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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, 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: Hi, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your web site. I love these old guitars, particularly archtops, and I just wanted to tell you that I don’t think anybody does a better job of promoting these old babies as you guys do. Take care. Val,  Bob's Used Guitars, Akron, OH
Joe, Just got the Loar LH-700. It wildly exceeds my expectations. Right out of the shoot it's tone and playability is superb. Thanks so much. Jon Mitchell, Longmont, CO
What an amazing guitar (Piper Redentore). It does everything but sprinkle pixie dust on me. Never seen or heard anything like it. Plays like butter. Can't thank you enough. Super great case... Bob Brooker, Murfressboro, TN
I enjoyed more than a decade playing the superb vintage Epi Triumph that I purchased from When it was time to find it a good home (now that my archtop playing days are getting fewer and farther between, Joe helped that happen. As always, Joe, doing business with you is a pleasure, and I thank you for all your help. Rick McClay, Andover, NY's sales consignment process couldn't have been smoother. Communication and customer service was top notch. Joe is always quick to respond to emails. And was able to get me top dollar value for the sale of my '49 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway Prototype. I've always been happy as a purchasing customer.  Now I'm also a happy seller through them.  I'll definetly be returning to do business with them again. Thanks Joe! Thanks, Chris Ruppenthal, Madison, WI
Hi Joe, Thank you for a great transaction.  I purchased a 1995 Lacey Premier Archtop.  The advertisement was very helpful, the pictures extremely accurate, the hands on preview was helpful and informative.  Every part of the transaction was what was represented and more.  The shipment went out the same day and the instrument was packed beautifully.  The guitar - I can't get over how beautiful it is.  Joe can be trusted, and how much is that worth!  Thank you for providing a great guitar and a great experience.  I don't know if I will be in the market for another guitar, but if I am, I am going directly to and Joe for trusted help. Dave Patterson, St. George, UT

Hi Joe, Thanks so much for finding a new home for my beautiful 1939 Epiphone Broadway!  Wish I could have kept it but couldn't afford the necessary repairs.  Your service was just what I needed.  Very happy with the experience. Dave McCumber, Bremerton, WA
Thank you Joe and for helping me sell my vintage Gibson and Epiphone guitars. I was very impressed with your research and knowledge of the instruments. You found out details and facts about the guitars I didn't even know. Thanks for your assistance in selling these vintage instruments, Doug Tutmarc, Seattle, WA
I was a little nervous about sending two high end vintage archtops across the country, but all my fears were groundless. The folks at did a wonderful job with both guitars and were utterly professional and competent the entire time. Not only did I receive full value for the guitars but the new owners are 100% happy with the instruments. Nicely done. Kevin Fahey, Gloucester, MA

Excellent high end dealer in the finest archtops, vintage and new. Trust Joe to do his utmost personal best to market your guitars onto the world's platform. Darren Hippner, Pt. Roberts, WA
To paraphrase someone else in another context, "I've bought guitars I shouldn't have bought, and sold guitars I shouldn't have sold."  In any event, Joe has facilitated my efforts both ways more times than I like to think about with  professionalism, expert knowledge of guitars. and their market, and with prompt payment upon sale.  If you want to buy, trade or sell an archtop, get in contact with Joe Vinikow. John I. Dale,Washington, DC

Hi Joe, I wanted to let you know that after inspecting and playing the ('64 ES-330) guitar you sold me, I can confidently say it's one of the finest instruments I've ever held. Feels great, looks pristine and sounds unbelievable plugged into my '76 vibrolux reverb. I'm a very satisfied customer and appreciate you delivering such quality guitars to players like me. Keep up the good work! Best, Dave Muller, SFC
Hi Joe, I picked up the guitar yesterday and boy was I blown away by what I saw. It is truly a work of art. The slightly understated elegance of this guitar really comes together into a sublime sculptural piece. The workmanship and proportions are just flawless. And of course the tone is also beautiful. The upper register sounds like a bell that rings forever. It is much louder than a nice archtop I have of similar proportions. This is the second instrument I have bought from you and my expectations have been exceeded both times. Thank you for being out there. Bill Richmond, Plympton, MA

While I've bought and sold before on other internet auction sites there is no comparison to the level of service provided by Friendly, knowledgeable, professional treatment at every step along the way. Loved the tongue-in-cheek packing instructions! Received payment very promptly that was even better than the initial estimate. I'm not a luthier but in over 50 years of playing and working in music stores I've learned quite a lot about setting up guitars and I must say I was very impressed by the attention that was bestowed on my guitar before its new owner took possession. (Not to mention the reasonable cost for those repairs.) Rest assured that whether you're buying or selling through Joe V. you will have the very best experience possible. Sal d'Alessandro, Higganum, CT
Dear Joe: Thanks for putting the Eastman Pisano in my hands. It’s everything I hoped for and then some. Canada Take Note: is the perfect place to buy your instrument. Joe suggested USPS/CanadaPost for shipping. It was cost effective, fully trackable both sides of the border, no bogus ‘brokerage’ or ‘handling’ fees, on time and in exactly the condition described. I look forward to doing it all again some day! Charles Croft, Victoria BC.
Hey Joe,  I received the Nopolitano in perfect condition... (T)he guitar is settling in to it's new action and humidity controlled environment. By the end of the first day of playing it really started to warm up, man this instrument sounds and feels wonderful.  I'm really happy that I decided to grab this rare beauty.  Thanks again for the help and background info. Aaron Madden, Burbank, CA 
 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! 2004 Dale Unger American Legend, all solid, all carved, highly flamed, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating humbucker, super player $4750/$4895

Just In! c.1935 Orpheum Imperator 'C', ultra-rare, ornate prewar 16" model, all carved, highly flamed, exceptionally fine voice, a marvel $2395/$2470

Just In! 1939 Gibson L-50, comfy 16" body like 20's L-5, solid spruce top and carved tiger maple back, Gibson's most popular archtop, best buy! $2395/$2470

Just In! 2001 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, highly flamed ES-175 style body, all gold hardware, '57 Classic PAF, great shape, best buy! $2295/$2360

Just In! 2003 Triggs San Salvador, hand carved, intensely flamed, tap tuned 17" body, Armstrong floating humbucker, outstanding performer, best buy $3495/$3570

Just In! 2014 Gibson CS-356 Flame Top, AAA maple top; compact, lightweight 14" body; '57 PAFs, ES-355 styling, mint with tags and COA $3495/$3605

Special! 1953 Gibson ES-140, rare full depth 3/4 size body, warm P-90 pickup, a pint-sized 175, the ultimate jazz traveler, cuuute! HOLD

Special! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, full vine peghead, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, true classic tone, gorgeous $3295/$3390
Just In! 1933 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, engraved banner headstock, early 16 1/2" body, 1 3/4" nut, big voice, exceptionally rare transitional model $3295/$3390
New Price! 2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Model, compact, all carved featherweight 14" slimline body, extended 22 fret cutaway, built-in humbucker, road ready! $2995/$3085

Just In! 2015 Gibson Byrdland Florentine, highly flamed, rare 60's style deep cutaway, extended fretboard range, twin '57 PAFs, minty! $6495/$6695

Just In! 1947 Epiphone Broadway, tiger flame back, all carved 17" body, big open voice, fine original condition, ready to roll $3495/$3605

New Price! 1971-2 Gibson ES-150DCN, rare blonde, full depth, fully hollow double cutaway archtop, fast neck, master volume, sparkling condition HOLD

Special! 1934 Epiphone Masterbilt Deluxe, rare final 16" version, first tree-of-life peghead, long scale, birdseye back, ivoroid guard, 'rope' binding, thunders! HOLD

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Broadway, bearclaw top, all carved 17" body, fine high frets, easy neck, lightweight, big bold voice $3295/$3390

New Price! c.1962 Gibson L-5CTN 'Lonesome George', ultra-rare all acoustic blonde, all carved thinline body, museum condition, scarcest L-5 ever $26,950/$27,795

Just In! 2013 Campellone Deluxe, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong humbucker, classic deco styling from a favorite builder $4995/$5145

New Price! 1976 Gibson Super 400C, one of 15, all carved acoustic super jumbo body, floating Armstrong PAF, elegant neck, rare and gorgeous $6995/$7175

Special! 2002 Unger American Dream 7 String, gorgeous 17" flame maple body, feedback-resisitant design, comfy neck profile, best buy $3495/$3605

New Price! 2006 Campellone Standard, all carved, full depth 16" body, built-in '57 Classic PAF, super comfy player from a favorite builder $3750/$3865

Special! 2003 Borys B-420, rare 17" all carved model, Armstrong built-in PAF, generous 1 13/16" nut, the pros choice, sweet player $5495/$5635

Special! 1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, spectacular all carved 17" figured Koa body, floating Armstrong humbucker; clean, elegant design $5495/$5635

Special! 2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, breathtaking commemorative instrument, staggering tonewoods, brilliant museum-quality design $13,995/$14,420

New Price! 2007 Buscarino Custom Paul Bollenback Monarch MIDI, 17" all carved body, built-in humbucker plus MIDI bridge, unlimited tonal versatility $6995/$7210

Special! 1975 Guild X-175 Manhattan, all original, 17" body like ES-350, Rhode Island built, master volume, gleaming condition, best buy! $2395/$2470

New Price! 2010 Benedetto Americana, sumptuous 17" quilted maple body, 1 3/4" nut, built-in A-6 humbucker, best buy in a true all-carved Benedetto $7495/$7725
New Price! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, pristine! $5495/$5635
Just In! 2002 Shelley Park Encore, Selmer style gypsy jazzer, as played by Django, long scale 14 fret neck, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, superb $3495/$3605

New Price! 2012 Campellone Standard, 16" all carved Venetian cutaway body, built in Gibson humbucker, great player, best buy! $3795/$3915

Just In! 1957 Gibson ES-175, last of the original P-90 models, feather light, sweet neck, superb condition, the classic bop box HOLD

Best Buy! 2010 Holst 17 Custom, all carved highly flamed 17" body, Vintage Vibe humbucker, K&K piezo, super gig guitar from top Oregon builder $3295/$3390

1997 PRS Custom 22 '10 Top' deeply flamed maple top, lightweight body, 5 way pickup selector, comfy player, versatile tone $1995/$2055

Just In! 2006 Gibson ES-335 Dot Reissue 'Black Beauty', all original, twin '57 Classic PAFs, versatile player, elegant looks, best buy HOLD

New Price! 1959 Merle Travis NAMM Show Super 400, unique presentation guitar, honeybee inlay, Travis Bigsby and armrest, an historic masterpiece SOLD

Just In! 2013 Solomon Doubletop 16, ultralight spruce/graphite top, 16" black walnut body, 1 7/8" nut, Armstrong floating PAF; clear, strong voice SOLD

Special! 1995 Gibson LeGrand, all carved, highly figured X-braced 17" body, successor to Johnny Smith model, original BJB pickup, rare find SOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo
Special! 1997 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, highly figured 16" body, gold hardware, desirable version with built-in pickup, babied example, best buy! SOLD

c.1948 Gibson ES-300, rare premium postwar model, 17" long scale L-5 size body, all original, P-90 pickup, big warm voice, striped tweed case! SOLD

New Price! 1949 Gibson L-7CN, first year! one of 33, spectacular maple body, all original, feather light, sparkling voice, museum condition SOLD

1964 Gibson ES-330TD, wide neck, all original, featherlight, twin P-90 pickups, warm open voice, super clean SOLD

Just In! 1960 Gibson ES-330TD, all original, twin P-90 pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, the best neck, lightweight and resonant, showroom condition SOLD

The Epi Center

Special! 1959 Epiphone Broadway, rare first year example, pristine museum condition, twin NY pickups, full 1 11/16" nut, Carousel knobs, breathtaking $2795/$2885

1945 Epiphone Deluxe, rare blonde finish, highly figured 17 3/8" body, cloud inlays, original tortoise guard, brilliant voice, a real looker SOLD

1945 Epiphone Triumph, Ivory Blonde, very rare wartime version with ivory finish top, blonde body and neck, big open voice, spectacular! SOLD

1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, very early Epi cutaway, rare original Epi floating pickguard pickup, all carved 17" body, super condition SOLD

New Price! 1946 Epiphone Emperor, extravagant tiger flame, all carved 18 1/2" body, solid Adirondack top, full size floating humbucker, spectacular! SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

New Price! 2010 Collings I-35 Deluxe, ultra-light design, all-solid figured mahogany semi-hollow body, Brazilian fingerboard, TV Jones pickups, floats! $3995/$4115

New Price! 2010 Sadowsky Ultra-Vintage S-Style, lightweight chambered body, DeMarzio pickups, versatile onboard preamp, hot model! $2795/$2885

New Price! 1999 PRS Hollowbody I, ultra-light thinline body, solid carved spruce soundboard, blend pot; versatile, comfy player, best buy! SOLD

Blowout! 1993 National Style O, 12 fret single cone, rolled f-holes, Hawaiian scene over bright nickel finish, big brilliant voice, best buy! 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 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:

Want list previews: If you're looking for any particular instrument you don't see here, please email your requests to, and we'll be happy to send previews of your want list items before they are posted to the site. 

1951 Epiphone Triumph Regent, blonde, ultra-rare factory double pickup pickguard, all carved 17" deep cutaway body, a marvel on the way

1999 Gibson ES-175, ebony, special edition with all gold hardware, elegant version of the classic jazz box has arrived

1995 Michel Dunn Maccaferri Tribute, original style grand bouche gypsy jazz guitar, with internal soundbox reflector, huge warm bass, a masterpiece has arrived

2006 Gibson L-5CES Wes Montgomery, sunburst, highly flamed all carved 17" body, built-in '57 Classic PAF, high demand guitar! on the way

1931 Gibson L-10, ebony finish, all carved 16" body, like 20's L-5, ornate fingerbpard inlay, rare and striking model on the way

c. 2000 D'Angelico NYL-2, blonde, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, solid spruce top, Armstrong floating P-90, ebony board, out of production, best buy! on the way

2015 Gibson ES-335 Memphis Block sunset burst, gloss finish, 'Burst Bucker pickups, stop tail, rolled binding, mint w/COA! has arrived

2015 Gibson ES-335 '63 Block Reissue, cherry, 'Burst Bucker pickups, stop tail, faithful reissue of the classic thinline, mint w/COA! on the way

2000 Moll John Pizzarelli 7 String, blonde, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway, hand built laminate body, stellar performer has arrived

2013 Lehmann Session 16, blonde, all carved, highly flamed, 16" Venetian cutaway body, floating Armstrong PAF, lightweight and responsive has arrived

1959 Gibson ES-350T, sunburst, all original, twin gold PAFs, 17" thinline body, Byrdland scale, factory Bigsby, one of 90, one owner, museum quality HOLD

1933 Gibson L-4, sunburst, 16" all carved roundhole body, very versatile model, lightweight, great shape, love these in the shop

1940 Gibson Super 400, sunburst, all original, full depth noncut body, spectacular bubble maple back, Kluson Sealfast tuners with amber Catalyn keys, nice as they come on the way

1935 Epiphone Olympic Masterbilt, sunburst, rare early 14" body, as played by David Rawlings, one-owner guitar in splendid condition, hard to find in the shop

New! 2017 Loar LH-700VS, sunburst, hand carved 16" body, vintage style Cremona nitro finish, faithful reissue of the classic 20's L-5, best buy! SOLD

2014 Gibson ES-335 Custom Shop 1963 Block Reissue, cherry, ultra-faithful reprise of the thinline classic, 1 11/16" neck, mint with tags and COA SOLD

1954 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, sunburst, all carved, black walnut 18 1/2" top-of-the-line cutaway, ornate scribed inlay, original floating pickup, super rare in the shop

1944 Levin Model 22, sunburst, 17" full depth black walnut body, solid carved spruce top, rare Swedish model, lightweight and responsive in the shop

Roland AC-60, featherlight versatile compact amp, anti-feedback notch filter ready

Trace Acoustic TA-50 amp, tiny, powerful, versatile jazz combo amp, no longer in production ready

Kent Armstrong Handwound Floating Pickups. Handmade in Vermont by Kent himself. Humbucking, single coil, 6 and 7 string: simply the best there is.
Pick Up The World Soundboard pickups. Crisp, accurate acoustic sound, uses your own bridge. New 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: 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, and Saturdays by appointment. We are located in Seattle, WA, near downtown and Lake Washington, and welcome vistors by appointment. For North American orders only, call toll free 877.850.1978. Fax: 206.322.5692.

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