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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: Thanks Joe! That's two beauties you found new homes for on my behalf this summer. There's nobody better at showcasing and selling vintage archtops. Best, Ira Smolkin, Victoria, BC
Hey Joe.  This must be at least the 7th or 8th guitar I've bought and sold through you over the last few years. Your knowledgeable and personable approach keeps me coming back for the one-of-a-kind service you provide. Can't recommend too highly. Thanks again., Best, Ira Smolkin, Vancouver, BC
Hi Joe, I see that the Epiphone Deluxe is now sold, I hope the new owner is really happy with it. Thanks for doing such a fantastic restoration and for your great work at finding it a new home so quickly! As always Joe, it’s been a pleasure.  All the best, Mark Anagnostopulos , Brattleboro,VT
had the pleasure of both buying and selling guitars with Joe in the last 30 days.  Such wonderful attention to detail and presentation produced great outcome.  Easy transaction and learned a bunch in the process. Thanks Joe! Larry Hartman, Mercer Island, WA
(Consignment) was great!  I can't do this myself and you guys made this easy...Many thanks, Steve Bickes, Decatur, IL

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.
I was nervous going into the selling process. What if I can't find a buyer? I've never shipped a guitar before, what if it breaks? Thanks to Joe and, I didn't have to deal with any of the logistics and my guitar is safely in its new home. -Jack Radsliff, Portland, OR
Joe,  The guitar arrived at my job site earlier today, but I was unable to unpack it.  I took it home, let it rest at while and just unpacked it (the packing inside the sturdy cardboard box was amazing - the packing was so tight there was no way for the guitar to move about).  The guitar is in fine shape, I installed the bridge, tuned it and I just played a bit.  It is easy to play and surprisingly louder than I thought it would be.  There are nice overtones and great clarity of notes. So far, there are no surprises, and I don't anticipate any.  I am quite pleased and will definitely contact you to help sell my Guild Artist Award.
Thanks again Joe. Sincerely,  Frank Lemonda, Babylon, NY

 Joe, I got (the Campellone) and I'm really happy, and already played a gig tonight and guitar sounds great! Thank you so much for everything Joe! I already told you so,but let me repeat it again  You're the best! Nat S, New Providence, NJ
Joe, Got the proceeds for Little Archie. Thanks so much!  So many others have said this, and I agree 100% -- I can think of no better place to buy or sell an archtop than  It's just that simple.  You guys are the best! Ken Rose, Hong Kong

(The '37 Triumph restoration) is so beautiful, considering what we started with. And, thank you for the case handle! It’s already made the rounds and everyone loves it. We will definitely get with you for a pickup when that time comes. My son is the budding jazz guy and he’s yet to see it. Thank you again and I’m so glad I went with! Jim Baker, Canton, OH
, Hi Joe, Thank you for making this (consignment) such and easy and smooth process.  You're the best!   I'll be back the next time! Paul Wieland, Batavia IL
Joe, thanks as always for the two latest consignment sales that you did for me.  Thanks to I’ve been able to try out a number of different guitars which is extremely helpful to me.  And the 2009 Trenier Broadway (walnut) that I bought from you in 2014 remains one of my favorites.  — Jim M. Northern Virginia
Joe has been wonderful to deal with. He's a really nice guy who I've found to be very honest and sincere. He has a wide sales customer base and sold my guitar very quickly. His shipping rates were very reasonable as well. If you're thinking of dealing with Joe, I highly recommend him. You'll be glad you did!  Peter Adams, N. Plainfield, NJ
Thanks Joe—just got it (ES-125) set up and I’m playing the heck out of it. Couldn’t be more pleased. Just what the doctor ordered. I’ll stay in touch—I’ve had my eyes on an L-7 for a while now. Josh Cole, Ann Arbor, MI
Joe, The Howard Roberts arrived safe and sound.  It is absolutely incredible.  I am speechless.  The new finish is remarkable.  What a skillful and quality job.  I know a number of collectors would put their nose up at a refinished vintage but I think it’s absolutely awesome.  Please give me complements to your refinisher.  The action and playability is outstanding and the tone is just perfect.  It has a unique and beautiful voice both plugged and unplugged. You said the pickup was fantastic and you did not exaggerate.   Definitely not your average arch top.  I am so pleased. -  took a couple of transactions to pull this off but definitely worth the effort.  Thanks for making this happen.  Best regards, Ken Larson , Las Vegas, NV
Thanks again, Joe. It’s quite a service you provide, in a specialized and tricky business, and it was a relief and a pleasure for me to be able to rely on you in deciding to purchase this nice Trenier. Dan Hopkins, Tidewater, VA.

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.2004 Martin CF-1, highly flamed 17" arched spruce/maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, feedback buster, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2022 Heritage H-575, rare transparent black finish, stunning flame maple body, Duncan Seth Lover pickups, clean! $3495/$3605

Off Hold! 1997 Dale Unger Amerian Dream, intensely figured 17" birdseye maple body, Vintage Vibe floating pickup, spectacular $3750/$3865

Just In! 2012 Buscarino Oval, mind-boggling AAAA quilted maple, vibrant bass and sustain, versatile player, spectacular! $8495/$8755

Off Hold! 2006 Moll 16 Classic, comfy, all carved, slimmed depth body, '57 Classic PAF, easy neck, lightweight, magnificent $6495/$6695

Just In! 1994 Mortoro Volo Libero, unique double cutaway thinline hollow body, floating Armstrong PAF, innovative design $4995/$5145

Just In! 2020 Kenny Hill New World PS-640, hand built, all solid, fast scale, Schatten pickup, immaculate, best buy! $1495/$1540

Just In! 2003 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean, 16" thinline body, 1 3/4"nut., lightweight center block, unique factory PAFs $2995/$3080

Just In! 1954 Epiphone Devon, rarest 17" Epi, solid carved top, great volume, easy player, gleaming condition, best buy $2750/$2835

Just In! 1978 Martin D-12-28, most popular Martin 12 string, rosewood body, all original, big bold voice, aged tonewood $2250/$2315

New Price! 1968 Gibson ES-330TD, rare long 19 fret neck, all original, feather light, gleaming condition $5995/$6175

Just In! 2021 Fibertone RC-17, pioneering carbon fiber archtop, L-5 style body, lightweight, strong voice, a traveler's dream $3495/$3605

2004 Kinal Mini Voyager, all carved, compact 14 1/2" body, AAAA flame, Bartolini built-in PAF, travel light! $4495/$4635

Just In! 2009 Gibson '59 ES-335 Dot Custom Historic, meticulous reissue, '57 Classic PAFs, classic tone and feel, clean! $4595/$4735

Just In! 1957 Gibson ES-175D, first humbucking year, ideal neck, Duncan PAFs, spendid shape, timeless tone, best buy $6995/$7210

Just In! 2005 Mark Lacey Argonaut, comfy, all carved 15" slimmed depth body, featherweight, 'highly flamed, top builder $5995/$6175

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Just In! 1983 Gibson Les Paul Custom, rare blonde, Tim Shaw PAFs, Schaller crank tuners, one owner, veteran player $4495/$4635

1954 Gibson L-7C, rare blonde cutaway, all carved, feather light, 1 of 33, factory restored, compare to L-5C SOLD

1955 Gibson ES-175DN, rare blonde, twin P-90s, one owner since early 70's, gleaming condition, gorgeous HOLD

The Epi Center
1940 Epiphone Deluxe, all carved, intensely figured, Masterbilt label, 60's Epi neck, prewar tone, modern feel, stunning HOLD

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare blonde, all carved 17" body, all acoustic, brilliant voice, outstanding example SOLD

1954 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent, highly figured, 18 1/2" triple pickup body; versatile tone, best buy! SOLD

1934 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, rare 16" body, snowflake headstock, 3 piece f-holes, great cutting power SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2012 Martin D-35, three-piece rosewood back, Baggs Anthem pickup, lightly braced, best buy! $2795/$2885

2019 Triggs Flame Top, all carved, 16" solid maple top, stop tailpiece, classic tone, feedback busting design $4995/$5145

2005 Andersen Electric Archie, comfy, compact, all carved 14" slimmed depth hollow body, lightweight, fun to play $6495/$6695

2019 AJL Gypsy Fire, Favino style 12 fret body, 670 scale, large oval hole, Euro top, birdseye body, rare model, barks! $3995/$4085

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

2021 Taylor 816ce Builder's Edition, soundport cutaway,V-Class bracing, Expression 2 pickup, showroom condition $2995/$3085

1980 Maccaferri MAC-10, historic first gypsy reissue, Grand Bouche, 650mm scale, rosewood body, Maccaferri signed! SOLD

1997 Santa Cruz D-12, featherweight jumbo 12 fret mahogany body, hand tuned braces, nice wide nut, massive voice $4495/4635

1994 Guild X-700, rare top-line model, carved top, figured maple body, master volume, first year, best buy! HOLD

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

1941 Gibson L-4N, ultra-rare prewar 16" blonde with long scale neck, suspended fingerboard, spectacular flame body HOLD

1955 D'Angelico New Yorker, like Johnny Smith's, 17 5/8" body, 1 3/4" nut, DA 1100 pickup, the real deal SOLD
1942 D'Angelico New Yorker, highly flamed 18" body, astounding condition, enormous voice, thrilling! SOLD

Alvino Rey's 1935 Super 400, Gibson's very first blonde archtop, for legendary band leader, intensely flamed, historic find! SOLD

1945 Epiphone Emperor, rare blonde, super jumbo bubble maple body, pinnacle of the line, spectacular HOLD

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

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

c. 1961 D'Angelico Excel, 17" Euro maple body, DeArmond floater, deep blonde finish, holy grail SOLD

1950 Gibson L-7, closet queen, gorgeous bubble maple body, Armstrong floating pickup, original case w/ hang tag HOLD

2012 Andersen Double Top, pioneering, featherlight 16" model with spruce/Nomex soundboard, 1 of 3, amazing 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. 

2020 Borys B-120, sunburst, 16" Venetian cutaway body, built-in PAF, 1 3/4" nut, feedback buster, high demand gig guitar on the way

2021 Martin HD-28, natural, herringbone trim, Fishman Matrix Infinity VT pickup system, showroom condition, the classic has arrived

1971 Martin D-28, natural, one owner with tags, 50 year old tonewood, played to perfection, 100% original, a boomer has arrived

2015 Solomon Phidelity, natural, 16" innovative oval hole model, rare flamed black walnut body, Armstrong floater, video here has arrived

2006 Gibson J-45 Maui Wowie, natural finish, extremely rare solid Koa jumbo, 1 of 60, extravagantly figured, an eye-popper has arrived

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, blonde, all carved 17" noncut body, Adirondack top, cloud inlay, vine peghead, great shape in the shop

2016 Trenier Motif, natural finish, all carved 16" Venetian cutaway, lightweight Euro spruce/mahogany body, sings! SOLD

1939 Gibson L-5, sunburst, all carved, long scale, flamed body, rare hinged 'L-5' logo tailpiece, aircraft tweed case in the shop

1938 Gibson Super 400, sunburst, 1 of 64, highly flamed 18" noncut body, X-braced top, all original, veteran player, the big one! in the shop

2014 Gibson '59 ES-335 Dot, sunburst, faithful reissue of iconic semi-hollow, Alnico III pickups, all original, sweet on the way

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

1951 Martin D-28, natural finish, Brazilian body, waffleback tuners, one owner since 1957, original sales receipt, stunning 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

1951 Zephyr Emperor Varitone, sunburst, first year, earliest Zephyr Emperor Regent, 18 1/2" body, triple NY pickups, rare! on the way

1979 Guild Artist Award, blonde, all carved 17" body, gold DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, highly figured body, sweet on the way

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: 8-15-22. All images and text c. 2022, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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