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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: Hi Joe, I just wanted to say thank you for the (Fender D'Aquisto) guitar. It is a really beautiful looking and sounding instrument and I hope to enjoy it for years to come. Also, the guitar packaging was really well done. It has been a very smooth and professional transaction. I am glad that I purchased the guitar from you. Take care, John Janas, Missisauga, ONT
Joe, I have worked with you for years buying and selling guitars, repairing guitars and buying parts from you.  As a "frequent flyer" on my experience with you has been excellent. The only "issue" I have is when I send you a guitar to sell the great pictures and description you create make me wonder why I would sell such a great guitar. But they always sell.  Seriously, you have created a great vintage archtop community, when you sell one of my guitars I feel it is always going to someone who will appreciate it. Thanks again, Greg Buchanan, Boise, ID
Over the past decade, I've purchased 3  and sold 3 (different) guitars through As both seller and  buyer I've been very happy with all my dealings with Joe. He's been professional, prompt, and honest in representing all the guitars. From a sellers point of view: I don't enjoy the haggling of selling and I don't have a vast reach of contacts. Joe photographed and advertised my guitars professionally and sold them much quicker and likely at a better price than I would have been able to. From a buyers perspective: Joe helped me narrow down my search, arranged for a skype demo, and accurately described each of the guitars I bought. For anyone looking to either sell or buy a nice vintage archtop guitar, I'm happy to recommend working with Dr Christopher Gratham, North Vancouver, BC
Joe, Thank you for another excellent archtop sales transaction and high level of value added service. Greatly appreciate your making the process easy, smooth, and successful! It has been some years since the prior two successful transactions. Glad to know that I made the right choice in coming back to you this for this recent sale. Given my hectic work schedule it's a big relief to not spend my time and energy trying to do such a sale myself and have someone like you that I can trust to do the job for me. 3 in a row, that's a super track record. Will certainly contact you if I have the need for a 4th. You're 'da Man! Best, Mark S. Redwood City, CA
Superb guitar (S-400C) from 1969. Not a mark on it, in fact don’t see any play wear, it’s beyond anything I’ve seen. It’s new condition and superb. Mike Binder, Palm Springs, CA
Joe, Thank you for everything. The (Andersen) guitar arrived safely and very well packaged, as usual. I'm playing it as we speak! It really is an amazing guitar! It's so comfortable, very light, with a great nut width, and oh - I completely fell in love with the slim D neck profile, worn just enough! I feel there is so much yet to be discovered with this guitar. It has an honest voice with a unique caracter. It's definitely one of the greatest archtops I've played.  Thank you Joe, and a warm thank you to Steve as well. Best, Marcus Savard-Lowry, Montreal
Thanks much for your professionalism and the fine instrument that you have provided me. I hope that the new owner of the New Yorker will enjoy playing it as much as I did over the years. ... It has been a pleasure in doing business with you. Ray Kurth, Bellmawr, NJ 
Hi Joe - Thanks for taking care of the successful sale of my Kenny Hill 7 String!  Great to hear that the new owner is thrilled with his new guitar...Paul Mimlitsch, Evergreen, CO
I heartily endorse Joe Vinikow at after working with him and selling my guitar.  His professionalism, knowledge of instruments and friendliness all combined to create an excellent experience for me.  I would recommend him to anyone who is either buying or selling a guitar. William Dikel, St. Paul, MN
Thanks, Joe, for the fine presentation and sale of my ('68 X-500) guitar. I'm going to miss it, but I'm confident it's now in good (and loving) hands! Mitch Seidman, Boston
Over the past several years I have both bought and sold some wonderful instruments at oftentimes, and understandably so, the emphasis is placed on the buying experience. Indeed, is the world's primer source for fine vintage guitars, and without exception, my buying experiences there have all been fantastic. This duely acknowledged, it should also be stressed that is a great place to sell your guitar. I have always been impressed with how on top of the market Joe stays. Consistently, his recommended price to put on a guitar for sale is right in the sweet spot that is fair to both buyer and seller. Joe doesn't want to see a customer sell an instrument for a price that is rediculously low, and by the same token, he will not try to sell a guitar for an inflated amount. In short, his assessments are spot on. Recently, I sent Joe two very fine guitars that frankly, I hated to sell. But they weren't being played much, and you can't keep them all. Being a true guitar affectionado, Joe understood, and assured me that he would find them both good new homes. He did, and in short order. Thanks Joe, much appreciated. Paul Moore, Topeka, KS.

 Joe, Picked up the Buscarino today and it is definitely a keeper.  Wonderful sound unplugged and amplified. Thank you for another great archtop guitar. Gary Kerber, Urbana, Il.
Joe, this makes five guitars that you have helped me place or purchase, and you have exceeded my expectations every time. There is simply no other place to buy or sell an archtop guitar. I'm a customer for life. Kenny Wunder, Madison, WI
I have bought and sold many guitars over the years, and having done both with, I can positively say they're the best. Joe is knowledgeable, fair, and a great guy to boot. Thanks, Joe!- Don Garrett, Bethleham, PA
  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 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid spruce top, highly figured 17" body, upgrade Armstrong Single Coil floating pickup, super player! $3195/$3290

Just In! 1953 Gibson L-7N, lightweight, highly figured 17" full depth body, stunning 100% original condition, one of 14, an eye-popper $3995/$4115

Just In! c.1947 Gibson L-5, bubble maple back, prewar script logo, DeArmond floating pickup, big voice, great player, best buy $5495/$5665

Just In! 1955 Gibson ETG-50 Tenor, rare 16" full depth electric tenor guitar, original P-90 pickup, one of 44, all original, clean! $2495/$2575

Just In! 2013 Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour, comfy 15" slimmed depth body, all carved, floating J. Smith, mint w/tags and COA, rare! $6495/$6695

Just In! 2009 Trenier Motif, all carved 16" body, innovative oval soundboard, figured mahogany body, sound port, big vibrant voice! $6495/$6695

Just In! 2015 Gibson '59 ES-175 VOS, meticulous resissue, nice full neck, aged nickel parts, 50's style PAF, showroom condition HOLD

Just In! 1953 Gibson LG-2, featherweight, X-braced body, gleaming condition, big voice in a compact body, sweet $2995/$3085

Just In! 1953 Epiphone Broadway, all carved, 17" bubble maple body, rare 'blossom' peghead, Armstrong floating single coil, lovely $3295/$3395

Just In! 2007 Comins Classic, all carved, highly figured, 17" tap tuned body, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrong PAF, stunning $5995/$6175

Just In! 1949 Epiphone Devon, rare short-lived model, 17" full depth body, solid carved top, long scale, big voice, best buy! $2250/$2325
Blowout! 2010 Schaefer Fred Hamilton Model, compact, all carved, featherweight 14" slimline body, extended cutaway, built-in humbucker, steal it! $1995/$2055

Just In! 1962 Gibson J-200N, rare blonde, 17" bubble maple body, 1 11/16" neck, vibrant and resonant, big full voice! $5995/$6175

Just In! 2006 Ribbecke Monterey, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong floating humbucker, top builder, magnificent $9950/$10,250

Just In! 1935 D'Angelico Style 'A', very rare early example, debut 17" body, ornate headstock, Adirondack top, Armstrong floater, rich voice $12,995/$13,390

New Price! 1994 Grimes Jazz Nouveau, spectacular all carved 17" figured Koa body, floating Armstrong humbucker; clean, elegant design $4995/$5145

Just In! 1959 Gibson ES-225TN, rare blonde, feather light, original P-90, nice full neck, gleaming condition, Gibson's first thinline, best buy! SOLD

1994 Gibson 'George Gobel' Custom, one-off thinline reissue of L-5C, BJB floating pickup, Triggs built; comfy, rare and minty! $9995/$10,295

1998 Guild Stuart X-700, solid carved spruce top, highly flamed body, late Westerly guitar, rare model, compare to L-5CES, best buy! $3750/$3865

1967 Gibson ES-335 Custom, rare walnut finish, custom '50s deep neck, 100% original, Pat. sticker humbuckers, factory Bigsby, gorgeous player $5495/$5635

New Price! 1997 PRS Custom 22 '10 Top' deeply flamed maple top, lightweight body, 5 way pickup selector, comfy player, versatile tone $1895/$1950

1994 Heritage Super Eagle, top of the line, all carved, deeply flamed 18" body, ebony board, the working player's S-400, best buy! $3995/$4115

2006 Eastman AR-805CE, all carved, lightweight, resonant 16" body, 1 3/4" ebony board, upgrade Bartolini humbucker, best buy! $1995/$2055

1991 Fender D'Aquisto Elite, comfy 16" body, spruce soundboard, built-in PAF style humbucker, ebony board and hardware, best buy! $2795/$2885

New Price! 1975 Guild X-175 Manhattan, all original, 17" body like ES-350, Rhode Island built, master volume, gleaming condition, best buy! HOLD

New Price! 1954 Levin Model 1 Deluxe, ultra-rare top-line model, massive 18 5/8" black walnut body, all carved, ornate scribed inlay, huge voice $4895/$5045

Just In! 1957 Guild Manhattan X-175, 17" full depth body, Franz pickups, New York label, compare to ES-350, rare model, best buy! HOLD

Special! 2012 Grimes Pescatore, 40th Anniversary, breathtaking commemorative instrument, staggering tonewoods, brilliant museum-quality design HOLD

1995 Michael Dunn Maccaferri, original early 30's style w/ internal sound reflector, deep resonant bass, nice wide nut, huge voice $3495/$3605

2013 Lehmann Session 16, all carved, extravagantly flamed, slimmed depth 16" body, Armstrong PAF, comfy beveled rim, best buy! $3495/$3605

New Price! 2013 Guild GSR X-180, special edition, highly flamed 16" body, Duncan '59 PAFs, ebony board, one of 30, best buy! $2195/$22265

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

Just In! 1933 D'Angelico 16, extremely rare, very early snakehead model, previously unknown example, great player, resonant and historic SOLD

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Just In! 2012 Gibson Memphis ES-335 '63 Block Reissue, 'Burst Bucker pickups, aged nickel hardware, comfy neck, all original w/COA! HOLD

New Price! 1969 Gibson Byrdland Venetian, highly figured 17" slim-depth body, solid carved top, all original, Pat. Sticker pickups, fast scale, gorgeous $5495/$5635

Just In! 1952 Gibson ES-150, 17" body, long scale, original P-90 pickup, nice full neck, vintage tone at a player's price, clean machine $2750/$2835

2000 Les Paul Classic Premium Plus, top version with intensely flamed top, comfy '60 neck, hot pickups, all tags, sweet $1995/$2055

Just In! 1959 Gibson ES-225T, Gibson's first thinline, original P-90 pickup, feather light, nice full neck, last year, showroom condition HOLD

1989 Gibson L-5CES, all carved, intensely flamed body, '57 Classic PAFs, all original, Hitchens signed Master Model label, grab it! HOLD

1949 Gibson L-7, all carved, full depth 17" body, big clear voice, handsome example, the working player's L-5, best buy! SOLD

The Epi Center

Just In! 1954 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, 17" full depth body, original NY single coil pickup, classic tone, sweet neck, gleaming condition $2595/$2675

Special! 1950 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent, highly flamed 17" body, full vine peghead, deep cutaway, twin NY pickups, true classic tone, gorgeous SOLD

New Price! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, all solid, all carved 17" deep cutaway body, peghead truss rod, rare model, great sounder, best buy! HOLD

Just In! 1954 Epiphone Emperor Cutaway, very rare model, 18 1/2" body, DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, 13 ply (!) binding, Berklee veteran SOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2001 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid spruce top, 17" body, ebony fingerboard, stairstep tailpiece, model now discontinued, bright and shiny HOLD

Just In! 2006 Gretsch White Falcon, top-line model, all gold hardware and binding, Filter'Tron humbuckers, Bigsby, all tags, immaculate $2795/$2885

2003 Hopkins Monarch 17, all carved top-line model, intensely figured, ultra-light and resonant, floating Armstrong humbucker, stunning $5495/$5665

Special! 1998 Fender D'Aquisto Ultra, #31 of 32, extremely rare ultra-premium model, intensely flamed, all carved, fast neck, outstanding value! $4995/$5145

1977 Guild Starfire IV, classic Rhode Island Guild, amber blonde finish, master volume, easy neck, best buy! $2395/$2470

2006 Ribbecke Halfling, innovative flat-and-archtop design, deep bass and sustain, all carved, rare example with floral peghead, thunders! SOLD

2001 D'Angelico NYL-2, solid spruce top, highly flamed 17" body, floating J. Smith style pickup, out of production, all original, best buy! HOLD

2017 Ribbecke Phoenix, intensely flamed, all carved, comfy 16" slimmed depth body, Golden Age humbucker, spectacular 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: [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. 

1918 The Gibson L-1, blonde, all carved 13 1/2" round hole archtop, tortoise tailpiece, nice wide 1 13/16" nut, classiest travel guitar ever in the shop

2015 Borys B-120, sunburst, highly figured 16" maple body, comfy 2 1/4" depth, built-in Armstrong PAF, feedback resistant design, classic gig guitar on the way

2008 Thorell Legato, blonde, all carved 16 3/4" body, intensely flamed black walnut body, tap tuned spruce top, sound port, spectacular! on the way

1999 Heritage Golden Eagle, sunburst, tap-tuned 17" Venetian cutaway body, Kent Armstrong floating PAF, great player, best buy has arrived

1977 Gibson ES-175DN blonde, original twin humbuckers, 1 11/16" nut, handsome natural finish, the classic jazz box on the way

1917 Gibson L-4, sunburst, all carved 16" oval hole body, 12 fret neck, full 1 3/4" neck, 'The Gibson' peghead, lovely old player, amazing voice! has arrived

1950 Gibson Super 400, sunburst, all carved 18" noncut body, gorgeous bubble maple back, gleaming condition, all original, superb on the way

1934 Gibson L-5, sunburst, last year for 16" body, block inlay, floating Benedetto humbucker, very fine example, high demand guitar on the way

New! 2017 Loar LH-700VS, sunburst, hand carved 16" body, faithful reissue of the classic 20's L-5, free high-precision setup, best buy! ready

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.
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: [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, 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.

Page last updated: 11-13-17. All images and text c. 2017, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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