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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: Thank you, Joe, for providing a great way to part with and acquire the instruments we love. Jeff Walter, Portland, OR
Got the Sadowsky in good shape and in record time! Put the bridge on with your excellent advice, and haven’t put it down all day; I love it! Thanks man, I’ll be channelling Jim hall for some time to come, getting my groove on! Thanks again. John Barton, Duarte, CA

Hi Joe, Just received the 1966-67 Gibson ES 175 today, simply put this is a players dream guitar, a sight to behold. As & session player I grew up with a vintage 1953 ES
175 which was my go to guitar until this arrived, classic perfection in every detail; it just radiates the soul of Gibson vintage craftsmanship. Holidays began early this year with special thanks to you Joe for making it possible to be reunited once again with a piece of Gibson history and musical inspiration. Thanks again it was an exceptional buying experience!  looking forward to doing business in the future. Jef Workman, Carmel CA.
 Hello Joe, Just wanted to confirm with you that the Super 400 has indeed found it’s new home.  You’ve been a great help in locating and understanding these spectacular instruments—the Broadway, the Triumph, and now the Super 4.  And it’s always a pleasure talking with you! Regards, Paul Estridge, Roseville CA

Hi Joe, I received the three cutaway Gibson pickguards ordered for my Epiphone Byrdlands earlier this week; they look brilliant!  They're sized and shaped perfectly... Thanks again, Robert Rhyu, Gardena, CA
In the short time I have been doing business with Joe, not only is his customer service excellent, his guitars are the finest. I just purchased a Kiso Ribbecke KR-1 guitar. This guitar just brings a smile to my face each and every time I open the case. The attention to detail is superb and the quality of the build is exceptional. The purchase experience was very positive. Delivery was prompt and the guitar was well packaged. It arrived in perfect condition. Set up right out of the box, string action is incredibly low how I like it. I‘m super happy. I can’t wait to buy another guitar. Thanks Joe! Della Alexander Sullivan, Aptos, CA
Joe Vinikow and archtop.com are THE place to buy and sell archtops. I know of no one worldwide who is as knowledgeable and forthright when it comes to archtops than Joe Vinikow. Best, Rich Cohen, Charlottesville, VA

Hello Joe, This is just a short note of 'thanks' for providing the very best descriptions of your guitar inventory. You are by far the best of any guitar shop that I have seen.  A person can actually learn something from the information that you provide. I really hope to buy a guitar from you someday. Until then, I'll keep checking out your website. Thank you and all the best to you. Kenny Kilgore, Atlanta GA.
I have nothing of praise for Joe Vinikow at archtop.com! He sold both my 1946 Epiphone Triumph and my 1954 Gibson ES-125. Plus, he restored my 1941 Epiphone Blackstone.. very knowledgeable and very welcoming.. love the buying and selling experience. After over 50 years of guitar playing and touring I find Joe to be a great asset and friend! Ed Pottenger, Yakima, WA
Joe, Thanks for taking the worry out of online purchasing. I’ve never owned a guitar that plays and sounds so well! This (Guild X-500) is exactly what I was looking for! Cheers, Frank Bifaro, Buffalo, NY
These days it’s all about who you can trust. I’ve bought and sold several guitars through Joe Vinikow over the years, and he has consistently delivered excellent service and excellent guitars. You can trust Joe. John McRory, Calgary, Alberta
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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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! Krivo Ultra-Slim Pickups, worlds thinnest floating pickups, humbucking and single coil models, with adjustable polepieces.

The ultimate solution to amplifying older archtop guitars. Details here

Just In!

Special! 1981 Gibson Johnny Smith Natural, intensely quilted maple like Citation, rare Kluson crank tuners, best buy! $6495/$6695

New Price! 1994 Gibson 'George Gobel' Custom, one-off thinline reissue, BJB floating pickup, Triggs built; lightweight, comfy, rare! $6995/$7210

New Price! 1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare first year example, all solid, all carved, firestripe guard, brilliant voice $2995/$3185

Super Deal! 2012 Buscarino Prodigy, comfy, all carved 16" body, red cedar top, built-in humbuckers, feedback buster, amazing buy! $4995/$5145

Just In! 1951 Gibson TG-50, solid carved top, 16" body, custom bone saddle, Gibson's most popular archtop tenor, sweet $1749/$1799

Special! 2012 Thorell Frank Vignola Studio, comfy, lightweight, all carved 15" body, single-coil floater, lifetime warranty, best buy! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1950 Gibson ES-5, all original, highly flamed, 3 P-90 pickups, original instruction sheet, splendid $8495/$8755

Just In! 1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, first year blonde, showroom condition, rare Epi floating pickup assembly, amazing $3995/$4115

Just In! 1951 Levin Deluxe, all carved 18+" solid black walnut body, vintage DeArmond 1100, rare top-line model, brilliant voice $4995/$5145

Just In! 1941 Epiphone Blackstone, very early blonde, 16" body, carved top, flame back, Armstrtong floating pickup, rare $1995/$2055

Just In! 2007 Byrdland Florentine, deep 60's style cutaway, all carved, spectacular flame, 1 11/16" nut, rare and gorgeous $6995/$7210

Just In! 1934 Epiphone Triumph, rare early 16" body, all carved, snowflake inlay, owned by Epi author LB Fred, featured in book $3495/$3605

New Price! 2001 Nickerson Virtuoso 7 String, all carved, 17" fiddleback maple body, Benedetto floating humbucker, best buy HOLD

Off Hold! 2006 Gibson ES-175D, spectacular AAA flame maple body, '57 Classic PAFs, one owner, a showstopper $3295/$3395

New Price! 1955 Gibson L-7CN, all carved, intensely flamed, rare dual 'McCarty' pickguard pickups, country music pioneer owner $5495/$5665

Just In! 2014 Gibson ES-335 Dot Reissue, '57 PAFs, aged nickel hardware, elegant neck, Plek'd frets, feedback buster, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 1996 Gibson L-5CT, comfy 17" thinline body, all carved, highly flamed, '57 PAFs, rare model, showroom condition $6495/$6695

Just In! 1936 Gibson ES-150, first year, all original, 1 of 23, all solid, the electric pioneer, great player $5995/$6175

New Price! 2013 Trenier Rosine, all carved, 17" D'Aquisto style design, AAAA Euro tonewoods, stunning art deco classic $6995/$7205
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! 1994 Gibson '39 Super 400 Reissue, rare wine finish, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, prewar logo and tailpiece, striking HOLD

Just In! 1980 Gibson L-5CES, all carved, Kalamazoo built, upgrade pickups, easy neck, great player, best buy! $6495/$6695

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! 2006 Bourgeois OM Custom, figured mahogany body, Sitka soundboard, 1 3/4" nut, comfy, versatile flat top, rings! $2995/$3185


Django's Castle
2004 Gallato Modele Tchavolo Schmitt, 1938 Selmer replica, rosewood body, handbuilt in Paris, bright clear voice, best buy! HOLD

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

New Price! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $3495/$3605

New Price! 2004 Shelly Park Elan 12, original Maccaferri design, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, versatile voice $2995/$3085


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

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

c.1970-5 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, X-braced, 1 3/4" nut, showroom condition, amazing factory case candy SOLD

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

1953 Gibson ES-125, 16" full depth body, original P-90 electronics, Gibson's most popular electric archtop, gleaming condition SOLD


The Epi Center
1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare blonde, all carved, all acoustic 17" body, big voice, sparkling condition HOLD
1933 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, very early 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, banner headstock, horn killer, rare find! $2995/$3085

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 Blackstone, solid Adirondack top, comfy highly flamed 16" body, vintage DeArmond pickup, best buy SOLD

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


Luthier's Showcase 
New Price! 2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5495/$5665

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

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

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

New Price! 2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, a masterwork $6995/$7205

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

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

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

New Price! 2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight and resonant, fine player, 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

1998 Gibson L-4CES, rare burgundy finish, highly flamed 16" body, solid carved top, '57 Classic PAFs, gorgeous SOLD

1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, first year blonde cutaway, one of 15, all original, amazing shape, vibrant voice, breathtaking find HOLD

1997 Grimes Montreaux, Euro tonewoods, intensely figured 17" body, Armstrong floating pickup, staggering beauty, exceptional buy! SOLD

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

2013 Collings SoCo 16LC Deluxe, 16" flame maple semi-hollow body, Lollar Imperial humbuckers, ivoroid trim, sweet! SOLD

1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120, rare early version, G brand, DeArmond pickups, legendary model, twang city! SOLD

2017 Gibson ES-175 '59 VOS, aged nickel hardware, nice full neck, Gibson MHS PAF humbuckers, most faithful reissue ever 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. 

2009 Trenier Motif, blonde, 16" oval hole body, Venetian cutaway, Euro spruce top, featherweight and resonant, top builder on the way

1964 Gibson ES-175D, sunburst, all original, Pat. Sticker pickups, 1 11/16" nut, shiny as a dime, the classic on the way

2016 Collings SoCo 16 LC, faded cherry, Lollar Imperial pickups, highly flamed body, high demand gig guitar, quality! on the way

1996 Lacey Imperial, blonde, all carved 18" Venetian cutaway body, intensely figured, feather light, huge voice, magnificent on the way

2006 Ribbecke Monterey, amber burst, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, floating Ribbecke custom humbucker, magnificent on the way

1993 Monteleone Baby Grand Mandolin, blonde, 2 point oval hole body, richly flamed, exceptionally rare model from legendary builder has arrived

c.1935 Gibson L-30, sunburst, compact 14" body, solid carved top, Archtop Acoustic under-saddle pickup, best buy! has arrived

1950 Gibson L-7E, sunburst, full depth noncut 17" body, all carved, original 'McCarty' floating pickguard/pickup, gleaming condition in the shop

1936 Gibson EST-150, sunburst, very rare tenor model, first year, all original, 'Charlie Chritstian' blade pickup, all solid, amazing in the shop

1931 Gibson L-5, Cremona sunburst, all carved 16" body, solid braces, 1 3/4" nut, high demand acoustic 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, 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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