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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: ...You’re the best in the biz. I can see why. Michael Grappo, Needham, MA
Thanks Joe! ...I'm loving the guitar! Very excited to take it on a gig tomorrow. Thanks, Nirav Sanghani, Berkeley, CA

Good morning Joe, Yes, the guitar arrived safe and sound,  in wonderful condition. Thanks so much again, you always come through.  Murray Dietz, London, Ontario
Joe, The guitar arrived safe and sound.  She's a real beauty, super clean as advertised.  Have now spent a few hours playing and she's already opening up.  Looking forward to many hours of playing! Jay Shobe, Santa Barbara, CA

My experience with was great from start to finish.  Joe is knowledgeable, personable, and very easy to work with.  I received help with shipping, pricing information, fast responses to messages, and my instrument was sold quickly.  I would happily use again to buy or sell an instrument.  I have complete confidence in the service Joe and his staff provide.  Thank you! Take care, Nate Baker, Spooner, WI
Dealing with Joe has been great time and time again...I have bought three high end archtops from Joe. And sold four, separately. He is a one stop shop, solid business and communications always. Dave Dragani, Boston, MA
Hi Joe, I received your letter and payment for the 1941 L50 today. Thank you for everything. Simply put,  I think you run a great service & business. I wish you continued success and good health. A pleasure doing business with you and I will continue to recommend you and your team. Dan Schumann, Oxford, OH
I’ve been doing business for years now with Joe Vinikow, and Joe is always my first stop for buying or selling a jazz guitar. Joe has a knack for coming across fine instruments from the present and the past, and it is always fun to stop in and visit Joe to chat, and to check out his current selection of fine instruments. Thanks for your superb service, friendly and helpful demeanor, and such a great selection of instruments, Joe! All the best, Jeff Day, Richland, WA
Just a word of thanks for facilitating such a quick sale of the '35 L-7.  I was amazed to see it on HOLD within days of its listing as COMING SOON!  Quickest consignment turnaround in my experience of selling instruments.  We'll surely do this again.  Steve Raft, Silver Spring MD

In the span of a few months you helped me with three archtops.  I sold one through you, with that money in my jeans I bought one from you, then I sold another one through you.  The sales went very well, your presentation of my archtops was excellent.  The purchase has been a very good one.  I feel my dealings with you are win-win. Greg Buchanan, Boise , ID

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.

Off Hold! 2006 Gibson ES-175P, very rare twin P-90 reissue, flamed maple body, classic 50's tone, hard to find $3495/$3605

Just In! 1987 Epiphone Nouveau Archtop, ultra-rare short lived model, comfy 16" body, full size floating humbucker, best buy! $1995/$2085

Just In! 2008 Colings I-35 Deluxe, rare blonde, intensely flamed, Lollar Low-Wind pickups, pristine, spectacular $4995/$5145

Just In! 1997 Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman, highly flamed 17" thinline body, Bisgby, elbow rest, rare model $3495/3605

Just In! 1996 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, intensely flamed, desirable built-in PAF model, classic player, hard to find $3595/$3705

Just In! c.1957 Vega SE-400, intensely figured 17" body, Duncan floating pickup, rare model, gleaming restoration, best buy! $2750/$2835

Just In! 1997 Gibson L-4CES, rare wine finish, solid carved top; comfy, highly flamed 16" body, '57 Classic PAFs, clean! $3995/$4115

Just In! 2005 Mark Lacey Argonaut, all carved, AAAA flame 15" body, built-in PAF, feather light, rare and comfy! $6495/$6695

Just In! 1954 Gibson L-4CN, rare blonde example, carved top, comfy 16" body, floating PAF, 1 of 34, fine veteran player $3995/$4115

Just In! 2015 Gretsch 6120T-KOA, rare, limited reissue, extravagantly figured curly Koa body, out of production, spectacular $2995/$3085

Just In! 1995 Dupont MC 8 1/2, spectacular Macassar ebony body, Euro spruce top, rare model, showstopper $4595/$4740
Just In! 1998 Heritage H-575, all carved 16" body, rare solid spruce top with single pickup, tiger maple back, best buy! $2995/$3085

c.1936 Gibson L-50, all carved 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, 20's L-5 size, Gibson's most popular acoustic archtop, great shape HOLD

c.1949 Gibson L-7C, rare retrofit with 'Charlie Christian' bar pickup, bubble maple back, Barney Kessel special! HOLD

New Price! 1973 Gibson Johnny Smith, one owner, all original, all carved, elegant neck, rich voice, great shape $7250/$7465

The Pride of Kalamazoo

1965 Gibson L-4C, carved spruce top, comfy 16" body, DeArmond adjustable floating pickup, exceptionally fine condition HOLD

New Price! 1950 Gibson L-50, featherweight 16" body, 20's L-5 size, carved spruce top, Gibson's most popular acoustic archtop, best buy! $2395/$2475

The Epi Center

1951 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, all original, twin NY pickups, deep cutaway, bop tone, showroom condition SOLD

1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, big flame, Duncan mini-humbuckers, original NY pickups included, super player $3495/$3605

Luthier's Showcase 
Just In! 1992 Guild Artist Award, all carved, all original, bookmatched flame, showroom condition, the player's choice $5495/$5665

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

Just In! 2010 Shelley Park Encore, faithful 14 fret Selmer design, 670mm scale, Bigtone pickup, punchy and responsive, clean! $3795/$3915

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
1934 Gibson L-12, rare, ornate 16" model, 20's L-5 size, all carved, feather light, pro restoration, brilliant voice HOLD

Just In! 2011 Taylor 914CE, top-line model, rosewood/Sitka body, onboard electronics, ornate 'Cindy' inlay, pristine SOLD

2020 Triggs New Yorker, tap-tuned Adirondack top, AAAA flame body, D'Angelico styling, art deco masterwork SOLD

1949 Epiphone Broadway Cutaway, first year, AAAA flame body, DeArmond 1100, extremely rare, spectacular SOLD

1953 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent, tiger flame 18" body, push button selector, three NY pickups, majestic! SOLD

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

2015 Gibson ES-175 '59 VOS, best reissue ever, rare single pickup, very light, aged hardware, out of production, love these! SOLD

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Triumph, all carved 17" body, snowflake peghead, fine all original example, big bold voice HOLD

1955 Gibson Super 300, rare model, last year, 1 of 11, 18" bubble maple body, soundboard pickup, big voice, stellar condition SOLD

1941 Epiphone Emperor, massive, highly flamed 18 3/8" body, fully restored, big voice, great player, best buy SOLD

2018 Andersen Fremont, comfy, all carved 16" body, Lollar JS pickup, rare custom Streamline version, best buy SOLD

Just In! 2016 Gibson ES-275, very rare blonde example, deeply flamed, comfy 15" thinline body, MHS pickups, fleeting model HOLD

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

2002 Mark Lacey Bay City, ornate, intensely flamed tap tuned 18" body, DeArmond pickup, 1 of 2, magnificent SOLD

2014 Trenier Oval, 16 1/2" body, resonant bass and sustain, brilliant tonewoods, rare find, immaculate! SOLD

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

1968 Gibson Barney Kessel Varitone, sunburst, very rare custom model with factory stereo Varitone circuitry, amazing on the way

1961 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120, Western Orange, Filter'Tron pickups, open f-holes, trestle braced, white Tolex case, the real deal on the way

1958 Gibson EB-1, Gibson's first solid body bass, violin shaped body, with endpin extension, last year, 1 of 45, rare! in the shop

1950 Gibson L-7C, sunburst, all carved, full depth 17" cutaway body, lightweight and resonant, the player's L-5 in the shop

1954 Gibson L-7, sunburst, all carved, full depth 17" noncut body, classic player, late model, 1 of 23, fine shape in the shop

1968-9 Les Paul Custom, ebony, gold Pat. sticker pickups, stop tail, 1 piece body, original hardware and case in the shop

1971-2 Gibson Les Paul Recording Model, mahogany finish, switchable impedance pickups and controls, versatile player has arrived

2006 Trenier Special, blonde, all carved, highly figured 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrng PAF, high demand maker on the way

2012 Andersen Vanguard 'Double Top', blonde, vibrant 'double top' soundboard, floating JS pickup, pioneering archtop design on the way

1949 Epiphone Emperor, blonde, all carved, highly famed 18 3/8" noncut body, gorgeous newer finish, big voice, magnificent on the way

2009 Benedetto Americana Custom, sunburst, all carved, full depth17" body, floating S-6 humbucker, 1 3/4" nut, glorious on the way

2016 Gibson '59 VOS ES-175D, sunburst, best reissue of the classic jazzer, factory MHS pickups, aged hadware, high demand guitar on the way

2018 Steve Andersen Fremont, blonde, rare model, comfy, all carved 16" body, Lollar J. Smth pickup, 1 3/4" nut, gorgeous flame on the way

1952 Gibson L-7E, sunburst, exceptionally fine all original example, 17" noncut body with factory McCarty floating pickup, 1 of 17, has arrived

1989 Heritage H-555, sunburst, premium semi-hollow thinline model, deeply flamed, all gold hardware, very handsome on the way

1954 Epiphone Devon, sunburst, full depth 17" noncut body, solid carved top, all original, fine shape, rare model has arrived

1937 Gibson L-7, sunburst, all carved, X-braced 17" body, ornate inlay, rich warm voice, from Tsumura Collection HOLD

2014 Heritage Super Eagle, sunburst, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, Seth Lover PAFs, easy neck, custom appointments has arrived

2019 Fender Custom Shop Tele, exotic woods, 1 11/16" nut, clay dot neck, factory Duncan neck humbucker, light relic, sweet has arrived

1949 Gibson ES-350, sunburst, 1 of 76, full depth 17" Venetian cutaway, Duncan Antiquity P-90s, blend pot; rare, high demand guitar SOLD

2016 Collings Eastside LC Deluxe, sunburst, comfy 16" slimmed depth body, feedback resistant figured maple laminate, Lollar Charlie Christian pickup SOLD

c.1959 Gibson Super 400CN, two-tone blonde/ebony finish, all carved, highly figured, converted to CES with original Bigsby pickup, unique! in the shop

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

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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