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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, Thank you for your note.  I am delighted by the way you handled the sale of my guitar from start to finish.  You have a wonderful personal style.  So glad I entrusted my guitar sale to you. Warm regards, Mike Zinn, Boulder, CO
Hi Joe, thank you for the quick business. The guitar arrived safe and I can say after playing this Megas Apollo for a couple of weeks, that I'm super happy with! Cheers, Mat Harter, Sarmenstorf, Switzerland

Good news. Thanks, (consignment) was painless for me, just shipped the guitar to you and you did the rest. Joe Colpitt, Newport, RI
I have been a fan of for years, having always admired the site for the consistent quality of instruments it offers and the professional manner in which they are presented. Joe Vinikow has few rivals in terms of his specialized knowledge of archtop guitars, and there are few single resources offering access to such a wide range of outstanding vintage and contemporary instruments.. It wasn’t until I had a guitar to consign and sell that an opportunity presented itself to actually experience the character and integrity of the operation; and it exceeded all expectations. From the initial conversation about the value and marketability of the guitar; to the outstanding guidance regarding packing and shipping; through the remarkably quick sale, very reasonable commission, and fast turnaround of the proceeds… proved itself to be as fine a resource to players and collectors as there is anywhere in the world.  I can’t praise enough— nor recommend it more highly — to anyone wishing to buy or sell a fine guitar. Thank you, Joe. John  Z.weig, Fayetteville, AR
Hi Joe, It's a joy to play the Triumph and I'm getting good reviews about the sound from my audience... Best, Jed Costanza, Washington, DC

Joe, The guitar arrived in perfect condition and has exceeded all expectations. It is  a stunning instrument. It is always a gamble buying a guitar you haven’t played online but I am beyond satisfied. Take care and thanks again. Mike Irwin, Mt. Dora, FL
Hi Joe, I just now tried out the beautiful Comins Renaissance I bought from you and it sounded great.  Since I am new to archtops I really appreciated all of the information you provided about the differences between archtops and flattops.  I learned a lot and now want to expand my musical vocabulary on the archtop.  It was a great pleasure doing business with you. Scott Simmons, Edmonds, WA
Hi Joe, The Eastman arrived Monday, thanks!  I’ve been very busy so only yesterday was I able to seat the bridge. The guitar is exactly what I was hoping it would be. It’s a unique design, and really combines acoustic and electric tones in a way that works well for my fingerstyle tunes....Thanks for another great transaction.  Best, Clyde Spillenger, LA
The selling experience was perfect. Thanks so much for the excellent communication, positioning and selling my Bourgeois A-350. It couldn’t have been better. Regards, Doug Mahnke, Overland Park, KS
Hi Joe, The guitar arrived on Friday and, I must say, it exceeded my expectations! The description on your site that is in “superb 100% condition” is spot on. The axe is in pristine condition, it looks like it just came off the show room floor! I started playing it as soon as I unpacked it (thanks for the detailed instructions) and have hardly been able to put it down. It plays beautifully, sounds great, and it will only sound better over time.  Joe, you have been wonderful to work with and I will recommend you highly going forward All the Best, Oliver Prince, Chicago
I had been searching for an archtop guitar that understood me for years. I purchased a couple along my journey that didn't proved to be worthy compromises.I had been watching Reverb and other sites and finally saw the Carl Barney that Archtop.Com was selling.I called and spoke with Joe who put me at ease and assured that if for some reason the picture didn't match the actual playing experience, I could return it with no hard feelings. As it happened, the Barney was a perfect match for me. It showed up in perfect condition and well protected. After ten minutes in my arms I was sold. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and wouldn't hesitate to buy another wonderful guitar from Joe and Craig Saxon, Camarillo, CA

Happy Independence Day Joe! I opened the guitar up this morning and found it just as you described. I very much appreciate how you handled the bridge and the tail pin as well. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you again. Kevin Driscoll, Jacksonville, FL
Just got this beauty (Bourgeois A-350) this morning. Top notch shipping. I'm freaking in love with this guitar! Thank you for your business! Chris Davies, Jefersonton, VA

Joe, The Epiphone (HR) arrived yesterday. I really like the guitar and it will remain in my guitar collection making a beautiful figure among the other archtops.(Gibson ,Benedetto, Ribecke, Guild, Ibanez) Thank you very much, Massmio Bolzoni, Melzo, Italy
Joe, this (Grimes) guitar is exactly what I was hoping it would be. Great size, perfect weight, excellent acoustic sound, excellent electric sound, nice neck. I don’t know how it was just sitting around, but I’m glad it was available for me. Thank you for your discrimination. All best, Christopher  Pitney,  Calabasas, CA
Hi Joe, I wanted to thank you for all your help and your excellent service in placing my D175 lefty in a new home, from our first e-mail you have been so  generous in   sharing your knowledge  and experience through-out  the entire process.  Alex Netelenbos , Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hi Joe, The Elite is great guitar! You described the condition of the guitar perfectly and it arrived safely in large part because of how well it was packed and  prepped for shipping. I hope I can purchase another archtop from you again soon. Thanks for your attention to detail and for the perfect buying experience. Greg Utzig , Pt. Washington, NY
Archtop and other collectible guitars change loving hands amidst a small segment of humanity. The exposure obtained through is a real ‘value-add.’ I’ve sold two through the site and both times, certainly got a better outcome than I ever would ‘locally.’ Thanks Joe! Mark Gregory, Valencia, CA
I have sold and bought several guitars through Joe over the years. He’s always a pleasure to work with and, this is the place to get the best price on a sale because of his reputation for moving quality instruments! Recommend him highly! Vince McKnight, Washington, DC
 Hi Joe, I am happy to report that the (S-400) arrived safely.  I gave it 6 hours out of the shipping box to acclimate then took it out of it’s case. It’s gorgeous for sure and in excellent shape.  Certainly in great condition for a 30 year old guitar.  I positioned and setup the bridge per your instructions. It sounds wonderful plugged in or just acoustically, and the neck is fine. I will get my guitar tech to do a setup with my strings and preferences, but out of the box it’s a winner for sure. Thanks for making this available! Steve Austin, Elk Grove, CA

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

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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.

Blowout! 1997 Dale Unger American Dream, rare 17" figured birdseye body, Vintage Vibe floating pickup, best buy! $2795/$2885

New Price! 1953 Gibson ES-150N, ultra rare blonde, L-5 size body, long scale, P-90 pickup, warm voice, museum condition $4995/$5149

Just In! 1950 Epiphone Emperor Regent, all carved, massive 18 1/2" bubble maple body, vintage DeArmond 1100, thunders! $9995/$10,295

Just In! 2004 D'Angelico New Yorker NYL-6, rare blonde, solid spruce top, floating JS pickup, out of production, best buy! $2795/$2885

New Price! 2000 Comins Classic, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong PAF, featherweight, gleaming condition $5995/$6175

Just In! 2020 Holst 17 Custom, deeply flamed 17" body, Armstrong Handwound pickup, lively acoustic voice, great value! $3995/$4115

New Price! 2014 Trenier Motif Custom, rare oval hole model, violin finish, Bartolini floater, versatile player, top builder $5495/$5665

New Price! 1977 Hagstrom Jimmy, very first D'Aquisto reissue, comfy 16" oval hole model, full size floating humbucker, historic $2495/$2585

Just In! 1993 Guild Artist Award, all carved, tiger flame, full size floating PAF, all original, showroom condition $5495/$5635

New Price! 2023 Stringphonic HRC-01, faithful Howard Roberts tribute, 16" body, full size floating PAF, brand new, best buy! $2395/$2475

Just In! 2008 Eastman AR-810CE 7 String, all carved, stunning AAAA tiger flame body, upgrade Armstrong PAF, best buy! $2695/$2885

Just In! 2005 Eastman AR-810CE, all carved, tiger flame body, 1 3/4" nut, upgrade Armstrong PAF, great value! $2395/$2475

New Price! 1998 McCurdy Kenmare, all carved, rare bubble maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, top NYC builder $4495/$4635

2015 Taylor 416CE, lustrous Ovangkol body, silky Sitka top, Expression System pickups, rare model, best buy! HOLD

2018 Gibson ES-355, metallic ebony, factory MHS II PAFs, stop tail, mono, w/COA, rare color, Lucille! SOLD

Just In! 1941 National New Yorker Spanish, very rare pioneer prewar electric, innovative zero f-hole design, spectacular flame $2995/$3185

Loar LH-700VS, new w/warranty, faithful 20's L-5 design, all carved, 16" curly maple body, 1 3/4" nut, top value! HOLD

Just In! 2015 Collings I-35LC, highly flamed 335 style body, Lollar Low-Wind PAFs, superb player, w/tags, spectacular $5495/$5665

2019 Dupont MD-50B, spectacular Brazilian rosewood body, 670mm scale, lightweight, top Selmer tribute, barks!

Just In! 2022 Martin D-18, featherlight mahogany body, scalloped braces, prewar 1 3/4" nut, warm voice, mint with papers $2295/$2369

New Price! 1996 Buscarino Cabaret, versatile nylon string model, rosewood body, piezo/MIDI pickup system, artist owned $3495/$3605

Special! 2013 Eastman 184-MX, all solid flame maple thinline body, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, versatile, best buy! $1795/$1855

Just In! 1997 Epiphone Deluxe Regent, one-off Heritage custom, all carved, vintage hardware, clouds and vines, astounding $5495/$5665

Just In! 1980 Maccaferri/CSL MAC-10, pioneer gypsy jazz reissue, original Grand Bouche design, hand signed by Maccaferri, rare! $3495/$3635

The Pride of Kalamazoo

2002 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, tobacco burst, highly figured 16" body, floating BJB pickup, first year, gorgeous $3495/$3605

2001 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, highly flamed 16" body, last year for '57 Classic PAF, all original, sweet $3495/$3605

2000 Gibson Pat Martino Custom, ultra rare blonde, deeply flamed, all solid tonewoods, '57 PAFs, gorgeous

The Epi Center

1932 Epiphone Royal Masterbilt, ultra rare early model, 1 3/4" nut, Adirondack top, ribbon mahogany body, barks! SOLD

c.1968 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare 16" solid top model, Gibson made, factory J. Smith pickup, all original SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 
c.1985 Fender D'Aquisto Standard, comfy 16" body, twin humbuckers, figured maple body, showroom condition, best buy $2995/$3085

2021 Eastman AR-605CED, all carved, full depth 16" body, Seth Lover pickups, 1 3/4" nut, pristine, best buy! $1995/$2055

2021 FujiGen Masterfield Custom, rare Japan only model, 16" body, Super 58 pickup, all original, best buy $2595/$2675

2021 Taylor 816CE Builder's Edition, innovative soundport cutaway, V Class bracing, Expression 2 pickup, brilliant SOLD

Just In! 2005 PRS Custom 24, 20th Anniversary 10 Top, violin burst, intensely figured, wide thin neck, a stunner $2995/$3085

New Price! 1971 Martin 00-18, lightweight and lively, 50 year old tonewood, smooth low action, closet queen! $2995/$3085

early 90's Buscarino Nova Stratocaster, super rare, Fiesta red, solid alder body, maple neck, spring tremelo, top builder $1995/$2055

New Price! 1952 D'Angelico Excel, intensely flamed, stairstep tailpiece and pickguard, thrilling voice, an art deco masterpiece $24,995/$25,235

New Price! 1984 Ibanez Joe Pass JP-20, 16" D'Aquisto design, extended 22 fret neck, all original w/tags, great player! $2395/$2470

Off Hold! 1994 Mortoro Volo Libero, unique double cutaway thinline hollow body, floating Armstrong PAF, innovative design $3495/$3605

c.1957 Vega SE-400, rare top model from famed Boston builder, floating single coil pickup, easy neck, best buy! $2495/$2570

2015 Gretsch Country Club G6196 '59 Reissue 17" body, 25 1/2 scale, TV Jones HBs, Bigsby, Cadillac Green! $2995/$3085

2010 Shelley Park Montmartre, large Favino style body, intensely flamed, 670mm scale, cedar top, sound port, spectacular $3750/$3865

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

2016 Slaman DS-375CTO, all carved 16" slimline hollow body; Charlie Christian, P-90 and PAF pickups; super versatile SOLD

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare blonde, all carved, played by Whit Smith of Hot Club of Cowtown, honks! HOLD

2008 Megas Apollo 7 String, hand graduated, AAAA flamed 17" body, Armstrong PAF, burl trim, magnificent SOLD

1947 Gibson L-7P Round Hole, one-off custom order with round soundhole, L-5 fingerboard, all carved, big voice, unique! SOLD

1969 Martin D-28 Brazilian, last year Brazilian Rosewood, intensely figured body, easy player, magnificent 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. 

1993 Gibson L-5 1934 Reissue, sunburst, all carved 16" Loar style body, Gibson's only reissue of the classic, rare! on the way

2009 Sadowsky Jim Hall Model, caramel burst, highly flamed 17" body, built in PAF, all original, out of production on the way

1974 Fender Thinline Telecaster, natural, lightweight semi-hollow ash body, maple board, Fender Bigsby, closet queen! has arrived

1952 Gibson L-7CN, blonde, all carved cutaway, built-in Charlie Christian bar pickup, Barney Kessel special! has arrived

2016 Tsuji Gem-B, violin finish, all carved 16 1/2" body, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, top Japanese artisan luthier, rare has arrived

2022 Triggs 18 Custom, blonde, all carved 18" tiger flame body, Adirondack top, built-in Duncan PAF, Stromberg style tailpiece has arrived

2002 Heritage Golden Eagle, blonde, all carved 17" intensely flamed body, built-in PAF, all original, superb condition has arrived

2015 Geronimo Mateos 'Jazz B', 14 fret D hole gypsy guitar, solid Euro spruce top, spectacular Bubinga body, soundboard pickup has arrived

1939 Gibson L-50, sunburst, all carved prewar 16" model with solid maple back, custom abalone inlays, floating pickup has arrived

1989 Gibson L-5CES, sunburst, all carved, full depth, highly figured, 17" body, all original, splendid condition has arrived

1979 Guild Artist Award, blonde, all carved, highly figured 17" body, original DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, stunning HOLD

1934 Gibson L-10, ebony, very late 16" model, all carved, same specs as 20's L-5, gleaming ebony finish, ornate inlay has arrived

2003 Dell'Arte 503, natural, long scale, oval hole, prototype replica of Django's Selmer #503, rosewood body, US built in the shop

2022 Jim Triggs 18, blonde, all carved, tiger flame S-400C body, built-in PAF, Stromberg style tailpiece, spectacular has arrived

1926 Gibson TB/RB-5 Conversion, ball bearing archtop tone ring, fine repro 5 string neck, engraved gold parts, original neck included has arrived

1925 Gibson TB/RB-3 Conversion, ball bearing archtop tone ring, fine repro 5 string neck, original neck included has arrived

2013 Appalachian Dobro, sunburst, square neck, curly maple body, all gold hardware and coverplate, splendid has arrived

2016 Appalachian Dobro, natural finish, square neck, spruce top, black walnut body, Sperzel tuners, best buy! has arrived

2000 Martin J-15, rare model, all mahogany jumbo body flat top, satin finish, Highlander active internal mic, best buy has arrived

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, Venmo, Zelle, 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: 9-25-23. All images and text c. 2023, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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