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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, I wanted to let you know that after inspecting and playing the ('64 ES-330) guitar you sold me, I can confidently say it's one of the finest instruments I've ever held. Feels great, looks pristine and sounds unbelievable plugged into my '76 vibrolux reverb. I'm a very satisfied customer and appreciate you delivering such quality guitars to players like me. Keep up the good work! Best, Dave Muller, SFC
Hi Joe, I picked up the guitar yesterday and boy was I blown away by what I saw. It is truly a work of art. The slightly understated elegance of this guitar really comes together into a sublime sculptural piece. The workmanship and proportions are just flawless. And of course the tone is also beautiful. The upper register sounds like a bell that rings forever. It is much louder than a nice archtop I have of similar proportions. This is the second instrument I have bought from you and my expectations have been exceeded both times. Thank you for being out there. Bill Richmond, Plympton, MA

While I've bought and sold before on other internet auction sites there is no comparison to the level of service provided by Friendly, knowledgeable, professional treatment at every step along the way. Loved the tongue-in-cheek packing instructions! Received payment very promptly that was even better than the initial estimate. I'm not a luthier but in over 50 years of playing and working in music stores I've learned quite a lot about setting up guitars and I must say I was very impressed by the attention that was bestowed on my guitar before its new owner took possession. (Not to mention the reasonable cost for those repairs.) Rest assured that whether you're buying or selling through Joe V. you will have the very best experience possible. Sal d'Alessandro, Higganum, CT
Dear Joe: Thanks for putting the Eastman Pisano in my hands. It’s everything I hoped for and then some. Canada Take Note: is the perfect place to buy your instrument. Joe suggested USPS/CanadaPost for shipping. It was cost effective, fully trackable both sides of the border, no bogus ‘brokerage’ or ‘handling’ fees, on time and in exactly the condition described. I look forward to doing it all again some day! Charles Croft, Victoria BC.
Hey Joe,  I received the Nopolitano in perfect condition... (T)he guitar is settling in to it's new action and humidity controlled environment. By the end of the first day of playing it really started to warm up, man this instrument sounds and feels wonderful.  I'm really happy that I decided to grab this rare beauty.  Thanks again for the help and background info. Aaron Madden, Burbank, CA 
 Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, -Wow! Thanks, David -jv

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Just In!
Just In! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, full vine peghead, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, true classic tone, gorgeous $3795/$3865

Just In! 1969 Gibson Byrdland, one owner for 3 decades, gorgeous original condition, Pat. Sticker pickups, Kluson Sealfasts, elegant neck $6750/$6945

Just In! 2013 Gibson Byrdland, highly flamed, all carved, twin '57 PAFs, 1 11/16" ebony board, w/tags and certificate, immaculate, spectacular $6995/$7115

New Price! 1953 Gibson ES-140, rare full depth 3/4 size body, warm P-90 pickup, a pint-sized 175, the ultimate jazz traveler, cuuute! $2995/$3085

Blowout! 1993 National Style O, 12 fret single cone, rolled f-holes, Hawaiian scene over bright nickel finish, big brilliant voice, bset buy! $1895/$1950

Just In! 2013 Solomon Doubletop 16, ultralight spruce/graphite top, 16" black walnut body, 1 7/8" nut, Armstrong floating PAF; clear, strong voice $5495/$5665

Just In! 2002 Shelley Park Encore, Selmer style gypsy jazzer, as played by Django, long scale 14 fret neck, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, superb $3495/$3605
Special! 1997 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, highly figured 16" body, gold hardware, desirable version with built-in pickup, babied example, best buy! $2395/$2470
Just In! 2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Model, compact, all carved featherweight 14" slimline body, extended 22 fret cutaway, built-in humbucker, road ready! $3795/$3915

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

New Price! 1934 Epiphone Masterbilt Deluxe, rare final 16" version, first tree-of-life peghead, long scale, birdseye back, ivoroid guard, 'rope' binding, thunders! $5495/$5665

Just In! 2015 Rendentore Santissimo, extravagantly figured, featherlight 17" body, Bartolini floater, immaculate build, from Nashville celebrity luthier Mark Piper $6495/$6695

Just In! 1939 D'Angelico Style A-1, all carved 17" body, Adirondack top, DeArmond floating pickup, big bold voice, original hardware and case, sweet $9995/$10,295

Just In! 1950 Crafton Model 75, ultra rare, Stromberg size top-line Swedish archtop, unique F-type scroll cutaway, huge voice, one of 19, amazing $4995/$5145

Just In! 2006 Campellone Standard, all carved, full depth 16" body, built-in '57 Classic PAF, super comfy player from a favorite builder $3995/$4115
Just In! 1940 Wilkanowski 17, extremely rare cello bodied archtop from fabled NY builder, intensely flamed one piece back, superb restoration $14,995/$15,445

Just In! 1999 McKerrihan Keenan, comfy fully hollow 16" slimmed depth body, built-in Armstrong humbucker, feedback resistant no-soundhole design $3750/$3865

Just In! 2003 Benedetto Manhattan, spectacular all carved highly figured 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrong PAF, rare find, brilliant! $8995/$9275

Just In! 1992 Gibson Super V, rare model combines L-5 and Super 400 styling, all carved, highly figured body, '57 Classic PAFs, a winner $6495/$6695

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! 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

Featured! 2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, breathtaking commemorative instrument, staggering tonewoods, brilliant museum-quality design $14,995/$15,540

New Price! 2004 Hopkins Marquis, breathtaking presentation grade instrument, AAAA quilt, ultra-light 17" body, floating PAF, gorgeous voice $5495/$5665

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

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
1994 Buscarino Monarch 'Tree of Life', ornate, intensely figured presentation grade instrument, superb craftsmanship, elegant voice $8495/$8750
Just In! 1949 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway 'Prototype', earliest known cutaway Emperor, unique reverse inlay pattern, thundering voice, historic! HOLD
New Price! 1976 Gibson Super 400C, one of 15, all carved acoustic super jumbo body, floating Armstrong PAF, elegant neck, rare and gorgeous $7495/$7725

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

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

c.1970-4 Gibson ES-175D, all original, lightweight no-volute mahogany neck, twin Pat. Sticker pickups, superb condition, best buy! HOLD

Special! 2008 Heritage Super Kenny Burrell Signature, rare model, all carved 18" body, extended Florentine cutaway, out of production, best buy HOLD

New Price! 1959 Merle Travis NAMM Show Super 400, unique presentation guitar, honeybee inlay, Travis Bigsby and armrest, an historic masterpiece HOLD

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

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

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

Special! 1975 Guild X-175 Manhattan, all original, 17" body like ES-350, Rhode Island built, master volume, gleaming condition, best buy! HOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

New Price! 1992 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, 16" figured maple body, built-in pickup, all gold hardware, player's choice, best buy! $1995/$2055

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

New Price! 1949 Gibson L-7CN, first year! one of 33, spectacular maple body, all original, feather light, sparkling voice, museum condition HOLD

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

1964 Gibson ES-330TD, wide neck, all original, featherlight, twin P-90 pickups, warm open voice, super clean SOLD

2010 Gibson ES-175D, special Custom Shop model with all gold hardware, highly flamed maple body, COA, the classic HOLD

The Epi Center

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! 1945 Epiphone Triumph, Ivory Blonde, very rare wartime version with ivory finish top, blonde body and neck, big open voice, spectacular! $2895/$2985

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

New Price! 1959 Epiphone Broadway, rare first year example, pristine museum condition, twin NY pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, Carousel knobs, breathtaking $2995/$3085

Luthier's Showcase 

New Price! 2010 Collings I-35 Deluxe, ultra-light design, all-solid figured mahogany semi-hollow body, Brazilian fingerboard, TV Jones pickups, floats! $3995/$4115

New Price! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, pristine! $5995/$6175

New Price! 1999 PRS Hollowbody I, ultra-light thinline body, solid carved spruce soundboard, blend pot; versatile, comfy player, best buy! $1895/$1955

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

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. 

1935 Orpheum Imperator 'C', sunburst, very rare top-line 16" archtop, all carved, highly flamed, ornate inlay, all original, from Regal Custom shop has arrived

2015 Gibson L-5CES Double Cut, sunburst, highly figured full depth 17' double cutaway body, twin '57 PAFs, pristine condition, super player has arrived

1993 Mark Lacey Premier Custom, blonde, all carved 17" body, staggering flame, floating Benedetto pu, formerly owned by top player Bruce Forman has arrived

1959 Gibson ES-5, sunburst, highly flamed 17" Venetian cutaway body, triple gold PAF humbuckers, all original, simply stupendous SOLD

1947 Epiphone Broadway sunburst, all carved 17" noncut body, fine player 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

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.

Page last updated: 12-5-16 All images and text c. 2016, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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