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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: Thank you so much! Joe in every deal that we have done everything was professional. I am extremely grateful for the quick sale. Ray Kurth, Williamstown, NJ
The folks at are great.  I was looking for an instrument to fit some specific needs, and Joe, after listening to what I was looking for, was able to give me some great advice. I have had my new (old) guitar for almost a week and am very pleased.  Thanks Joe! Tom Holmberg, Richmond, VT
Hi Joe - I see that you sold both the Unger 7 and the Epi for me - thank you!!  You make high end deals so much easier and less worrisome. Herb Avery, Atlanta, GA
Thank you for consigning my 1935 Epiphone Olympic. Your experience and care in finding the next owner made me feel good about selling.  Chris Heinlein, Indianola, WA
Hi Joe, Thanks for your help in selling my (Heritage) guitar. made it quick and easy. I look forward to working with in the future. Donn Cunningham, Pasadena, CA

Joe, Guitar (Epi Triumph Regent) arrived perfectly on time and I’m speechless. Not only the nicest guitar you’ve sold me but absolutely the finest acoustic sound one heard on an Archtop. So loud but a beautiful balance between deep punch and crispness. This is my first Epiphone, wish I had indulged years ago. I haven’t had a jazz box that’s compared with it in sound. Incredible and so beautiful to look at. Pic attached, hanging proudly on the wall.  Cheers. Stu MacKinnon, Loughor, Wales
Joe, Received the (Stromberg) guitar today and it is everything as you told me. Been playing it on and off all afternoon. Sounds fantastic and couldn't ask for a better playing guitar. Thanks Again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Bob Turchick, El Cajon, CA

Joe Vinikow at has provided parts/pieces for me over the years, including a major task of taking on a restoration of a 1932 Epiphone De Luxe. Joe stands behind his work. Recently he sold a 1949 Emperor for me. It was easy and a joy. has a huge customer base for archtops. Not only did it sell quickly, the guitar sold at my asking price. For those reasons I highly recommend doing business with Joe. Jerry Krahn, Nashville, TN
I check on a daily basis to see what’s new, but this is my first time doing business with Joe . He was professional, easy to deal with and sold my instrument quickly. Great experience, highly recommended! David Gitlen, Richland, WA
This guitar (Collings D1A) is incredible! Exactly as described and shipped super fast. Price was amazing for such a fine instrument in mint condition. Will be using again for any music needs I have in the future!- Daniel Williams, Baton Rouge, LA
Many sales over the years, always at the asking price with no hassles. The best way to sell quality vintage archtops. Ed Hagen, Columbia, SC
Hey Joe, the Starlight has landed in perfect condition and I love it! I won’t be sending this guitar back. Thanks for making this transaction effortless and enjoyable! Best, Pat Stanley, Sedona, AZ
Hey Joe, Confirming the guitar arrived today. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for all the help!!! Amazed I own a Trenier archtop now. Kyle Bryant, Columbia, SC

Wow, another winner, thanks Joe.  Something about these early 50's Gibsons - so light and so responsive.  Beautifully set up and easy in the hand.  And yes, it IS that bop tone - thanks again!! Herb Avery, Atlanta, GA
Hi Joe, This email is to inform you that I received the 2010 Schaefer Freddy and everything was exactly as described!  The guitar looks and sounds amazing. Please consider the transaction complete! Thanks for all your help! Regards, Nikhil Baliga, Sugar Land, TX
I’m very happy with the guitar and my entire experience dealing with you from our Skype meeting and the shipping process to quick responses to my questions. The guitar got to my destination a day sooner than promised. The action is Just right the way you shipped it. I couldn’t be happier with your find for me of this 1943 Vintage L7, and I’ll be checking with you before I buy my next X-Braced archtop. Thanks again Joe for a great find, and pleasant experience dealing with you. Ismael Mendoza, Anaheim, CA

Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, -Wow! Thanks, David -jv

More kind words from our farflung friends here.

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Just In!

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.

New Price! 2002 Andersen Vanguard, all carved 16" flame maple body, built-in Armstrong PAF, lightweight, comfy, great player $4995/$5145

What's This? Some Fabulous Flat Tops!

Just In! 2002 Gibson Super 200 Cutaway, L-5 size, Super 4 trim, intensely flamed, very rare model, spectacular $4995/$5145

Just In! 2011 Gibson Sparrow, Adirondack top, 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut, Baggs pickup, scarce model, big voice $34953605

Just In! 2002 Gibson Southern Jumbo 60th Anniversary, rare limited edition of classic jumbo, Ferguson signed, lightweight and vibrant HOLD

Just In! 1976 Martin D-28, aged Sitka top, handsome rosewood body, prewar tortoise guard, soundboard pickup, great shape $2850/$2935

2006 Palen Performer, all carved, highly figured 17" body, built-in Armstrong PAF, classic tone, sweet $4995/$5145

Just In! 1956 Fender Telecaster, all original, last year lightweight swamp ash body, tweed case, remarkable find $27,495/$28,325

New Price! 2018 Bourgeois OM-42, intensely figured Koa body, Redwood top, ornate inlay, lightweight, breathtaking $6495/$6695

New Price! 1963 Gibson Super 400C, 1 of 14, rare bubble maple body, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, super clean $9995/$10,295

New Price! 1969 Gibson L-5C, all carved, highly flamed, J. Smith pickup, lightweight, 1 11/16" nut, elegant neck, sweet $7495/$7725

New Price! 2008 Trenier Motif, all carved 16" oval hole body, Euro spruce top, featherweight and resonant, versatile player $5495/$5665

New Price! 1962 Gibson Super 400C, 1 of 16, flame body, 1 11/16" nut, J. Smith pickup, elegant neck, vibrant voice $9995/$10,295

Just In! 2018 Collings Model 290, TV yellow, Lollar P-90s, LP Junior body, classic rocker! $2495/$2575

Just In! c.2006 Avalon Golden Gate Nylon Jazz, 14 fret cutaway body, 1 7/8" nut, feather light, top builder, best buy! $2495/$2575

New Price! 1969 Gibson ES-335TDW, very rare pre-Norlin, first year walnut finish, Pat. Sticker pickups, stop tail, sweet $3495/$3605

Just In! 1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all carved 17" body, extended cutaway, fresh pro frets, big voice, great player $3495/$3605

Just In! 1997 Ibanez AAF-207 Seven String, ultra rare Japan-only model, 16" slimmed depth body, DiMarzio humbucker, best buy! $2495/$2575

Just In! c.2005 Cardona Elegante, ivory/blonde finish, all carved, intensely flamed 17" body,1 3/4" nut, easy neck, best buy $3495/$3605

1960 Gibson Super 400CES, 1 of 24, all original, twin PAFs, solid carved back, buttery voice, the pinnacle HOLD

1990 Heritage Golden Eagle, all carved, all original, highly flamed, full size floating humbucker, L-5 specs, best buy! SOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

1989 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion II, comfy slimmed depth body, extended cutaway, feedback buster, versatile player SOLD

1974-5 Gibson Super 400CES, original Gibson humbuckers, no-volute neck, easy player, great shape, big voice SOLD

2003 Gibson L-5CES, rare wine red finish, all carved, highly flamed, Hutchins signed, '57 Classic PAFs, spectacular SOLD

The Epi Center

1969 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare model, Gibson made, solid carved top, J. Smith pickup, 1 of 9, versatile player, clean! $3495/$3605

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all carved 17" body, all acoustic, superb original condition, great player, big voice SOLD

1934 Epiphone Royal, ultra rare early model, 15" solid black walnut body, 1 3/4" nut, ivoroid guard, snappy! SOLD

1933 Epiphone Olympic Masterbilt, earliest version, rare 13 5/8" body, long scale, as played by David Rawlings, brilliant voice! SOLD

Just In! 1935 Epiphone Olympic, early model, solid carved top, long scale, rare bird, high demand guitar, snappy! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 
2017 Loar LH-700, faithful 20's style L-5, all carved, highly flamed, vintage tone, best buy! HOLD

2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, superb SOLD

2007 Kenny Hill Crossover 7 String, versatile 12 fret nylon jazzer, feather light, spectacular maple body, bossa king! $4495/$4635

2019 Zimnicki '28 Dot Cutaway, prewar tone with modern playabilty; all carved, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floater, warranty, brilliant! 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 and Paypal price is listed in plain type to the RIGHT.

On Hold/Sold

2019 Campellone Deluxe, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, built-in Lollar PAF, Wes tone, gorgeous SOLD

1936 Gibson L-4, all carved 16" body like 20's L-5, 1 3/4" nut, Nick Lucas inlays, soundboard pickup, especially fine SOLD

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare Epi pickguard pickup, all carved 17" body, extended cutaway, brilliant condition SOLD

2010 Trenier Broadway, comfy, tap tuned 16" body, hand rubbed finish, Lollar floating pickup, outstanding voice! SOLD

1996 Gibson Citation, spectacular presentation grade model, AAAA flame, floating BJB pickup, museum condition SOLD

2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever SOLD

c.1970-1 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, X-braced, 1 3/4" nut, gleaming condition, easy neck, best buy! SOLD

Alvino Rey's 1935 Super 400, Gibson's very first blonde archtop, for legendary band leader, intensely flamed, historic find! SOLD

1964 Gibson L-5CES, rare extended Florentine cutaway body with solid carved back, 1 11/16" nut. all original, splendid SOLD

1932 Gibson L-12, rare 16" model, solid braces, 1 3/4" nut, deco inlay and tailpiece, L-5 tone at a player's price SOLD

2011 Heritage Golden Eagle, all carved L-5 style body, Seymour Duncan '59 PAFs, big flame, best buy SOLD

1994 Heritage Eagle, rare model, all carved 17" mahogany body, full size floating humbucker, hard to find, best buy! SOLD

Just In! 1999 Dale Unger American Legend 7 String, comfy, all carved 16" body, built-in PAF, premium model, best buy SOLD
1949 Gibson L-7 Premier, first year, rare blonde cutaway, dual pickup 'McCarty' pickguard, 1 of 33, open vibrant voice SOLD
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. 

1931 Gibson L-5, sunburst, original 16" body, solid braces, classic model, high demand guitar on the way

1981 Benedetto Oval, sunburst, all carved 16" oval hole cutaway, tiger flame maple, 1 3/4" nut, handbuilt by Bob for Leo Kottke has arrived

2011 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, sunburst, ES-175 style body, floating Gibson BJB pickup, lamed body, very clean, best buy on the way

1939 Epiphone Emperor Masterbilt, sunburst, rare prewar example, split-block inlays, 18 3/8" body, spectacular SOLD

1932 Gibson L-4, sunburst, all carved 16" round hole version, feather light, 1 3/4" nut, deeply resonant, versatile player SOLD

2004 Eastman AR-805CE, violin finish, all carved 16" deep tiger flame body, floating Bartolini humbucker, best buy! has arrived

c.1937 Gibson J-35, sunburst, pioneering slope shoulder jumbo, feather light mahogany body, fine pro restoration, sings in the shop

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, Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment.

Page last updated: 1-2-21. All images and text c. 2021, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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