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Current Inventory-

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: I sent you my Grandfather’s old Harmony guitar back  in ’06, a wallhanger at best, on a hope and prayer that you could somehow make it playable. You did that and more. But with your latest work on this guitar, you have somehow completely breathed new life into this box, likely better sounding and playing than it has every been. I don’t recall how I came to find you in the first place, from Jersey to Seattle…possibly on referral from Mandolin Brothers (RIP Stan Jay) who didn’t really want to spend a lot of time on an old Harmony…? Just happy to have found you, and happy beyond words with your work. Wow, this sounds like a love letter LOL! I do love this guitar, Thank you so much Joe!, John Miller,Hawthorne, NJ
In the span of a few months you helped me with three archtops.  I sold one through you, with that money in my jeans I bought one from you, then I sold another one through you.  The sales went very well, your presentation of my archtops was excellent.  The purchase has been a very good one.  I feel my dealings with you are win-win. Greg Buchanan, Boise , ID
Joe, the Trenier arrived today and I have had only a very brief time with it.  But, oh, my!!  It is so resonant!  Unbelievable sound!  The packing was perfect, and whatever you did to remove the chip on the back of the headstock and in removing the initials from the inlay was masterful!  I didn’t expect that!  Thanks for a great transaction.  Best Regards, Mark Mertens, Elm Grove, WI
Joe has for years been a great help to me as I manage my G.A.S. (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome), selling my guitars and paying promptly.  It's always a pleasure doing business with him, cordial and professional. Take care, John Dale, Washington, DC

Joe, Many thanks for your excellent work and support in selling my archtop guitar. Your consignment services are exemplary. I highly recommend it to others seeking a professional and friendly shop. Larry Meyers, Portland, OR
Joe, the guitar (Benedetto Custom) arrived at noon today,outstanding service by you and UPS! I threw the lighter gauge strings on, installed and adjusted the bridge, tuned, played a bit tuned again, intonation right on, action good, it’s exactly as you promised ! Electronics quiet and I like the gradation of the volume wheel. It a pleasure to do business with you’all ...Many thanks! Reed Davis, Louisville, KY

Thanks Joe! Nothing speaks volumes about what quality a shops sale & service reputation is on consignments like getting repeated business from the same customer! Hard times forced selling 5 of my most prized guitars that I’ve cherished for many decades; ‘39 Super 400N, ‘56 L5CES, ‘56 Blonde Guard Tele, ‘60 Super 400CES, & a ‘65 Gibson Johnny Smith. simply has earned my faith & trust because really Joe loves these guitars as much as us players do! Thanks Joe!!! Brian Keith, Enumclaw, WA
What a great dealer. He described the guitar and its condition PERFECTLY. He sent it right out to me and it was packed better than anything could ever be. These folks are real pros and you can trust them to shoot straight. - Tom McLachlen, Rockville, MD
I have bought and sold guitars thru Joe. It’s all him, all the credit is his, he does a great job delivering a purchased guitar and receiving and selling your guitar.  I wonder if he has time to get into houses or diesel pickups, man my life would be much easier. Thanks again and good luck. Patrick Browning, Pittsburgh, PA
Hi Joe, I let the (Bourgeois OM-42) guitar acclimate for about 12 hours, and finally played it last night. Your description of this guitar was right on, There were even a couple of features you did not list, which were animal protein glue construction and aged tone finish. This guitar is awesome. I put some Optima Gold light strings on it, which are my preferred strings. The bass notes are well defined and the trebles are sweet, and overall the tone is well balanced. I'm very happy with this guitar. Thanks again, Kurt Yamaguchi, Santa Monica, CA
Hi Joe, The guitar arrived today “The Loar” !  It came together really nice. The pickup, treatment, picguard, all look great. The guitar plays and sounds really great. This is a super guitar, I just played it through a Hendrickson amp. Very nice. Thanks Joe. Richard Fishman, Oakland, CA
Joe, Thank you. As always it is great to do business with you. You are one of the best in the guitar business.  Please feel free to use my words.  Jeff Heeney, Burke, VA
Hi Joe. Just wanted to say thank you for the incredible instrument and service. The Super 400 is spectacular in tone, looks and playability. My dream guitar came true thanks to you guys.  Sincerely, Joe Klarer, Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland

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!

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! 2020 Triggs New Yorker, tap-tuned Adirondack top, AAAA flame body, D'Angelico styling, art deco masterwork HOLD

Just In! 2000 Rickenbacker Carl Wilson 360/12CW, rare commemorative 12 string semihollow, limited edition, immaculate $3595/$3710

Just In! 1950 Gibson L-50, featherweight 16" body, 20's L-5 size, carved spruce top, Gibson's most popular acoustic archtop, best buy! $2495/$2570

Just In! 1953 Gibson ES-125, lightweight 16" body, original P-90 pickup, most popular Gibson electric archtop, gleaming condition $2495/$2570

Just In! 1964 Gibson Firebird III, early reverse body, twin mini-humbuckers, Kluson banjo tuners, hard tail vibrola, rare bird SOLD

Just In! 1998 Mortoro Starling 'George Benson', built for the artist, all carved 17" body, master grade tonewoods, amazing SOLD
Just In! 1973 Gibson Johnny Smith, one owner, all original, all carved, elegant neck, rich voice, great shape $7495/$7725

Just In! 1969 Johnny Smith Double, one owner, rare twin pickup, all carved, exceptional flame, showroom condition $8495/$8755

2014 Trenier Oval, 16 1/2" body, resonant bass and sustain, brilliant tonewoods, rare find, immaculate! HOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Just In! 1951 Gibson L-7, all carved, lightweight 17" body, Armstrong floater, big open voice, bandstand veteran HOLD

New Price! 1962 Gibson Super 400C, 1 of 16, flame body, J. Smith pickup, elegant neck, vibrant voice, great player $8995/$9265

2011 Gibson Sparrow, Adirondack top, 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut, Baggs pickup, scarce model, big voice $34953605

The Epi Center
Just In! 1953 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent, tiger flame 18" body, push button selector, three NY pickups, majestic! $5495/$5665

1936 Epiphone Broadway, rare 17" model with solid black walnut body, Masterbilt headstock, brilliant voice, great neck SOLD

1951 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, all original, twin NY pickups, deep cutaway, bop tone, showroom condition $4495/$4635

1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, big flame, Duncan mini-humbuckers, original pickups included, super player $3495/$3605

Luthier's Showcase 

2019 Emerald X-20 Nylon, featherlight carbon fiber body; 1 3/4" nut, radiused fingerboard, Baggs pickup, gig ready! HOLD

Featured! 2006 Palen Performer, all carved, highly figured 17" body, built-in Armstrong PAF, classic tone, sweet SOLD

1979 Rickenbacker Model 320, comfy 3/4 size body, fast 21" scale, John Lennon favorite, small wonder! SOLD

2011 Trenier Model E, comfy all carved 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, built-in Lollar pickup, top builder, gorgeous SOLD

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

2002 Gibson Super 200 Cutaway, L-5 size, Super 4 trim, intensely flamed, very rare model, spectacular SOLD

2011 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, flamed ES-175 style body, floating Gibson BJB pickup, pristine, best buy SOLD

1935 Gibson L-5, very early 17" X-braced body, deeply quilted, 1 3/4" nut, rare hinged tailpiece, tweed case! SOLD

1949 Epiphone Broadway Cutaway, first year, AAAA flame body, DeArmond 1100, extremely rare, spectacular SOLD

2001 Nickerson Virtuoso 7 String, all carved, fiddleback flame, 2" nut, Benedetto floating pickup, great value! SOLD

1969 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare model, Gibson made, solid carved top, J. Smith pickup, 1 of 9, versatile player, clean! SOLD

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all carved 17" body, all acoustic, superb original condition, great player, big voice SOLD

1997 Ibanez AAF-207 Seven String, ultra rare Japan-only model, 16" slimmed depth body, DiMarzio humbucker, best buy! SOLD

c.1941 Gibson L-50, rare prewar example with solid carved top and back, 16" L-5 style body, sparkling voice, best buy! HOLD

2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, superb SOLD

2007 Kenny Hill Crossover 7 String, versatile 12 fret nylon jazzer, feather light, spectacular maple body, bossa king! SOLD

2018 Andersen Fremont, comfy, all carved 16" body, Lollar JS pickup, rare custom Streamline version, best buy SOLD

1959 Gibson ES-125, lightweight 16" body, P-90 pickup, most popular Gibson archtop, showroom condition! SOLD

1936 Gibson L-4, all carved 16" body like 20's L-5, 1 3/4" nut, Nick Lucas inlays, soundboard pickup, especially fine SOLD

1950 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare Epi pickguard pickup, all carved 17" body, extended cutaway, brilliant condition SOLD

2010 Trenier Broadway, comfy, tap tuned 16" body, hand rubbed finish, Lollar floating pickup, outstanding voice! SOLD

1996 Gibson Citation, spectacular presentation grade model, AAAA flame, floating BJB pickup, museum condition SOLD

2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever SOLD

c.1970-1 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, X-braced, 1 3/4" nut, gleaming condition, easy neck, best buy! SOLD

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

2018 Collings Model 290C, TV yellow, Lollar P-90s, LP Junior body, classic rocker! SOLD

1997 Gibson L-5CES, carved, highly flamed, '57 PAFs, warm bop tone, smooth player, the classic SOLD

1937 Epiphone F.T. 27, very rare prewar Epi flat top, Mexican mahogany body, 25 1/2" scale, feather light, brilliant voice SOLD

2002 Mark Lacey Bay City, ornate, intensely flamed tap tuned 18" body, DeArmond pickup, 1 of 2, magnificent 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. 

1934 Gibson L-12, sunburst, rare 16" model like 20's L-5, all carved, feather light, top quality restoration, brilliant voice on the way

c.2000s Triggs Stromberg Custom, all carved, intensely quilted, Stromberg styled 17" cutaway, floating JS pickup, art deco special on the way

2016 Collings Eastside LC Deluxe, sunburst, comfy 16" slimmed depth body, feedback resistant figured maple laminate, Lollar Charlie Christian pickup HOLD

2012 Gibson ES-175 VOS, sunburst, rare single PAF version, aged nickel hardware, most faithful reissue, love these has arrived

1955 Gibson Super 300, sunburst, rare model, 18" noncut body, custom built with some S-400 trim, gorgeous bubble maple, remarkable on the way

2015 Trenier Jazz Special, sunburst, highly flamed 16" maple laminate body, comfy 2 3/4" depth, built-in humbucker, immaculate on the way

1992 Guild Artist Award, blonde, all carved, nicely figured, original Guild floating humbucker, superb condition on the way

2010 Shelley Park Modele Encore, late Selmer style oval hole gypsy guitar, 670mm scale, 14 fret neck, punchy lead guitar, clean has arrived

1935 Gibson L-7, sunburst, last year 16" body, all carved, Lucas inlays, like 20's L-5, rare prewar model, great shape! SOLD

c.1974 Gibson ES-150, walnut finish, Gibson's only full depth 16" double cutaway archtop, twin humbuckers, master volume, clean! on the way

c.1959 Gibson Super 400CN, two-tone blonde/ebony finish, all carved, highly figured, converted to CES with original Bigsby pickup, unique! in the shop

1954 Gibson L-4CN, rare blonde, comfy 16" Florentine cutaway body, carved spruce top, floating Armstrong PAF, 1 of 34, on the way

1962 Gibson ES-335, cherry, twin PAFs, stop tail, early block fingerboard, 1 11/16" nut, sweet player in the shop

2017 Westville Aruba, sunburst, comfy 16" Jim Hall style laminate body, Armstrong built-in PAF, feedback buster, nice one on the way

1932 Gibson L-4, sunburst, all carved 16" round hole version, feather light, 1 3/4" nut, deeply resonant, versatile player SOLD

2004 Eastman AR-805CE, violin finish, all carved 16" deep tiger flame body, floating Bartolini humbucker, best buy! has arrived

c.1937 Gibson J-35, sunburst, pioneering slope shoulder jumbo, feather light mahogany body, fine pro restoration, sings in the shop

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, Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment.

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