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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: Just a quick follow up - I’m enjoying this lovely guitar ('60 ES-355) immensely. Not a day goes by where I don’t just swoon over the tone, pick a single note and get that stupid smile on my face, pass it by in the living room and just go “ahh” - thanks again. Larry Chung, SFC
LCHi Joe - I'd never purchased a guitar - let alone a 60 year old instrument unplayed and sight unseen. But that '57 ES-175 with the P-90 (at a fair price no less) was just too compelling to pass up. No worries; I received a fine guitar, perfectly set up, and perfectly matching the online description. Thanks Joe. This one's a keeper! Steve Raft, Washington DC
Hi Joe, I have had the guitar ('52 L-Custom) for a few months, and I have to say it is thrill to play everyday. It truly begs to be played, and is open and rich as any guitar I have ever heard, much less played. A pleasure that keeps on giving, and made me the envy of all my playing friends! Best, Steve Wiessler, Petaluma, CA
Hi Joe, She's arrived (S-400C) and in beautiful condition and I know you listed it as very good condition but she is mint... I  am so happy to have done business with you...I love the guitar Joe, I haven't managed to spend many hours yet with her ( she arrived in the last hour or so and I have just been in awe.. but I shall devote my Sunday to her  Beautiful.  ) Please find attached a few pictures of it's delivery and thanks also for the pick and spare finger plate. (and the case is fantastic.  ... Thanks Thanks Thanks. ) Kindest Regards doesn't seem enough for how grateful I am .  Will Mulvey, Madiun, Indonesia
Hi Joe, Thanks so very much for your persistent and successful efforts to find good homes for the beloved guitars I've had to part with.  Good luck in the future! Best, Jim Campbell, Los Angeles, CA
Joe, thanks for the fast & professional turnaround on my L4 CES & ES175. Very happy customer here! Bo Griffin, Maitland, FL 
 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!
New Price! 1968 Gibson Super 400CES, Florentine cutaway, Pat.# pickups, all carved, easy neck, Elvis special, superb condition $9,995/$10,290

Just In! 1949 Gibson L-7C, all carved, ultra light, McCarty floating pickup, clear acoustic voice, very fine early example $4995/$5145

Just In! 1994 Heritage Super Eagle, top of the line, all carved, deeply flamed 18" body, ebony board, the working player's S-400, best buy! $3995/$4115
Just In! 2006 Gretsch White Falcon, top-line model, all gold hardware and binding, Filter'Tron humbuckers, Bigsby, all tags, immaculate $2795/$2885

Just In! 2000 Benedetto Fratello, highly flamed, all carved, 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, floating S-1 humbucker, hand signed, showroom condition $8495/$8755

New Price! c. late 30's Gibson HG-00 Conversion, resonant 12 fret body, generous 1 7/8" nut, Adirondack top, ultra light, top pro restoration $2795/$2885

Just In! 2006 Eastman AR-805CE, all carved, lightweight, resonant 16" body, 1 3/4" ebony board, upgrade Bartolini humbucker, best buy! $1995/$2055

Just In! 2002 Hofner Jazzica Custom, intensely flamed, solid Euro spruce top, comfy contour body, floating humbucker, ebony f-hole plugs, best buy! $1995/$2055

Just In! 2011 Gibson Tal Farlow, extravagantly figured full depth 17" tiger flame body, '57 Classic PAFs, long scale, out of production, pristine! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1968 Gibson ES-345TD-SV, Pat. # pickups, factory stereo wired, Varitone tone selector, sleek neck; handsome, versatile player $4495/$4635

Just In! c.1967 Gibson ES-355TDC, very rare stereo model without Varitone; fast neck, Maestro vibrola, easy player, gleaming condition $4995/$5145

Just In! 1963 Gibson Johnny Smith, highly flamed, early no-pole JS pickup, fine pro restoration, one of 55, super player, best buy! $6495/$6695
Special! 2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Model, compact, all carved, featherweight 14" slimline body, extended cutaway, built-in humbucker, road ready! $2495/$2575

Just In! 1991 Fender D'Aquisto Elite, comfy 16" body, spruce soundboard, built-in PAF style humbucker, ebony board and hardware, best buy! $2795/$2885

Just In! 1959 Gibson ES-225T, Gibson's first thinline, original P-90 pickup, feather light, nice full neck, last year, showroom condition $2495/$2575

Just In! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all solid, all carved 17" deep cutaway body, peghead truss rod, rare model, great sounder, best buy! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1953 Gibson L-4, same 16" body size as 20's L-5, solid carved soundboard, comfy to play, rare postwar model, best buy! $2595/$2675

Just In! 1989 Gibson L-5CES, all carved, intensely flamed body, '57 Classic PAFs, all original, Hitchens signed Master Model label, grab it! $6395/$6595

1968 Guild Stuart X-500, highly figured 17" body, Guild H-1 humbuckers, master volume, easy neck, feedback resistant, best buy! $2595/$2670

2013 Guild GSR X-180, special edition, highly flamed 16" body, Duncan '59 PAFs, ebony board, one of 30, best buy! $2695/$2785

1954 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, ultra-rare top-line model, massive 18 5/8" black walnut body, all carved, ornate scribed inlay, huge voice $5495/$5665

2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Mahogany, ultra-compact, all carved, extended cutaway, ultra-light satin figured mahogany body, best buy! $2595/$2675

1992 Guild Artist Award, 100% original, all carved, deeply flamed 17" body, full-size floating humbucker, showroom condition! $4995/$5145

2005 Eastman AR-905E, impossibly flamed 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating humbucker, top-line model now discontinued, spectacular $2495/$2570

1995 Michael Dunn Maccaferri, original early 30's style w/ internal sound reflector, deep resonant bass, nice wide nut, great old player $3595/$3705

2013 Lehmann Session 16, all carved, extravagantly flamed, slimmed depth 16" body, Armstrong PAF, comfy beveled rim, best buy! $3495/$3605

New Price! 2004 Dale Unger American Legend, all solid, all carved, highly flamed, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating humbucker, super player $4495/$4635

2015 Benedetto Bravo Deluxe 7 String, aquamarine burst, comfy, intensely flamed 16" body, built-in B-7 humbucking pickup, spectacular $4995/$5145

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

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

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/$14,425

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

New Price! 1975 Guild X-175 Manhattan, all original, 17" body like ES-350, Rhode Island built, master volume, gleaming condition, best buy! $2295/$2370

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


The Pride of Kalamazoo

Just In! c.1968 Gibson ES-125TCD, feather light, fully hollow body, twin P-90 pickups, easy neck, all original, gleaming condition $2250/$2310

Just In! 1952 Gibson ES-150, full depth 17" body, long scale, Lollar P-90 pickups, nice full neck, vintage tone with modern versatility $2495/$2570

1969 Gibson Super 400C, rare acoustic cutaway, highly flamed, 1 11/16" nut, BJB floating humbucker, one of 33, museum condition $7995/$8235

Just In! 1969 Gibson Byrdland Venetian, highly figured 17" slim-depth body, solid carved top, all original, Pat. Sticker pickups, fast scale, gorgeous $6495/$6695

Just In! 2003 Gibson L-5CES, rare wine finish, highly flamed all carved 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, gleaming condition, a showstopper $6495/$6695

New Price! c.1962 Gibson L-5CTN 'Lonesome George', ultra-rare all acoustic blonde, all carved thinline body, museum condition, scarcest L-5 ever $26,250/$26,995

2015 Gibson Memphis ES-335 '63 Block Reissue, Burstbucker Pro PAF pickups, slim taper neck, all nickel hardware, unplayed w/COA! $2995/$3085

1958 Gibson Super 400CES, all carved Venetian cutaway body, Pat. # pickups, elegant 1 11/16" neck, one of 15, best buy in a '50s classic SOLD

2002 Gibson ES-175D, rare custom version with all gold hardware, twin '57 Classic PAFs, intensely flamed, great shape, the classic HOLD


The Epi Center

1955 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, ultra-rare blonde cutaway, all carved, all acoustic, intensely flamed, cloud inlays, one of 19, museum condition! HOLD

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

Special! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, full vine peghead, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, true classic tone, gorgeous $3495/$3605

Luthier's Showcase 

2003 Hopkins Monarch 17, all carved top-line model, intensely figured, ultra-light and resonant, floating Armstrong humbucker, stunning $5495/$5665

Special! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, outstanding value! $4995/$5145

2002 D'Aquisto New Yorker, dramatic tiger flame body, solid spruce soundboard, sweet neck, easy player, best buy! $2495/$2575

New Price! 2002 Shelley Park Encore, Selmer style gypsy jazzer, as played by Django, long scale 14 fret neck, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, superb HOLD

New Price! 2000 Moll John Pizzarelli 7 String, intensely figured 17" body, generous 2 1/8" ebony board, Armstrong floating humbucker, best buy! $3495/$3605

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

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

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. 

2006 Gretsch White Falcon, ivory finish, twin Filter-Tron humbuckers, gold sparkle binding, Bigsby, the works, immaculate has arrived

1992 Epiphone Emperor Imperial Series, sunburst, only reissue ever of prewar 18" noncut Emperor, exceptionally rare, big and gorgeous on the way

1934 Gibson L-12, sunburst, all carved 16" body like 20's L-5, lightweight, resonant, great player, rare model, best buy! on the way

2017 Hopkins Tessa Nova, blonde, all carved, deeply figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, innovative design from top BC builder, brand new! on the way

2007 Kenny Hill Crossover 7 String, cutaway nylon string jazzer, intensely flamed maple body, 2 1/8" nut, radiused fingerboard, bossa king! has arrived

1933 Gibson L-7, sunburst, all carved 16" body, variegated fingerboard inlay, same dimensions as 20's L-5, floating pickup, best buy! on the way

2011 Sumi S-P16, sunburst, meticulous reissue of Loar era 16" L-5 by master builder Eiichi Sumi, brilliant craftsmanship, superb tone SOLD

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, sunburst, Epi's top-line 17" model, cloud inlays, tree-of-life peghead, big powerful voice in the shop

1952 Levin Model 2N Solist, blonde! all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, solid black walnut back and sides, floating pickup, super rare SOLD

2015 Gibson ES-335 '63 Block Reissue, cherry, 'Burst Bucker pickups, stop tail, faithful reissue of the classic thinline, mint w/COA! on the way

c.1933 Gibson L-4, sunburst, 16" all carved roundhole body, very versatile model, super light, deeply resonant, love these SOLD

New! 2017 Loar LH-700VS, sunburst, hand carved 16" body, faithful reissue of the classic 20's L-5, free high-precision setup, best buy! ready

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