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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: Hi Joe, Thanks very much for the sale of my Eastman John Pisano and Epiphone Zephyr Regent guitars. I’m looking forward to next time….Best regards, Neil Andersson, Pearl Django
The team at archtop.com has been great. They have sold two instruments for me and both transactions went smoothly without any hassle. They are a great resource and sure beat trying to sell these types of guitars on my own. Cheers Joe. This has been so easy for me. I really appreciate it. Rene Beltran, LaVerne, CA

'Thanks for this great Epi, which arrived & far surpassed expectation.  The build-quality from those years is stunning & that lovely single-coil takes me right back to West 52nd Street in the golden years.  This is my 3rd instrument from you—won’t be the last--& you’ve always been a class act.  Thanks again, man. Jim Leonard, Albuquerque, NM
(The Les Paul) came in perfect condition and it is as expected. I love it. ...Thank you for all your help getting it to me. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Diane Tangen, Midland, TX
Thank you for helping me find a home for my late uncle's prize guitar. I am so pleased to know that it is now in the hands of someone who will appreciate it as much as he did. It couldn't have happened without your help and guidance. You are the best. Thanks again. Stephen Blakley, Isleton, CA
CarmiHi Joe,  The L5CES arrived yesterday.  It's beautiful!  Needless to say, I'm extremely pleased...Mike Rovine, Wayne, PA
,   Hi Joe, Thank you for finding my 1957 Gibson ES-175 D a happy new home. Your specialty site succeeded in offering for sale and selling my instrument in one day, doing what the other two other online sites I tried for months failed to do. Although I knew all along the value in the instrument, only archtop.com presented it to the players who needed to see it and appreciate a fine jazz box when they see one! I'll be back when I spot my next new best friend. John Hackley, Arroyo Grande, CA
Hi Joe, The L5 arrived today and it is as described- a beautiful instrument. The sound is way beyond what I expected-exceptionally rich and vibrant and the setup is really done well. It feels great! Hope all is well for you.  With great appreciation, Mark Bilello, Houma. LA
Trying to find a buyer on my own would have been difficult at best, and I'm glad the Benedetto has a happy new owner.  Archtops are something of a niche market, and I'm glad there is a reliable place to make the necessary deals.  Marketing is not easy for an amateur to do, but you do it well Stan Gosnell, La Porte, TX
.Joe-san, Thank you for nice information. I received L-5 Lee Ritenour yesterday...I am the splendid surprising reverberations which I heard for the first time when I restring. I liked it very much. Many thanks, Oyama Katsuyuki, Shizuoka, Japan

Awesome seller, true to his word! When buying vintage instruments online you have to trust the seller, and Joe is the man. Quick to respond, with excellent insight and obvious experience. I couldn't be happier with this amazing vintage Benedetto. I get the impression that Joe only sells the best, and he definitely delivered with this guitar!  Also important to note: his packing/shipping of this delicate instrument was top notch and very secure. Greg McLaughlin, Greenwood, SC
Since this was my first time working with Joe and his team I did not know what to expect.   What I found was a great team of professionals whose attention to detail enabled me to get the value that my instrument deserved.   I am equally pleased that the guitar found a home where it will be appreciated and loved.  I am beyond pleased. Rene Beltran, LaVerne, CA

Joe, I received the 1950 Gibson Super 300 yesterday and… wow. Just wow. Such a big voice, and the condition is unreal. I’ve been searching for an archtop guitar that is loud enough to compete with the musicians that I play with. I can’t wait to sit down with this one and record a few as well. Such a big beast of a guitar! Thanks again for all you do, and please post this as another testament to the fine service you provide. Chris Brown, Stillwater, MN
Joe, Just a quick note to confirm that the guitar arrived yesterday without drama.  Everything was intact and the instrument sustained the trip in fine condition. I ...played for an hour or so – plays like a dream; very nice neck.  Happy guy here!  Thanks for making this all happen so smoothly.  Will try to stop at archtop.com to say hello when I’m in Seattle early next week. Regards, Dennis Huibregtse, Ann Arbor, MI
Hey Joe, thanks for all your knowledge and help in selling my Gibson guitar. I am glad you found a good home for it. I would recommend you and your site to anyone if they need a good home for any archtop guitar. Very professional, personable and helpful, thanks again. Billy Sorenson, Parrish, FL
Joe, A note of thanks for the sale of my 1949 Epiphone Broadway. It was a thoroughly professional sales experience like the previous sales you have arranged for me. Pleasure to do business with you. Keep up the good work! Regards, Greg Richards Selling my guitar through archtop.com was a delight! All I had to do was get the instrument into Joe's hands and I no longer had to worry about it. I got a much better ad than I ever could have wrote (I almost wanted to buy it myself LOL,) I did not have to ship the guitar to an unknown location or deal with any paypal chargebacks from unreasonable buyers, not to mention the >6% ebay / paypal charges. When I do buy that dream L5 someday, it will be from Joe, someone I can trust! Best option for a buyer or a seller if there is an archtop guitar involved! Thanks, Ken Olmstead, Anchorage, AK
Joe: As I review my collection of approximately 60 vintage guitars, I consider the instruments I have purchased from you to be among my finest examples - '41 Epiphone Broadway; 57 Gibson Super 400 C; '60 ES-175 DN; and '68 Byrdland. And even better than the joy of acquiring those guitars is the pleasure of working with you. Dr. Michael Lizárraga, President & CEO TELACU, Los Angeles
Hi Joe, Just wanted to let you know how much I'm loving my new GB200.  It's proving to be the perfect next guitar for me. Thanks again, Gil Pitkoff, Kennewick, WA
Hi Joe, and thanks for such a quick sale of my 1938 Epiphone Broadway. She truly is a very special instrument for that unique and powerful voice that only black walnut can produce. Glad to know she now has a great new home. Best, Paul Moore, Topeka, KS. 
 Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and archtop.com). Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, BolesBlues.com -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!

Just In! 1984 Fender D'Aquisto Elite, comfy, feedback-resistant 16" body, built-in humbucker, ebony fingerboard, all gold hardware, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2006 Campellone Standard, all carved, full depth 16" body, built-in '57 Classic PAF, super comfy player from a favorite builder $3995/$4115
Just In! 1940 Wilkanowski 17, extremely rare cello bodied archtop from fabled NY builder, intensely flamed one piece back, superb restoration $14,995/$15,445

New Price! 2010 Collings I-35 Deluxe, ultra-light design, all-solid figured mahogany semi-hollow body, Brazilian fingerboard, TV Jones pickups, floats! $3995/$4115

1999 McKerrihan Keenan, comfy fully hollow 16" slimmed depth body, built-in Armstrong humbucker, feedback resistant no-soundhole design $3750/$3865

Just In! 2003 Bourgeois A-350, all carved, all acoustic, 16 3/4" body, immaculate fit and finish, superb tone, rare model from top builder $5495/$5665

Just In! 1966 Fender Jazzmaster, candy apple red, all original, last year for Brazilian fingerboard, great neck, smooth tone, gleaming condition $5495/$5665

Just In! 2010 Gibson ES-175D, special Custom Shop model with all gold hardware, highly flamed maple body, COA, the classic $2995/$3085

Just In! 1934 Epiphone Masterbilt Deluxe, rare final 16" version, first tree-of-life peghead, long scale, birdseye back, ivoroid guard, 'rope' binding, thunders! $6495/$6695

Just In! 2003 Benedetto Manhattan, spectacular all carved highly figured 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrong PAF, rare find, brilliant! $8995/$9275

Just In! 1992 Gibson Super V, rare model combines L-5 and Super 400 styling, all carved, highly figured body, '57 Classic PAFs, a winner $6495/$6695

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Deluxe, rare blonde finish, highly figured 17 3/8" body, cloud inlays, original tortoise guard, brilliant voice, a real looker $5995/$6175

Just In! 1936 Epiphone Triumph, rare early model, pre-Frequensator tailpiece, firestripe guard, big bright voice, easy neck, fine pro restoration $2895/$2985

Just In! 2003 Borys B-420, rare 17" all carved model, Armstrong built-in PAF, generous 1 13/16" nut, the pros choice, sweet player $5995/$6175

Just In! 2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, breathtaking commemorative instrument, staggering tonewoods, brilliant museum-quality design $16,995/$17,495

New Price! 2004 Hopkins Marquis, breathtaking presentation grade instrument, AAAA quilt, ultra-light 17" body, floating PAF, gorgeous voice $5495/$5665

Just In! 2007 Buscarino Custom Paul Bollenback Monarch MIDI, 17" all carved body, built-in humbucker plus MIDI bridge, unlimited tonal versatility $7995/$8235

Just In! 2010 Benedetto Americana, sumptuous 17" quilted maple body, 1 3/4" nut, built-in A-6 humbucker, best buy in a true all-carved Benedetto $8495/$8750
Just In! 1994 Buscarino Monarch 'Tree of Life', ornate, intensely figured presentation grade instrument, superb craftsmanship, elegant voice $8495/$8750
Just In! 2007 Eastman John Pisano AR-880, deluxe maple body version, all carved, Armstrong PAF, ebony board, lightweight, best buy! $2250/$2365
New Price! 2010 Gibson Jimmy Page #2 Les Paul VOS, #16 of 200, tiger flame, push-pull pots, phase buttons, custom PAFs, aged parts, fanatical reissue $8495/$8750
Blowout! 1993 National Style O, 12 fret single cone, rolled f-holes, Hawaiian scene over bright nickel finish, big brilliant voice $1995/$2055
New Price! 1976 Gibson Super 400C, one of 15, all carved acoustic super jumbo body, floating Armstrong PAF, elegant neck, rare and gorgeous $7495/$7725

Just In! 1997 PRS Custom 22 '10 Top' deeply flamed maple top, lightweight body, 5 way pickup selector, comfy player, versatile tone $1995/$2055

Just In! 2004 Martin CF-1, blonde, Dale Unger built, 17" full depth body, floating Armstrong humbucker, feedback resistant laminate design, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2002 Unger American Dream 7 String, gorgeous 17" flame maple body, feedback-resisitant design, comfy neck profile, best buy $3750/$3865

Just In! c.1969 Gibson Byrdland, rare '60s Venetian cutaway version, all carved slimline body, Pat. Sticker pickups, fast scale, sleek elegant neck, great shape $5995/$6175

Special! 2008 Heritage Super Kenny Burrell Signature, rare model, all carved 18" body, extended Florentine cutaway, out of production, best buy $4495/$4635

New Price! 1959 Merle Travis NAMM Show Super 400, unique presentation guitar, honeybee inlay, Travis Bigsby and armrest, an historic masterpiece $19,995/$20,595

Now Available! 1995 Gibson LeGrand, all carved, highly figured X-braced 17" body, successor to Johnny Smith model, original BJB pickup, rare find $6495/$6695

Best Buy! 2010 Holst 17 Custom, all carved highly flamed 17" body, Vintage Vibe humbucker, K&K piezo, super gig guitar from top Oregon builder $3295/$3390

Just In! 2012 Campellone Standard, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in Gibson humbucker, great player, best buy! $3995/$4115

Just In! 1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, spectacular all carved 17" figured Koa body, floating Armstrong humbucker; clean, elegant design $5995/$6175

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Emperor, extravagant tiger flame, all carved 18 1/2" body, solid Adirondack top, full size floating humbucker, spectacular! $5995/$6175


The Pride of Kalamazoo

1989 Gibson L-4CES, solid carved spruce top, highly figured mahogany body, '57 Classic PAFs, all original, super player, best buy $3495/$3605

2002 Gibson 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue, Nashville built, faithful specs, '57 Classic PAFs, nice full neck, all tags and COA $3495/$3605

New Price! 1949 Gibson L-7CN, first year! one of 33, spectacular maple body, all original, feather light, sparkling voice, museum condition $6795/$6995

New Price! c.1962 Gibson L-5CTN 'Lonesome George', ultra-rare all acoustic blonde, all carved thinline body, museum condition, scarcest L-5 ever $27,495/$28,325

Now Available! 1992 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, 16" figured maple body, '57 Classic PAF humbucker, all gold hardware, player's choice, best buy! $2250/$2315

1964 Gibson ES-330TD, wide neck, all original, featherlight, twin P-90 pickups, warm open voice, super clean $4995/$5145

Just In! 1937 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" X-braced body, ornate picture frame inlays, great sustain and bass response, big rich voice $3495/$3605

The Epi Center

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Triumph, Ivory Blonde, very rare wartime version with ivory finish top, blonde body and neck, big open voice, spectacular! $2895/$2985

1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, very early Epi cutaway, rare original Epi floating pickguard pickup, all carved 17" body, pristine condition $3995/$4115

New Price! 1959 Epiphone Broadway, rare first year example, pristine museum condition, twin NY pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, Carousel knobs, breathtaking $2995/$3085

New Price! 1955 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, one of 19, ultra-rare example with Dogwood headstock, DeArmond 1100, from Tsumura collection, magnificent $8995/$9265


Luthier's Showcase 
New Price! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, pristine! $5995/$6175
New Price! 1998 Napolitano Jazz Box, highly figured handbuilt 17" all maple body, floating Armstrong pickup, great working axe, best buy! $2795/$2985

1999 PRS Hollowbody I, ultra-light thinline body, solid carved spruce soundboard, blend pot; versatile, comfy player, best buy! $1995/$2085

New Price! 2010 Sadowsky Ultra-Vintage S-Style, lightweight chambered body, DeMarzio pickups, versatile onboard preamp, hot model! $2795/$2885

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 Comins Renaissance, blonde, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, floating Lindy Fralin coil-tapped humbucker, 1-3/4" nut, rare model from top builder on the way

1948 Epiphone Broadway sunburst, all carved 17" noncut body, all original, exceptionally fine example on the way

1948 Gibson L-12, sunburst, all carved 17" noncut body, all gold hardware, floating humbucker, originally owned by Texas R&B legend Lester Williams on the way

1939 Epiphone Broadway, blonde, last of the walnut bodies, rare transitional version with center-dip headstock, fine older restoration, huge voice has arrived

2015 Rendentore Santissimo, blonde, extravagantly figured, all carved, featherlight 17" Venetian cutaway body, from Nashville celebrity luthier Mark Piper has arrived

1950 Crafton Model 75, sunburst, very rare all carved 18" acoustic archtop, unique F-type scroll cutaway, noted Swedish builder, one of 19, amazing has arrived

c.1943 Levin Deluxe, sunburst, ornate all carved 18" noncut, solid black walnut body, Romanian spruce top, scribed inlay, as played by Django has arrived

1939 D'Angelico Style A-1, sunburst, parallel braced 17" body, gold Grover tailpiece, ebony board, big bold voice, fine restoration has arrived

1997 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, sunburst, all original, built-in '57 Classic PAF, babied example has arrived

1975 Guild X-175, blonde, 17" flame maple Venetian cutaway body, twin Guild humbuckers, all original, super gig guitar has arrived

2000 Campellone Deluxe, blonde, all carved, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, floating Armstrong humbucker, top model from a favorite builder in the shop

2013 Solomon Doubletop 17, ultralight arched spruce/graphite soundboard; 17" black walnut body, wide 1 7/8" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, big voice has arrived

1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, blonde, highly flamed 17" Venetian cutaway body, Emperor inlays, twin NY pickups, gorgeous amber finish in the shop

New! Loar LH-700VS, sunburst, faithful reissue of '20s dot neck L-5, all carved 16" tiger flame body, 13/4" ebony board, bright voice, astounding value has arrived

1947 Epiphone Triumph, sunburst, last with prewar snowflake peghead, 17" full depth noncutaway body, big voice, best buy has arrived

Roland AC-60, featherlight versatile compact amp, anti-feedback notch filter ready

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


Accessories
Kent Armstrong Handwound Floating Pickups. Handmade in Vermont by Kent himself. Humbucking, single coil, 6 and 7 string: simply the best there is.
Pick Up The World Soundboard pickups. Crisp, accurate acoustic sound, uses your own bridge. New 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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