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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: Hello Joe, Received the ES-275 yesterday in fine order.  Nice clean instrument that was packed very well. Put a new set of strings on and enjoyed playing last night.  Thanks much. Regrds, Tracy Fitch, Jamaica, NY
Simple: buy from Joe! Exceptional instruments, incredible knowledge and honest, fantastic fast shipping, safely packed, and very very fair prices. Cannot recommend enough! Treat yourself to a great buying experience - go with! Spencer Penn, Cambridge, MA  

Hello Joe, I received my Gibson L5 Custom in great shape.  I'm really happy with this guitar. It's everything I had hoped for, and more. Thanks a lot. Larry Flanagan, Shawnee, OK
Joe-  Thanks to you and your staff for the successful sale of my 1933 L-5.  It was only a few days when you marked it as “on hold”, and it never got out of the “Coming” section.  Great work!  I  appreciate  how easy and smooth you made the transaction!...Thanks for your help and service. Rod McDonald, Ann Arbor, MI
Hi Joe, Guitar (1950 J-45) arrived safely and is just great. Thanks again for a fine transaction and I will not hesitate to sing the praises of! All the best, Steve Smith, Bronx, NY
Hi Joe, Hope all is well on your end. That '38 L-50 I got from you a few weeks back is Sweet!  Hard to put it down!...Cheers, Dave Blair, Vero Beach, FL
Hello Joe. I wanted to update you on my recent acquisitions of the Trenier Custom Classic and Ribbecke Monterey. Both are incredible sounding instruments and distinctive in their own right. The Trenier has a superb acoustic voice with bell like clarity and articulation of individual notes.  And the Ribbecke--what can I say other than I was stunned when I first played it out of the case with no amplification.  The Ribbecke resonates like a grand piano that you can actually feel when you play.  In my opinion, you have defined the market for sourcing high quality archtop guitars.  Your knowledge of the instruments, presentation, professionalism and integrity are without rival. Your honest assessment of the instruments makes the decision to purchase much easier than with other vendors that I have done business with over the years.  I have purchased four high quality, high end, archtop guitars from you and have been truly satisfied with each one of the instruments and transactions. Always a pleasure to talk with you and thank you again. Gary Kerber, M.D., Urbana, IL
In addition to being a thoughtful and generous resource for those of us interested in this particular niche of the guitar world, Joe runs his business with unwavering integrity. I’ve been buying and selling guitars, at times professionally, for thirty years. My transactions with as both a paying customer and as the recipient of consignment proceeds have all been first class. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a venerable classic or modern masterpiece (and I’ve done all of the above!), Joe Vinikow at should be at the top of your list. Frank Spencer, Huntington Woods, MI

I've sold plenty of items on eBay and Reverb, but for valuable and vintage guitars like the L5-CES that Joe just sold for me, you can't beat the trust, community respect, and beautiful presentation that Joe brings to the table.  For a valuable item like that I need his expertise and experience to take care of all the details and make for happy customers on both sides of the transaction.  Thanks, Joe!  Herb Avery, Atlanta, GA
Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and Enjoy! Yours, David Boles, -Wow! Thanks, David -jv

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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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Just In!

Just In! 2014 Collings OM2GSS Cutaway, scarce 14 fret cutaway, German top, rosewood body, lightweight, resonant, pristine $3250/$3345

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Deluxe, spectacular tiger flamed body, cloud inlays, vine peghead, fine pro restoration, big voice, breathtaking $4495/$4635

New! Zimnicki George Gobel, all carved 17" slim depth body, AAA flame, new version of Gibson classic, w/warranty, spectacular $5995/$6185

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

Just In! 1996 Campellone Special Custom, spectacular quilted 18" body, oval soundhole, extended cutaway, vintage DeArmond, amazing $4750/$4895

Just In! 1998 Guild Artist Award, all carved, 17" figured maple body, full-size floating humbucker, sweet neck, immaculate $4995/$5145

New Price! 1969 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, highly figured, 17" X-braced body, 1 3/4" nut, orange label, sweet player $6995/$7210

Just In! 2004 Dale Unger American Archtop 7 String, comfy, highly flamed 17" slimline body; 2 1/16" nut, feedback resistant, best buy $2995/$3185

Just In! 1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, first year blonde cutaway, one of 10, Armstrong floater, the Holy Grail $14,995/$15,445

Just In! 1935 Gibson L-4, 16" all carved body, 1 3/4" nut, DeArmond pickup, 20's L-5 performance at a fraction of the cost, brilliant $4495/$4635

Just In! 2015 Benedetto 16-B Custom, built for artist Jim Fox, Manhattan style hybrid, cover feature in Just Jazz Guitar, superb $6995/$7215

Just In! 1936 Gibson L-7E Conversion, 17" all carved X-braced body, ornate inlays, 50's factory installed P-90 pickup, unique find $3250/$3345

Just In! 2011 Gilchrist Model 4, highly flamed solid one-piece back, varnish finish, Adirondack top, fanatical re-creation of a classic $16,995/$17,495
Just In! 2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5995/$6175

Just In! 1998 Andersen StreamLine, rare 17" version, all carved, Adirondack braces, Lollar floater, 1 3/4" nut, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 2010 Schaefer 15, comfy, ultra-light, all carved 15" thinline body, floating Armstrong PAF, hard to find, the ultimate gigmeister $4495/$4635

Just In! 1935 Gibson L-5, very rare late 16" body, solid braces, 1 3/4" nut, transitional f-holes, pointed fingerboard, sparkling voice, brilliant player! $9995/$10,295

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

New! Django's Castle

Just In! 1950 Selmer Modele Jazz, rare original postwar example, featherweight Brazilian body, as played by Django, thunders! $26,995/$27,795

Just In! 1934 Selmer Modele Orchestre, early Maccaferri style, Brazilian body, celebrity owned, featured in Selmer book, open voice $22,995/$23,695

Just In! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $4995/$5145

Just In! 2003 Eimers Stochelo Rosenberg Signature, upgrade model, solid rosewood body, aged hardware, K&K Trinity system, barks! $3495/$3605

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

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

Just In! 2003 Shelley Park Encore Brazilian, spectacular solid figured body, fast 640mm scale, Bigtone pickup, rare and gorgeous HOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Just In! 2001 Gibson L-5CES Wes Montgomery, all carved, highly flamed body, built-in '57 Classic PAF, popular model, nice one $5995/$6175

Just In! 2014 Gibson Crimson ES-5 Switchmaster, extravagantly flamed 17" body, '57 Classic PAFs, as new with tags, and COA, a stunner $5495/$5635

2018 Gibson L-5CES Doublecut, comfy slimmed depth model, all carved, ebony board, highly flamed, mint w/COA $7495/$7725

2000 Les Paul Classic Premium , intensely flamed top, comfy '60 neck, hot pickups, all tags, sweet SOLD

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! 2015 Gibson Custom 17" Venetian, new model, L-5 size body and scale, BJB style floating pickup, solid formed construction, best buy $3250/$3345

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

Just In! 1947 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" body, long scale, prewar script logo, lovely condition, L5 quality at a player's price $3595/$3705

1966 Gibson L-7C Special, rare example with L-5 finish and hardware, floating humbucker, easy neck, wonderful condition $4995/$5145

The Epi Center

Just In! 1945 Epiphone Deluxe, highly figured 17" body, deeply ambered finish, cloud inlays, big band veteran, wide open voice $5995/$6175

New Price! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" full depth body, original NY single coil pickup, classic tone, sweet neck, gleaming condition $1995/$2055

Luthier's Showcase 

Just In! 2003 Devoe Seven String, all carved, highly figured 18" body, Armstrong floating PAF, warm and resonant, best buy! $3495/$3605

Just In! 1988 Guild X-500, gleaming 17" body, all gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, warm voice, elegant neck, best buy! $2595/$2675

Just In! 2007 Eastman AR-910CE, all carved, top-line 17" model, 1 3/4" ebony board, Armstrong floater, best buy, mint! $2895/$2985

2009 Trenier Magnolia 17, all carved, highly figured, 17" body, Armstrong floating PAF, 1 3/4" nut, top builder, stunning HOLD
New Price! 2007 Hopkins Marquis, all carved 17" body, featherlight and resonant, floating Armstrong humbucker, 1 3/4" ebony board, amazing HOLD

New Price! 2000 Benedetto Fratello, highly figured, all carved, lightweight 17" body, floating humbucker, 1 3/4" ebony board, magnificent $6995/$7210

2005 Eastman AR-905E, impossibly flamed 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, upgrade PAF, rare premium blonde, now out of production, gorgeous! HOLD

New Price! 2002 Nickerson FC-3 7 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

Just In! 2005 Martin 000-28VS, faithful 20's reissue, 12 fret rosewood body, wide 1 13/16" nut, slot head, lightweight and resonant $2895/$2987

2003 Guild Benedetto Johnny Smith Award, splendid reissue of the jazz classic, all carved 17" body, floating S-6 pickup, pristine $5995/$6175

Just In! 2004 Larrivee P-09 Artist Series Rosewood Parlor, compact, vibrant, 12 fret, 0 size body, 1 3/4" nut, your ultimate travel guitar SOLD

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

Just In! 1999 Bourgeois A-350 7 String, highly flamed, all carved 17" body, Benedetto S-7 floating humbucker, one of only two ever built $3995/$4115

New Price! 1977 Guild Starfire IV, classic Rhode Island Guild, amber blonde finish, master volume, easy neck, best buy! $1795/$1849

New Price! 2006 Gretsch White Falcon, top-line model, all gold hardware and binding, Filter'Tron humbuckers, Bigsby, all tags, immaculate $2495/$2575
Just In! 2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight, great player $3995/$4175

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

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

New Price! 1996 Guild X-700 Stuart, solid carved top, highly flamed 17" body, built-in humbuckers, like L-5CES, outstanding value $3250/$3349

2016 Benedetto Bravo Deluxe, extravagantly flamed 16" slim depth body, feedback resistant, built-in humbucker, sweet 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 and Paypal 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. 

c.1976 Ibanez L-5C, Model 2471, sunburst, 1964 Gibson L-7C Custom, sunburst, all carved 17" cutaway, special edition with L-5 appointments, 1 11/16" nut, rare and pretty on the way

2017 Holst Hollowbody Electric, sunburst, ES-350 style 16" thinline body, deep Florentine cutaway, 25 1/2" scale, generous 1 13/16" nut on the way

2002 Holst Semi-Hollow, sunburst, comfy, all carved 15" thinline body, chambered center block, Lollar PAF/piezo combo, 1 13/16" nut on the way

1949 Epiphone Spartan, sunburst, all carved 16" solid black walnut back and sides, like prewar Broadway, rare model, great shape on the way

1960 Gibson L-5CN, blonde, intensely flamed, all acoustic, 1 11/16" nut, 100% original museum condition example, 1 of 13, astounding has arrived

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

1947 Epiphone Triumph, sunburst, all carved 17" noncut body, our most popular acoustic Epi, great value, barks! has arrived

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

1997 Guild X-700, sunburst, solid carved spruce top, 17" highly figured maple body, twin gold humbuckers, master volume, great player has arrived

1945 D'Angelico Excel, sunburst, all carved, full depth 17" noncut body, 24 3/4" scale, Golden Age masterpiece from the maestro on the way

1991 Triggs Byrdland, wine finish, all carved 17" slimline body, twin gold humbuckers, classic model from top Gibson alumni on the way

c.1940 Stromberg G-1, sunburst, 17" full depth body, ornate engraved headstock, rarely seen model from legendary Boston builders, great shape has arrived

2016 Gibson '61 ES-330 VOS, blonde, huge flame, twin P-90s, aged nickel hardware, factory Bigsby, most faithful reissue ever has arrived

2011 Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Custom Shop, TV yellow, lightweight, faithful reissue of the 50's classic, all tags and COA has arrived

2013 Benedetto 16B Custom, blonde, all carved, highly figured 16" body, Euro spruce top, floating S-6 humbucker, 1 3/4" nut, superb in the shop

1931 Gibson L-5, sunburst, dot neck, solid braces, all carved, highly figured 16" body, great shape, the classic on the way

1934 Epiphone Royal, sunburst, very rare early 15" model, Masterbilt headstock, solid carved top, figured Mahogany body, great find in the shop

2001 Gibson Advanced Jumbo Brazilian/Adirondack, sunburst, Luthier's Choice edition, 1 3/4" nut, mint, stunning, boomer! has arrived

c.1960 Albanus Short Scale, sunburst, very rare full depth 24" scale guitar, all carved 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, fast player on the way

late '30s Regal Esquire, sunburst, massive 18" body, 4" depth, all carved, top-line super jumbo model from Regal Custom Shop, a boomer has arrived

1947 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, sunburst, all carved 18 1/2" black walnut body, top line model, huge voice has arrived

1958 Levin Model 2 Solist, sunburst, all carved 17 1/2" black walnut body, Venetian cutaway, floating humbucker, rare model has arrived

1957 Gibson LG-1, sunburst, comfy compact body, lightweight top and bracing, big sound, easy to handle has arrived

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: 10-5-18. All images and text c. 2018, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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