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Retrofret has been shipping instruments throughout the USA and worldwide for nearly 20 years. We have yet to experience a single instance of damage (...I hope this doesn't jinx our perfect record). Retrofret's shipping department can send parcels via UPS, Fedex, USPS, BAX, DHL and DSV Air and Yusen Air Cargo. We ship instruments and other items on a 48 hour approval basis once we received payment in full. Shipping charges and taxes are not included in the prices listed. Mail order shipments within New York are subject to sales tax of 8.875%. Shipments out of state are not subject to NY city and state tax, although the buyer assumes all other tax requirements of their municipality. Before sending payment, please call to confirm the instrument's availability and the cost of shipment.

If you decide not to keep an instrument shipped to you, notify us by telephone, fax or email within 48 hours of receiving it. We'll take note to expect the return. Please ship it in the same carton via UPS, insured for its full value. We will refund the price of the instrument as soon as we receive it, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left the shop. The customer is responsible for all shipping charges.

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1951 Fender® Champion Model 600

$1,450
Retrofret Stock # 8024. Fender Champion Model 600 Model Tube Guitar Amplifier (1951), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 2184, Cream and Brown fabric covering finish. The Fender "Champion 600" was the company's early student amp aimed at teaching studios, and their success helped keep Leo's dream afloat in the early days. These early '50's models are not as loud or crunchy as later Champs;...
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1935 Gibson Nick Lucas Special

$14,000
Retrofret Stock # 8023. Gibson Nick Lucas Special Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1935), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 91959, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Overall length is 38 in. (96.5 cm.), 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) in depth at side,...
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2017 Fender® Stratocaster® Classic '60's SFG

$1,200
Retrofret Stock # 8005. Fender Stratocaster Classic '60's SFG Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (2017), made in Japan, serial # JD17005095, Sea Foam Green finish, hardwood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black gig bag case. Overall length is 39 in. (99.1 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25...
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1964 Fender® Bass VI

$9,500
Retrofret Stock # 7968. Fender Bass VI Model Electric 6-String Bass Guitar (1964), made in Fullerton, California, serial # L61006, Lake Placid Blue lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. The Fender VI (that is its original official name, though it is universally called the "Bass VI today") was the company's big instrument unveiling at the July...
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1949 C. F. Martin 0-15

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 7862. C. F. Martin 0-15 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1949), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 111009, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This is a great-playing and sounding just-postwar 0-15, the bottom-ranked guitar of Martin's guitar line. This small-bodied all-mahogany guitar still has a surprisingly loud...
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1957 Fender® Champ® 5E1

$2,150
Retrofret Stock # 6507. Fender Champ 5E1 Model Tube Amplifier (1957), made in Fullerton, California, serial # C-03637, tweed finish. The best studio and home-recording amp ever and a true Fender classic; the tweed Champ has long one of the most desired vintage amplifiers on the market. Surprisingly loud with a great tone edging from clean and mellow to a truly searing overdrive when cranked!...
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1924 Paramount Tenor Harp Style E

$2,500
Retrofret Stock # 7914. Paramount Tenor Harp Style E Model Wood Top Banjo (1924), made in New York City, serial # 3887, natural varnish finish, original black hard shell case. This is simply one of the most unique instruments we have ever seen, and a true New York jazz-era oddity. While technically neither a banjo nor a 4-string tenor, this Style E Tenor Harp would have been built for a tenor...
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1943 Busato Petite Modele

$7,500
Retrofret Stock # 7921. Busato Petite Modele Model Gypsy Jazz Guitar (1943), made in Paris, France, natural lacquer finish, laminated mahogany back and sides,, black hard shell case. The guitars made by Bartolo Busato in Paris are mysterious to even the most expert chroniclers of the history of the Selmer style instruments that are de rigeur for the enduringly popular Gypsy Jazz style. Busato...
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1994 Fender® Telecaster® w/Bigsby

$1,100
Retrofret Stock # 7959. Fender Telecaster w/Bigsby Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1994), made in Japan, serial # S033900, black finish, hardwood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, gig bag case. Overall length is 38 3/8 in. (97.5 cm.), 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of...
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1965 Guild® X-500 Special

$3,500
Retrofret Stock # 7939. Guild X-500 Special Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Hoboken, NJ, serial # DA-103, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body and neck; spruce top, ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a very lovely full-body Guild from the 1960's, a fairly unique piece with a bit of a story. To begin with the X-500 is quite a high end...
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1964 Gibson SG SPECIAL

$5,250
Retrofret Stock # 8015. Gibson SG Special Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1964), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 182593, cherry lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. This gleaming cherry SG Special was built in 1964, the last full great year of Gibson's classic electric era. The C-profile neck is the wider (and much beloved) 1 11/16"...
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1957 Kay Silvertone Thin Twin Model 1369L

$1,750
Retrofret Stock # 7970. Silvertone Thin Twin Model 1369L Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Kay (1957), made in Chicago, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original white chipboard case. This Kay-made Thin Twin Model 1369 was built for sale by Sears fairly late in the model's 1950's run. The pots are dated to 1957, the last year this...
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1979 Monteleone Grand Artist

$23,000
Retrofret Stock # 7960. Monteleone Grand Artist Model Carved Top Mandolin (1979), made in Bayshore, New York, serial # 76, sunburst finish, curly maple back and sides, spruce top, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. John Monteleone's Grand Artist mandolin is one of this venerated builder's signature creations, and generally considered one of the best of its type...
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1957 Gibson ES-125T

$1,350
Retrofret Stock # 7595. Gibson ES-125T Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1957), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # U-3221-9, sunburst top, dark stained back and sides finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black chipboard case. Overall length is 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm.), 16 1/16 in. (40.8 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth,...
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1937 D'Angelico Excel Owned and played by Eddie Wilson "The Vagabond Drifter

$19,500
Retrofret Stock # 7740. D'Angelico Excel Owned and played by Eddie Wilson "The Vagabond Drifter" Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1937), made in New York City, serial # 1308, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, period black hard shell case. A man walks into a guitar store�it sounds like the opening of a joke but in this case was...
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1926 Gibson TB-3 Mastertone Conversion with Steve Huber Tone Ring

$5,500
Retrofret Stock # 8013. Gibson TB-3 Mastertone Conversion with Steve Huber Tone Ring Model 5 String Resonator Banjo (1926), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 8226-45, dark mahogany lacquer finish, laminated maple resonator, laminated maple rim; maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a very fine and interesting 1920's Gibson Mastertone conversion to 5-string...
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1965 Fender® Mustang®

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8008. Fender Mustang Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Fullerton, California, serial # L64089, Daphne Blue lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. This is a super attractive and extremely well preserved Fender Mustang, made in early 1965. This was just weeks into the CBS era at Fender and only six months...
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2016 Fender® Stratocaster® Classic '60's

$1,200
Retrofret Stock # 7982. Fender Stratocaster Classic '60's Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (2016), made in Japan, serial # JD16003866, Shell Pink finish, hardwood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black gig bag case. Overall length is 39 in. (99.1 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in....
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2015 The Loar LH-700VS

$975
Retrofret Stock # 7465. The Loar LH-700VS Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (2015), made in China, serial # 15081214, sunburst finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Overall length is 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm.), 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) deep. Scale length is 25 in. (635 mm.). Width of nut is 1...
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1967 Ampeg SB-12

$1,400
Retrofret Stock # 8006. Ampeg SB-12 Model Tube Bass Amplifier (1967), made in Linden NJ, serial # 049963, blue checked Tolex finish. Height is 27 3/4 in. (70.5 cm.), 17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm.) width, and 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) deep. An amazingly original amp--the only changes at all are a few screws holding one of the casters on the cart. All original including the tubes, internal components and...
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1965 Vox Phantom VI

$2,400
Retrofret Stock # 7998. Vox Phantom VI Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Dartford, Kent, England, serial # 63984, white polyester finish, mahogany body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, grey hard shell case. The Vox Phantom remains one of the 1960's most iconic instruments, at least in design and visual impact -- utterly distinctive then and now. Along with the equally...
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1963 C. F. Martin 1-C

$1,400
Retrofret Stock # 7962. C. F. Martin 1-C Model Concert Ukulele, c. 1963, made in Nazareth, PA, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. This is a simply superb example of one of our most requested instruments: An older Martin Concert uke. The concert size ukulele is somewhat bigger than the soprano but smaller and more "uke-like" in...
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1956 Danelectro U-2

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 8000. Danelectro U-2 Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1956), made in Neptune, NJ, serial # 2096, Jade Green lacquer with vinyl edging finish, masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard, original tweed hard shell case. This is a very early 1956 example of the classic 1950's Danelectro U-2, the company's earliest signature instrument, in a striking and very...
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1966 Hagstrom Bass I Model FB

$750
Retrofret Stock # 7997. Hagstrom Bass I Model FB Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1966), made in Sweden, serial # 690553, white finish, hardwood body with lucite cap, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original grey chipboard case. The Swedish-made Hagstrom line of guitars was imported to the US in the mid 1960's by Merson Musical Products of New York; they were well-engineered and...
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1966 Fender® Telecaster®

$9,500
Retrofret Stock # 7978. Fender Telecaster Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 125248, Blonde lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, period black hard shell case. This lovely Telecaster was built just over a year after Fender became CBS/Fender, and is still a wonderful instrument in the grand Leo tradition. The neck date is...
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1963 Burns Ampeg "Deluxe Wild Dog" Split Sonic

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 7950. Ampeg Deluxe Wild Dog/ Split Sonic Model Solid Body Electric Guitar, made by Burns (1963), made in London, England, serial # 2116, sunburst polyester finish, sycamore body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original blue-check tolex hard shell case. Here is one of the rarer instruments we have encountered from England's James Ormston Burns-the Ampeg-logo "Deluxe Wild...
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1914 Anastasios Stathopoulo Style 15A

$1,450
Retrofret Stock # 7724. Anastasios Stathopoulo Style 15A Model Flat Back, Bent Top Mandolin (1914), made in New York City, serial # 5552, natural varnish finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany/maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. While the name Anastasios Stahhopoulo is not generally well known, his legacy in American fretted instruments is...
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1967 Gibson Firebird III

$8,500
Retrofret Stock # 7920. Gibson Firebird III Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 003605, Polaris White lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. One of Gibson's less heralded 1960's classics, the second-try "non-reverse" Firebird models were lower-priced, simplified versions of the earlier "reverse"...
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1941 Gibson EH-185

$2,400
Retrofret Stock # 7912. Gibson EH-185 Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1941), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 86440, sunburst lacquer finish, maple body witn Hyblum metal core, original black hard shell case. This EH-185 is a fairly unusual Gibson steel guitar, introduced as an upscale sibling to the popular EH-150 in 1940. By the time this guitar was built the "Charlie Christian" style...
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1938 Vega Vegaphone C-75

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 7911. Vega Vegaphone C-75 Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1938, made in Boston, Mass., serial # 38615, sunburst lacquer finish, rosewood back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This very finely built Vega archtops of the 1930's remain under-appreciated instruments by players and collectors, swing era...
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