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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: 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! 2006 Gibson L-5CES Wes Montgomery, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, very popular model, extra pickup and bridge, great player $5995/$6175

Just In! 1946 Epiphone Emperor, extravagant tiger flame, all carved 18 1/2" body, solid Adirondack top, full size floating humbucker, spectacular! $6495/$6695

Just In! 1969 Gibson Crest Gold, ultra-rare fully hollow thinline with Brazilian Rosewood body, twin floating JS pickups, one of 56, spectacular $6495/$6695

Just In! 1995 Gibson LeGrand, all carved, highly figured X-braced 17" body, successor to Johnny Smith model, original BJB pickup, rare find $6895/$7110

Just In! 1935 Epiphone Triumph, very rare 16" transitional model, ultra-light, firestripe guard, snowflake head, wide open voice, bandstand veteran $2495/$2575

Just In! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, easy neck, showroom condition $6495/$6695

Just In! 1946 Epiphone Emperor, impossibly flamed 18 1/2" body, all original, huge voice, museum condition; they don't get better than this $6995/$7210

Just In! 2000 Comins Classic, all carved, highly figured 17" body, bearclaw spruce top, floating Armstrong PAF, a gem from top builder $5995/$6175

Just In! 1951 Epiphone Emperor Regent, exceptionally rare acoustic cutaway, highly flamed 18 1/2" body, massive voice, a showpiece HOLD

Just In! Eastman AR803-15CE, compact, featherlight, 15" all carved tiger maple body, built- in PAF, ultimate travel guitar, full warranty, best buy, last one! SOLD

Just In! 1961 Gibson ES-345TDSV, rare first fret inlay, PAFs, stop tail, 1 11/16" nut, Varitone, one owner since the '60's, amazing $13,995/$14,420

New Price! c.1962 Gibson L-5CTN 'Lonesome George', ultra-rare all acoustic blonde, all carved thinline body, museum condition, rarest L-5 ever $29,495/$30,385

Just In! 1993 National Style O, 12 fret single cone, rolled f-holes, Hawaiian scene over bright nickel finish, big brilliant voice $2595/$2675

Just In! 1958 Gibson ES-225TN, Gibson's first thinline model, original P-90 pickup, gorgeous amber blonde finish, featherweight wonder $2695/$2780

Just In! 1982 Guild Artist Award, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, gold DeArmond adjustable floating pickup, pristine condition, best buy $4495/$4635

New Price! 2006 Shelley Park Montmartre, intensely flamed maple, large 14 fret Favino style body, 640mm scale, gorgeous Koa binding, Bigtone pickup, a stunner SOLD

New Price! c.1970 Gibson L-5CES, intensely flamed, all carved tiger maple body, full width 1 11/16" nut, elegant non-volute neck, warm rich voice SOLD

New Price! 1943 Epiphone Triumph, rare wartime example, extravagantly flamed, Adirondack top, all original, eye-popping condition $2795/$2885

Special Find! 1956 Gibson Super 300C, from Ry Cooder collection, exceptionally rare cutaway model, extravagantly quilted, amazing! $8495/$8755

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

Just In! 1940's Epiphone Deluxe, all carved, cloud inlays, Armstrong floating PAF pickup, big voice, gleaming restoration, best buy! $3495/$3605

Just In! 2001 D'Angelico NYL-2 Lefty, ultra-rare left handed model, solid top, highly flamed 17" body, floating JS pickup, Macassar tailpiece $2995/$3085

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! 1964 Gibson L-7C, 17" all carved, flamed body like L-5C, Armstrong floating humbucker, elegant neck, big voice, best buy! SOLD

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


The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 2003 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour, first year, compact 15 1/2" slim depth body, all carved, Johnny Smith pickup, rare model, super comfy player $6495/$6695

1957 Gibson Super 400CESN, stunning flamed blonde, one of 15, rare Alnico V pickups, all carved 18" body, magnificent HOLD

2013 Gibson ES-175 1959 VOS Reissue, aged nickel hardware, light weight, comfy full neck, Gibson MHS pickup, best reissue ever SOLD

New Price! 2013 Gibson L-5CT, rare slim depth L-5CES, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, comfy and feedback resistant, COA, immaculate SOLD

1976 Gibson Super 400CESN, rare blonde, all carved, comfy tiger flame neck, 1 11/16" nut, deep warm voice, one of 21, sparkling condition SOLD

2014 Gibson Byrdland Florentine, all carved, highly flamed reissue of classic 60's model, '57 Classic PAFs, full 1 11/16" nut, fast short scale neck, pristine SOLD

1957 Gibson ES-5N Switchmaster, first year PAFs, one of 30, unique example with solid carved back, breathtaking flame, showroom condition SOLD
1962 Gibson ES-125TDC, brilliant unfaded finish, generous 1 11/16" nut, feather light, one owner since '63, pristine condition SOLD

1964 Gibson L-7C, exceptionally lightweight example, all original, highly resonant, gleaming condition, the working player's L-5 SOLD


The Epi Center

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

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare cutaway model, all carved 17" body, deep Venetian cutaway, big bright voice, gleaming condition HOLD


Luthier's Showcase 
2004 Andersen Streamline, rare 17" version, all carved, tiger flame body, Armstrong floating PAF, clean elegant design, best buy! SOLD
New Price! 1998 Napolitano Jazz Box, highly figured handbuilt 17" all maple body, floating Armstrong pickup, great working axe, best buy! $2895/$2985

Blowout! 1978 Ibanez L-5C, rare lawsuit model, solid spruce soundboard, ebony fingerboard, best buy, leave your Gibson at home $2095/$2165

1990s Plazuelo Blanca, featherweight flamenco guitar from renowned Grenada builder, cypress body, Alpine spruce top, powerful and handsome, best buy $3995/$4115

New Price! mid-'50s Artur Lang Standard, very rare model from legendary German builder, carved Alpine spruce top, 1 3/4" nut, feather light, sparkling voice SOLD

2015 Webb Seaside, hand carved, lightweight, highly flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, stunning woods, great performer 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. 

1950 Gibson Super 300, sunburst, rare model, 18" all carved body, one of 30, huge voice, amazing showroom condition, Super 400 without the bling on the way

1988 Guild Stuart X-500, sunburst, 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, twin gold built-in humbuckers, ebony board, Rhode Island built, superb condition on the way

2007 Eastman John Pisano AR-880, Cremona sunburst, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in PAF, lightweight, best buy, two available have arrived

1950 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, sunburst, 17" deep Venetian cutaway body, New York pickup, carousel knobs, all original, best buy has arrived

1940 D'Angelico Style A-1, sunburst, 17" body, banner headstock, Waverly tailpiece, very handsome example in the shop

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, blonde, highly figured, full depth 17 3/8" body, cloud inlays, all original, real looker in the shop

2011 Sumi 16" L-5, Cremona sunburst, Hokkaido red spruce soundboard, faithful Loar-style design, handcarved by famed Japanese luthier has arrived

2011 Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno Model, caramel burst, highly flamed 15" thinline body, TruTone ebony bridge, owned by Bruno himself, with papers has arrived

1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, sunburst, 17" Venetian cutaway body, built-in New York single coil pickup, deep cutaway, vintage tone, best buy has arrived

2010 Benedetto Americana, sunburst, gorgeous 17" all caved Venetian cutaway body, floating humbucker, a stunner has arrived

2012 Borys B-120, sunburst, compact 16" slimmed depth Venetian cutaway body, built in humbucker, feedback resistant, renowned gig guitar HOLD

2007 Buscarino Monarch Midi, sunburst, 17" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in humbucker plus MIDI pickup, Paul Bollenback owned has arrived

2012 Campellone Standard, sunburst, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in humbucker, great player, best buy! has arrived

1958 Epiphone Broadway, sunburst, 17" Venetian cutaway body, twin NY pickups, very early Gibson made Epi, showroom condition has arrived

1968 Gibson Byrdland, sunburst, 17" all carved slimline body, Pat. Sticker pickups, sleek elegant neck, all original, rare sharp Florentine cutaway version has arrived

1937 Gibson L-5, blonde, all carved 17" body, fine pro refin with added cutaway, floating humbucker, a gig monster has arrived

1945 Gibson L-5, sunburst, 17" all carved noncut body, highly flamed, twin gold humbuckers factory installed, super player in the shop

1946 Gibson L-5, sunburst, 17" all carved noncut body, deeply figured, brilliant condition with original tag! in the shop

1967 Gibson L-5CES, sunburst, 17" all carved Venetian cutaway body, all original, orange label, wonderful condition has arrived

c.1970 Gibson L-5CES, sunburst, 17" all carved Venetian cutaway body, all original, no-volute neck, great shape in the shop

1958 Gibson ES-175, blonde, 16" Florentine cutaway body, original PAF pickup, nice pro refin, fine 50's neck in the shop

1959 Gibson Super 400CESN Custom, blonde, unique "Bee and Flower" peghead inlay, factory Bigsby, twin Pat # pickups, amazing in the shop

1969 Gibson Super 400CES, sunburst, 100% original, full 1 11/16" nut, museum condition, magnificent has arrived

2003 Gibson Pat Martino Custom, caramel brown, highly figured slimline Florentine cutaway body, ,57 Classic PAFs, rare model out of production has arrived

1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, blonde, all carved 16" Venetian cutaway body, stunning figured body, floating humbucker, elegabt design has arrived

2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, spectacular presentation instrument, all carved 17" cutaway body, floating humbucker, breathtaking craftsmanship has arrived

2008 Heritage Super KB Kenny Burrell Model, all carved 18" Florentine cutaway body, built-in humbucker, the big one, gleaming condition has arrived

1995 Ibanez GB-10 George Benson Model, blonde, compact fully hollow 14" slimline body, twin floating humbuckers, comfy, versatile design in the shop

2002 Unger American Dream 7 String, blonde, 17" Venetian cutaway body, handsome feedback-resisitant body, comfy neck profile, best buy in the shop

2005 Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno Model, violin burst, highly figured 15" thinline body, built-in DeMarzio humbucker; comfy, feedback resistant design has arrived

1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, blonde, very early Epi cutaway, all carved 17 1/2" body, rare original Epi pickguard puckup, pristine condition in the shop

1978 Benedetto Seven String, sunburst, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, hand built by Bob in his Florida workshop, rare model, superb condition has arrived

1936 Gibson L-7, sunburst, early 17" model, X-braced top, ornate inlay, warm rich tone, a favorite SOLD

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 in the shop

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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