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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.
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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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New! DeArmond 1100 and 1000 Rhythm Chief Pickups, the original floating pickup, gold or chrome, vintage tone and looks, details here
Just In!

New Price! 2003 Heritage Super Kenny Burrell, rare blonde, all carved, highly figured 18" body, Fralin PAFs, #27 of 50, hand signed $4995/$5145

Just In! 2009 Hopkins Contessa, comfy, all carved, highly flamed 16" body, Armstrong floater, lightweight, elegant design $4995/$5145

Just In! 1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, rare blonde! all original, 3 PAFs, highly flamed, 4 way switch, one of 30, spectacular $15,995/$16,480

Just In! 2005 Gibson Super 400CES, all carved, highly figured, '57 Classic PAFs, Hutchins signed, top-of-the line magnificence $7495/$7725

Just In! 2010 McAlister OM-45, old-growth Brazilian body, Adirondack top, abalone trim, ultra-premium model from top builder, stunning $12,495/$12,875

New Price! 1935 Gibson L-5, very rare late 16" body, solid braces, 1 3/4" nut, large f-holes, sparkling voice, brilliant player! $8995/$9265

Just In! 1993 Dupont MC-30, solid rosewood body, Maccaferri design, 640mm scale, deep voice, great projection, top builder $3495/$3605

Just In! 2004 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour Signature, comfy, compact, all carved 15" slimline body, floating JS pickup, player's delight $6995/$7205

New Price! c.1960s Albanus 17, ultra-rare 24" scale archtop, all carved full depth body, lightning player, legendary builder $5495/$5665

Just In! 1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, solid braces, pearl keys, sweet neck, gorgeous maple, sumptuous tone, finest era $24,995/$25,750

Just In! c.2003 Guild X-500, rare blonde, highly figured 17" body, Benedetto pickups, 1 11/16" nut, elegant neck, best buy $2595/$2680

Just In! 1991 Fender D'Aquisto Elite, upgrade model, highly flamed, comfy 16" body, ebony hardware, legendary player $2950/$3035

Just In! 1993 PRS Dragon II, spectacular presentation model, 218 piece precious metal/gem inlay, #22 of 100, w/Certificate $15,995/$16,475

Just In! 2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, rare blonde, extravagantly flamed 15" thinline, body, feedback buster, gig-ready, gorgeous $3495/$3605

Just In! 2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, 2 tone burst, 15" thinline body, lightweight, feedback resistant chambered body, gleaming condition $3250/$3345

Just In! 2010 Schaefer 15, comfy, ultra-light, all carved 15" thinline body, floating Armstrong PAF, hard to find, the ultimate gigmeister $3995/$4175

Featured! 1997 Comins Classic, all carved, tap tuned 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, always a favorite $5995/$6175

c.1938 Regal Esquire, massive 18 1/2" body, 4" depth, carved top, rare Coliseum size archtop from Regal Custom Shop, thunders $2995/$3175

Django's Castle

New Price! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $3995/$4115

2004 Gallato Modele Tchavolo Schmitt, 1938 Selmer replica, rosewood body, handbuilt in Paris, bright clear voice, best buy! $2495/$2575

1999 Shelley Park Encore, solid Indian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, brilliant build, great value $3295/$3399


The Pride of Kalamazoo

1938 Gibson L-5, rare 'Advanced' prewar 17" model with long scale, parallel bracing; big bold voice, great shape $7995/$8235

1939 Gibson L-50, solid carved top and back, featherlight 16" body, generous 1 3/4" nut, big voice, great shape, best buy SOLD

1953 Gibson ES-125, all original, 16" full depth body, P-90 pickup, very clean, best buy in classic Gibson $2395/$2475

New Price! 1935 Gibson L-4, very rare X-braced 16" Gibson, 1 3/4" nut, optional DeArmond pickup, warm voice, best buy! $3750/$3865

New Price! 1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, first year blonde cutaway, one of 10, Armstrong floater, the Holy Grail $12,495/$12,875

1936 Gibson L-7E Conversion, 17" all carved X-braced body, ornate inlays, 50's factory installed P-90 pickup, unique find $2995/$3085

1939 Gibson L-5P, rare first year cutaway, one of 43, superb condition, striped tweed case, historic example, astounding find $19,995/$20,295

New Price 1994 Gibson 'George Gobel' Custom, one-off thinline reissue of L-5C, BJB floating pickup, Triggs built; comfy, rare and minty! $7995/$8235

1957 Gibson LG-1, comfy compact body, feather light, big guitar sound, popular model, best buy SOLD

1956 Gibson ES-175DN, blonde! last full year for the twin P-90 pickups, phenomenal condition, simply gorgeous SOLD


The Epi Center

Just In! 1931 Epiphone Broadway Masterbilt, our earliest Epi ever, walnut body, scribed inlays, banner headstock, brilliant voice, amazing $3995/$4115

1959 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, ultra-rare model, solid carved top, gorgeous amber blonde, first year, one of 14, amazing $5495/$5665

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, highly figured 17" body, deeply ambered finish, cloud inlays, big band veteran, wide open voice $5495/$5635


Luthier's Showcase 

1947 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, first year, massive, all carved 18 1/2" top line model, walnut body, huge voice, splendid shape $4995/$5145

2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5995/$6175

1988 Guild X-500, gleaming 17" full depth body, all gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, warm voice, elegant neck, best buy! $2495/$2575

2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight and resonant, great player $3750/$3865

New Price! 1999 Bourgeois A-350 7 String, highly flamed, all carved 17" body, Benedetto S-7 floating humbucker, one of only two ever built SOLD

New Price! 2003 Devoe Seven String, all carved, highly figured 18" body, Armstrong floating PAF, warm and resonant, best buy! $2995/$3185

New Price! 1997 PRS Custom 22 '10 Top' deeply flamed maple top, lightweight body, 5 way pickup selector, comfy player, versatile tone $1895/$1950

New Price! 2002 Nickerson FC-3 Seven String, rare flat top 7 string, figured mahogany body, Baggs pickup, big bass and sustain $2995/$3085

1961 Fender Precision Bass, one owner for 4 decades, slab neck, older amber natural finish, pre-CBS quality, player priced! $5995/$6175

2005 Martin 000-28VS, faithful 20's reissue, 12 fret rosewood body, wide 1 13/16" nut, slot head, lightweight and resonant HOLD

2001 Nickerson Virtuoso 7 String, all carved, 17" fiddleback maple body, Benedetto floating humbucker, best buy $3495/$3605

New! Loar LH-700VS, faithful 20's L-5 design, solid carved 16" body, high-precision setup and warranty, outstanding performance and value! $1495/$1540

New Price! 2011 Gilchrist Model 4, highly flamed solid one-piece back, varnish finish, Adirondack top, meticulous re-creation of a classic $15,995/$16,495

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

1931 Martin C-2, solid Brazilian rosewood body, Adirondack top, rare first year model, big bass and sustain, a versatile wonder SOLD

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, spectacular tiger flamed body, cloud inlays, vine peghead, fine pro restoration, big voice, breathtaking HOLD

1969 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, highly figured, 17" X-braced body, 1 3/4" nut, orange label, sweet player SOLD

2003 Guild Benedetto Johnny Smith Award, splendid reissue of the classic, all carved, floating S-6 pickup, pristine SOLD

2006 Trenier Broadway, all carved 16" highly figured tiger maple body, X-braced Euro spruce top, simply gorgeous 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. 

2003 Heritage Eagle Custom, blonde, all carved 17" figured maple body, solid spruce top, built-in humbucker, great player, best buy! has arrived

1948 Gibson L-7, sunburst, all carved 17" full depth noncut body, our most popular orchestra size Gibson acoustic, nice one! on the way

2015 Buscarino Artisan, blonde, all carved 16" oval hole noncut, floating humbucker, sound port, acoustic monster has arrived

2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, natural finish, all carved 16" Venetian cutaway flat top, X-braced bass and sustain has arrived

2009 Benedetto Bambino Deluxe, blonde, highly flamed, 14 1/2" slimmed depth body, built-in humbucker, feedback buster, a gigmeister has arrived

1950 Gibson L-4C, sunburst, comfy, lightweight 16" Florentine cutaway body, solid carved top, nice full neck, great player, best buy on the way

2011 Gibson Byrdland Custom, blonde, special order with 24 3/4" scale, all carved, intensely flamed, '57 Classic PAFs, sweet player on the way

2018 Comins Concert, violin burst, comfy, all carved, 16" Venetian cutaway body, built-in Armstrong humbucker, gorgeous on the way

1950 Gibson ES-5, sunburst, 17" full depth Venetian cutaway body, 3 P-90 pickups, gold barrel knobs, nice full neck, the classic in the shop

2012 Thorell Frank Vignola Studio, violin burst, all carved tapered depth 15" body, floating single coil pickup, hand built by Ryan, superb has arrived

1967 Gibson ES-175, sunburst, original Pat. Sticker pickup, oriange label, easy neck, lightweight, great shape, the classic SOLD

1953 Gibson ES-175D, sunburst, first year for twin P-90 pickups, great player, sweet voice on the way

2013 Maegen Wells 16", blonde, all carved, highly flamed Ribbecke style archtop, floating Bartolini pickup, Koa trim, sweet has arrived

1978 Guild Artist Award, original gold DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, gorgous amber blonde finish, superb on the way

1951 Epiphone Emperor Varitone, sunburst, 18 1/2" flamed body, triple NY pickups, push-button selector, rare first year example on the way

Trace Acoustic TA-50 amp, tiny, powerful, versatile jazz combo amp, no longer in production, custom cover ready

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, 10am to 4pm Tuesdays. Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment.

Page last updated: 2-11-19. All images and text c. 2019 archtop.com, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 


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