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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: Joe, the guitar (Benedetto Custom) arrived at noon today,outstanding service by you and UPS! I threw the lighter gauge strings on ,installed and adjusted the bridge ,
tuned, played a bit tuned again,intonation right on, action good, it’s exactly as you promised ! Electronics quiet and I like the gradation of the volume wheel. It a pleasure to do business with you’all ...Many thanks! Reed Davis, Louisville, KY

Thanks Joe! Nothing speaks volumes about what quality a shops sale & service reputation is on consignments like getting repeated business from the same customer! Hard times forced selling 5 of my most prized guitars that I’ve cherished for many decades; ‘39 Super 400N, ‘56 L5CES, ‘56 Blonde Guard Tele, ‘60 Super 400CES, & a ‘65 Gibson Johnny Smith. simply has earned my faith & trust because really Joe loves these guitars as much as us players do! Thanks Joe!!! Brian Keith, Enumclaw, WA
What a great dealer. He described the guitar and its condition PERFECTLY. He sent it right out to me and it was packed better than anything could ever be. These folks are real pros and you can trust them to shoot straight. - Tom McLachlen, Rockville, MD
I have bought and sold guitars thru Joe. It’s all him, all the credit is his, he does a great job delivering a purchased guitar and receiving and selling your guitar.  I wonder if he has time to get into houses or diesel pickups, man my life would be much easier. Thanks again and good luck. Patrick Browning, Pittsburgh, PA
Hi Joe, I let the (Bourgeois OM-42) guitar acclimate for about 12 hours, and finally played it last night. Your description of this guitar was right on, There were even a couple of features you did not list, which were animal protein glue construction and aged tone finish. This guitar is awesome. I put some Optima Gold light strings on it, which are my preferred strings. The bass notes are well defined and the trebles are sweet, and overall the tone is well balanced. I'm very happy with this guitar. Thanks again, Kurt Yamaguchi, Santa Monica, CA
Hi Joe, The guitar arrived today “The Loar” !  It came together really nice. The pickup, treatment, picguard, all look great. The guitar plays and sounds really great. This is a super guitar, I just played it through a Hendrickson amp. Very nice. Thanks Joe. Richard Fishman, Oakland, CA
Joe, Thank you. As always it is great to do business with you. You are one of the best in the guitar business.  Please feel free to use my words.  Jeff Heeney, Burke, VA
Hi Joe. Just wanted to say thank you for the incredible instrument and service. The Super 400 is spectacular in tone, looks and playability. My dream guitar came true thanks to you guys.  Sincerely, Joe Klarer, Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland

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! 1951 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, all original, twin NY pickups, deep cutaway, bop tone, showroom condition $4495/$4635

Just In! 1937 Epiphone F.T. 27, very rare prewar Epi flat top, Mexican mahogany body, 25 1/2" scale, feather light, brilliant voice $3995/$4115

Just In! c.1941 Gibson L-50, rare prewar example with solid carved top and back, 16" L-5 style body, sparkling voice, best buy! $2750/$2845
New Price! c.2005 Cardona Elegante, ivory/blonde finish, all carved, intensely flamed 17" body,1 3/4" nut, easy neck, best buy! HOLD

New Price! 2008 Trenier Motif, all carved 16" oval hole body, Euro spruce top, featherweight and resonant, versatile player $4995/$5145

Featured! 2006 Palen Performer, all carved, highly figured 17" body, built-in Armstrong PAF, classic tone, sweet $4995/$5145

What's This? More Fabulous Flat Tops!

Just In! 2002 Gibson Super 200 Cutaway, L-5 size, Super 4 trim, intensely flamed, very rare model, spectacular $4995/$5145

Just In! 2011 Gibson Sparrow, Adirondack top, 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut, Baggs pickup, scarce model, big voice $34953605

Just In! c.2006 Avalon Golden Gate Nylon Jazz, 14 fret cutaway body, 1 7/8" nut, feather light, top builder, best buy! $2495/$2575

New Price! 1963 Gibson Super 400C, 1 of 14, rare bubble maple body, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, super clean $9995/$10,295

New Price! 1962 Gibson Super 400C, 1 of 16, flame body, 1 11/16" nut, J. Smith pickup, elegant neck, vibrant voice $9995/$10,295

2014 Trenier Excel, intensely flamed 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, floating Charlie Christian pickup, lightweight, exquisite voice! SOLD

Just In! 2018 Collings Model 290C, TV yellow, Lollar P-90s, LP Junior body, classic rocker! SOLD

1976 Martin D-28, aged Sitka top, handsome rosewood body, prewar tortoise guard, soundboard pickup, great shape HOLD

2005 Trenier Magnolia, rare 18" model, Euro tonewoods, floating PAF, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, warm voice, top builder HOLD

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all carved 17" body, extended cutaway, fresh pro frets, big voice, great player SOLD

1997 Ibanez AAF-207 Seven String, ultra rare Japan-only model, 16" slimmed depth body, DiMarzio humbucker, best buy! HOLD

1969 Gibson ES-335TDW, very rare pre-Norlin, first year walnut finish, Pat. Sticker pickups, stop tail, sweet SOLD

1960 Gibson Super 400CES, 1 of 24, all original, twin PAFs, solid carved back, buttery voice, the pinnacle SOLD

2018 Bourgeois OM-42, intensely figured Koa body, Redwood top, ornate inlay, lightweight, breathtaking SOLD

1969 Gibson L-5C, all carved, highly flamed, J. Smith pickup, lightweight, 1 11/16" nut, elegant neck, sweet HOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

1989 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion II, comfy slimmed depth body, extended cutaway, feedback buster, versatile player SOLD

1974-5 Gibson Super 400CES, original Gibson humbuckers, no-volute neck, easy player, great shape, big voice SOLD

2003 Gibson L-5CES, rare wine red finish, all carved, highly flamed, Hutchins signed, '57 Classic PAFs, spectacular SOLD

1935 Gibson L-5, very early 17" X-braced body, deeply quilted, 1 3/4" nut, rare hinged tailpiece, tweed case! HOLD

The Epi Center

1969 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare model, Gibson made, solid carved top, J. Smith pickup, 1 of 9, versatile player, clean! SOLD

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all carved 17" body, all acoustic, superb original condition, great player, big voice SOLD

1934 Epiphone Royal, ultra rare early model, 15" solid black walnut body, 1 3/4" nut, ivoroid guard, snappy! SOLD

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

Just In! 1935 Epiphone Olympic, early model, solid carved top, long scale, rare bird, high demand guitar, snappy! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 
2017 Loar LH-700, faithful 20's style L-5, all carved, highly flamed, vintage tone, best buy! SOLD

2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, superb SOLD

2007 Kenny Hill Crossover 7 String, versatile 12 fret nylon jazzer, feather light, spectacular maple body, bossa king! SOLD

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

2019 Campellone Deluxe, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, built-in Lollar PAF, Wes tone, gorgeous SOLD

1936 Gibson L-4, all carved 16" body like 20's L-5, 1 3/4" nut, Nick Lucas inlays, soundboard pickup, especially fine SOLD

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare Epi pickguard pickup, all carved 17" body, extended cutaway, brilliant condition SOLD

2010 Trenier Broadway, comfy, tap tuned 16" body, hand rubbed finish, Lollar floating pickup, outstanding voice! SOLD

1996 Gibson Citation, spectacular presentation grade model, AAAA flame, floating BJB pickup, museum condition SOLD

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

c.1970-1 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, X-braced, 1 3/4" nut, gleaming condition, easy neck, best buy! SOLD

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

1964 Gibson L-5CES, rare extended Florentine cutaway body with solid carved back, 1 11/16" nut. all original, splendid SOLD

2001 Nickerson Virtuoso 7 String, all carved, fiddleback flame, 2" nut, Benedetto floating pickup, great value! HOLD

2011 Heritage Golden Eagle, all carved L-5 style body, Seymour Duncan '59 PAFs, big flame, best buy SOLD

1981 Benedetto Oval, unique 16" model, custom built for Leo Kottke, Fratello styled, versatile player, rare! 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. 

2019 Andersen Fremont, blonde, all carved highly flamed 17" X-braced body, floating JS pickup, rare custom Streamliner version, sweet has arrived

1968 Guild A-350, blonde, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, floating DeArmond pickup, stellar condition, rare model! on the way

1964 Gibson Firebird III, sunburst, reverse body, twin mini-humbuckers, Kluson banjo tuners, flat arm vibrola, rare bird in the shop

1997 Gibson Wes Montgomery L-5CES, sunburst, single '57 Classic PAF, high demand guitar, gleaming condition has arrived

c.1970 Les Paul Personal, walnut finish, rare premium model, low impedance pickups, original Bigsby, all original has arrived

1935 Gibson Super 400, sunburst, first year, small upper bout, one of 91, love these has arrived

1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, blonde, highly figured 17" cutaway body, twin Duncan mini-humbuckers, original NY pickups included has arrived

1953 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent, blonde, tiger flame 18" cutaway body, three built-in NY pickups, push button pickup selector in the shop

1962 Gibson ES-335, cherry, twin PAFs, stop tail, early block fingerboard, 1 11/16" nut, sweet player in the shop

1964 Gibson ES-345 Stereo, sunburst, original PAF pickups,Varitone selector, 1 11/16" nut, stop tail, super clean has arrived

2017 Westville Aruba, sunburst, comfy 16" Jim Hall style laminate body, Armstrong built-in PAF, feedback buster, nice one on the way

1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, 16" body, solid braced, 1 3/4" nut, magnificent open voice, high demand guitar HOLD

2011 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, sunburst, ES-175 style body, floating Gibson BJB pickup, lamed body, very clean, best buy on the way

1932 Gibson L-4, sunburst, all carved 16" round hole version, feather light, 1 3/4" nut, deeply resonant, versatile player SOLD

2004 Eastman AR-805CE, violin finish, all carved 16" deep tiger flame body, floating Bartolini humbucker, best buy! has arrived

c.1937 Gibson J-35, sunburst, pioneering slope shoulder jumbo, feather light mahogany body, fine pro restoration, sings 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, Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment.

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