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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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Today, Joe just found a new home for my custom-made Byrdland. Over the years, I have been buying and selling several guitars  through archtop.com. and I will continue to do so, because  each time, everything keeps going right! The right price (when you buy AND when you sell), unparalleled expertise, and this wonderful feeling that somebody is REALLY willing to help. Thanks Joe! Roland GOERG, Nyon - Switzerland
I've spent several hours with (the Deluxe) and it's just what I was hoping for.  I absolutely love it!  It's funny, I had these thoughts build up in my head as I was waiting for it to arrive about how it would look and sound in person, and how it would feel to play it.  I'm surpried at how it matched those expectations in my head.  I've never purchased a high quality older vintage type guitar before.  I don't know why I waited so long to do so.  It already feels like a long-time best friend!  I won't be sending it back!! Thanks again Joe!  Have a great weekend. Paul Weiland, Batavia, IL
Joe: Dear Joe, Thank you for finding a new home for my 1948 L7. This “old friend” had been my exclusive six string companion for over 20 years. After much research I knew that you were the man to find a new home for the Gibson. I was right as the guitar was immediately placed on “hold.” Amazing! Thanks again-David Pyrek, Detroit, MI
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
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
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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! 2019 Zimnicki '28 Dot Cutaway, prewar tone with modern playabilty; all carved, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floater, warranty, brilliant! $6495/$6695

Just In! 2004 Gibson Les Paul Standard, classic full '59 neck profile, Burstbucker pickups, clean and shiny, Black Beauty! $1795/$1854

Just In! 2002 Heritage Super Eagle, custom slimmed depth, 18" Florentine cutaway body; Kenny Burrell prototype, best buy $4495/$4635

2015 Dale Unger American Dream, comfy, lightweight 16" flamed maple body; built-in Armstrong single coil pickup, the gigmeister, $3495/$3605

Just In! 1946 Epiphone Triumph, all carved 17" body, big voice, K&K pickup, our most popular Epi, best buy! $2695/$2785

Just In! 1954 Gibson ES-125, 16" full depth body, original P-90 pickup, gold barrel knobs, brown Lifton case, super value $2250/$2315

Just In! 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez, rare artist model, all original, Pat. Sticker humbuckers, 335 design with '60s styling, super clean! $6395/$6595

Just In! Mid-1930s LaSalle Model C, deep, all carved 16" body, ornate engraved inlay, very rare prewar model, splendid voice $2595/$2680

Just In! 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120, rare early version, G brand, DeArmond pickups, highly sought model, twang city! $8995/$9265

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

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

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


Django's Castle

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

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


The Epi Center

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

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


Luthier's Showcase 

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

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

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, highly flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight and resonant, fine player, best buy $3750/$3865
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

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

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

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

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

2017 Gibson ES-175 1959 VOS, ultra-meticulous reissue, aged nickel hardware, nice full neck, now out of production, w/COA SOLD

2002 Nickerson FC-3 Seven String, rare flat top 7 string, figured mahogany body, Baggs pickup, big bass and sustain SOLD

1950 Gibson ES-5, intensely flamed 17" body, 3 P-90 pickups, all original hardware, sweet neck, the classic HOLD

1964 Guild Artist Award, hard-to-find full size 17" archtop with fast 24 3/4" scale, factory DeArmond, one owner, spectacular SOLD

1993 Gibson LeGrand, first year, highly flamed 17" X-braced body, factory BJB floating pickup, showroom condition! HOLD

2004 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour Signature, comfy, compact, all carved 15" slimline body, floating JS pickup, player's delight SOLD

1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, solid braces, pearl keys, sweet neck, gorgeous maple, sumptuous tone, finest era HOLD

c.1937 Gibson ES-150, sunburst, original 'Charlie Christian' blade pickup, all solid 16" body, big honkin' voice, great shape HOLD

2018 Comins Concert, comfy, all carved, highly figured 16" body, built-in Armstrong humbucker, 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. 

2012 Buscarino Prodigy, blonde, ultralight all carved 16" mahogany body, red cedar top, built-in humbuckers, a player's delight on the way

1904 Gibson F-3 Mandolin, ebony finish, 3 point body, inlaid pickguard and tuners, exceptionally rare model from first catalog on the way

2013 Gibson Super 400 Thinline, blonde, rare slim depth model, all carved, intensely flamed, easy player, gorgeous on the way

1934 Gibson L-5, sunburst, late 16" model, highly figured, original hardware, gig ready w/Benedetto floating pickup, nice one on the way

2003 Kiso Ribbecke KR-1, blonde, all carved 17" body like Ribbecke Monterey, hand crafted Japanese luthier quality, very rare, best buy on the way

1932 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, sunburst, very rare early 16" model, 1 3/4" nut, engraved headstock, 3 piece f-holes, great player 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, 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: 5-20-19. All images and text c. 2019 archtop.com, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 


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