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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: Thanks, Joe, for your market guidance and expertise in finding my Hopkins a new home in a short amount of time! Amir, Vancouver BC
Hi Joe. Just a quick note to let you know that the Hopkins has arrived safe and sound and it’s a beaut! Pleasure doing business with you and thanks once again. Cheers, Alan Gaudette, Vernon, BC
Dear Joe, You’re the best. Thank you for selling my blonde Guild X-500. Your description and your photos made the sale. There’s only one - you. Please send the proceeds. Thank you. Mark Newberry, CaffeMarco, Paris, KY
Joe, This is to let you know that the Guild arrived today in a perfect shape.  I let it rest a bit, installed the bridge and played for some time.  It is really a great instrument and its looks are stunning.  Somehow, it is more comfortable than my old X-500, although these are practically the same guitars. In any case, it is great guitar and I am quite happy with it. Krysztof Wojcik, Fulshear, TX

.Hey Joe, Just wanted to thank you again for helping the Nashville Jazz Workshop liquidate our 1962 L-5. Andy Reiss was right - you and archtop.com were the right place to go. You had the database and connections to move that instrument at a great price. Sincerely, Roger Spencer, Artistic Director, Nashville Jazz Workshop 
I'm honored to be a part of the community of musicians who are grateful for an amazing company like archtop.com.  Over the years Joe and his trusty crew have sold four of my guitars and found them new homes.  Joe has cultivated a world-wide presence and solid reputation in the marketplace.  So, at that moment when I am ready to move a treasured instrument back into the Universe, I turn it over to Joe and his band of experts...and I do that with great confidence knowing that that instrument will bring joy to another of my fellow musicians on the planet.  Thank you for being in service to us all. George Rubaloff, Ashland, OR
Thanks again to Joe and archtop.com for selling my acoustic archtop. Your expertise and wide reach in this corner of guitardom is much appreciated! Your site is a great resource for both buyers and sellers. Take care, Gretchen W, Santa Barbara, CA
I’ve sold two guitars via archtop.com, and bought the guitar of my dreams.  The experience was flawless—professional, thorough, accurate, and friendly.  My one regret is that it is not located close enough to me to hang out and try the beautiful instruments.  Then again, if it was, I would have difficulty getting anything else done and would be tempted to take out a second mortgage. Thank you, Joe, Alan Miller, Quakertown, PA
I remember an old admonition on products that said beware of substitutes,  this is the genuine article. I suggest archtop.com and Joe Vinikow are the genuine article!  Long may you excel.  John MIller, Poinciana, FL
Joe and the folks at archtop.com took great care of my guitar and found it a new home as quickly as I could have hoped. Great folks and a great place to buy or sell. Thanks ya’ll! Austin Carter, Murray KY
Joe, Wow, yes I was surprised - and very pleased. First because the guitar arrived on Thursday afternoon in perfect shape. Then when I opened the case and saw the amazing condition of the instrument, as you said, “the guitar that time forgot”. And again when I set it up and played it! Wonderful guitar, maybe one of the most responsive guitars I own (and I’ve got some good ones), fabulous tone, superlative action, very comfortable to hold. It’s my new best friend. Thanks. Best, Jess Ellis Knubis, Fairfield, CA

I am really enjoying the Memphis 335 reissue you sold me last year. You provide all guitarists a great service whether we are buying or selling. (You sold that shiny 165 for me too!) Thank you again! David Rowe, Wilsonville, OR
Hi Joe,  Just to let you know how thrilled I am with the 2007 Trenier Broadway.  It’s everything you said it would be in terms of condition and quality of tone.  I look forward to playing this guitar for many years to come.  I greatly appreciate the service, communications, and overall experience of doing business with archtop.com.  Looking forward to future transactions!  Thanks, Bill Eisele, Santa Fe, NM
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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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! 1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, rare blonde! all original, 3 PAFs, highly flamed, 4 way switch, one of 30, spectacular $14,995/$15,445

Just In! 1950 Gibson ES-5, intensely flamed 17" body, 3 P-90 pickups, all original hardware, sweet neck, the classic $6495/$6695

New Price! 2004 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour Signature, comfy, compact, all carved 15" slimline body, floating JS pickup, player's delight $6750/$6950

Just In! 1957 Gibson ES-175, very earliest PAF model, original hardware and finish, deep rich voice, historic find $6995/$7210

Just In! 2004 Shelly Park Elan 12, original Maccaferri design, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, warm open voice, great punch $3295/$3390

Just In! 2017 Gibson ES-175 1959 VOS, ultra-meticulous reissue, aged nickel hardware, nice full neck, now out of production, w/COA $3595/$3705

New Price! 1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, solid braces, pearl keys, sweet neck, gorgeous maple, sumptuous tone, finest era $19,995/$20,295

Just In! 1954 Gibson L-4C, solid carved top; comfy, featherweight 16" body, nice full neck; bright, clear voice, grab it! $2995/$3085

Just In! 2015 Buscarino Artisan Custom, spectacular 16" oval hole body, archtop projection with flat top sustain, a versatile wonder $8995/$9265

Just In! 2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, a masterwork $7895/$8135

New Price! 1939 Gibson L-5P, rare first year cutaway, one of 43, superb condition, striped tweed case, historic example, astounding find $16,995/$17,495

Just In! 2018 Comins Concert, comfy, all carved, highly figured 16" body, built-in Armstrong humbucker, gorgeous $6495/$6695

Just In! 2011 Gibson Byrdland Custom, standard 24 3/4" scale, all carved, intensely flamed, '57 Classic PAFs, comfy player $7995/$8235

Just In! 2012 Thorell Frank Vignola Studio, comfy, lightweight, all carved 15" body, single-coil floater, vintage look and tone $4995/$5145

Just In! 2009 Benedetto Bambino Deluxe, comfy 14 1/2" slimmed depth body, versatile coil-tap controls, feedback buster, spectacular flame $3995/$4115

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

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

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

New Price! 1993 PRS Dragon II, spectacular presentation model, 218 piece precious metal/gem inlay, #22 of 100, w/Certificate HOLD


Django's Castle

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

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

The Pride of Kalamazoo
Just In! 1938 Gibson L-50, 16" body like 20's L-5, solid top and back, true prewar tone, gleaming shape, best buy! $2495/$2575

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

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, one of first 3 blonde cutaways, stunning woods, Armstrong floater, historic find $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

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


The Epi Center

Just In! 1931 Epiphone Broadway Masterbilt, our earliest Epi ever, walnut body, scribed inlays, banner headstock, historic find $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 

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

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

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

2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $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
2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight and resonant, great player HOLD
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

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

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

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

New Price! 1988 Guild X-500, gleaming 17" full depth body, all gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, warm voice, elegant neck, best buy! $2395/$2475

c.2003 Guild X-500, rare blonde, highly figured 17" body, Benedetto pickups, 1 11/16" nut, elegant neck, gorgeous SOLD

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

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

2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, 2 tone burst, 15" thinline body, lightweight, feedback resistant chambered body, gleaming condition SOLD

1948 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" body, handsome bubble maple back, big open pro-played voice, best buy! HOLD

2013 Maegen Wells 16, comfy, all carved, highly flamed, Bartolini floater, Koa trim, Ribbecke protege, sweet SOLD
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.1936 LaSalle Model C, sunburst, all carved 16" body, ornate engraved inlay, very rare top-line model, splendid on the way

1964 Guild Artist Award, sunburst, one owner, all carved, highly figured 17" body, factory DeArmond floating pickup, clean machine on the way

c.1936 Gibson ES-150, sunburst, original no-notch 'Charlie Christian' blade pickup, all solid 16" body, big honkin' voice on the way

1993 Gibson LeGrand, blonde, all carved, highly flamed, 17" X-braced body, successor to Johnny Smith model, gorgeous has arrived

1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120, original orange finish, single cutaway, G brand on top, all original, twang city! in the shop

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: 4-11-19. All images and text c. 2019 archtop.com, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 


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