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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:  Joe, The Epiphone arrived yesterday, safe and sound and I’m very happy with it. I’ve always found buying instruments online as uncertain and iffy at best but I felt comfortable going with because of your solid reputation and the knowledgeable in-depth descriptions. Guitar-wise this was a big purchase for me, but I feel now like my confidence has paid off. Thanks, Kevin Mustill, Chicago, IL
Hi Joe, The guitar (1918 L-1) arrived yesterday late afternoon, and all is sounds just wonderful! You did a very nice job in packing and shipping! ...thank you for your professional transaction, and I will definitely keep you in mind if I am looking for another archtop in the future! Kind regards, Jim Bohnaker, Leesbug, VA

Joe, It ('52 ES-150) is beautiful! It sounds fantastic! The action is perfect. ...Wow what a great guitar! Ralph J. Roesling, FAIA, Principal, Lecturer, Cal Poly SLO
Hi Joe, Just writing to say I got the (Lehmann) guitar yesterday, and I’m very happy indeed. So happy I had to take the day off today to get to know her better and make her mine!...All my best to the elves.  Have a Merry Christmas!! Charles Croft, Victoria, BC
Thanks for your help with the ('53) Epiphone Broadway!  Your description via telephone was spot-on, and the guitar is just what I was hoping for. Marc Janssen, Iowa City, IA
Hi Joe! The Epi arrived Saturday and I was traveling, so I wasn't able to get her until Sunday. It's a great guitar and I'm very pleased with it. I had no issues setting it up (well, after several decades of archtops I hope I've learned something!). It has the Epi bark and after several hours of playing she opened up nicely...Thanks for a smooth transaction. Best, Mark Carlisle, Porterville, CA
When I heard of from a musician, I became interested. The number one reason was from what I read on his website. I called up on the phone and felt at ease once I talked to Joe Vinikow. Joe and his vast resources handled everything. All I had to do was to pack up and ship my guitar to his shop and he handled everything. I was amazed at the quickness of the sale and very happy with the amount that Mr. Vinikow sold my 1933 D'Angelico for. I have a Fender Jazzmaster that I might send next. Thanks Joe! Sincerely Daniel Emilyta, Norwich, CT
Hi Joe, I just wanted to say thank you for the (Fender D'Aquisto) guitar. It is a really beautiful looking and sounding instrument and I hope to enjoy it for years to come. Also, the guitar packaging was really well done. It has been a very smooth and professional transaction. I am glad that I purchased the guitar from you. Take care, John Janas, Missisauga, ONT
Joe, I have worked with you for years buying and selling guitars, repairing guitars and buying parts from you.  As a "frequent flyer" on my experience with you has been excellent. The only "issue" I have is when I send you a guitar to sell the great pictures and description you create make me wonder why I would sell such a great guitar. But they always sell.  Seriously, you have created a great vintage archtop community, when you sell one of my guitars I feel it is always going to someone who will appreciate it. Thanks again, Greg Buchanan, Boise, ID
Over the past decade, I've purchased 3  and sold 3 (different) guitars through As both seller and  buyer I've been very happy with all my dealings with Joe. He's been professional, prompt, and honest in representing all the guitars. From a sellers point of view: I don't enjoy the haggling of selling and I don't have a vast reach of contacts. Joe photographed and advertised my guitars professionally and sold them much quicker and likely at a better price than I would have been able to. From a buyers perspective: Joe helped me narrow down my search, arranged for a skype demo, and accurately described each of the guitars I bought. For anyone looking to either sell or buy a nice vintage archtop guitar, I'm happy to recommend working with Dr Christopher Gratham, North Vancouver, BC

  Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, -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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Just In!

New Price! 1935 D'Angelico Style 'A', rare early example, debut 17" body, ornate inlay, Adirondack top, Armstrong floater, rich voice $10,995/$11,330

Just In! 2017 Castelluccia Nuages, Selmer style, dramatic Pau Ferro body, from oldest Parisian gypsy guitar builders, hard to find, barks! $2795/$2885

New Price! 1977 Guild Starfire IV, classic Rhode Island Guild, amber blonde finish, master volume, easy neck, best buy! $2195/$2265

Just In! 2015 Gibson Custom 17" Venetian, new model, L-5 size body and scale, BJB style floating pickup, solid formed construction, best buy $3995/$4115

Just In! 2002 D'Aquisto New Yorker, solid, X-braced soundboard; all ebony hardware, JS style floating pickup, faithful reissue of the classic $2495/$2575

Just In! 1947 Epiphone Triumph, all carved 17" body, Acoustic Archtop pickup, prewar snowflake peghead, firestripe guard, a boomer $2695/$2785

Just In! 2016 Slaman DS-375 CTO, all carved 16" body, custom PAF, P-90 *and* Charlie Christian pickups, exceptional versatility, a tonal encyclopedia $4995/$5145

Just In! 2016 Shelley Park Encore, 14 fret Selmer style body, 670mm scale, flamed maple body, Lutz spuce top, sound port, resonant voice HOLD

Special! 2001 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid spruce top, 17" body, ebony fingerboard, stairstep tailpiece, model now discontinued, bright and shiny $2995/$3085

Just In! 1993 Martin D-41, gorgeous pearl inlaid dreadnought, big deep voice, stunning looks, gleaming condition $3895/$4015

New Price! 1994 Gibson 'George Gobel' Custom, one-off thinline reissue of L-5C, BJB floating pickup, Triggs built; comfy, rare and minty! $8995/$9265

2014 Borys B-120, highly figured, slimmed depth 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, built-in Armstrong PAF, feedback resistant, high demand gig guitar SOLD

New Price! 2013 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour, comfy 15" slimmed depth body, all carved, floating J. Smith, mint w/tags and COA, rare! $5995/$6175

Just In! 1917 Gibson L-4, feather light, all carved 16" body, full 1 3/4" neck, 'The Gibson' peghead, smooth action, deep resonant voice $2495/$2575

Just In! 2004 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid spruce top, highly figured 17" body, upgrade Armstrong Single Coil floating pickup, super player! $3195/$3290

New Price! 1999 Heritage Golden Eagle, extravagant flame, tap tuned body, Armstrong floating PAF, brilliant voice, best buy! SOLD

Just In! 2007 Comins Classic, all carved, highly figured, 17" tap tuned body, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrong PAF, stunning $5995/$6175

Just In! 2006 Ribbecke Monterey, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong floating humbucker, top builder, magnificent $9950/$10,250

New Price! 1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, spectacular all carved 17" figured Koa body, floating Armstrong humbucker; clean, elegant design $4995/$5145

1998 Guild Stuart X-700, solid carved spruce top, highly flamed body, late Westerly guitar, rare model, compare to L-5CES, best buy! $3750/$3865

1967 Gibson ES-335 Custom, rare walnut finish, custom '50s deep neck, 100% original, Pat. sticker humbuckers, factory Bigsby, gorgeous player $5495/$5635

New Price! 1997 PRS Custom 22 '10 Top' deeply flamed maple top, lightweight body, 5 way pickup selector, comfy player, versatile tone $1895/$1950

1994 Heritage Super Eagle, top of the line, all carved, deeply flamed 18" body, ebony board, the working player's S-400, best buy! $3995/$4115

2006 Eastman AR-805CE, all carved, lightweight, resonant 16" body, 1 3/4" ebony board, upgrade Bartolini humbucker, best buy! $1995/$2055

Just In! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, original NY pickups, vine peghead, great player, gorgeous SOLD

Just In! c.1947 Gibson L-5, bubble maple back, prewar script logo, DeArmond floating pickup, big voice, great player, best buy SOLD

1945 Epiphone Triumph, all carved 17" body, snowflake peghead, great shape, big voice, our most popular Epi, best buy! SOLD

Just In! 1953 Gibson LG-2, featherweight, X-braced body, gleaming condition, big voice in a compact body, sweet $2995/$3085

Blowout! 2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Model, compact, all carved, featherweight 14" slimline body, extended cutaway, built-in humbucker, steal it! SOLD

2009 Trenier Motif, all carved 16" body, innovative oval soundboard, figured mahogany body, sound port, big vibrant voice! SOLD

New Price! 2013 Guild GSR X-180, special edition, highly flamed 16" body, Duncan '59 PAFs, ebony board, one of 30, best buy! $2250/$2315

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Just In! 1955 Gibson ETG-50 Tenor, rare 16" full depth electric tenor guitar, original P-90 pickup, one of 44, all original, clean! $2495/$2575

1962 Gibson J-200N, rare blonde, 17" bubble maple body, 1 11/16" neck, vibrant and resonant, big full voice! $5995/$6175

New Price! 2012 Gibson Memphis ES-335 '63 Block Reissue, '57 Classic PAF pickups, aged nickel hardware, comfy neck, all original w/COA! SmotifOLD

2000 Les Paul Classic Premium Plus, top version with intensely flamed top, comfy '60 neck, hot pickups, all tags, sweet $1995/$2055

1949 Gibson L-7, all carved, full depth 17" body, big clear voice, handsome example, the working player's L-5, best buy! SOLD

1952 Gibson ES-150, 17" body, long scale, original P-90 pickup, nice full neck, vintage tone at a player's price, clean machine SOLD

Just In! 1959 Gibson ES-225T, Gibson's first thinline, original P-90 pickup, feather light, nice full neck, last year, showroom condition SOLD

1989 Gibson L-5CES, all carved, intensely flamed body, '57 Classic PAFs, all original, Hitchens signed Master Model label, grab it! SOLD

1969 Gibson Byrdland Venetian, highly figured 17" slim-depth body, solid carved top, all original, Pat. Sticker pickups, fast scale, gorgeous SOLD

1918 The Gibson L-1, compact, all carved 13" archtop, tortoise tailpiece, nice wide 1 13/16" nut, classiest travel guitar ever SOLD

The Epi Center

Just In! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" full depth body, original NY single coil pickup, classic tone, sweet neck, gleaming condition $2495/$2575

Special! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, full vine peghead, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, true classic tone, gorgeous SOLD

New Price! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all solid, all carved 17" deep cutaway body, peghead truss rod, rare model, great sounder, best buy! SOLD

Just In! 1954 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway, very rare model, 18 1/2" body, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, 13 ply (!) binding, Berklee veteran SOLD
Just In! 1949 Epiphone Devon, rare short-lived model, 17" full depth body, solid carved top, long scale, big voice, best buy! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 
2001 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid spruce top, highly flamed 17" body, floating J. Smith style pickup, out of production, all original, best buy! SOLD
Just In! 2006 Gretsch White Falcon, top-line model, all gold hardware and binding, Filter'Tron humbuckers, Bigsby, all tags, immaculate $2795/$2885

2003 Hopkins Monarch 17, all carved top-line model, intensely figured, ultra-light and resonant, floating Armstrong humbucker, stunning $5495/$5665

Special! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, outstanding value! $4995/$5145

2006 Ribbecke Halfling, innovative flat-and-archtop design, deep bass and sustain, all carved, rare example with floral peghead, thunders! 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 price is listed in plain type to the right.

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. 

2002 Moll Classic, blonde, all carved, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, Armstrong built-in humbucker, top builder, sweet on the way

c. 1940 Gretsch Synchromatic 300, blonde, rare model, 17" full depth noncut body, cats-eye soundholes, distinctive art deco design has arrived

mid-30's Gibson L-C 'Century of Progress', sunburst, 14 fret flat top, 15" curly maple body, inlaid pearloid fingerboard, firestripe guard, spectacular has arrived

c.1903 Gibson L-4 Mandolin, ebony finish, 3 point body, inlaid tortoise guard, checkerboard binding, Orville label, rare first version, amazing on the way

2006 Gibson ES-175 '59 VOS, blonde! twin '57 PAFs, aged nickel hardware, most faithful reissue of the iconic jazz box on the way

2016 Taylor 814CE-N, blonde, 14 fret nylon string cutaway, 1 7/8" nut; factory ES-N pickup system, great crossover guitar on the way

2014 Gibson Super 400CES Custom, blonde, single built-in humbucker, all carved, intensely flamed 18" body, ornately engraved, stunning has arrived

2013 Peerless Martin Taylor Maestro, blonde, all carved tonewoods; compact, slimmed depth 15" body; 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floater, best buy! has arrived

c.2004 Foster Basin St. 7 String, violin finish, comfy 2" thinline depth, all carved 15" body, 2" nut, lightweight body, gig warrior in the shop

1934 Gibson L-5, sunburst, last year for 16" body, block inlay, floating Benedetto humbucker, very fine example, high demand guitar on the way

New! 2017 Loar LH-700VS, sunburst, hand carved 16" body, faithful reissue of the classic 20's L-5, free high-precision setup, best buy! ready

Trace Acoustic TA-50 amp, tiny, powerful, versatile jazz combo amp, no longer in production, custom cover ready

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, and Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment. For North American orders only, call toll free 877.850.1978. Fax: 206.322.5692.

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