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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, Just received the 1966-67 Gibson ES 175 today, simply put this is a players dream guitar, a sight to behold. As & session player I grew up with a vintage 1953 ES
175 which was my go to guitar until this arrived, classic perfection in every detail; it just radiates the soul of Gibson vintage craftsmanship. Holidays began early this year with special thanks to you Joe for making it possible to be reunited once again with a piece of Gibson history and musical inspiration. Thanks again it was an exceptional buying experience!  looking forward to doing business in the future. Jef Workman, Carmel CA.
 Hello Joe, Just wanted to confirm with you that the Super 400 has indeed found it’s new home.  You’ve been a great help in locating and understanding these spectacular instruments—the Broadway, the Triumph, and now the Super 4.  And it’s always a pleasure talking with you! Regards, Paul Estridge, Roseville CA

Hi Joe, I received the three cutaway Gibson pickguards ordered for my Epiphone Byrdlands earlier this week; they look brilliant!  They're sized and shaped perfectly... Thanks again, Robert Rhyu, Gardena, CA
In the short time I have been doing business with Joe, not only is his customer service excellent, his guitars are the finest. I just purchased a Kiso Ribbecke KR-1 guitar. This guitar just brings a smile to my face each and every time I open the case. The attention to detail is superb and the quality of the build is exceptional. The purchase experience was very positive. Delivery was prompt and the guitar was well packaged. It arrived in perfect condition. Set up right out of the box, string action is incredibly low how I like it. I‘m super happy. I can’t wait to buy another guitar. Thanks Joe! Della Alexander Sullivan, Aptos, CA
Joe Vinikow and are THE place to buy and sell archtops. I know of no one worldwide who is as knowledgeable and forthright when it comes to archtops than Joe Vinikow. Best, Rich Cohen, Charlottesville, VA

Hello Joe, This is just a short note of 'thanks' for providing the very best descriptions of your guitar inventory. You are by far the best of any guitar shop that I have seen.  A person can actually learn something from the information that you provide. I really hope to buy a guitar from you someday. Until then, I'll keep checking out your website. Thank you and all the best to you. Kenny Kilgore, Atlanta GA.
I have nothing of praise for Joe Vinikow at! He sold both my 1946 Epiphone Triumph and my 1954 Gibson ES-125. Plus, he restored my 1941 Epiphone Blackstone.. very knowledgeable and very welcoming.. love the buying and selling experience. After over 50 years of guitar playing and touring I find Joe to be a great asset and friend! Ed Pottenger, Yakima, WA
Joe, Thanks for taking the worry out of online purchasing. I’ve never owned a guitar that plays and sounds so well! This (Guild X-500) is exactly what I was looking for! Cheers, Frank Bifaro, Buffalo, NY
These days it’s all about who you can trust. I’ve bought and sold several guitars through Joe Vinikow over the years, and he has consistently delivered excellent service and excellent guitars. You can trust Joe. John McRory, Calgary, Alberta
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! 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!

Just In! 1936 Gibson ES-150, first year, all original, 'Charlie Christian' blade pickup, all solid, the electric pioneer $5995/$6175

New Price! 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120, rare early version, G brand, DeArmond pickups, legendary model, twang city! $6495/$6695

New Price! 1981 Gibson Johnny Smith Natural, intensely quilted maple like Citation, rare Kluson crank tuners, simply spectacular $6995/$7210

Just In! 2017 Gibson ES-175 '59 VOS, aged nickel hardware, nice full neck, Gibson MHS PAF humbuckers, most faithful reissue ever $3795/$3915

New Price! 2013 Collings SoCo 16LC Deluxe, 16" flame maple semi-hollow body, Lollar Imperial humbuckers, ivoroid trim, sweet! $3995/$4210

Just In! 1998 Gibson L-4CES, rare burgundy finish, highly flamed 16" body, solid carved top, '57 Classic PAFs, gorgeous $3495/$3605

Just In! 1980 Gibson L-5CES, all carved, Kalamazoo built, upgrade pickups, easy neck, gleaming condition, best buy! $6495/$6695

Just In! 1953 Gibson ES-125, 16" full depth body, original P-90 electronics, Gibson's most popular electric archtop, gleaming condition $2395/$2475

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

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

Off Hold! 1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent, rare blonde, all carved, all acoustic 17" body, big voice, sparkling condition $3495/$3605

Special! 2012 Buscarino Prodigy, comfy, all carved 16" body, red cedar top, built-in humbuckers, feedback buster, super buy! $5295/$5449

Just In! 1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, first year blonde cutaway, one of 15, all original, amazing shape, vibrant voice, breathtaking find $19,995/$20,295

New Price! c.1970-5 Gibson Johnny Smith, all carved, X-braced, 1 3/4" nut, showroom condition, amazing factory case candy $6495/$6695

Just In! 1984 Gibson ES-347, rare model, upscale 335, factory coil tap humbuckers, ebony board, pearl inlays, versatile player $2495/$2575

New Price! 2012 Thorell Frank Vignola Studio, comfy, lightweight, all carved 15" body, single-coil floater, lifetime warranty! $3750/$3865

Just In! 2006 Trenier RW Custom, all carved 16" black walnut body, Euro spruce top, built-in PAF, comfy, feather light, best buy $4995/$5145
New Price! 2007 Sadowsky Jim Hall Model, rare blonde, highly flamed 17" feedback resistant body, high demand pro gig guitar, gorgeous $3995/$4115

Just In! 1994 Gibson '39 Super 400 Reissue, rare wine finish, all carved, highly flamed 18" body, prewar logo and tailpiece, striking $7995/$8235

Just In! 1961 Gibson ES-175D, full width, slim depth 1 11/16" neck, Lollar Imperial pickups, original brown case, player priced! $4495/$4635

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

Just In! 2006 Bourgeois OM Custom, figured mahogany body, Sitka soundboard, 1 3/4" nut, comfy, versatile flat top, rings! $2995/$3185

Just In! 1997 Grimes Montreaux, Euro tonewoods, intensely figured 17" body, Armstrong floating pickup, staggering beauty, exceptional buy! $4995/$5145

Just In! 1955 Gibson L-7CN, all carved, intensely flamed, rare dual 'McCarty' pickguard pickups, country music pioneer owner $5995/$6175

Django's Castle
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

New Price! 2003 Michael Dunn Grand Slam, gigantic 20" body, internal reflector, spectacular art deco design, biggest gypsy jazz box ever $3495/$3605

New Price! 2004 Shelly Park Elan 12, original Maccaferri design, solid rosewood body, Bigtone pickup, warm open voice, great punch $2995/$3390

The Pride of Kalamazoo

Featured! 1939 Gibson L-5 Premiere, one of first 3 blonde cutaways, spectacular woods, Armstrong floater, historic find, great player $12,495/$12,875

New Price! 1993 Gibson LeGrand, first year, highly flamed 17" X-braced body, factory BJB floating pickup, sparkling condition $7495/$7725

c.1974-5 Gibson ES-150DCN, rare full depth double cutaway body, scarce blonde finish, fast neck, gleaming condition $2995/$3085

New Price 1994 Gibson 'George Gobel' Custom, one-off thinline reissue, BJB floating pickup, Triggs built; lightweight, comfy, rare! $7850/$7995

1968 Gibson Trini Lopez, rare artist model, all original, Pat. Sticker humbuckers, 335 design with '60s styling, super clean! $6395/$6595

Just In! 2006 Gibson ES-175D, spectacular AAA flame maple body, '57 Classic PAFs, one owner, a showstopper HOLD

The Epi Center
1933 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt, very early 16" body, 1 3/4" nut, banner headstock, horn killer, rare find! $2995/$3085

1963 Epiphone Emperor, ultra-rare, Gibson-built with NY Epi parts, all carved 18 1/2" body, one of 3, spectacular $12,495/$12,875

1946 Epiphone Blackstone, solid Adirondack top, comfy highly flamed 16" body, vintage DeArmond pickup, best buy $1995/$2055

1953 Epiphone Zephyr, rare blonde example, 17" full depth body, original 'New York' pickup, classic bop tone, best buy! $1495/$1545

Luthier's Showcase 
New Price! 2006 Andersen Oval Custom, all carved 16" flame maple body, Adirondack top, Fralin floating humbucker, versatile wonder $5495/$5665

2018 CB Hill Corvette, highly flamed, featherweight 15" slim depth body, built-in Benedetto pickup, nice full 1 3/4" neck, best buy! $3250/$3345

1997 Guild Artist Award, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, upgrade Armstrong PAF, the player's choice $4495/$4635

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

2005 Eastman 905E, rare top-line blonde, unusually deep flame maple, Armstrong PAF, out of production, spectacular $2595/$2680

2015 Holst Florentine Custom, all carved, slim depth 14" body, built-in Seth Lover pickup, comfy lightweight wonder $3495/$3605

1996 Guild Artist Award, all carved, highly figured 17" body, floating Guild humbucker, super condition, best buy! $4495/$4635

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

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

New Price! 2002 Gagnon DeVant, all carved, highly flamed 17" body, floating Armstrong humbucker, lightweight and resonant, fine player, best buy $3495/$3605
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

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

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

1969 Gibson L-5CN, one of 19, time capsule find, original tags and case cover, last of the pre-Norlin L-5s, amazing SOLD

1997 Comins Classic, all carved, tap tuned 17" body, 1 3/4" nut, Armstrong floating PAF, top builder, best buy! SOLD

1951 Epiphone Deluxe Regent, exceptionally rare model, all carved, intensely figured, thundering voice, superb restoration SOLD

1947 Gibson L-7, exceptionally light, highly flamed, all carved body, earliest modern Gibson logo, clear open voice, best buy SOLD

2006 Trenier Model 17, D'Aquisto styled, all carved, highly flamed, 17" body, Armstrong floating PAF, showroom condition SOLD

1935 Gibson L-4, very rare X-braced 16" Gibson, 1 3/4" nut, warm voice, best buy in a prewar classic HOLD

1938 Gibson L-50, 16" body like 20's L-5, solid top and back, true prewar tone, gleaming shape, 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. 

1996 Gibson L-5CT, wine red, comfy 17" thinline body, all carved, highly flamed, stunning condition, rare model has arrived

1951 Levin Deluxe, sunburst, all carved 17" cutaway model, solid black walnut body, vintage DeArmond 1100, rare model on the way

1950 Gibson L-7E, sunburst, full depth noncut 17" body, all carved, original 'McCarty' floating pickguard/pickup, gleaming condition on the way

2007 Byrdland Florentine, blonde, deep 60's style Florentine cutaway, all carved, extravagantly flamed, 1 11/16" nut, stunning on the way

1936 Gibson EST-150, sunburst, very rare tenor model, first year, all original, 'Charlie Chritstian' blade pickup, all solid, amazing in the shop

1931 Gibson L-5, Cremona sunburst, all carved 16" body, original Lloyd Loar design, 1 3/4" nut, high demand acoustic has arrived

1966-9 Gibson ES-175D, sunburst, all original, 1 11/16" nut, Pat. sticker pickups, showroom condition! SOLD

1949 Epiphone Triumph Regent, sunburst, first year! all solid, all carved, 17" Venetian cutaway body, veteran player, big voice in the shop

1969 Gibson Super 400CES, sunburst, Venetian cutaway, 1 11/16" nut, solid maple back, last of the pre-Norlin Supers, sweet on the way

1904 Gibson F-3 Mandolin, ebony finish, 3 point body, inlaid pickguard and tuners, exceptionally rare model from first catalog in the shop

2013 Gibson Super 400 Thinline, blonde, rare slim depth model, all carved, intensely flamed, easy player, gorgeous on the way

1934 Gibson L-5, sunburst, late 16" model, highly figured, original hardware, gig ready w/Benedetto floating pickup, 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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