P-90 pickup, 24 3/4" scale, comfy size, fine shape $2495/$2570

New Price! 2006 Trenier RW Custom, all carved 16" black walnut body, Euro spruce top, built-in PAF, comfy, feather light, best buy! $3750/$3865

Just In! 1969 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare model, Gibson made, solid carved top, J. Smith pickup, 1 of 9, versatile player, clean! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1979 Gibson ES-175CC, scarce reissue of prewar 'Charlie Christian' pickup, classic tone, great shape $3495/$3605

Just In! 1934 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, early 16" body, from Epi author L.B. Fred collection, acoustic pickup, superb $2995/$3185

Just In! 1934 Gibson L-5, late 16" model, original gold hardware, open voice, lightweight, Benedetto floater, great shape $11,495/$11,845

Just In! 1996 Gibson Citation, spectacular presentation grade model, AAAA flame, floating BJB pickup, museum condition $12,495/$12,875

New Price! 2018 Sonntag Augusta, intensely flamed, all carved 18" body, celebrated German luthier, rare and resonant $4750/$4895

New Price! 2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, a masterwork $6595/$6798

New Price! 2014 Eastman John Pisano AR-680, featherweight, all carved, comfy 16" body, Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" nut, great value! $1895/$1955

New Price! 1966 Gibson ES-335TD, Pat. Sticker pickups, stop tail, factory 12 string conversion, 60's quality at a player's price $3495/$3605

New Price! 2008 Trenier Motif, all carved 16" oval hole body, Euro spruce top, featherweight and resonant, versatile player $5495/$5665

1936 Gibson L-10, Gibson's rarest 17" model, X-braced, 1 3/4" nut, checkerboard binding, rich voice, great player SOLD
Just In! 2007 Kenny Hill Crossover 7 String, versatile 12 fret nylon jazzer, feather light, spectacular maple body, bossa king! $4495/$4635

New Price! 2010 Trenier Broadway, comfy, tap tuned 16" body, hand rubbed finish, Lollar Gold Foil floating pickup, gorgeous flame $5495/$5635

1968 Gibson ES-175DN, rare 60's blonde, original Pat. Sticker pickups, elegant neck, brilliant original condition HOLD

New Price! 2017 Ribbecke Phoenix, tap tuned, slimmed depth 16" body, built-in PAF, AAAA flame, hard to find, a masterpiece $7995/$8235

1931 Epiphone Broadway, ultra-rare first year example, walnut body, our earliest Epiphone archtop ever, fine restoration SOLD

2011 Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno, Sienna burst, super comfy slim depth 15" body, built-in PAF, the gigmeister SOLD

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Broadway, rare blonde, all carved, Adirondack top, big voice, exceptionally fine example SOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 1950 Gibson ES-5, all original, highly flamed, 3 P-90 pickups, original instruction sheet, splendid $7995/$8235

New Price! 1936 Gibson EST-150, super rare tenor electric, second one ever made, all solid, 'Charlie Christian' pickup, historic player HOLD

2009 Gibson '59 Les Paul VOS, intense tiger flame top, aged nickel hardware, '57 PAFs, meticulous reissue, with COA SOLD

1950 Gibson L-7, full depth noncut 17" body, all carved, factory 'McCarty' floating pickguard/pickup, stunning condition SOLD

The Epi Center
1937 Epiphone Triumph, 17" bubble maple body, rare 'Compensating' tailpiece, brilliant voice, gleaming restoration HOLD

New Price! 1934 Epiphone Royal, ultra rare early model, 15" solid black walnut body, 1 3/4" nut, ivoroid guard, snappy! $2595/$2679

1933 Epiphone Olympic Masterbilt, earliest version, rare 13 5/8" body, long scale, as played by David Rawlings, brilliant voice! SOLD

1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, first year blonde, showroom condition, rare Epi floating pickup assembly, amazing SOLD

1941 Epiphone Blackstone, very early blonde, 16" body, carved top, flame back, Armstrtong floating pickup, rare SOLD

1947 Epiphone Broadway, all carved, figured 17" body, original hardware, lightweight, big voice, great old player, super deal! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2012 Buscarino Prodigy, comfy, all carved 16" body, red cedar top, built-in humbuckers, feedback buster, amazing buy! SOLD

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

New Price! 2013 Trenier Rosine, all carved, 17" D'Aquisto style design, AAAA Euro tonewoods, stunning art deco classic $6995/$7205

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

Django's Castle

New Price! 1999 Shelley Park Encore, solid Indian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, brilliant build, great value $2995/$3085

Special! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever HOLD

2004 Shelley Park Elan 12, original Maccaferri design, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, outstanding buy! SOLD

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
1964 Gibson ES-175D, Pat. Sticker pickups, 1 11/16" nut, easy neck profile, gleaming condition, the classic! HOLD

1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, one of first 3 blonde cutaways, spectacular woods, Armstrong floater, historic find, great player SOLD

1931 Gibson L-5, original 16" Loar design; exceptionally powerful voice; comfy contemporary neck profile, a player's dream SOLD

2006 Campellone Special, all carved 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, 1 11/16" nut, 25 1/2" scale, gorgeous SOLD

1935 Epiphone Olympic Masterbilt, astounding time capsule condition, 13" Rawlings body, original paperwork and accessories SOLD

1995 Gibson Citation, ultra-premium presentation grade instrument, extravagant flame, BJB floating pickup, museum condition SOLD

Special! 1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare first year example, all solid, all carved, firestripe guard, brilliant voice SOLD

1999 Gibson L-5 Wes Montgomery, intensely flamed, all carved, '57 PAF, classic tone, great player, best buy! SOLD

1940 D'Angelico Style A-1, the working player's DA, deeply resonant, gleaming condition, rare and gorgeous SOLD

1974-5 Gibson ES-175D, original Pat. Sticker pickups, 1 11/16" fingerboard, clean machine, best buy! SOLD

1939 Gibson L-5P, first year cutaway, museum condition, 1 of 43, striped tweed case, historic find, magnificent HOLD

1953 Gibson L-7C, showroom condition, all carved, exceptionally light, powerful voice, closet queen! 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. 

NOTE: We have just taken delivery of an outstanding collection of top-flight vintage archtop and other guitars, which we will be posting in coming days. Please email for more information on any item below, and we'll be happy to get back to you asap, thanks. -jv

c.1962 Gibson Super 400C, sunburst, gorgeous bubble maple body, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, magnificent has arrived

c.1966-9 Gibson L-5C, sunburst, flame maple body, original floating J. Smith pickup, easy player in the shop

c.1974 Gibson L-5CES sunburst, all carved, twin Pat. Sticker pickups, sweet neck, showroom condition has arrived

1937 Gibson L-5, sunburst, bubble maple body, parallel braced, 25 1/2" scale, rare 'L-5' trapeze tailpiece, lovely has arrived

1937 Gibson L-5, blonde, spectacular flame, parallel braced, 25 1/2" scale, Varitone tailpiece, handsome newer finish has arrived

1934 Gibson L-12, sunburst, late 16" body, picture frame inlays, feather light, clear open voice, brilliant pro finish has arrived

1943 Gibson L-7 sunburst, very rare wartime example, all carved 17" body, fleur-de-lis headstock, unusually fine condition has arrived

1948 Gibson L-4, sunburst, all original, 16" body, solid carved top, 24 3/4" scale, very lightweight, best buy has arrived

1946 Gibson ES-300, sunburst, full depth 17" body, twin P-90 pickups, 25 1/2" scale, great old player has arrived

c.1938 Gibson ES-150, sunburst, all solid 16" body, original 'Charlie Christian' blade pickup, the electric pioneer in the shop

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

1989 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion, sunburst; comfy, feedback resistant 15" slimmed depth body; 16 fret neck, finger tailpiece has arrived

2002 Gibson Southern Jumbo 60th Anniversary, sunburst, rare commemorative issue of classic slope shoulder jumbo flat top has arrived

2002 Gibson Super 200, sunburst, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, a J-200 for the modern player in the shop

2011 Gibson Sparrow, blonde, dreadnought body, Adirondack top, rosewood body, prewar bracing, 1 3/4" nut, active electronics has arrived

1993 Martin J-40, natural finish, jumbo sized rosewood body, fine grained Sitka top, 1 11/16" nut, hexagon inlays, super clean SOLD

1976 Martin D-28, natural, the iconic dreadnought, rosewood body, well seasoned Sitka soundboard, fine shape in the shop

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, sunburst, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, floating J. Smith pickup, bandstand veteran in the shop

1990 Heritage Golden Eagle, almond burst, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, full size floating humbucker, the working player's L-5 has arrived

1993 Ibanez George Benson GB-10, sunburst, comfy, slimmed depth 14" body, twin floating JS style humbuckers, the gigmeister has arrived

1997 Ibanez AAF-207 Seven String, sunburst, extremely rare model, 17" Venetian cutaway body, built-in humbucker, showroom condition has arrived

2008 Ramirez 2NE, natural, solid cedar top, solid rosewood body, lacquer finish, affordable quality from premier classical builder has arrived

1936 Gibson Super 400, historic instrument, Gibson's first ever blonde archtop, built for band leader Alvino Rey, amazing find on the way

1938 Epiphone Triumph Tenor, sunburst, extremely rare full size 17" body, all carved, fine shape on the way

1983 Gibson L-5CES, blonde, spectacular quilted maple body, great shape on the way

2005 Buscarino Custom Artisan, blonde, all carved 17" body, AAAA quilted maple body, sound port, spectacular has arrived

2012 Heritage H-535, almond sunburst, highly flamed maple body, factory Lollar Imperials, stunning has arrived

1958 Gibson ES-225, blonde, all original with P-90 pickup, Gibson's first thinline model, a beauty has arrived

1990 Gibson L-5CES, sunburst, all carved, highly flamed, '57 Classic PAFs, perfect neck, gorgeous in the shop

2002 Andersen Vanguard, blonde, all carved 16" flame maple body, built-in Armstrong PAF, great gig guitar has arrived

2005 Triggs 18 CES, blonde, all carved, highly flamed 18" Venetian cutaway body, built-in P-90 pickups, buttery voice in the shop

1982 Gibson L-5CESN, blonde, all carved, all original, factory Tim Shaw Pat. # humbuckers, big flame, nice one on the way

1948 Levin Solist, sunburst, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, lightweight and resonant, all original on the way

1960 Levin Model 315, sunburst, all carved 18" Venetian cutaway body, top line acoustic model, very rare 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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