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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. I love the guitar. (Loar LH-700). It sounds, plays, and looks terrific, and you did a great job installing the pickguard. Mark Westenberger, Arlington, VA
Dear Joe, The guitar (L-7C) arrived about an hour age. I am  more than pleased. The set-up is perfect and my concerns about the heavier strings completely unfounded. It plays as well or better than any guitar I have owned in over half a century. Thank you so very much.. Regards, David Keller, Long Branch, NJ

Hi, Joe, Thank you again for all your help with the Switchmaster guitar.  The guitar arrived quickly and was packaged very carefully and very well. It was more beautiful than the pictures captured, and the pictures were beautiful.  The tape markers were helpful in my setting up the bridge.  It plays and and sounds amazing.  I will enjoy this fine instrument for many years.  Thank you again! Feel free to share my feedback. Mary Beth Harrison, Columbia, MS
 Joe, I hope you and your family are well. I am taking this opportunity to thank you for thereat service and knowledge that ultimately led me to what I believe is my dream Archtop, the Borys JW. It is everything you said it was and all I hoped it would be. You run a top notch operation and I am sure we’ll be doing business again. Many thanks!!! Joe Mulhouse, Babylon, NY

Thanks, Joe, for your expert handling of the sale of my Gibson L-5.  I appreciate your authority and integrity in representing instruments, and I look forward to future transactions! Paul Estridge, Roseville, CA
Hi Joe, just wanted to let you know that the '33 Trumph arrived safely. It sounds great already! Once I raised the bridge, it had a nice barky loud tone when I stepped on the gas, and some sweet tones at lower volumes as well. Looking forward to getting better aquanted with her over the coming weeks as the wood starts to open up more. Thanks again, -Arnt Arntsen, NYC
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! Krivo Ultra-Slim Pickups, worlds thinnest floating pickups, humbucking and single coil models, with adjustable polepieces.

The ultimate solution to amplifying older archtop guitars. Details here

Just In!

New Price! 1996 Mark Lacey Imperial, all carved 18" Venetian cutaway body, intensely figured, feather light, huge voice, magnificent $7495/$7725

New Price! 2010 Trenier Broadway, comfy, tap tuned 16" body, hand rubbed finish, Lollar Gold Foil floating pickup, gorgeous flame $5495/$5675

New Price! 1974-5 Gibson Howard Roberts Custom, comfy 16" body, long scale, Armstrong PAF, gleaming condition, best buy! $2495/$2575
New Price! 1964 Gibson ES-175D, Pat. Sticker pickups, 1 11/16" nut, easy neck profile, gleaming condition, the classic! $4495/$4635

New Price! 2012 Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster, Aztec gold, meticulous reissue, all tags and accessories, sparkling condition $1895/$1955

Just In! 1936 Gibson Super 400, rare first version, 18" X-braced body, small upper bout, unique hybrid features, spectacular condition $12,495/$12,875

Just In! 1931 Gibson L-5, original 16" Loar design; exceptionally powerful voice; comfy contemporary neck profile, a player's dream $9995/$10,295
Just In! 2007 Kenny Hill Crossover 7 String, versatile 12 fret nylon jazzer, feather light, spectacular maple body, bossa king! $4495/$4635

Just In! 1995 Gibson Citation, ultra-premium presentation grade instrument, extravagant flame, BJB floating pickup, museum condition $12,495/$12,875

Just In! 1968 Gibson L-5C, intensely flamed, all carved, all acoustic, one of 36, easy neck, rich voice, rare beauty $6495/$6695

Just In! 1931 Gibson L-5, dot inlay, varnish finish, solid braces, 1 3/4" nut, best neck ever, thrilling voice, the real deal $16,995/$17,495

New Price! 2017 Ribbecke Phoenix, tap tuned, slimmed depth 16" body, built-in PAF, AAAA flame, hard to find, a masterpiece $7995/$8235

New Price! 1935 Epiphone Olympic Masterbilt, astounding time capsule condition, 13" Rawlings body, original paperwork and accessories $3795/$3895

New Price! 1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, one of first 3 blonde cutaways, spectacular woods, Armstrong floater, historic find, great player $9,995/$10,295

Just In! 2001 Heritage H-535, highly figured 335 style thinline, old school Kalamazoo quality, super gig guitar, best buy! $1995/$2055

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Broadway, rare blonde, all carved, Adirondack top, big voice, exceptionally fine example $3495/$3635

New Price! c.1941 Gibson L-4, all carved, extremely rare prewar 16" body with factory 25 1/2" scale, 1 3/4" nut, suspended fingerboard, amazing find $3495/$3635

2008 Trenier Motif, all carved 16" oval hole body, Euro spruce top, featherweight and resonant, versatile player $5995/$6175

1946 Gibson L-5, full depth 17" body, intense tiger flame, original hang tag, museum quality! HOLD

Just In! 1950 Gibson ES-125, comfy 16" body, classic P-90 tone, Gibson's most popular electric archtop, best buy! $2395/$2475

Just In! 1966 Gibson ES-335TD, Pat. Sticker pickups, stop tail, factory 12 string conversion, 60's quality at a player's price $3995/$4115


The Pride of Kalamazoo

= 2016 Gibson '59 ES-175 VOS, most faithful reissue ever, aged nickel hardware, factory MHS PAFs, nice full neck HOLD

1950 Gibson ES-5, all original, highly flamed, 3 P-90 pickups, original instruction sheet, splendid $8495/$8755

2009 Gibson '59 Les Paul VOS, intense tiger flame top, aged nickel hardware, '57 PAFs, meticulous reissue, with COA $4495/$4635

1950 Gibson L-7, full depth noncut 17" body, all carved, factory 'McCarty' floating pickguard/pickup, stunning condition SOLD

New Price! 1936 Gibson EST-150, second one ever made, super rare model, all solid, 'Charlie Christian' pickup, historic player $3495/$3635

The Epi Center

New Price! 1934 Epiphone Royal, ultra rare early model, 15" solid black walnut body, 1 3/4" nut, ivoroid guard, snappy! $2995/$3085

1933 Epiphone Olympic Masterbilt, earliest version, rare 13 5/8" body, long scale, as played by David Rawlings, brilliant voice! SOLD

1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, first year blonde, showroom condition, rare Epi floating pickup assembly, amazing SOLD

1941 Epiphone Blackstone, very early blonde, 16" body, carved top, flame back, Armstrtong floating pickup, rare SOLD


Luthier's Showcase 
New Price! 2006 Trenier RW Custom, all carved 16" black walnut body, Euro spruce top, built-in PAF, comfy, feather light, outstanding! $4495/$4635

New! Loar LH-700, all carved 16" body, faithful replica of 20's L-5, lightweight, 1 3/4" nut, great player, best buy! SOLD

New Price! 2013 Trenier Rosine, all carved, 17" D'Aquisto style design, AAAA Euro tonewoods, stunning art deco classic $6995/$7205

New Price! 2019 Zimnicki '28 Dot Cutaway, prewar tone with modern playabilty; all carved, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floater, warranty, brilliant! $5995/$6695

2014 Eastman John Pisano AR-680, featherweight, all carved, comfy 16" body, Armstrong PAF, 1 3/4" nut, best buy! $1995/$2055

New Price! 2003 Devoe Seven String, all carved, highly figured 18" body, Armstrong floating PAF, warm and resonant, best buy! $2995/$3185

Super Deal! 2012 Buscarino Prodigy, comfy, all carved 16" body, red cedar top, built-in humbuckers, feedback buster, amazing buy! $4995/$5145

New Price! 2018 Buscarino Rhapsody, spectacular crossover design, one-piece arched back, vibrant bass and sustain, a masterwork $6995/$7205


Django's Castle

New Price! 2004 Shelley Park Elan 12, original Maccaferri design, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, versatile voice $2795/$2885

Just In! 2013 Francois Baudemont Petite Bouche, 670mm scale, all solid, cedar top, highly flamed maple body, varnish finish, best buy! $2395/$2475

Special! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $2995/$3085

New Price! 1999 Shelley Park Encore, solid Indian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, brilliant build, great value $2995/$3085

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

2019 Sadowsky Jim Hall, highly flamed 16" body, built-in humbucker, feedback buster, high demand gig guitar, immaculate SOLD

1931 Gibson L-5, all carved 16" body, solid braces, rare pearloid inlays, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, a boomer! SOLD

1990 Heritage H-575, all solid woods, highly flamed, rare single pickup version with maple neck, stunning, best buy! HOLD

c.1976 Ibanez L-5C Model 2471, ultra-rare, top-line solid top model, Armstrong floater, showroom condition, best buy! HOLD

Special! 1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare first year example, all solid, all carved, firestripe guard, brilliant voice HOLD

1951 Levin Deluxe, all carved 18+" solid black walnut body, vintage DeArmond 1100, rare top-line model, brilliant voice SOLD

1951 Gibson ES-300, rare postwar 17" model, long scale neck, P-90 pickups, flame body, fine acoustic voice SOLD

1936 Gibson ES-150, first year! all original, 1 of 23, all solid, the electric pioneer, Charlie Christian tone! SOLD

1946 Gibson L-5N, full depth 17" body, intensely figured fiddleback maple, fine restoration, simply 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. 

2006 Campellone Special, sunburst, all carved 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, 1 11/16" nut, 25 1/2" scale, gorgeous on the way

2017 Lowden S25J, 14 fret cutaway nylon jazzer, 14 3/4" rosewood body, cedar top, 1 7/8" nut, Fishman electronics, bossa master on the way

2019 Benedetto Bravo Elite, violin burst, premium version with all carved 16" body, Euro tonewoods, built-in humbucker, mint! on the way

1934 Gibson L-5, sunburst, block inlay, long pickguard, nice one on the way


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.

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