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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:'s sales consignment process couldn't have been smoother. Communication and customer service was top notch. Joe is always quick to respond to emails. And was able to get me top dollar value for the sale of my '49 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway Prototype. I've always been happy as a purchasing customer.  Now I'm also a happy seller through them.  I'll definetly be returning to do business with them again. Thanks Joe! Thanks, Chris Ruppenthal, Madison, WI
Hi Joe, Thank you for a great transaction.  I purchased a 1995 Lacey Premier Archtop.  The advertisement was very helpful, the pictures extremely accurate, the hands on preview was helpful and informative.  Every part of the transaction was what was represented and more.  The shipment went out the same day and the instrument was packed beautifully.  The guitar - I can't get over how beautiful it is.  Joe can be trusted, and how much is that worth!  Thank you for providing a great guitar and a great experience.  I don't know if I will be in the market for another guitar, but if I am, I am going directly to and Joe for trusted help. Dave Patterson, St. George, UT

Hi Joe, Thanks so much for finding a new home for my beautiful 1939 Epiphone Broadway!  Wish I could have kept it but couldn't afford the necessary repairs.  Your service was just what I needed.  Very happy with the experience. Dave McCumber, Bremerton, WA
Thank you Joe and for helping me sell my vintage Gibson and Epiphone guitars. I was very impressed with your research and knowledge of the instruments. You found out details and facts about the guitars I didn't even know. Thanks for your assistance in selling these vintage instruments, Doug Tutmarc, Seattle, WA
I was a little nervous about sending two high end vintage archtops across the country, but all my fears were groundless. The folks at did a wonderful job with both guitars and were utterly professional and competent the entire time. Not only did I receive full value for the guitars but the new owners are 100% happy with the instruments. Nicely done. Kevin Fahey, Gloucester, MA

Excellent high end dealer in the finest archtops, vintage and new. Trust Joe to do his utmost personal best to market your guitars onto the world's platform. Darren Hippner, Pt. Roberts, WA
To paraphrase someone else in another context, "I've bought guitars I shouldn't have bought, and sold guitars I shouldn't have sold."  In any event, Joe has facilitated my efforts both ways more times than I like to think about with  professionalism, expert knowledge of guitars. and their market, and with prompt payment upon sale.  If you want to buy, trade or sell an archtop, get in contact with Joe Vinikow. John I. Dale,Washington, DC

Hi Joe, I wanted to let you know that after inspecting and playing the ('64 ES-330) guitar you sold me, I can confidently say it's one of the finest instruments I've ever held. Feels great, looks pristine and sounds unbelievable plugged into my '76 vibrolux reverb. I'm a very satisfied customer and appreciate you delivering such quality guitars to players like me. Keep up the good work! Best, Dave Muller, SFC
Hi Joe, I picked up the guitar yesterday and boy was I blown away by what I saw. It is truly a work of art. The slightly understated elegance of this guitar really comes together into a sublime sculptural piece. The workmanship and proportions are just flawless. And of course the tone is also beautiful. The upper register sounds like a bell that rings forever. It is much louder than a nice archtop I have of similar proportions. This is the second instrument I have bought from you and my expectations have been exceeded both times. Thank you for being out there. Bill Richmond, Plympton, MA

While I've bought and sold before on other internet auction sites there is no comparison to the level of service provided by Friendly, knowledgeable, professional treatment at every step along the way. Loved the tongue-in-cheek packing instructions! Received payment very promptly that was even better than the initial estimate. I'm not a luthier but in over 50 years of playing and working in music stores I've learned quite a lot about setting up guitars and I must say I was very impressed by the attention that was bestowed on my guitar before its new owner took possession. (Not to mention the reasonable cost for those repairs.) Rest assured that whether you're buying or selling through Joe V. you will have the very best experience possible. Sal d'Alessandro, Higganum, CT
Dear Joe: Thanks for putting the Eastman Pisano in my hands. It’s everything I hoped for and then some. Canada Take Note: is the perfect place to buy your instrument. Joe suggested USPS/CanadaPost for shipping. It was cost effective, fully trackable both sides of the border, no bogus ‘brokerage’ or ‘handling’ fees, on time and in exactly the condition described. I look forward to doing it all again some day! Charles Croft, Victoria BC.
Hey Joe,  I received the Nopolitano in perfect condition... (T)he guitar is settling in to it's new action and humidity controlled environment. By the end of the first day of playing it really started to warm up, man this instrument sounds and feels wonderful.  I'm really happy that I decided to grab this rare beauty.  Thanks again for the help and background info. Aaron Madden, Burbank, CA 
 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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New Year Specials!

Just In! 1946 Epiphone Broadway, tiger flame back, bearclaw top, all carved 17" body, fine high frets, easy neck, lightweight, big bold voice $3495/$3605

New Price! c.1962 Gibson L-5CTN 'Lonesome George', ultra-rare all acoustic blonde, all carved thinline body, museum condition, scarcest L-5 ever $26,950/$27,795

New Price! 1953 Gibson ES-140, rare full depth 3/4 size body, warm P-90 pickup, a pint-sized 175, the ultimate jazz traveler, cuuute! $2695/$2785

Just In! 2013 Campellone Deluxe, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong humbucker, classic deco styling from a favorite builder $4995/$5145

Just In! 1971-2 Gibson ES-150DCN, rare blonde, full depth, fully hollow double cutaway archtop, twin humbuckers, fast neck, master volume, sparkling condition $3495/$3605

New Price! 1976 Gibson Super 400C, one of 15, all carved acoustic super jumbo body, floating Armstrong PAF, elegant neck, rare and gorgeous $6995/$7175
Special! 2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Model, compact, all carved featherweight 14" slimline body, extended 22 fret cutaway, built-in humbucker, road ready! $3495/$3605
New Price! 2003 Benedetto Manhattan, spectacular all carved highly figured 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrong PAF, rare find, brilliant! $8495/$8755

Special! 2002 Unger American Dream 7 String, gorgeous 17" flame maple body, feedback-resisitant design, comfy neck profile, best buy $3495/$3605

Just In! c.1948 Gibson ES-300, rare premium postwar model, 17" long scale L-5 size body, all original, P-90 pickup, big warm voice, striped tweed case! SOLD

Special! 2015 Rendentore Santissimo, extravagantly figured, featherlight 17" body, Bartolini floater, immaculate build, from Nashville celebrity luthier Mark Piper $5995/$6175

New Price! 2006 Campellone Standard, all carved, full depth 16" body, built-in '57 Classic PAF, super comfy player from a favorite builder $3750/$3865

Special! 1939 D'Angelico Style A-1, all carved 17" body, Adirondack top, DeArmond floating pickup, big bold voice, original hardware and case, sweet $8995/$9265

Special! 2003 Borys B-420, rare 17" all carved model, Armstrong built-in PAF, generous 1 13/16" nut, the pros choice, sweet player $5495/$5635

Special! 1999 McKerrihan Keenan, comfy fully hollow 16" slimmed depth body, built-in Armstrong humbucker, feedback resistant no-soundhole design $3495/$3605

Special! 1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, spectacular all carved 17" figured Koa body, floating Armstrong humbucker; clean, elegant design $5495/$5635

Special! 2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, breathtaking commemorative instrument, staggering tonewoods, brilliant museum-quality design $13,995/$14,420

New Price! 2007 Buscarino Custom Paul Bollenback Monarch MIDI, 17" all carved body, built-in humbucker plus MIDI bridge, unlimited tonal versatility $6995/$7210

Special! 1975 Guild X-175 Manhattan, all original, 17" body like ES-350, Rhode Island built, master volume, gleaming condition, best buy! $2395/$2470

New Price! 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 $7495/$7725
New Price! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, pristine! $5495/$5635

Just In! 2013 Gibson Byrdland, highly flamed, all carved, twin '57 PAFs, 1 11/16" ebony board, w/tags and certificate, immaculate, spectacular $6995/$7115

Just In! 2002 Shelley Park Encore, Selmer style gypsy jazzer, as played by Django, long scale 14 fret neck, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, superb $3495/$3605

New Price! 2012 Campellone Standard, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in Gibson humbucker, great player, best buy! $3795/$3915

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

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

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

Just In! 1949 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway 'Prototype', earliest known cutaway Emperor, unique reverse inlay pattern, thundering voice, historic! SOLD

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

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

Just In! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, full vine peghead, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, true classic tone, gorgeous $3750/$3865

c.1970-4 Gibson ES-175D, all original, lightweight no-volute mahogany neck, twin Pat. Sticker pickups, superb condition, best buy! SOLD

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

New Price! 1959 Merle Travis NAMM Show Super 400, unique presentation guitar, honeybee inlay, Travis Bigsby and armrest, an historic masterpiece SOLD

Just In! 2013 Solomon Doubletop 16, ultralight spruce/graphite top, 16" black walnut body, 1 7/8" nut, Armstrong floating PAF; clear, strong voice SOLD

Special! 1995 Gibson LeGrand, all carved, highly figured X-braced 17" body, successor to Johnny Smith model, original BJB pickup, rare find SOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo
Special! 1997 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, highly figured 16" body, gold hardware, desirable version with built-in pickup, babied example, best buy! SOLD
1937 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" X-braced body, ornate picture frame inlays, great sustain and bass response, big rich voice HOLD

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

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

The Epi Center

Special! 1959 Epiphone Broadway, rare first year example, pristine museum condition, twin NY pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, Carousel knobs, breathtaking $2795/$2885

New Price! 1934 Epiphone Masterbilt Deluxe, rare final 16" version, first tree-of-life peghead, long scale, birdseye back, ivoroid guard, 'rope' binding, thunders! $5495/$5665

1945 Epiphone Triumph, Ivory Blonde, very rare wartime version with ivory finish top, blonde body and neck, big open voice, spectacular! SOLD

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

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

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

Luthier's Showcase 

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

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

New Price! 1999 PRS Hollowbody I, ultra-light thinline body, solid carved spruce soundboard, blend pot; versatile, comfy player, best buy! HOLD

Blowout! 1993 National Style O, 12 fret single cone, rolled f-holes, Hawaiian scene over bright nickel finish, big brilliant voice, 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 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. 

1960 Gibson ES-330, sunburst, twin P-90 pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, great year, lightweight and resonanat on the way

2015 Gibson Byrdland, sunburst, rare 60's style Florentine (sharp) cutaway version, extended fretboard range, twin '57 PAFs, mint on the way

2015 Collings I-35 LC Deluxe, cherry burst, the state-of-art thinline semi-hollow, lightweight and responsive, ivoroid binding, mint condition, a killer on the way

1944 Levin Model 22, sunburst, 17" full depth black walnut body, solid carved spruce top, rare Swedish model, lightweight and responsive in the shop

1933 Epiphone Triumph, sunburst, engraved Masterbilt headstock, 16 1/2" body, bakelite guard, pearloid binding, very rare early version in the shop

1935 Orpheum Imperator 'C', sunburst, very rare top-line 16" archtop, all carved, highly flamed, ornate inlay, all original, from Regal Custom shop has arrived

2015 Gibson L-5CES Double Cut, sunburst, highly figured full depth 17' double cutaway body, twin '57 PAFs, pristine condition, super player SOLD

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

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.

Page last updated: 1-17-17. All images and text c. 2017, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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