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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, The L5 arrived today and it is as described- a beautiful instrument. The sound is way beyond what I expected-exceptionally rich and vibrant and the setup is really done well. It feels great! Hope all is well for you.  With great appreciation, Mark Bilello, Houma. LA
Trying to find a buyer on my own would have been difficult at best, and I'm glad the Benedetto has a happy new owner.  Archtops are something of a niche market, and I'm glad there is a reliable place to make the necessary deals.  Marketing is not easy for an amateur to do, but you do it well Stan Gosnell, La Porte, TX
.Joe-san, Thank you for nice information. I received L-5 Lee Ritenour yesterday...I am the splendid surprising reverberations which I heard for the first time when I restring. I liked it very much. Many thanks, Oyama Katsuyuki, Shizuoka, Japan

Awesome seller, true to his word! When buying vintage instruments online you have to trust the seller, and Joe is the man. Quick to respond, with excellent insight and obvious experience. I couldn't be happier with this amazing vintage Benedetto. I get the impression that Joe only sells the best, and he definitely delivered with this guitar!  Also important to note: his packing/shipping of this delicate instrument was top notch and very secure. Greg McLaughlin, Greenwood, SC
Since this was my first time working with Joe and his team I did not know what to expect.   What I found was a great team of professionals whose attention to detail enabled me to get the value that my instrument deserved.   I am equally pleased that the guitar found a home where it will be appreciated and loved.  I am beyond pleased. Rene Beltran, LaVerne, CA

Joe, I received the 1950 Gibson Super 300 yesterday and… wow. Just wow. Such a big voice, and the condition is unreal. I’ve been searching for an archtop guitar that is loud enough to compete with the musicians that I play with. I can’t wait to sit down with this one and record a few as well. Such a big beast of a guitar! Thanks again for all you do, and please post this as another testament to the fine service you provide. Chris Brown, Stillwater, MN
Joe, Just a quick note to confirm that the guitar arrived yesterday without drama.  Everything was intact and the instrument sustained the trip in fine condition. I ...played for an hour or so – plays like a dream; very nice neck.  Happy guy here!  Thanks for making this all happen so smoothly.  Will try to stop at archtop.com to say hello when I’m in Seattle early next week. Regards, Dennis Huibregtse, Ann Arbor, MI
Hey Joe, thanks for all your knowledge and help in selling my Gibson guitar. I am glad you found a good home for it. I would recommend you and your site to anyone if they need a good home for any archtop guitar. Very professional, personable and helpful, thanks again. Billy Sorenson, Parrish, FL
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!
New Price! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, pristine $5995/$6175

Just In! 1940 D'Angelico Style A-1, tap tuned Adirondack top, 17" body, stairstep guard, banner headstock, Grover DeLuxe tailpiece, super player $11,995/$12,355

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Deluxe, rare blonde finish, highly figured 17 3/8" body, cloud inlays, original tortoise guard, brilliant voice, a real looker $5995/$6175

Just In! 1936 Epiphone Triumph, rare early model, pre-Frequensator tailpiece, firestripe guard, big bright voice, easy neck, fine pro restoration $2895/$2985

Just In! 1937 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" X-braced body, ornate picture frame inlays, great sustain and bass response, big rich voice $3495/$3605

Just In! 2003 Borys B-420, rare 17" all carved model, Armstrong built-in PAF, generous 1 13/16" nut, the pros choice, sweet player $5995/$6175

Just In! 2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, breathtaking commemorative instrument, staggering tonewoods, brilliant museum-quality design $16,995/$17,495

Just In! 2002 Gibson 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue, Nashville built, faithful specs, '57 Classic PAFs, nice full neck, all tags and COA $3495/$3605

Just In! 2010 Collings I-35 Deluxe, ultra-light design, all-solid figured mahogany semi-hollow body, Brazilian fingerboard, TV Jones pickups, floats! $4495/$4635

Just In! 1999 PRS Hollowbody I, ultra-light thinline body, solid carved spruce soundboard, blend pot; versatile, comfy player, best buy! $1995/$2085

Just In! 2007 Buscarino Custom Paul Bollenback Monarch MIDI, 17" all carved body, built-in humbucker plus MIDI bridge, unlimited tonal versatility $7995/$8235

Just In! 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 $8495/$8750

Just In! 1946 Epiphone Triumph, Adirondack bearclaw top, snowflake peghead, all carved 17" body, gorgeous amber blonde finish, big bold voice $2995/$3185

Just In! 1994 Buscarino Monarch 'Tree of Life', ornate, intensely figured presentation grade instrument, superb craftsmanship, elegant voice $8495/$8750
Just In! 2007 Eastman John Pisano AR-880, deluxe maple body version, all carved, Armstrong PAF, ebony board, lightweight, best buy! $2250/$2365
Just In! 1995 Gibson Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul, first year, highly flamed, push-pull pots, coil tapped custom Burstbuckers, whole lotta love! $3995/$4115
Just In! 2010 Gibson Jimmy Page #2 Les Paul VOS, #16 of 200, tiger flame, push-pull pots, phase buttons, custom PAFs, aged parts, fanatical reissue $8995/$9275
Blowout! 1993 National Style O, 12 fret single cone, rolled f-holes, Hawaiian scene over bright nickel finish, big brilliant voice $1995/$2055
Just In! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" body, deep cutaway, built-in NY single coil pickup, headstock truss rod, showroom condition, best buy! $2395$2470

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

Just In! 2004 Hopkins Marquis, breathtaking presentation grade instrument, AAAA quilt, ultra-light 17" body, floating PAF, gorgeous voice $5995/$6175

Just In! 1992 Gibson L-5CES, from Steve Miller collection, highly flamed 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, signed by the artist, with papers $6995/$7205

Just In! 2002 Unger American Dream 7 String, gorgeous 17" flame maple body, feedback-resisitant design, comfy neck profile, best buy $3750/$3865

Just In! c.1969 Gibson Byrdland, rare '60s Venetian cutaway version, all carved slimline body, Pat. Sticker pickups, fast scale, sleek elegant neck, great shape $5995/$6175

Just In! 2008 Heritage Super Kenny Burrell Signature, rare model, all carved 18" body, extended Florentine cutaway, out of production, best buy $4495/$4635

New Price! 1959 Merle Travis NAMM Show Super 400, unique presentation guitar, honeybee inlay, Travis Bigsby and armrest, an historic masterpiece $19,995/$20,595

Now Available! 1995 Gibson LeGrand, all carved, highly figured X-braced 17" body, successor to Johnny Smith model, original BJB pickup, rare find $6495/$6695

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

Just In! 2012 Campellone Standard, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in Gibson humbucker, great player, best buy! $3995/$4115

Just In! 1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, spectacular all carved 17" figured Koa body, floating Armstrong humbucker; clean, elegant design $5995/$6175

Just In! 1957 Gibson ES-175D, very clean example, Seth Lover PAFs and bumblebee caps, original Lifton case, nice full neck, best buy! SOLD

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Emperor, extravagant tiger flame, all carved 18 1/2" body, solid Adirondack top, full size floating humbucker, spectacular! $5995/$6175

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


The Pride of Kalamazoo

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! c.1962 Gibson L-5CTN 'Lonesome George', ultra-rare all acoustic blonde, all carved thinline body, museum condition, scarcest L-5 ever $27,495/$28,325

Now Available! 1992 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, 16" figured maple body, '57 Classic PAF humbucker, all gold hardware, player's choice, best buy! $2250/$2315

Just In! 2000 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, highly flamed 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, all gold hardware, versatile, showroom condition $3895/$4105

1969 Gibson Crest Gold, ultra-rare fully hollow thinline with Brazilian Rosewood body, twin floating JS pickups, one of 56, spectacular SOLD

1945 Gibson L-5, 60's vintage CES conversion, twin Pat. Sticker humbuckers, soild carved top, bubble maple body, warm rich tone, best buy! SOLD
1937 Gibson L-5, expert cutaway conversion, astounding figured maple body, floating Bartolini pickup, prewar tone with modern playability HOLD

1967 Gibson L-5CES, rare extended Florentine cutaway version, solid carved top, Pat. sticker pickups, orange label, easy neck, great shape SOLD

1961 Gibson ES-345TDSV, rare first fret inlay, PAFs, stop tail, 1 11/16" nut, Varitone, one owner since the '60's, amazing SOLD


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

New Price! 1958 Epiphone Broadway, rare first year example, pristine museum condition, twin NY pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, Carousel knobs, breathtaking $3250/$33345

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


Luthier's Showcase 
New Price! 1998 Napolitano Jazz Box, highly figured handbuilt 17" all maple body, floating Armstrong pickup, great working axe, best buy! $2795/$2985
1990s Plazuelo Blanca, featherweight flamenco guitar from renowned Grenada builder, cypress body, Alpine spruce top, powerful and handsome, best buy HOLD

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

1978 Benedetto 'Sugar Ray' 17, rare early guitar, hand built by Bob in his original Florida workshop, all carved, highly flamed body, magnificent 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. 

2000 Campellone Deluxe, blonde, all carved, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, floating Armstrong humbucker, top model from a favorite builder in the shop

1934 Epiphone Deluxe, rare early 16" body, bubble maple back, ivoroid guard, 'rope' purfling, 25 1/2" scale, Masterbilt label, fine pro restoration in the shop

2013 Solomon Doubletop 17, ultralight arched spruce/graphite soundboard; 17" black walnut body, wide 1 7/8" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, big voice has arrived

2011 Marchione 15, blonde, highly flamed 15" slim depth Florentine body, hand-wound floating humbucker, Euro tonewoods, lively voice SOLD

1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, blonde, highly flamed 17" Venetian cutaway body, Emperor inlays, twin NY pickups, gorgeous amber finish in the shop

1956 D'Angelico Excel, blonde, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, immaculate Mark Lacey restoration, the real deal has arrived

1940 Gibson ES-150, sunburst, 16" body, rare prewar version with Gibson's first pickup with adjustable screw poles, great shape on the way

1938 Gibson L-50, sunburst, 16" body, suspended fingerboard, flat back, all solid woods, same dimensions as 20's L-5, lightweight and lively on the way

1976 Gibson Super 400C, sunburst, 18" Venetian cutaway body, floating Armstrong humbucker, one of 21, rare and minty! has arrived

1966 Fender Jazzmaster, candy apple red, all original, gleaming condition, stylin' model in the shop

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

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 has arrived

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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