Coming Soon / Accessories / Ordering / Selling Your Guitar / Appraisals / Tips / Friends / Previously Sold / Contact

Current Inventory- archtop.com


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: Dear Joe, I’ve bought too many guitars from you over the years than I can list or even remember. I haven’t sold many until recently and I wish to thank you once again for the fast sale and great price you got for me. I’m glad to hear the new holder of that 1959 Gibson is happy. You’re the BEST!  Dave B, Vero Beach, Florida
For many years archtop.com has been THE place to buy and sell archtop guitars and I’m lucky to have used them for both purposes in the past.  Their product descriptions and Joe’s knowledge as a player makes buying sight-unseen a safe experience for me in remote eastern Canada.  As someone who has recently caught the gypsy-jazz bug, and is in the process of cycling through guitars to figure out what I like, I couldn’t be happier that Joe is now also carrying these wonderful guitars.  They helped me sell a very nice Dupont VRB and I can report that they clearly have the knowledge to describe these guitars accurately, and the whole selling process was simple and remarkably efficient.  Already looking forward to doing business with archtop.com again.   Thanks! Gordon Yamazaki, Frerickton, NB, Canada
Hi Joe, I received the 1960 L5C: The most beautiful guitar that has ever sat in my lap. Looking at it is almost as nice as playing it. Also, you did a fantastic job on the extra pickguard/pickup assembly. The guitar sounds amazing acoustically & electrically.Thanks for the wonderful experience. Best Wishes, Joey Backenstoe Palmdale, CA

....thank you!! Love the (Eimers) guitar!! What a sound! And nice neck profile...fits me perfectly! Steve Jones, Lake Linden, MI
Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and archtop.com). Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, BolesBlues.com -Wow! Thanks, David -jv

For more kind words from our farflung friends click here.


Now! Live video instrument auditions via Skype, Facetime or Google Chat!

Call 206-325-3737 or email [email protected] for an appointment.

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.

Just In!

Just In! 2014 DuPont MD-50B, gorgeous Brazilian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 11/16" nut, top builder, brilliant voice $3850/$3965

New Price! 1996 Guild X-700 Stuart, solid carved top, highly flamed 17" body, built-in humbuckers, like L-5CES, outstanding value $2995/$3085

New Price! 2017 Holst Florentine Custom, extra wide neck, comfy 16" thinline body, deep cutaway, like ES-350, best buy! $2695/$2785

New Price! 2002 Holst Semi-Hollow MIDI, extra wide neck, all carved, comfy 15" thinline body, Duncan PAF, MIDI bridge, versatile wonder $2695/$2785

Sale! 1970-2 Gibson L-7C, rare late example with L-5 styling, ebony board, inlaid bridge, 1 11/16" nut, great player, best buy! $3795/$3915

New Price! 1935 Gibson L-4, very rare X-braced 16" Gibson, 1 3/4" nut, DeArmond pickup, warm voice, best buy! $3995/$4115

Just In! 1957 Gibson LG-1, comfy compact body, feather light, big guitar sound, popular model, best buy $1995/$2055

Just In! 1953 Gibson ES-125, all original, 16" full depth body, P-90 pickup, very clean, best buy in classic Gibson $2395/$2475

2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight, great player, best buy $3750/$3865

2015 Gibson Custom 17" Venetian, new model, L-5 size body and scale, floating humbucker, lively voice, solid neck, best buy $3250/ $3345

Just In! 2010 Schaefer 15, comfy, ultra-light, all carved 15" thinline body, floating Armstrong PAF, hard to find, the ultimate gigmeister $3995/$4175

Just In! c.1960s Albanus Short Scale 17, ultra rare 24" scale archtop, all carved full depth body, lightning player, historic builder $6995/$7210

Just In! c.1938 Regal Esquire, massive 18 1/2" body, 4" depth, carved top, rare Coliseum size archtop from Regal Custom Shop, thunders $2995/$3175

Just In! 1947 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, first year, massive, all carved 18 1/2" top line model, walnut body, huge voice, splendid shape $4995/$5145

New Price! 2003 Guild Benedetto Johnny Smith Award, splendid reissue of the classic, all carved, floating S-6 pickup, pristine $5495/$5665

Just In! 1997 Comins Classic, all carved, tap tuned 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, always a favorite $5995/$6175

Just In! 1998 Guild Artist Award, all carved, 17" figured maple body, full-size floating humbucker, sweet neck, immaculate $4995/$5145

Just In! 2015 Benedetto 16-B Custom, built for artist Jim Fox, Manhattan style hybrid, cover feature in Just Jazz Guitar, superb $6995/$7215
Just In! 2011 Gilchrist Model 4, highly flamed solid one-piece back, varnish finish, Adirondack top, fanatical re-creation of a classic $16,995/$17,495
Just In! 2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5995/$6175

New! Django's Castle

Just In! 1950 Selmer Modele Jazz, rare original postwar example, featherweight Brazilian body, as played by Django, thunders! $24,995/$25,750

Just In! 1934 Selmer Modele Orchestre, early Maccaferri style, Brazilian body, celebrity owned, featured in Selmer book, open voice HOLD

Just In! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $4995/$5145

Just In! 2004 Gallato Modele Tchavolo Schmitt, 1938 Selmer replica, rosewood body, handbuilt in Paris, bright clear voice, best buy! $2495/$2575

Just In! 1999 Shelley Park Encore, solid Indian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, brilliant build, great value $3295/$3399


The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 1969 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, highly figured, 17" X-braced body, 1 3/4" nut, orange label, sweet player $6995/$7210

1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, first year blonde cutaway, one of 10, Armstrong floater, the Holy Grail $14,995/$15,445

1935 Gibson L-5, very rare late 16" body, solid braces, 1 3/4" nut, transitional f-holes, pointed fingerboard, sparkling voice, brilliant player! $9995/$10,295

1936 Gibson L-7E Conversion, 17" all carved X-braced body, ornate inlays, 50's factory installed P-90 pickup, unique find $2995/$3085

1939 Gibson L-5P, rare first year cutaway, one of 43, superb condition, striped tweed case, historic example, astounding find $19,995/$20,295

New Price 1994 Gibson 'George Gobel' Custom, one-off thinline reissue of L-5C, BJB floating pickup, Triggs built; comfy, rare and minty! $7995/$8235

1947 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" body, long scale, prewar script logo, lovely condition, L5 quality at a player's price $3595/$3705


The Epi Center

New Price! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" full depth body, original NY single coil pickup, classic tone, sweet neck, gleaming condition $1995/$2055

Just In! 1959 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, ultra-rare model, solid carved top, gorgeous amber blonde, first year, one of 14, amazing $5495/$5665

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, spectacular tiger flamed body, cloud inlays, vine peghead, fine pro restoration, big voice, breathtaking $4495/$4635

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, highly figured 17" body, deeply ambered finish, cloud inlays, big band veteran, wide open voice $5495/$5635


Luthier's Showcase 

1988 Guild X-500, gleaming 17" full depth body, all gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, warm voice, elegant neck, best buy! $2495/$2575

New Price! 1999 Bourgeois A-350 7 String, highly flamed, all carved 17" body, Benedetto S-7 floating humbucker, one of only two ever built $3995/$4115

New Price! 2003 Devoe Seven String, all carved, highly figured 18" body, Armstrong floating PAF, warm and resonant, best buy! $2995/$3185

New Price! 1997 PRS Custom 22 '10 Top' deeply flamed maple top, lightweight body, 5 way pickup selector, comfy player, versatile tone $1895/$1950

New Price! 2002 Nickerson FC-3 Seven String, rare flat top 7 string, figured mahogany body, Baggs pickup, big bass and sustain $2995/$3085

1961 Fender Precision Bass, one owner for 4 decades, slab neck, older amber natural finish, pre-CBS quality, player priced! $5995/$6175

2005 Martin 000-28VS, faithful 20's reissue, 12 fret rosewood body, wide 1 13/16" nut, slot head, lightweight and resonant $2795/$2880

2001 Nickerson Virtuoso 7 String, all carved, 17" fiddleback maple body, Benedetto floating humbucker, best buy $3495/$3605

New Price! 1977 Guild Starfire IV, classic Rhode Island Guild, amber blonde finish, master volume, easy neck, best buy! $1795/$1849

New! Loar LH-700VS, faithful 20's L-5 design, solid carved 16" body, high-precision setup and warranty, outstanding performance and value! $1495/$1540

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

2007 Gibson Advanced Jumbo, Indian rosewood body, fine grain X-braced Sitka top, easy neck profile, big voice, best buy! SOLD

2001 Gibson Advanced Jumbo Luthier's Choice, Brazilian body, Adirondack top, 1 3/4" nut, long scale, stunning, boomer! SOLD

2009 Trenier Magnolia 17, all carved, highly figured, 17" body, Armstrong floating PAF, 1 3/4" nut, top builder, stunning SOLD

1934 Epiphone Royal, ultra-rare early Epi, carved top, black walnut body, very late example, amazing HOLD

2006 Dupont Vieille Reserve Brazilian, flagship model, stunning tonewood, 60 year old Carpathian spruce, pliage top, the ultimate SOLD

1945 D'Angelico Excel, all original, intensely flamed X-braced body, astounding condition, heavenly voice SOLD

1949 Epiphone Spartan, last year, 16" black walnut body like prewar Broadway, brilliant voice, museum condition! SOLD

New Price! 1966 Gibson L-7C Special, rare example with L-5 finish and hardware, floating humbucker, easy neck, wonderful condition HOLD

2013 Benedetto 16B, all carved, custom 16" model with blonde finish, floating pickup; deeply figured maple, Euro top, superb SOLD

1935 Gibson L-10, very rare, short lived X-braced 17" model, unique inlay and binding, all original, sparkling HOLD
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. 

2013 Gibson L-5CESN, blonde, all carved, intensely flamed, '57 Classic PAFs, w/Certificate and all tags, spectacular on the way

2015 Buscarino Prodigy, blonde, all carved, comfy, extravagantly flamed 16" slimmed depth body, built-in Armstrong Vintage 5 PAF, spectacular has arrived

2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, sunburst, highly flamed 15" thinline, body, twin built-in humbuckers, feedback resistant design, great sustain on the way

1999 Heritage Golden Eagle, sunburst, all carved, nicely figured 17" body, Armstrong floating PAF, sweet neck, best buy! has arrived

2011 Shopis D'Artagnan Model F, Indian rosewood, oval hole, 670 scale, 1 11/16" nut, powerful New York guitar has arrived

2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, blonde, highly flamed 15" thinline, body, twin built-in humbuckers, feedback buster, gig-ready, gorgeous has arrived

c.1976 Ibanez L-5C, Model 2471, sunburst, solid spruce top, 17" Venetian cutaway body, famed copy of Gibson L-5C, best buy! on the way

1978 Guild Artist Award, original gold DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, gorgous amber blonde finish, superb on the way

1951 Epiphone Emperor Varitone, sunburst, 18 1/2" flamed body, triple NY pickups, push-button selector, rare first year example on the way

1997 Guild X-700, sunburst, solid carved spruce top, 17" highly figured maple body, twin gold humbuckers, master volume, great player has arrived

1991 Triggs Byrdland, wine finish, all carved 17" slimline body, twin gold humbuckers, classic model from top Gibson alumni on the way

1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, 'The Gibson' logo, solid braces, short guard, pearl tuners, great shape, brilliant voice has arrived

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


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, 10am to 4pm Tuesdays. Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment.

Page last updated: 11-11-18. All images and text c. 2018 archtop.com, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 


Coming Soon / Accessories / Ordering / Selling Your Guitar / Appraisals / Tips / Friends / Previously Sold / Contact

ac_inst.html