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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:  They say Gibson guitars are like peanuts: You can’t just have one! But the difference is that you don't resell peanuts. You do sometimes  with guitars, and when this occurs, my advice is: « Call Joe! ». Once again, everything went right, my Super 400 found a new home within 2 weeks! That is why I have been buying and selling guitars with for almost 15 years now. Thanks, Joe! Roland Goerg, Nyon, Switzerland
Joe: I want to express my sincere appreciation for your efforts in securing the magnificent Guild/Benedetto Artist Award guitar that I have been wanting for years. It looks gorgeous, plays like a dream and sounds fabulous. And your dedicated, personal customer service made the entire process effortless. Best wishes for continued success. Charles Grable, Houston, TX
Joe, high praises to you for exceptional help selling my guitar. Your personal touch in responding to my questions helped me feel comfortable throughout the selling process. And while we're talking about "process", yours is efficient and easy. Thank you, I would turn to you without hesitation for my future archtop needs. Please feel free to edit that as you wish to best suit your needs. Cheers, Latham Stack, Albany, OR
Joe, the Gibson 175 CC arrived in excellent condition and in only 2 days - all electronics clean and good intonation.The classic jazz pickup has a unique warm sound as you’all noted in your description. We’re preparing to do some recording and I’m sure this instrument will come in handy. Many thanks for another outstanding guitar! Reed Davis, Taylorsville, KY

Hi Joe, You can mark me on your website as SOLD! And yes, "Oh man! What a guitar!".  You were correct about the acoustic voice. I would concur with adjectives like clear, articulate, and responsive, with exceptional intonation and definition. This last behavior is hard for me to define (hah), but I'll say that the manner in which every note in a chord seems to stand on equal footing, without clashing and bashing with its partners, should make this guitar an outstanding instrument to record, in multiple styles.... I am indebted to you for slapping the phosphor bronze on, since I would not have realized what a gem of an acoustic this is, and I intend to stick with these for the foreseeable future...Anyway, thanks for a very professional, efficient transaction. It was shocking how quickly this was processed. The sticky notes for bridge placement worked like a charm, and were much appreciated. Now it's time to slowly contemplate a pickup for this beautiful instrument. But I think I'll enjoy an unexpectedly delightful acoustic for now! Jon Pratt, Clarksburg, MD  handled my guitar consignments with great skill and care. Dealing with Joe Vinikow was great.  He replied very promptly to my questions and yet was very personable in the communications. I'm delighted to have found him and very impressed. George Flink, Tucson, AZ
Hey Joe! I wanted to thank you again for the great deal you gave me on the Howard Roberts Fusion. You were right, it is one sweet axe! I am proud to be caretaker of this fine guitar. She will be loved and played as long as I am around. Highest quality and arrived in perfect condition. I think I have found my forever instrument. If I ever need another addition I will call you. Plays like a dream. I am in heaven. Friends forever, Dave Victor, Rock Island, TN
Thanks for reaching out.  I have to say I was impressed on how fast I received my ES 165.  This was my first time buying a guitar like this and I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again. Gary Smith, Merrimack, NH

Joe, The (consignment proceeds) arrived today.  Your prompt responses have been and are very professional.  Thank you for your expertise.  You are top notch, always outstanding! I hope all is well for you. Truly, Gary Stephen Mojica, Bakersfield, CA

Joe, The (Slaman) guitar arrived safely yesterday. It's a wonderful instrument and I'm very pleased with the purchase. Thank you so much. Happy New Year to you, Cameron Flint, Portland, OR
I am enjoying the new (Pat Metheny PM-200). It sounds and plays very well. Not to mention the natural maple, which looks fantastic. It's the finest instrument I've yet owned. Thanks again, Miles Smith, Mountain Viw, CA
Hey Joe I just want you to know that I have been buying & selling guitars for over 30 years and is a Class Act.!!I've purchased 2 guitars from you in  the last year and love them both.Your communications description are right on.I would highly recommend you and I'm sure you will hear from me again. Tony Conte, Frankfort, DE
Joe, Thanks for another great experience selling with You are a real asset for both the seller and the buyer. Your presentation pages are excellent - the pictures are great and the write-ups present each guitar with deep knowledge, honesty, and respect. I highly recommend your services to all. Eric Vogel, Gulf Breeze, FL
Hi Joe, As always it's a pleasure working with you.  It's comforting to know that we have someone like you, with all your knowledge and expertise of high end archtop guitars, that we can trust to sell our special instruments.  No worries, no hassles just ship it to you and it's done.  Your instructions on packing are excellent and easy to follow.  You're always spot on regarding the value of my instruments knowing what is fair to the seller and buyer.  It's a win win. Thanks again and take care, Steve Masui, Honolulu, HI 

Dear Joe, I have been on both sides of transactions with you, selling two and buying one.  I am extremely pleased with all these interactions.  Your knowledge of guitars and the market make for a fair result for both the buyer and seller.  Not having to place ads, and box and mail was well worth your commission. Your descriptions of my instruments for sale made me want to buy them! I was lucky enough to be able to try out my Sadowsky in your studio.  Being able to sit there every day surrounded by all those beautiful instruments must be a little slice of heaven.  If I ever need to buy or sell again ( and I am always looking) you will be my first contact. Thanks again, Greg Fisher, Tacoma, WA
I have consigned many guitars with Joe and have always been treated so fairly and professionally. It was with pleasure that I finally purchased a guitar from him. A wonderful Kinal Mini Voyager. Joe took me through a video visit demonstrating the guitar with his fine playing. It was so helpful. I can’t put the guitar down! Thank you Joe for keeping the “ candle burning “ for these fine instruments and for all of your help and expertise to all of us who enjoy them! As you say … keep pickin'! Dennis Easter, Lebanon, PA
I was thinking about it, and unless I’m misremembering, this is the 7th (!) guitar you’ve sold for me: two Comins Concerts, two Gibsons (a Howard Roberts and an ES-335), two from Mark Lacey (the Argonaut and the Arch Nouveau) and the Linda Manzer Paradiso. Every time I’ve been totally confident that I was in the best of hands, and I’ve never been anything less than completely satisfied with the experience. Thanks again!, Terry Bessey, Reston, VA
I recently asked Joe to sell for me a guitar I had purchased from him not long before.  I loved it but, due to financial difficulties, had to sell; and I worried he might be put off.  He was not at all.  He was pleased to put it back on the market and get it a good home. Mike Sharkey, Wheaton, Il 
Joe is DA MAN when it comes to selling archtops! He made the shipping process clear and easy. Then my old Gibson lasted about 2 days on his website when it was sold. I highly recommend him if you are selling or buying archtops or other fine guitars! Don Cooke, Durango, CO
Hi, Joe.  Thanks for finding a new owner for my late husband's beloved Howard Roberts Gibson.  He always said that guitars "Need to be played" and I am so thankful that you helped it get to the right person who will take good care of it! Clarice Mattoon Lewiston, ID
Good Afternoon Joe, The L7 and L5 parts arrived about 2 hours ago. Everything is as it should be after a quick setup. Thanks for the set of strings as the ones on it are definitely finished. Sounds good acoustically and plugged in with a lot of punch and openness. Remarkable condition! The L5 parts are just what I need to finish that guitar. ...Then it's all finished and ready for lots of Wes Montgomery tunes. Thanks for another fine vintage guitar and great service! Cheers, Garry O'Brien, Edmonton, AB
Thanks for your usual greet job selling my ‘57’ES 175 - that’s the third guitar you’ve sold for me over the years. Thanks for your knowledge, and for being so user friendly during the consignment process. Ed Daingerfield, Mysric, CT
I sold my lovely Eastman AR910CE through Joe because I knew he’d find a good home for it. The transaction was smooth. Joe’s  good people. Lew Consiglieri, Henderson, NV
Good morning Joe, As I mentioned in our call earlier this week, the CF-1 was delivered without incident and the instrument was in perfect condition. After setting it up, which was very easy considering the care in how it was packaged, it plays flawlessly and sounds great. I’ve been a long time observer of the website and this was my first purchase and I could not be more satisfied. You do great work and, as they say, I’ll be back. Best regards, Mike Bishop, Lakewood, OH

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!

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! c.1935 Washburn Deluxe, very rare top-line Chicago guitar, carved spruce top, feather light 15" body, barks! $2595/$2680

Just In! 1999 Bourgeois A-350 Prototype, all carved, highly figured, 16 3/4" body, all original, all acoustic, first one! $5495$5635

New Price! 2000 Gibson Pat Martino Custom, ultra rare blonde, deeply flamed, all solid tonewoods, '57 PAFs, gorgeous $6495/$6695

Just In! 2005 PRS Custom 24, 20th Anniversary 10 Top, violin burst, intensely figured, wide thin neck, a stunner $2995/$3085

Just In! c.2007 Victor Baker Model 14 Thinline, chambered ribbon mahogany body, solid spruce top, twin PAFs, best buy! $2750/$2835

Just In! 2005 D'Angelico NYS-2, comfy, slimmed depth 15" body; solid spruce top, built-in Armstrong PAF, exceptionally rare $2995/$3085

Just In! 2000 D'Angelico NYL-5, scarce model, 17" slimline hollow body, solid spruce top, floating JS pickup, flame body $2995/$3085

Just In! 2004 D'Angelico NYL-6, rare 17" full depth model, solid spruce top, floating JS pickup, Shino signed, best buy $2595/$2675

Just In! 2008 D'Aquisto New Yorker, solid spruce top, faithful reissue of classic model, floating JS pickup, gorgeous $2995/$3085

New Price! 2002 Borys B-420, rare all carved model, 17" body, Armstrong built-in PAF, the classic jazzer, superb player $5495/$5665

Just In! 1948 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Cutaway, rare first year cutaway, vintage ES-350 style pickups, great player, best buy! $3250/$3345

Just In! c.1968 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare 16" solid top model, Gibson made, factory J. Smith pickup, all original $3750/$3865
New Price! 1952 D'Angelico Excel, intensely flamed, stairstep tailpiece and pickguard, thrilling voice, an art deco masterpiece $25,495/$26,780

Just In! 2014 Trenier Motif Custom, rare oval hole model, violin finish, Bartolini floater, versatile player, top builder $6495/$6695

Just In! 1980 Ibanez Joe Pass JP-20, 16" D'Aquisto design, extended 22 fret neck, all original w/tags, closet queen! $2595/$2675

Just In! 2022 Stringphonic LeRoy SA-P90, world's lightest archtop? 14" thinline, P-90 pickup, rare Japan only model, best buy! $1699/$1749

New Price! 2021 Fibertone RC-17, pioneering carbon fiber archtop, L-5 style body, lightweight, strong voice, road player's dream $3250/$3345

The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 1993 Gibson Master Model Super 400CES, all carved, highly figured, '57 Classic PAFs, Triggs signed, immaculate $9750/$10,050

Just In! 1950 Gibson ES-140, first year, rare 3/4" size archtop, a pint-size ES-175, sparkling condition, traveler's dream $3995/$4115

1981 Gibson Super 400CESN, intensely flamed, all original, Tim Shaw PAFs, rare speed crank tuners, spectacular SOLD

The Epi Center

New Price! 1932 Epiphone Royal Masterbilt, ultra rare early model, 1 3/4" nut, Adirondack top, ribbon mahogany body, barks! $3250/$3345

New Price! 1959 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, first year, 1 of 3, extremely rare model, extended cutaway, cloud inlay, exceptional find $5495/$5635

Luthier's Showcase 

New Price! 1997 Dale Unger American Dream, rare figured birdseye body, Vintage Vibe floating pickup, best buy! $3250/$3375

2019 Collings I-30LC, exquisite ES-330 tribute, Lollar P-90s, trestle braced, featherlight, classic 50's tone, pristine HOLD

Just In! 2021 Taylor 816CE Builder's Edition, innovative soundport cutaway, V Class bracing, Expression 2 pickup, brilliant $2995/$3085
2020 Gretsch '62 Rosewood Tenny, lustrous rosewood body, TV Jones pickups, all gold hardware, Bigsby, Chet! SOLD

1971 Martin 00-18, lightweight and lively, 50 year old tonewood, smooth low action, closet queen! $3250/$3345

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

Just In! 2000 Comins Classic, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong PAF, featherweight, gleaming condition $6495/$6695

New Price! 1994 Mortoro Volo Libero, unique double cutaway thinline hollow body, floating Armstrong PAF, innovative design $4495/$4605

2015 Taylor 416CE, satiny Ovangkol body, silky Sitka top, Expression System pickups, rare model, best buy! $1995/ $2055

c.1957 Vega SE-400, rare top model from famed Boston builder, floating single coil pickup, easy neck, best buy! $2495/$2570

1996 Buscarino Cabaret, striking nylon string model, versatile piezo/MIDI pickup system, artist owned $4495/$4635
1998 Guild Savoy X-150D, rare twin pickup, highly flamed 16" body, Westerly built, Plek'd action, best buy! $2595/$2675

2013 Eastman 184-MX, all solid flame maple thinline body, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, versatile, best buy! $1995/$2055

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

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
2006 Lehmann Contempo, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong floater, 1 3/4" nut, best buy SOLD

Just In! 2008 Martin DC-AURA Custom, rare sunburst, extended cutaway, 45 trim, Fishman Aura pickup, versatile, striking! HOLD

1978 Ibanez FA-300, rare model, deeply quilted 17" body, 24 3/4" scale, feedback buster, easy player, best buy! 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. 

2014 Steve Grimes Bluesette, sunburst, all carved, intensely flamed 15" body, built-in Lollar Low-Wind, PAF, stunning on the way

2016 Gibson ES-355 Mono, ebony, top-line semi-hollow, '57 PAFs, all gold hardware, Bigsby, full '59 style neck, has arrived

1997 Heritage Golden Eagle sunburst, all carved, highly figured 17" body, Armstrong PAF, L-5 quality, player price has arrived

1977 Hagstrom Jimmy, blonde, first D'Aquisto licensed archtop, 15 1/2" oval hole body, full size floating humbucker, rare bird! has arrived

1983 Kim Leland Schwarz 16, sunburst, all carved, extravagamtly flamed 16" body, floating Bartolini PAF, featherlight, rare! has arrived

1998 McCurdy Kenmare, blonde, all carved, highly figured Venetian cutaway body, floating Armstrong PAF, top NYC builder has arrived

1938 Vega C-75, sunburst, exceptionally rare top end model, solid Brazilian rosewood body, ornate inlay, amazing find has arrived

2015 Gretsch Country Club G6196-59GTE, Cadillac Green, 17" hollow body, 25.5 scale, TV Jones Filter'Trons, gold Bigsby, rocks! has arrived

1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe, highly flamed 17" body, ornate vine and cloud inlay, built-in NY pickups, gorgeous in the shop

2009 Trenier Broadway, sunburst, all carved 16" cutaway, rare highly figured black walnut body, Euro spruce top, brilliant voice on the way

1940 Gibson A-50 Mandolin, sunburst, pear shaped f-hole body, all original, fleur-de-lis headstock, superb condition SOLD

1925 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

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

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.

Page last updated: 3-28-23. All images and text c. 2023, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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