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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: ... I ordered a pickguard, bracket, and wiring kit for a Heritage Eagle.  Just wanted to say that it worked out great.  Your equipment fit perfectly on the guitar and really helped make the guitar sound great.  Many thanks for your help and advice on the phone.  Here’s a pic of the guitar all out together.  Thanks, Keith Gibson, Bridgeport, CT
Hi Joe, Yay!  The guitar (Loar LH-700) actually made it to the PO yesterday, but I was horribly busy and didn't get to pick it up until a few minutes ago. It's gorgeous -- and even lighter, I think, than the one I had before.  The setup is great, love the action, everything...Thanks good sir for the prompt shipment and for your courtesy. Peace to you, Loren Whitaker, Cornettsville, KY
I had a great experience selling my Golden Eagle with Joe.  He is friendly and professional, and gets great results. Dean Swanson, Seattle
Joe, The Guild X-700 arrived at my house yesterday and my friend picked it/tested it out yesterday as well.  Long story short, he's glad that I "forced" him into the purchase as he likes the guitar a lot.  This being said, the guitar arrived exactly as described.  Please consider the sale a done deal! Thanks for yet another smooth transaction, Joe. Regards, Nikhil Baliga, Sugar Land, TX
Hello Joe, My new 2013 blonde L5CES is truly inspiring. As described it is in mint condition and professionally set up. This is the second instrument I have ordered from you and I am very happy with both guitars. You are clearly a trustworthy source for high end quality instruments and I will not hesitate to buy from you again in the future. Thank you, Heinrich Grube, Winthrop, ME
Hi Joe, ...just received the (consignment) check. Seeing the repair charge was less than the estimate was just icing on the cake. Thanks again for your superb work with presenting that guitar at its best and moving it so quickly. Happy New Year, Mark Anagnostopulos, Brattleboro, VT
Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Think this was the first year I was really able to surprise (my husband).  He loves it! Lee Hearther, Yardley, PA
Dear Joe, I’ve bought too many guitars from you over the years than I can list or even remember. I haven’t sold many until recently and I wish to thank you once again for the fast sale and great price you got for me. I’m glad to hear the new holder of that 1959 Gibson is happy. You’re the BEST!  Dave B, Vero Beach, Florida
For many years has been THE place to buy and sell archtop guitars and I’m lucky to have used them for both purposes in the past.  Their product descriptions and Joe’s knowledge as a player makes buying sight-unseen a safe experience for me in remote eastern Canada.  As someone who has recently caught the gypsy-jazz bug, and is in the process of cycling through guitars to figure out what I like, I couldn’t be happier that Joe is now also carrying these wonderful guitars.  They helped me sell a very nice Dupont VRB and I can report that they clearly have the knowledge to describe these guitars accurately, and the whole selling process was simple and remarkably efficient.  Already looking forward to doing business with again.   Thanks! Gordon Yamazaki, Frerickton, NB, Canada
Hi Joe, I received the 1960 L5C: The most beautiful guitar that has ever sat in my lap. Looking at it is almost as nice as playing it. Also, you did a fantastic job on the extra pickguard/pickup assembly. The guitar sounds amazing acoustically & electrically.Thanks for the wonderful experience. Best Wishes, Joey Backenstoe Palmdale, CA

....thank you!! Love the (Eimers) guitar!! What a sound! And nice neck profile...fits me perfectly! Steve Jones, Lake Linden, MI
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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New! DeArmond 1100 and 1000 Rhythm Chief Pickups, the original floating pickup, gold or chrome, vintage tone and looks, details here
Just In!

New Price! c.1960s Albanus 17, ultra rare 24" scale archtop, all carved full depth body, lightning player, historic builder $5495/$5665

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

New Price! 2003 Guild Benedetto Johnny Smith Award, splendid reissue of the classic, all carved, floating S-6 pickup, pristine $4895/$5049

Just In! 1931 Gibson L-5, dot neck, solid braces, pearl keys, sweet neck, gorgeous maple, sumptuous tone, finest era $24,995/$25,750

Just In! 1939 Gibson L-50, solid carved top and back, featherlight 16" body, generous 1 3/4" nut, big voice, great shape, best buy $2595/$2675

Just In! c.2003 Guild X-500, rare blonde, highly figured 17" body, Benedetto pickups, 1 11/16" nut, elegant neck, best buy $2595/$2680

Just In! 2014 Gibson '59 ES-175D VOS, most faithful reissue, aged hardware, nice full neck, MHS humbuckers, fanatical detail HOLD

Just In! 1938 Gibson L-5, rare 'Advanced' prewar 17" model with long scale, parallel bracing; big bold voice, great shape $7995/$8235

1967 Epiphone Howard Roberts, rare original version with solid carved top, Gibson built, factory JS pickup, versatile wonder HOLD

Just In! 1931 Epiphone Broadway Masterbilt, our earliest Epi ever, walnut body, scribed inlays, banner headstock, brilliant voice, amazing $3995/$4115

Just In! 2006 Trenier Magnolia, all carved, deeply figured 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, floating humbucker, sweet voice, top builder SOLD

New Price! 1945 Epiphone Deluxe, spectacular tiger flamed body, cloud inlays, vine peghead, fine pro restoration, big voice, breathtaking HOLD

Just In! 1993 PRS Dragon II, spectacular presentation model, 218 piece precious metal/gemstone inlay, #22 of 100, sparkling condition $15,995/$16,475

Just In! 2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, rare blonde, extravagantly flamed 15" thinline, body, feedback buster, gig-ready, gorgeous $3495/$3605

Just In! 2009 Sadowsky Semi-Hollow, 2 tone burst, 15" thinline body, lightweight, feedback resistant chambered body, gleaming condition $3250/$3345

Just In! 2010 Schaefer 15, comfy, ultra-light, all carved 15" thinline body, floating Armstrong PAF, hard to find, the ultimate gigmeister $3995/$4175

Featured! 1997 Comins Classic, all carved, tap tuned 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, always a favorite $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

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! Django's Castle
New Price! 2011 Rodrigo Shopis D'Artagnan Model F, solid rosewood body, large Favino design, slim neck, Calton flight case, best buy HOLD

Just In! 2014 DuPont MD-50B, gorgeous Brazilian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 11/16" nut, top builder, brilliant voice SOLD

1950 Selmer Modele Jazz, rare original postwar example, featherweight Brazilian body, as played by Django, thunders! $24,995/$25,750

2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $4995/$5145

2004 Gallato Modele Tchavolo Schmitt, 1938 Selmer replica, rosewood body, handbuilt in Paris, bright clear voice, best buy! $2495/$2575

1999 Shelley Park Encore, solid Indian rosewood body, 670mm scale, 1 3/4" nut, lightweight, brilliant build, great value $3295/$3399

The Pride of Kalamazoo

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, first year blonde cutaway, one of 10, Armstrong floater, the Holy Grail $12,495/$12,875

1935 Gibson L-5, very rare late 16" body, solid braces, 1 3/4" nut, transitional f-holes, pointed fingerboard, sparkling voice, brilliant player! $9995/$10,295

1936 Gibson L-7E Conversion, 17" all carved X-braced body, ornate inlays, 50's factory installed P-90 pickup, unique find $2995/$3085

1939 Gibson L-5P, rare first year cutaway, one of 43, superb condition, striped tweed case, historic example, astounding find $19,995/$20,295

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

1947 Gibson L-7, all carved 17" body, long scale, prewar script logo, exceptionally fine voice, L-5 quality at a player's price SOLD

1957 Gibson LG-1, comfy compact body, feather light, big guitar sound, popular model, best buy $1995/$2055

The Epi Center

Just In! 1959 Epiphone Deluxe Cutaway, ultra-rare model, solid carved top, gorgeous amber blonde, first year, one of 14, amazing $5495/$5665

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

Luthier's Showcase 
2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5995/$6175

1988 Guild X-500, gleaming 17" full depth body, all gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, warm voice, elegant neck, best buy! $2495/$2575

2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight and resonant, great player $3750/$3865

New Price! 1999 Bourgeois A-350 7 String, highly flamed, all carved 17" body, Benedetto S-7 floating humbucker, one of only two ever built $3995/$4115

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

New Price! 2002 Nickerson FC-3 Seven String, rare flat top 7 string, figured mahogany body, Baggs pickup, big bass and sustain $2995/$3085

1961 Fender Precision Bass, one owner for 4 decades, slab neck, older amber natural finish, pre-CBS quality, player priced! $5995/$6175

2005 Martin 000-28VS, faithful 20's reissue, 12 fret rosewood body, wide 1 13/16" nut, slot head, lightweight and resonant $2795/$2880

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

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

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

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

Just In! 1999 Heritage Golden Eagle, all carved, handsomely flamed 17" body, Armstrong floating PAF, sweet neck, best buy! SOLD

2015 Benedetto 16-B Custom, built for artist Jim Fox, Manhattan style hybrid, cover feature in Just Jazz Guitar, superb SOLD

1969 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, highly figured, 17" X-braced body, 1 3/4" nut, orange label, sweet player SOLD

New Price! 2007 Trenier Broadway, all carved, X-braced, 16" black walnut body, floating Armstrong PAF, top builder, brilliant voice! HOLD

2004 D'Aquisto Solo, solid 17" spruce top, intensely flamed maple body, ebony wedge bridge, gorgeous, hard to find 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. 

2010 McAlister OM-45, natural, Brazilian body, Adirondack top, abalone trim, ultra-premium model from top builder, stuniing on the way

2012 Thorell Frank Vignola Studio, violin burst, all carved tapered depth 15" body, floating single coil pickup, hand built by Ryan, superb on the way

1967 Gibson ES-175, sunburst, original Pat. Sticker pickup, oriange label, easy neck, lightweight, great shape, the classic has arrived

Gibson L-5 Lee Ritenour Signature, sunburst, compact 15" slimline body, all carved, floating JS pickup, rare model, player's delight on the way

1953 Gibson ES-175D, sunburst, first year for twin P-90 pickups, great player, sweet voice on the way

2013 Maegen Wells 16", blonde, all carved, highly flamed Ribbecke style archtop, floating Bartolini pickup, Koa trim, sweet has arrived

1956 Gibson ES-175D, blonde! last full year for the twin P-90 pickups, great shape, just gorgeous has arrived

1931 Martin C-2, sunburst, rare first year round hole model, solid Brazilian rosewood body, an archtop OM-28, amazing in the shop

2006 Trenier Broadway, blonde, all carved 16" highly figured noncut tiger maple body, Alpine spruce top, stunning looks and tone has arrived

1993 Dupont MC-30, original Maccaferri D hole 'grand bouche' body, 12 fret 640mm scale, rosewood body, warm voice with great projection has arrived

2003 Heritage Super KB Signature, blonde, all carved, highly figured 18" Florentine cutaway, gold Fralins, #27 of 50, hand signed by Kenny Burrell in the shop

1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, sunburst, all carved 17" cutaway acoustic, big, bold voice, best buy on the way

1978 Guild Artist Award, original gold DeArmond 1100 floating pickup, gorgous amber blonde finish, superb on the way

1951 Epiphone Emperor Varitone, sunburst, 18 1/2" flamed body, triple NY pickups, push-button selector, rare first year example on the way

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.
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: 2-11-19. All images and text c. 2019, Seattle. All rights reserved. Reuse of images and text by permission only. 

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