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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 is DA MAN when it comes to selling archtops! He made the shipping process clear and easy. Then my old Gibson lasted about 2 days on his website when it was sold. I highly recommend him if you are selling or buying archtops or other fine guitars! Don Cooke, Durango, CO
Hi, Joe.  Thanks for finding a new owner for my late husband's beloved Howard Roberts Gibson.  He always said that guitars "Need to be played" and I am so thankful that you helped it get to the right person who will take good care of it! Clarice Mattoon Lewiston, ID
Good Afternoon Joe, The L7 and L5 parts arrived about 2 hours ago. Everything is as it should be after a quick setup. Thanks for the set of strings as the ones on it are definitely finished. Sounds good acoustically and plugged in with a lot of punch and openness. Remarkable condition! The L5 parts are just what I need to finish that guitar. ...Then it's all finished and ready for lots of Wes Montgomery tunes. Thanks for another fine vintage guitar and great service! Cheers, Garry O'Brien, Edmonton, AB
Thanks for your usual greet job selling my ‘57’ES 175 - that’s the third guitar you’ve sold for me over the years. Thanks for your knowledge, and for being so user friendly during the consignment process. Ed Daingerfield, Mysric, CT
I sold my lovely Eastman AR910CE through Joe because I knew he’d find a good home for it. The transaction was smooth. Joe’s  good people. Lew Consiglieri, Henderson, NV
Good morning Joe, As I mentioned in our call earlier this week, the CF-1 was delivered without incident and the instrument was in perfect condition. After setting it up, which was very easy considering the care in how it was packaged, it plays flawlessly and sounds great. I’ve been a long time observer of the website and this was my first purchase and I could not be more satisfied. You do great work and, as they say, I’ll be back. Best regards, Mike Bishop, Lakewood, OH

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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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.

Just In! 1954 Gibson ES-175DN, all original w/hang tag, twin P-90 pickups, lightweight, classic bop tone, amazing find $7995/$8235

Just In! 1999 Comins Concert, all carved, highly flamed 16" body, Armstrong floating PAF, lightweight, immaculate $6495/$6695

Just In! 1971 Martin D-28, all original, one owner with tags, 50 year old tonewood, played in to perfection, a boomer $2995/$3085

Just In! 1939 Gibson L-5, lightweight, flamed body, rare hinged tailpiece, tweed case, rich warm voice, gleaming condition $12,495/$12,875

Just In! 1938 Gibson Super 400, rare prewar long scale X-braced body, highly flamed, easy neck, big luscious tone $12,995/$13,395

Just In! 1947 Gibson L-7, all carved, intense chevron flame back, prewar script logo, floating humbucker, clear open voice $3995/$4115

Just In! 2015 Solomon Phidelity, innovative 16" oval hole model, rare flamed walnut body, featherlight, versatile player! $4995/$5145
New Price! 2019 AJL Gypsy Fire, Favino style 12 fret body, 670 scale, large oval hole, Euro top, birdseye body, rare model, barks! $3495/$4085

Just In! 2022 Heritage H-575, rare transparent black finish, stunning flame maple body, Duncan Seth Lover pickups, clean! $3495/$3605

Off Hold! 1997 Dale Unger Amerian Dream, intensely figured 17" birdseye maple body, Vintage Vibe floating pickup, spectacular $3750/$3865

2006 Moll 16 Classic, comfy, all carved, slimmed depth body, '57 Classic PAF, easy neck, lightweight, magnificent HOLD

Just In! 1994 Mortoro Volo Libero, unique double cutaway thinline hollow body, floating Armstrong PAF, innovative design $4995/$5145

Just In! 2020 Kenny Hill New World PS-640, hand built, all solid, fast scale, Schatten pickup, immaculate, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2003 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean, 16" thinline body, 1 3/4"nut., lightweight center block, unique factory PAFs $2995/$3080

Just In! 1978 Martin D-12-28, most popular Martin 12 string, rosewood body, all original, big bold voice, aged tonewood $2250/$2315

Just In! 2021 Fibertone RC-17, pioneering carbon fiber archtop, L-5 style body, lightweight, strong voice, a traveler's dream $3495/$3605

Just In! 2004 Kinal Mini Voyager, all carved, compact 14 1/2" body, AAAA flame, Bartolini built-in PAF, travel light! $4495/$4635


The Pride of Kalamazoo

2009 Gibson '59 ES-335 Dot Custom Historic, meticulous reissue, '57 Classic PAFs, classic tone and feel, clean! $4595/$4735

1983 Gibson Les Paul Custom, rare blonde, Tim Shaw PAFs, Schaller crank tuners, one owner, veteran player $4495/$4635


The Epi Center
1940 Epiphone Deluxe, all carved, intensely figured, Masterbilt label, 60's Epi neck, prewar tone, modern feel, stunning HOLD

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare blonde, all carved 17" body, all acoustic, brilliant voice, outstanding example SOLD

1954 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent, highly figured, 18 1/2" triple pickup body; versatile tone, best buy! SOLD

1934 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, rare 16" body, snowflake headstock, 3 piece f-holes, great cutting power SOLD


Luthier's Showcase 

2005 Mark Lacey Argonaut, comfy, all carved 15" slimmed depth body, featherweight, 'highly flamed, top builder $5995/$6175

2019 Triggs Flame Top, all carved, 16" solid maple top, stop tailpiece, classic tone, feedback busting design SOLD

2005 Andersen Electric Archie, comfy, compact, all carved 14" slimmed depth hollow body, lightweight, fun to play HOLD

c.2004 Martin CF-1, highly flamed 17" arched spruce/maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, feedback buster, best buy! SOLD

2015 Taylor 416CE, satiny Ovangkol body, silky Sitka top, Expression System pickups, rare model, best buy! $1995/ $2055

2021 Taylor 816ce Builder's Edition, soundport cutaway,V-Class bracing, Expression 2 pickup, showroom condition $2995/$3085

1980 Maccaferri MAC-10, historic first gypsy reissue, Grand Bouche, 650mm scale, rosewood body, Maccaferri signed! SOLD

1997 Santa Cruz D-12, featherweight jumbo 12 fret mahogany body, hand tuned braces, nice wide nut, massive voice $4495/4635

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

1941 Gibson L-4N, ultra-rare prewar 16" blonde with long scale neck, suspended fingerboard, spectacular flame body HOLD

1955 D'Angelico New Yorker, like Johnny Smith's, 17 5/8" body, 1 3/4" nut, DA 1100 pickup, the real deal SOLD
1942 D'Angelico New Yorker, highly flamed 18" body, astounding condition, enormous voice, thrilling! SOLD

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

1945 Epiphone Emperor, rare blonde, super jumbo bubble maple body, pinnacle of the line, spectacular HOLD

1959 Gibson Super 400, striking two-tone finish, ultra-rare Bigsby pickup, all carved, highly figured, one of a kind! SOLD

Eric Clapton's 2012 Alexander Svistunov 17, cello style body, feather light, from Clapton collection, astounding SOLD

c. 1961 D'Angelico Excel, 17" Euro maple body, DeArmond floater, deep blonde finish, holy grail SOLD

2019 Borys B-120 Deluxe, 16" flame maple body, Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" nut, feedback buster, high demand guitar HOLD

2012 Buscarino Oval, mind-boggling AAAA quilted maple, vibrant bass and sustain, versatile player, spectacular! HOLD

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, all carved 17" body, cloud inlay, vine peghead, brilliant voice, exceptionally fine condition HOLD

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. 

1976 Gibson Howard Roberts Custom, burgundy, 16" full depth Florentine cutaway body, rare full size floating Gibson humbucker in the shop

2006 Lehmann Contempo, blonde, all carved, highly flamed 17" Venetian cutaway body, Armstrong floating PAF, best buy has arrived

c.late 40's Epiphone Deluxe, blonde, all carved, 17" flame maple body, warmly ambered natural finish, superb condition SOLD

2021 Martin HD-28, natural, herringbone trim, Fishman Matrix Infinity VT pickup system, showroom condition, the classic has arrived

2006 Gibson J-45 Maui Wowie, natural finish, extremely rare solid Koa jumbo, 1 of 60, extravagantly figured, an eye-popper has arrived

2016 Trenier Motif, natural finish, all carved 16" Venetian cutaway, lightweight Euro spruce/mahogany body, sings! SOLD

2014 Gibson '59 ES-335 Dot, sunburst, faithful reissue of iconic semi-hollow, Alnico III pickups, all original, sweet on the way

1940 Gibson A-50 Mandolin, sunburst, pear shaped f-hole body, all original, fleur-de-lis headstock, superb condition has arrived

1951 Martin D-28, natural finish, Brazilian body, waffleback tuners, one owner since 1957, original sales receipt, stunning SOLD

1925 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

1951 Zephyr Emperor Varitone, sunburst, first year, earliest Zephyr Emperor Regent, 18 1/2" body, triple NY pickups, rare! on the way

1979 Guild Artist Award, blonde, all carved 17" body, gold DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, highly figured body, sweet on the way

New Loar LH-700, sunburst, faithful replica of 20's L-5, new w/warranty, container finally arrived, last one in stock, grab it! 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.

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