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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:  Hi Joe, Guitar (1950 J-45) arrived safely and is just great. Thanks again for a fine transaction and I will not hesitate to sing the praises of! All the best, Steve Smith, Bronx, NY
Hi Joe, Hope all is well on your end. That '38 L-50 I got from you a few weeks back is Sweet!  Hard to put it down!...Cheers, Dave Blair, Vero Beach, FL
Hello Joe. I wanted to update you on my recent acquisitions of the Trenier Custom Classic and Ribbecke Monterey. Both are incredible sounding instruments and distinctive in their own right. The Trenier has a superb acoustic voice with bell like clarity and articulation of individual notes.  And the Ribbecke--what can I say other than I was stunned when I first played it out of the case with no amplification.  The Ribbecke resonates like a grand piano that you can actually feel when you play.  In my opinion, you have defined the market for sourcing high quality archtop guitars.  Your knowledge of the instruments, presentation, professionalism and integrity are without rival. Your honest assessment of the instruments makes the decision to purchase much easier than with other vendors that I have done business with over the years.  I have purchased four high quality, high end, archtop guitars from you and have been truly satisfied with each one of the instruments and transactions. Always a pleasure to talk with you and thank you again. Gary Kerber, M.D., Urbana, IL
In addition to being a thoughtful and generous resource for those of us interested in this particular niche of the guitar world, Joe runs his business with unwavering integrity. I’ve been buying and selling guitars, at times professionally, for thirty years. My transactions with as both a paying customer and as the recipient of consignment proceeds have all been first class. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a venerable classic or modern masterpiece (and I’ve done all of the above!), Joe Vinikow at should be at the top of your list. Frank Spencer, Huntington Woods, MI

I've sold plenty of items on eBay and Reverb, but for valuable and vintage guitars like the L5-CES that Joe just sold for me, you can't beat the trust, community respect, and beautiful presentation that Joe brings to the table.  For a valuable item like that I need his expertise and experience to take care of all the details and make for happy customers on both sides of the transaction.  Thanks, Joe!  Herb Avery, Atlanta, GA
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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Just In!
Just In! 1939 Gibson Super 400N, super rare prewar blonde with X-braced top and long 25 1/2" scale, glorious bandstand hero, best sounder ever $14,995/$15,445

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Deluxe, highly figured 17" body, deeply ambered finish, cloud inlays, big band veteran, wide open voice $5995/$6175

New! Zimnicki George Gobel, all carved 17" slim depth body, AAA flame, contemporary version of Gibson classic, w/warranty, spectacular $6995/$7215

Just In! 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

Just In! 2007 Eastman AR-910CE, all carved, top-line 17" model, 1 3/4" ebony board, Armstrong floater, best buy, mint! $2895/$2985

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

Just In! 2018 Gibson L-5CES Doublecut, comfy slimmed depth model, all carved, ebony board, highly flamed, mint w/COA $7995/$8235

Just In! 2007 Gibson L-7C, all carved, all acoustic, lightweight 17" X-braced body, 1 3/4" nut, showroom condition, out of production $3495/$3605

Just In! 1999 Shelley Park Encore, Selmer style, 680mm scale, 1 3/4" nut, Indian Rosewood body, great player, best buy $3295/$3399

Just In! 1950 Epiphone Devon, rarest full size Epi, 17" full depth body, solid carved top, big voice, great player, best buy! $2295/$2370

New Price! 2007 Hopkins Marquis, all carved 17" body, featherlight and resonant, floating Armstrong humbucker, 1 3/4" ebony board, spectacular $4495/$4635

New Price! 2007 Trenier Broadway, vibrant 16" black walnut body, Armstrong floating PAF, lightweight, brilliant voice, top builder $5995/$6175

2003 Guild Benedetto Johnny Smith Award, splendid reissue of the jazz classic, all carved 17" body, floating S-6 pickup, pristine $5995/$6175

2000 Benedetto Fratello, highly figured, all carved, lightweight 17" body, floating S-6 humbucker, 1 3/4" ebony board, magnificent $7995/$8235

1996 Guild X-700 Stuart, solid carved soundboard, highly flamed 17" body, twin built-in humbuckers, compare to L-5CES, best buy! $3495/$3605

The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 1937 Gibson L-50/ES-150 Conversion, solid top, back and sides, vintage correct CC bar pickup, collector's tone at a player's price $3495/$3605

1969 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, highly figured, 17" X-braced body, 1 3/4" nut, orange label, last of the pre-Norlin Johnnies, sweet $7495/$7725

1989 Gibson F-5L, meticulous reissue of Loar's Master Model mandolin, tap tuned, big flame, big open voice, extras! $6495/$6695

1939 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" body, ornate 'picture frame' inlays, last year for X-braced top; warm, rich voice, great shape $3895/$4015

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! 2015 Gibson Custom 17" Venetian, new model, L-5 size body and scale, BJB style floating pickup, solid formed construction, best buy $3250/$3345

1975 Gibson L-5C, rare all-acoustic model, tiger maple body, all carved, one of 40, one owner, showroom quality! SOLD

1949 Gibson ES-300, first year twin P-90s, 17" flame maple body, long scale, tall barrel knobs, one of 76, rare model, splendid SOLD

2016 Gibson ES-275, new model, comfy, ultra-light, 15" fully hollow slimline body, 22 frets, MHS humbuckers, tags and COA $2495/$2570

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

1971-2 Gibson ES-150D, rare full depth double cutaway hollow body, twin Pat. sticker humbuckers, fast neck, great player $2795/$2885

1966 Gibson L-7C Special, rare example with L-5 finish and hardware, floating humbucker, easy neck, showroom condition $4995/$5145

2000 Les Paul Classic Premium Plus, top version with intensely flamed top, comfy '60 neck, hot pickups, all tags, sweet $1995/$2055

1941 Gibson L-5 Premiere, ultra-rare prewar blonde, one of 9, breathtaking maple back, elevated fingerboard, spectacular condition SOLD

The Epi Center

New Price! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" full depth body, original NY single coil pickup, classic tone, sweet neck, gleaming condition $2395/$2475

1951 Epiphone 18" Deluxe Regent, extremely rare super jumbo cutaway, cloud inlays, gorgeous wood, huge voice, one of 3? SOLD

1936 Epiphone Broadway, 17" black walnut body, rare segmented trapeze tailpiece, asymmetrical Masterbilt headstock, barks! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2002 Nickerson FC-3 7 String, rare flat top 7 string, figured mahogany body, Baggs pickup, big bass and sustain $3495/$3605

Just In! 2001 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid carved top, highly figured 17" body, upgrade US Handwound Armstrong JS pickup, superb $2995/$3085

Just In! 2005 Martin 000-28VS, faithful 20's reissue, 12 fret rosewood body, wide 1 13/16" nut, slot head, lightweight and resonant $2895/$2987

Just In! 2009 Eastman Pagelli PG-1, innovative Euro design archtop, all carved, intensely flamed, feather light, striking appearance $1995/$2055

Just In! 2015 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, comfy, lightweight thinline design, feedback busting chambered body, gorgeous flame, a gigmeister $3250/$3349

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

New Price! 2006 Gretsch White Falcon, top-line model, all gold hardware and binding, Filter'Tron humbuckers, Bigsby, all tags, immaculate $2495/$2575

2005 Foster Basin St. 7 String, all carved, 15" lightweight mahogany body, comfy slim depth, super player, hard to find $3495/$3605

Mid-30's LaSalle Model 'C', ornate prewar model, all carved, 16 " X-braced top, deep 4" body, long 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut, super rare HOLD

Just In! 2012 Trenier Custom Classic 17, featherlight, all carved, highly figured, 17" body, gorgeous traditional jazzer, brilliant voice SOLD

New Price! 1977 Guild Starfire IV, classic Rhode Island Guild, amber blonde finish, master volume, easy neck, best buy! $1795/$1850

2008 Arrow 17, all carved, Gibson style tap-tuned 17" body, Armstrong floating PAF, best buy in a true US luthier built archtop HOLD

2005 Shelley Park Montmartre, large Favino style body, intense curly Koa body, Bigtone pickup, staggering flame HOLD

New Price! 1994 Heritage Super Eagle, top of the line, all carved, deeply flamed 18" body, ebony board, the working player's S-400, best buy! $3895/$4015

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

1948 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, very early example, massive, all carved 18 1/2" black walnut body, top model, ornate inlay, thunderous HOLD

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. 

c.2002 Gagnon DeVant, sunburst, all carved, full depth 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight, handsome example on the way

2015 Gibson L-5 Premier, all carved 17" cutaway, highly figured, floating BJB humbucker, as new with tags, sparkling condition has arrived

2015 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, extravagantly flamed 17" cutaway, triple '57 Classic PAFs, as new with tags, a stunner has arrived

2001 Gibson Advanced Jumbo Brazilian/Adirondack, sunburst, Luthier's Choice edition, 1 3/4" nut, mint, stunning, boomer! has arrived

2004 Larrivee P-09 Rosewood Parlor Guitar, compact, lightweight, 12 fret, 0 size flat top, big voice, the ultimate travel guitar has arrived

1961 Fender Precision Bass, natural finish, one owner for 4 decades, fine older pro refin, great player, super neck has arrived

Ribbecke Master Series Halfling Thinline, violin burst, 17" figured Brazilian cherry body, cedar top, Armstrong floater, w/warranty, stunning on the way

Ribbecke Master Series Halfling Thinline 14, vintage burst, fully hollow 14" Les Paul body, spectacular Wenge back, Armstrong floater, w/warranty, wow! on the way

1933 Gibson L-5, sunburst, 16" body, 'The Gibson' script logo, block inlays, highly flamed body, fine example HOLD

c. 1960 Albanus Short Scale, sunburst, very rare full depth 24" scale guitar, all carved 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, fast player on the way

1966 Epiphone Howard Roberts, sunburst, 16" oval hole carved top, Florentine cutaway, very rare all acoustic example, one of 10 has arrived

1934 Selmer Grand Bouche, early Maccaferri style D-hole, 12 fret 640mm scale, Brazilian body, owned by Francis Moerman, featured in Charle book has arrived

1950 Semer Petite Bouche, rare postwar oval hole Gypsy guitar, 14 fret 680mm scale, Brazilian body, like Django's, thunders has arrived

1979 Favino Petite Bouche, oval hole, large 420mm Brazilian body, 14 fret 680mm scale, pickup under soundboard, gypsy played, a cannon has arrived

1983 Favino Grand Bouche, rare D-hole model, 12 fret 640mm scale, large 420mm Brazilian body, warm vibrant voice, great shape has arrived

2003 Eimers Stochelo Rosenberg Model, oval hole, 14 fret 680mm scale, Indian rosewood body, Bigtone pickup and internal mic, gorgeous has arrived

2004 Gallato Modele Tchavolo Schmitt, oval hole, 14 fret 680mm scale, Indian rosewood body, discontinued model, best buy! has arrived

2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" lower bout, 14 fret D hole with internal reflector, art deco marquetry body, one of a kind! has arrived

late '30s Regal Esquire, sunburst, massive 18" body, 4" depth, all carved, top-line super jumbo model from Regal Custom Shop, a boomer in the shop

1936 Montgomery Ward 16, sunburst, Gibson made 16" body, solid carved soundboard, extremely rare mail-order model SOLD

1947 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, sunburst, all carved 18 1/2" black walnut body, top line model, huge voice has arrived

1958 Levin Model 2 Solist, sunburst, all carved 17 1/2" black walnut body, Venetian cutaway, floating humbucker, rare model in the shop

2001 Nickerson Virtuoso 7 String, sunburst, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, Benedetto S-7 floating humbucker, great shape has arrived

1957 Gibson LG-1, sunburst, comfy compact body, lightweight top and bracing, big sound, easy to handle 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, 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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