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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: Hi Joe, I have had the guitar ('52 L-Custom) for a few months, and I have to say it is thrill to play everyday. It truly begs to be played, and is open and rich as any guitar I have ever heard, much less played. A pleasure that keeps on giving, and made me the envy of all my playing friends! Best, Steve Wiessler, Petaluma, CA
Hi Joe, She's arrived (S-400C) and in beautiful condition and I know you listed it as very good condition but she is mint... I  am so happy to have done business with you...I love the guitar Joe, I haven't managed to spend many hours yet with her ( she arrived in the last hour or so and I have just been in awe.. but I shall devote my Sunday to her  Beautiful.  ) Please find attached a few pictures of it's delivery and thanks also for the pick and spare finger plate. (and the case is fantastic.  ... Thanks Thanks Thanks. ) Kindest Regards doesn't seem enough for how grateful I am .  Will Mulvey, Madiun, Indonesia
Hi Joe, Thanks so very much for your persistent and successful efforts to find good homes for the beloved guitars I've had to part with.  Good luck in the future! Best, Jim Campbell, Los Angeles, CA
Joe, thanks for the fast & professional turnaround on my L4 CES & ES175. Very happy customer here! Bo Griffin, Maitland, FL
Hi Joe, Just want to extend my thanks for a great consignment experience via You kept me informed of progress and the sale of my instrument was quick & easy- couldn't be happier. Warm regards, Nick Adams, Chelmsford, MA
Joe does it again! Thanks for handling a high end, international sale for me! You took all of the hassle and fear out of the process, worth the fee! Thanks!! Ken Olmstead, Anchorage, AK
Hi Joe, ...Thank you so much for helping me find such a beautiful guitar.  I can't stop playing it, or looking at it. ... I especially appreciate the time you took to play so many guitars for me, and the fact that you keep your prices at a point where musicians can actually afford to own the instruments.  Sincerely, Curtis Rumrill, Pittsburgh, PA

Hi Joe, I wanted to thank you for your patience in helping me find a guitar that I know I will have for the duration. After a few adjustments to my taste and playing, this guitar is the easiest playing and most beautiful instrument I have had the good luck to own.  Best, Steve Wiessler, Petaluma, CA
Hi Joe. Thanks for finding a new home for my guitar. The whole process was really easy with a very quick and and satisfying conclusion. Consider me a very satisfied customer. Jeff Moe, Minneapois, MN
Hi Joe, thank you for a very personal, and professional, experience in selling my Epiphone. Your photos were superb, and it was very easy working with! All the best, Edgar Bridwell, Vancouver, BC

Joe, WOW !  This guitar is truly great.  Your service is top notch.  Thank you for demoing the guitar before I purchased it.  All the best !!  Miki Mihailovich, Evanston, IL
Hi, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your web site. I love these old guitars, particularly archtops, and I just wanted to tell you that I don’t think anybody does a better job of promoting these old babies as you guys do. Take care. Val,  Bob's Used Guitars, Akron, OH
Joe, Just got the Loar LH-700. It wildly exceeds my expectations. Right out of the shoot it's tone and playability is superb. Thanks so much. Jon Mitchell, Longmont, CO
What an amazing guitar (Piper Redentore). It does everything but sprinkle pixie dust on me. Never seen or heard anything like it. Plays like butter. Can't thank you enough. Super great case... Bob Brooker, Murfressboro, TN
I enjoyed more than a decade playing the superb vintage Epi Triumph that I purchased from When it was time to find it a good home (now that my archtop playing days are getting fewer and farther between, Joe helped that happen. As always, Joe, doing business with you is a pleasure, and I thank you for all your help. Rick McClay, Andover, NY's sales consignment process couldn't have been smoother. Communication and customer service was top notch. Joe is always quick to respond to emails. And was able to get me top dollar value for the sale of my '49 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway Prototype. I've always been happy as a purchasing customer.  Now I'm also a happy seller through them.  I'll definetly be returning to do business with them again. Thanks Joe! Thanks, Chris Ruppenthal, Madison, WI
Hi Joe, Thank you for a great transaction.  I purchased a 1995 Lacey Premier Archtop.  The advertisement was very helpful, the pictures extremely accurate, the hands on preview was helpful and informative.  Every part of the transaction was what was represented and more.  The shipment went out the same day and the instrument was packed beautifully.  The guitar - I can't get over how beautiful it is.  Joe can be trusted, and how much is that worth!  Thank you for providing a great guitar and a great experience.  I don't know if I will be in the market for another guitar, but if I am, I am going directly to and Joe for trusted help. Dave Patterson, St. George, UT

Hi Joe, Thanks so much for finding a new home for my beautiful 1939 Epiphone Broadway!  Wish I could have kept it but couldn't afford the necessary repairs.  Your service was just what I needed.  Very happy with the experience. Dave McCumber, Bremerton, WA
Thank you Joe and for helping me sell my vintage Gibson and Epiphone guitars. I was very impressed with your research and knowledge of the instruments. You found out details and facts about the guitars I didn't even know. Thanks for your assistance in selling these vintage instruments, Doug Tutmarc, Seattle, WA
I was a little nervous about sending two high end vintage archtops across the country, but all my fears were groundless. The folks at did a wonderful job with both guitars and were utterly professional and competent the entire time. Not only did I receive full value for the guitars but the new owners are 100% happy with the instruments. Nicely done. Kevin Fahey, Gloucester, MA

Excellent high end dealer in the finest archtops, vintage and new. Trust Joe to do his utmost personal best to market your guitars onto the world's platform. Darren Hippner, Pt. Roberts, WA
To paraphrase someone else in another context, "I've bought guitars I shouldn't have bought, and sold guitars I shouldn't have sold."  In any event, Joe has facilitated my efforts both ways more times than I like to think about with  professionalism, expert knowledge of guitars. and their market, and with prompt payment upon sale.  If you want to buy, trade or sell an archtop, get in contact with Joe Vinikow. John I. Dale,Washington, DC

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! 1989 Gibson L-5CES, all carved, intensely flamed body, '57 Classic PAFs, all original, Hitchens signed Master Model label, grab it! $6395/$6595

Just In! 2003 Hopkins Monarch 17, all carved top-line model, intensely figured, ultra-light and resonant, floating Armstrong humbucker, stunning has arrived $5495/$5665

Just In! 1963 Gibson Johnny Smith, highly flamed, early no-pole JS pickup, fine pro restoration, one of 55, super player, best buy! $6295/$6489

Just In! 1952 Gibson ES-150, full depth 17" body, long scale, Lollar P-90 pickups, nice full neck, vintage tone with modern versatility $2495/$2570

Just In! 1958 Gibson Super 400CES, all carved Venetian cutaway body, Pat. # pickups, elegant 1 11/16" neck, one of 15, best buy in a '50s classic $6495/$6695
Just In! 1968 Gibson Super 400CES, Florentine cutaway, Pat.# pickups, all carved, easy neck, Elvis special, superb condition $10,995/$11,330

Just In! 1955 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, ultra-rare blonde cutaway, all carved, all acoustic, intensely flamed, cloud inlays, one of 19, museum condition! HOLD

Just In! 1979 Gibson ES-175CC, rare model with prewar style 'Charlie Christian' pickup, vintage tone with modern playability, swings! $2995/$3085
Just In! 1968 Guild Stuart X-500, highly figured 17" body, Guild H-1 humbuckers, master volume, easy neck, feedback resistant, best buy! $2595/$2670
Blowout! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, showroom condition! $4995/$5145

Just In! 1969 Gibson Super 400C, rare acoustic cutaway, highly flamed, 1 11/16" nut, BJB floating humbucker, one of 33, museum condition $7995/$8235

New Price! 2015 Gibson L-5 Doublecut, innovative slim depth double cutaway body, intensely quilted back, rare model out of production, best buy! $5495/$5665

Just In! 2013 Guild GSR X-180, special edition, highly flamed 16" body, Duncan '59 PAFs, ebony board, one of 30, best buy! $2695/$2785

Just In! 1954 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, ultra-rare top-line model, massive 18 5/8" black walnut body, all carved, ornate scribed inlay, huge voice $5495/$5665

2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Mahogany, ultra-compact, all carved, extended cutaway, ultra-light satin figured mahogany body, best buy! $2595/$2675

1992 Guild Artist Award, 100% original, all carved, deeply flamed 17" body, full-size floating humbucker, showroom condition! $4995/$5145

2005 Eastman AR-905E, impossibly flamed 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating humbucker, top-line model now discontinued, spectacular $2495/$2570

1995 Michael Dunn Maccaferri, original early 30's style w/ internal sound reflector, deep resonant bass, nice wide nut, great old player $3595/$3705

2013 Lehmann Session 16, all carved, extravagantly flamed, slimmed depth 16" body, Armstrong PAF, comfy beveled rim, best buy! $3495/$3605

2004 Dale Unger American Legend, all solid, all carved, highly flamed, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating humbucker, super player $4750/$4895

2015 Benedetto Bravo Deluxe 7 String, aquamarine burst, comfy, intensely flamed 16" body, built-in B-7 humbucking pickup, spectacular $4995/$5145

New Price! 2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Model, compact, all carved, featherweight 14" slimline body, extended cutaway, built-in humbucker, road ready! $2995/$3085

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Broadway, bearclaw top, all carved 17" body, fine high frets, easy neck, lightweight, big bold voice $3295/$3395

2013 Campellone Deluxe, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong humbucker, classic deco styling from a favorite builder $4995/$5145

2006 Campellone Standard, all carved, full depth 16" body, built-in '57 Classic PAF, super comfy player from a favorite builder $3750/$3865

Special! 1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, spectacular all carved 17" figured Koa body, floating Armstrong humbucker; clean, elegant design $5495/$5635

Special! 2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, breathtaking commemorative instrument, staggering tonewoods, brilliant museum-quality design $13,995/$14,425

New Price! 2007 Buscarino Custom Paul Bollenback Monarch MIDI, 17" all carved body, built-in humbucker plus MIDI bridge, unlimited tonal versatility $6995/$7210

New Price! 1975 Guild X-175 Manhattan, all original, 17" body like ES-350, Rhode Island built, master volume, gleaming condition, best buy! $2295/$2370

Just In! c. late 30's Gibson HG-00 Conversion, resonant 12 fret body, generous 1 7/8" nut, Adirondack top, ultra light, top pro restoration $2995/$3085

New Price! 2012 Campellone Standard, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in Gibson humbucker, great player, best buy! $3795/$3915

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

The Pride of Kalamazoo
Just In! 1969 Gibson Byrdland Venetian, highly figured 17" slim-depth body, solid carved top, all original, Pat. Sticker pickups, fast scale, gorgeous $6495/$6695

Just In! 2003 Gibson L-5CES, rare wine finish, highly flamed all carved 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, gleaming condition, a showstopper $6495/$6695

New Price! c.1962 Gibson L-5CTN 'Lonesome George', ultra-rare all acoustic blonde, all carved thinline body, museum condition, scarcest L-5 ever $26,250/$26,995

2015 Gibson Memphis ES-335 '63 Block Reissue, Burstbucker Pro PAF pickups, slim taper neck, all nickel hardware, unplayed w/COA! $2995/$3085

New Price! 2014 Gibson CS-356 Flame Top, AAA maple top; compact, lightweight 14" body; '57 PAFs, ES-355 styling, mint with tags and COA HOLD

The Epi Center
Just In! 1935 Epiphone Olympic Masterbilt, very rare early 14" body, as played by David Rawlings, one-owner guitar in splendid condition, hard to find $3495/$3605
Special! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, full vine peghead, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, true classic tone, gorgeous $3495/$3605

Special! 1959 Epiphone Broadway, rare first year example, pristine museum condition, twin NY pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, Carousel knobs, breathtaking $2795/$2885

Just In! 1932 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, rare debut version with 15" solid figured black walnut body, 3 banner headstock, astounding condition, barks! HOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

Just In! 2002 D'Aquisto New Yorker, dramatic tiger flame body, solid spruce soundboard, sweet neck, easy player, best buy! $2495/$2575

New Price! 2002 Shelley Park Encore, Selmer style gypsy jazzer, as played by Django, long scale 14 fret neck, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, superb HOLD

New Price! 2000 Moll John Pizzarelli 7 String, intensely figured 17" body, generous 2 1/8" ebony board, Armstrong floating humbucker, best buy! $3495/$3605

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

Blowout! 2010 Sadowsky Ultra-Vintage S-Style, lightweight chambered body, DeMarzio pickups, versatile onboard preamp, super buy! $2495/$2570

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

2003 Triggs San Salvador, hand carved, intensely flamed, tap tuned 17" body, Armstrong floating humbucker, outstanding performer, best buy SOLD

Just In! 1988 Guild X-500, full depth 17" flame maple body, gold Guild HB-1 humbuckers, master volume, easy neck, best buy! HOLD

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. 

2007 Kenny Hill Crossover 7 String, cutaway nylon string jazzer from renowned California builder, 1 7/8" nut, radiused fingerboard, bossa king! on the way

1991 Fender D'Aquisto Elite, sunburst, 16" Venetian cutaway body, single built-in PAF size humbucker, all gold and ebony hardware, best buy! in the shop

1949 Gibson L-7C, sunburst, all carved, McCarty floating pickguard pickup assembly, rich acoustic voice, very early example in the shop

1960 Gibson ES-345TD-SV, cherry, original PAF pickups, stereo wired, Varitone, factory Bigsby, the best neck, massive tone HOLD

1965 Gibson ES-355TD Custom, cherry, factory stereo wired with no Varitone, Maestro vibrola, fast neck, rare example has arrived

1968 Gibson ES-345TD-SV, sunburst, original Pat. # pickups, stereo wired, Varitone, factory trapeze tailpiece, sleek neck, sweet player has arrived

1958 Gibson ES-225, sunburst, single P-90 pickup, combination LP trapeze tailpiece/bridge, Gibson's first thinline model, museum condition has arrived

1965 Gibson ES-125TCD, sunburst, fully hollow thinline body, Florentine cutaway, twin P-90 pickups, gleaming condition has arrived

1953 Gibson L-4, sunburst, 16" full depth noncut body, solid carved soundboard, comfy size and scale, great old player, best buy! has arrived

2011 Sumi S-P16, sunburst, meticulous reissue of Loar era 16" L-5 by master builder Eiichi Sumi, brilliant craftsmanship, superb tone HOLD

1933 Gibson L-7, sunburst, all carved 16" body, variegated fingerboard inlay, same dimensions as 20's L-5, floating pickup, best buy! on the way

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, sunburst, all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, truss rod in peghead, lovely shape, great sounder in the shop

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, sunburst, Epi's top-line 17" model, cloud inlays, tree-of-life peghead, big powerful voice in the shop

1952 Levin Model 2N Solist, blonde! all carved 17" Venetian cutaway body, solid black walnut back and sides, floating pickup, super rare SOLD

2015 Gibson ES-335 '63 Block Reissue, cherry, 'Burst Bucker pickups, stop tail, faithful reissue of the classic thinline, mint w/COA! on the way

c.1933 Gibson L-4, sunburst, 16" all carved roundhole body, very versatile model, super light, deeply resonant, love these SOLD

New! 2017 Loar LH-700VS, sunburst, hand carved 16" body, faithful reissue of the classic 20's L-5, free high-precision setup, best buy! ready

Roland AC-60, featherlight versatile compact amp, anti-feedback notch filter, custom cover ready

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.
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.

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