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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:  Hi Joe, The Elite is great guitar! You described the condition of the guitar perfectly and it arrived safely in large part because of how well it was packed and  prepped for shipping. I hope I can purchase another archtop from you again soon. Thanks for your attention to detail and for the perfect buying experience. Greg Utzig , Pt. Washington, NY
Archtop and other collectible guitars change loving hands amidst a small segment of humanity. The exposure obtained through is a real ‘value-add.’ I’ve sold two through the site and both times, certainly got a better outcome than I ever would ‘locally.’ Thanks Joe! Mark Gregory, Valencia, CA
I have sold and bought several guitars through Joe over the years. He’s always a pleasure to work with and, this is the place to get the best price on a sale because of his reputation for moving quality instruments! Recommend him highly! Vince McKnight, Washington, DC
 Hi Joe, I am happy to report that the (S-400) arrived safely.  I gave it 6 hours out of the shipping box to acclimate then took it out of it’s case. It’s gorgeous for sure and in excellent shape.  Certainly in great condition for a 30 year old guitar.  I positioned and setup the bridge per your instructions. It sounds wonderful plugged in or just acoustically, and the neck is fine. I will get my guitar tech to do a setup with my strings and preferences, but out of the box it’s a winner for sure. Thanks for making this available! Steve Austin, Elk Grove, CA

Hey Joe -Here's the review (of the 1998 L-5CES and Enjoy! Yours, David Boles,

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Spring Sale!

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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Special! 2013 Eastman 184-MX, all solid flame maple thinline body, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, versatile, best buy! $1795/$1855

Just In! 1997 Epiphone Deluxe Regent, one-off Heritage custom reissue, all carved, vintage hardware, clouds and vines, astounding $5495/$5665

Just In! 2000 Victor Baker Model 18 Special, rare 18" model, all carved, flame maple body, Bartolini floater, best buy! $4995/$5145

New Price! 2000 Gibson Pat Martino Custom, ultra rare blonde, deeply flamed, all solid tonewoods, '57 PAFs, gorgeous $5995/$6175

New Price! 1998 McCurdy Kenmare, all carved, 17" bubble maple body, floating Armstrong PAF, top NYC builder $4995/$5145

New Price! 1999 Bourgeois A-350 Prototype, all carved, highly figured, 16 3/4" body, all original, all acoustic, first one! $4995/$5145

New Price! c.1935 Washburn Deluxe, very rare top-line Regal Custom model, carved spruce top, feather light 15" body, barks! $1995/$2055

New Price! 2000 Comins Classic, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, Armstrong PAF, featherweight, gleaming condition $5995/$6175

Blowout! 1997 Dale Unger American Dream, rare 17" figured birdseye body, Vintage Vibe floating pickup, best buy! $2895/$2985

New Price! 1994 Mortoro Volo Libero, unique double cutaway thinline hollow body, floating Armstrong PAF, innovative design $3495/$3605

New Price! 1977 Hagstrom Jimmy, very first D'Aquisto reissue, comfy 16" oval hole model, full size floating humbucker, historic $2795/$2885

Just In! 2004 D'Angelico NYL-6, rare 17" full depth model, solid spruce top, floating JS pickup, Shino signed, best buy $2495/$2575

Just In! 2009 Sadowsky LS-17, very rare model, highly flamed 17" body, built-in PAF, out of production, pristine $4495/$4635

Just In! 1980 Maccaferri/CSL MAC-10, first gypsy jazz reissue, original Grand Bouche design, hand signed by Maccaferri, rare! $3495/$3635

Just In! 1996 Zimnicki 18, all carved 18" body, AAAA flame, 1 3/4" nut, floating Armstrong PAF, huge voice, best buy! $3495/$3635

Just In! 1995 Gibson ES-175D, tiger flame body, '57 Classic PAFs, gleaming condition, now out of production, stunning $3995/$4115

Just In! c.1985 Fender D'Aquisto Elite, rare ebony finish, comfy 16" body, spruce top, ebony board, upgrade model, elegant player $3250/$3345

Just In! 2023 Stringphonic HRC-01, faithful Howard Roberts tribute, 16" body, full size floating PAF, brand new, best buy! $2495/$2575

Just In! 2020 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 '55 Vintage Select, G brand, western inlays, TV Jones T-Armond Pickups, Bigsby, rocks! $2795/$2885

Just In! 2019 Dupont MD-50B, spectacular Brazilian rosewood body, 670mm scale, lightweight, top Selmer tribute, barks! $4995/$5145

Just In! 2010 Shelley Park Montmartre, large Favino style body, intensely flamed, 670mm scale, cedar top, sound port, spectacular $3750/$3865

Just In! c.1985 Fender D'Aquisto Standard, comfy 16" body, twin humbuckers, figured maple body, showroom condition, best buy $2995/$3085

Just In! 2001 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, highly flamed 16" body, last year for '57 Classic PAF, all original, sweet $3495/$3605

Just In! 2015 Gretsch Country Club G6196 '59 Reissue 17" body, 25 1/2 scale, TV Jones HBs, Bigsby, Cadillac Green! $2995/$3085

Just In! 2005 PRS Custom 24, 20th Anniversary 10 Top, violin burst, intensely figured, wide thin neck, a stunner $2995/$3085

Just In! 2000 D'Angelico NYL-5, scarce model, 17" slimline hollow body, solid spruce top, floating JS pickup, flame body $2995/$3085

The Pride of Kalamazoo

1950 Gibson ES-140, first year, rare 3/4" size archtop, a pint-size ES-175, sparkling condition, traveler's dream $3995/$4115

2002 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis, tobacco burst, highly figured 16" body, floating BJB pickup, first year, gorgeous $3495/$3605

The Epi Center

New Price! 1932 Epiphone Royal Masterbilt, ultra rare early model, 1 3/4" nut, Adirondack top, ribbon mahogany body, barks! HOLD

c.1968 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare 16" solid top model, Gibson made, factory J. Smith pickup, all original HOLD

1948 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Cutaway, rare first year cutaway, vintage ES-350 style pickups, great player, best buy! HOLD

Luthier's Showcase 

2014 Trenier Motif Custom, rare oval hole model, violin finish, Bartolini floater, versatile player, top builder $6495/$6695

2021 FujiGen Masterfield Custom, rare Japan only model, 16" body, Super 58 pickup, all original, best buy $2595/$2675

2021 Taylor 816CE Builder's Edition, innovative soundport cutaway, V Class bracing, Expression 2 pickup, brilliant $2995/$3085

New Price! 2021 Fibertone RC-17, pioneering carbon fiber archtop, L-5 style body, lightweight, strong voice, travelers's dream $2995/$3085

New Price! 1971 Martin 00-18, lightweight and lively, 50 year old tonewood, smooth low action, closet queen! $2995/$3085

early 90's Buscarino Nova Stratocaster, super rare, Fiesta red, solid alder body, maple neck, spring tremelo, top builder $1995/$2055

New Price! 1952 D'Angelico Excel, intensely flamed, stairstep tailpiece and pickguard, thrilling voice, an art deco masterpiece $25,495/$26,780

New Price! 1984 Ibanez Joe Pass JP-20, 16" D'Aquisto design, extended 22 fret neck, all original w/tags, great player! $2395/$2470

2015 Taylor 416CE, satiny Ovangkol body, silky Sitka top, Expression System pickups, rare model, best buy! $1995/ $2055

c.1957 Vega SE-400, rare top model from famed Boston builder, floating single coil pickup, easy neck, best buy! $2495/$2570

1996 Buscarino Cabaret, striking nylon string model, versatile piezo/MIDI pickup system, artist owned HOLD

2021 Eastman AR-605CED, all carved, full depth 16" body, Seth Lover pickups, 1 3/4" nut, pristine, best buy! $1995/$2055

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

2014 Steve Grimes Bluesette, eye-popping, intensely quilted 15" body, Lollar Low-Wind PAF, feather light, spectacular HOLD

1982 Benedetto Cremona, spectacular 17" birdseye maple body, original DeArmond 1100, hand crafted by Bob, a masterwork SOLD

2007 Martin HJ-38 Stefan Grossman, rare jumbo model, Madagascar rosewood, 1 3/4" nut, artist signed, 1 of 4, w/tags HOLD

1951 Fender 5A3 Deluxe Amp, TV front, original tweed, twin 6V6, creamy tone, recently serviced, ready to roll HOLD

1978 Ibanez FA-300, rare model, deeply quilted 17" body, 24 3/4" scale, feedback buster, easy player, best buy! 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. 

1938 Vega C-75 Brazilian, ultra-rare 17" prewar Brazilian Rosewood model, ornate Art-Deco inlay, amazing find in the shop

1941 National New Yorker Electric Spanish, blonde, very rare 16" full depth archtop, feedback busting no soundhole design, amazing

1947 Epiphone Triumph, sunburst, all carved 17" full depth noncut body, big voice, the working player's Deluxe in the shop

2010 Koentopp Chicagoan, blonde, all carved, highly figured 17" Venetian cutaway body, rare find from top LA builder SOLD

1925 Gibson TB/RB-5 Conversion, ball bearing archtop tone ring, fine repro 5 string neck, engraved gold parts, original neck included has arrived

1925 Gibson TB/RB-3 Conversion, ball bearing archtop tone ring, fine repro 5 string neck, original neck included has arrived

2013 Appalachian Dobro, sunburst, square neck, curly maple body, all gold hardware and coverplate, splendid has arrived

2016 Appalachian Dobro, natural finish, square neck, spruce top, black walnut body, Sperzel tuners, best buy! has arrived

2000 Martin J-15, rare model, all mahogany jumbo body flat top, satin finish, Highlander active internal mic, best buy has arrived

New Loar LH-700, sunburst, faithful replica of 20's L-5, new w/warranty, container finally arrived, last one in stock, grab it! has arrived

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, Venmo, Zelle, 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.

Page last updated: 6-3-23. All images and text c. 2023, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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