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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: 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.

Featured! 1946 Epiphone Emperor, top-line super jumbo, Adirondack top, birdseye back, huge voice, superb condition $6995/$7210

Just In! 1999 Del Arte Frank Hicks Model, extravagantly quilted 17" body, floating Vintage Vibe pickup, spectacular, rare! $3995/$4115

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

Just In! 2000 Gibson LeGrand, intensely flamed 17" X-braced body, floating BJB pickup, rare premium model, stunning $8495/$8755
Just In! 2019 Triggs Flame Top, all carved, 16" solid maple top, stop tailpiece, classic tone, feedback busting design $4995/$5145

c.1974 Ibanez Artist Jazz, top-line ES-175 tribute, flamed maple body, abalone binding, star inlays, fast neck, best buy! $2395/$2475

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

Just In! 2018 Gibson ES-275, rare ebony finish, 15" thinline hollow body, MHS pickups, gold hardware, all original, stunning $3750/$3865

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

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

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

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Off Hold! 1968 Gibson ES-330TD, rare late version with long 19 fret neck, all original, feather light, sparkling condition $6495/$6695

New Price! 2001 Gibson Tal Farlow, rare wine finish, highly flamed, 17" L-5 size body, '57 Classic PAFs, warm, classic voice $4495/$4635

c.1937 Gibson J-35, pioneering jumbo, 3 brace, Adirondack top, featherlight, faithful restoration, sings! $8995/$9265

1961 Gibson ES-125T, lightweight, all hollow 16" thinline body, 1 11/16" nut, Novak humbucker w/original P-90, best buy HOLD

The Epi Center

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

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

1936 Epiphone Broadway Masterbilt, 17" black walnut body, Adirondack top, brilliant voice, exceptional cutting power SOLD

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

1994 Guild X-700, rare top-line model, carved top, figured maple body, master volume, first year, best buy! $3495/$3605

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, Grand Bouche, 650mm scale, rosewood body, historic first gypsy reissue, Maccaferri signed! HOLD

c.1957 Vega SE-400, intensely figured 17" body, Duncan floating pickup, rare model, gleaming restoration, best buy! 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
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

1958 Gibson EB-1, Gibson's first electric bass, violin body, banjo tuners, endpin extension, last year, 1 of 45, rare! SOLD

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

1942 Gibson L-5, extremely rare wartime example, exceptionally ornate inlay, engraved gold Grovers, amazing find SOLD

2005 Heritage Sweet 16, comfy, all carved 16" body, long scale, full size floating humbucker, great shape SOLD

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

Just In! 2020 Ibanez GB-10 Signature, compact, slimline, fully hollow body, Benson signed, showroom condition HOLD

1978 Gibson Howard Roberts Artist, 16" oval hole body, unique full size floating PAF, rare top-line version, stunning SOLD

1968 Gibson Barney Kessel Varitone, ultra-rare custom model with stereo Varitone circuitry, super verstatile, amazing 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. 

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

2011 Schaefer Freddy, blonde, all carved, fully hollow 14" thinline body, intensely quilted, floating Armstrong PAF, feather light SOLD

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

2007 Laplante 'Autumn Leaves', blonde, all carved, 17" Sitka/mahogany body, Benedetto B-6 floating pickup, ornate inlay has arrived

1978 Martin D-12-28, natural finish, rosewood body 12 string, all original, big ringing voice, great shape has arrived

2004 Kinal Mini Voyager, blonde, all carved, compact 14 1/2" fully hollow thinline body, Bartolini built-in pickup, travel light! has arrived

2017 Andersen Model 16, blonde, featherlight all carved 16" body, rare varnish finish, Vintage Vibe double blade floating pickup, superb HOLD

2020 Kenny Hill New World PS-640, concert classical, solid spruce/rosewood body, 640mm scale, truss rod, top builder, great value has arrived

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 HOLD

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

1931 Epiphone Deluxe Masterbilt, sunburst, very rare first year model, 16" body, banner headstock, full restoration in progress 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, 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.

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