Retrofret Vintage Guitars
Brooklyn New York, NY
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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 D'Angelico Excel

$36,000
Retrofret Stock # 7780. D'Angelico Excel Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1951), made in New York City, serial # 1865, sunburst lacquer finish, flame maple back and sides, spruce top; maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Overall length is 42 3/8 in. (107.6 cm.), 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. ...
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Premier Model 88-N

$1,750
Retrofret Stock # 7791. Premier Model 88-N Model Tube Amplifier, made in New York City, serial # 9355, two-tone fabric finish. One of the most distinctive and interesting amp designs of its era, the Premier Model 88-N is a very early example of a two-stage amplifier with a stand alone speaker cabinet and separate power/control section. This would become common by the 1960's but when this amp was...
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1957 Harmony Monterey H-1457

$950
Retrofret Stock # 7790. Harmony Monterey H-1457 Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1957), made in Chicago, serial # 3242 H-1457, natural lacquer finish, maple body with spruce top, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black gig bag case. Overall length is 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm.), 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is...
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1961 Danelectro Silvertone Model 1444

$1,000
Retrofret Stock # 7787. Silvertone Model #1444 Model Electric Bass Guitar, made by Danelectro (1961), made in Neptune, NJ, serial # 4081, black lacquer finish, masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. The 1960's Silvertone Model 1444 Bass, nicknamed "Dolphin Nose" for its trademark drooping minimalist headstock was one of the most popular...
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1961 Gibson ES-330 TD

$6,500
Retrofret Stock # 7782. Gibson ES-330 TD Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1961), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 2535, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminate maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown hard shell case. This is a lovely example of an early sunburst ES-330TD, from the second full year of production. This guitar has all the early...
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1978 BOSS Phaser PH-1

$175
Retrofret Stock # 7678. Boss Phaser PH-1 Model Phase Pedal Effect (1978), made in Japan, serial # 7600, Green finish. A classic made in Japan Boss Phaser pedal! Works perfectly and sounds fantastic.Length is 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.), 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) wide, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth at side. Very clean with a few minor scuffs to the paint. Very Good + Condition.
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1982 BOSS T Wah TW-1

$125
Retrofret Stock # 7677. Boss T Wah TW-1 Model envelope filter Effect (1982), made in Japan, beige finish. Length is 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.), 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) wide, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth at side. Very Good Condition.
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1980 BOSS Digital Dimension DC-3

$185
Retrofret Stock # 7676. Boss Digital Dimension DC-3 Model Chorus Effect, c. 1980s, made in Japan, serial # 871402, pink sparkle finish. Length is 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.), 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) wide, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth at side. Excellent - Condition.
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1961 Gibson ES-330 TDC

$6,250
Retrofret Stock # 7783. Gibson ES-330 TDC Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1961), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 38819, cherry lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This guitar is a lovely example of an early cherry-finish ES-330TD, from the second year of production for these flashy red thinlines. When first...
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1968 Fender® Telecaster®

$7,750
Retrofret Stock # 7778. Fender Telecaster Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1968), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 241732, blonde finish, ash body, maple neck with maple fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case. This is a fine example of a 'transitional' Fender Telecaster from late 1968, with a mix of features particular to that early-CBS era. The neck-dated October 1968- is...
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1937 Gibson L-C Century of Progress

$6,500
Retrofret Stock # 7758. Gibson L-C Century of Progress Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1937), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 125C-4, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood and celluloid fingerboard, original black - red line hard shell case. The L-C "Century of Progress" model is one of Gibson's most distinctive acoustic guitar designs, and...
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1950 C. F. Martin 0-18

$3,800
Retrofret Stock # 7750. C. F. Martin 0-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1950), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 114957, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. Overall length is 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm.), 13 9/16 in. (34.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale...
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1973 Fender® Competition Mustang®

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 7746. Fender Competition Mustang Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1973), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 436174, Candy Apple Red with Racing Stripe finish, alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. This is a nicely original and well preserved Competition Red Mustang, original and unaltered. This guitar was built near the end of the...
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1970 C. F. Martin D-41S

$7,500
Retrofret Stock # 7708. C. F. Martin D-41S Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1970), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 264093, natural lacquer finish, rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. We often feel the fairly rare 12-fret Martin Dreadnought guitars are widely overlooked or under appreciated- but this spectacular example is not...
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1951 Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo

$7,500
Retrofret Stock # 7705. Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1951), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 9600-20, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original brown chipboard case. Despite years of popularity since the 1940's the SJ or "Southern Jumbo" sometimes feels like a bit of a forgotten model in...
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1928 Gibson F-4

$6,250
Retrofret Stock # 7684. Gibson F-4 Model Carved Top Mandolin (1928), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 83978, sunburst varnish finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. As Gibson mandolins go there are not many more hallowed instruments than a Style F-4 Artist model, especially those from the company's "Lloyd Loar" era....
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1963 Guild® Duane Eddy DE-400CH

$6,000
Retrofret Stock # 7681. Guild Duane Eddy DE-400CH Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1963), made in Hoboken, NJ, serial # 24134, cherry lacquer finish, laminated mahogany back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. The DE-400 "Duane Eddy Standard" is one of Guild's less common 1960's offerings, a serious professional...
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1928 Gibson TB-4 Mastertone Conversion with Frank Neat Neck

$5,000
Retrofret Stock # 7586. Gibson TB-4 Mastertone Conversion with Frank Neat Neck Model 5 String Resonator Banjo (1928), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 9114-22, dark mahogany lacquer finish, laminated maple/mahogany resonator, laminated maple rim; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a very fine Gibson conversion 5-string banjo, with a complete original...
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1914 Gibson Style A-1

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 7441. Gibson Style A-1 Model Carved Top Mandolin (1914), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 25081, natural top, cherry stained back and sides finish, birch body, spruce top, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a nice playing example of the typical 'teens Gibson A-1, appearing less used than many with a lot of life left in it! It...
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1959 C. F. Martin 0-18

$3,650
Retrofret Stock # 7381. C. F. Martin 0-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1959), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 166473, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown alligator chipboard case. Overall length is 39 in. (99.1 cm.), 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the...
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1965 Gibson Firebird VII

$9,500
Retrofret Stock # 7753. Gibson Firebird VII Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 351305, sunburst lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Here is the rarest stock variant of the 1960's Firebird family�a "non-reverse" Firebird VII. This model was the top of the line of the downpriced and simplified...
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1929 National Style 4 Tricone Squareneck

$7,950
Retrofret Stock # 7762. National Style 4 Tricone Squareneck Model Resophonic Guitar (1929), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # 1648, nickel plated finish, German silver body, ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This Style 4 Tricone is a simply a wonderful Hawaiian National, the finest instrument of its type made in 1929-some would say ever! The National Tricone is generally...
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1957 Fender® Duo-Sonic

$2,650
Retrofret Stock # 7773. Fender Duo-Sonic Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1957), made in Fullerton, California, serial # -18704, desert sand lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck, original brown tolex hard shell case. This is a nicely original early example of Fender's first two-pickup student guitar�the oft-forgotten Duo-Sonic. Built primarily to expand the company's hold on the teaching...
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1931 National Triolian

$2,500
Retrofret Stock # 7764. National Triolian Model Resophonic Mandolin (1931), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # 721W, brown sunburst enamel finish, steel body, basswood neck with ebonized fingerboard, black road case case. This is a great example of an early walnut finish National Triolian Mandolin, the most popular of the California company's depression-era 8-string creations. With a...
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1979 Gibson ES-175D

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 7743. Gibson ES-175D Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1979), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 72569049, natural lacquer finish, laminated maple body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. A super clean example of a 1979 ES-175 D, Gibson's perennial "working man's" electric archtop. This natural blonde beauty is from the short-lived era...
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1926 Regal Wendell Hall Red Head

$450
Retrofret Stock # 7774. Wendell Hall Red Head Model Soprano Ukulele, made by Regal, c. 1926, made in Chicago, natural varnish finish, koa wood body, poplar neck. Overall length is 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm.), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 13 in. (330 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.). A nice...
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1964 Supro Studio Four

$450
Retrofret Stock # 7768. Supro Studio Four Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1964), made in Chicago, serial # G20359, red lacquer finish, hardwood body, original two-tone chipboard case. Bright shiny red, with a single black-anodized pickup unit-the Supro Studio Four was geared towards the dwindling studio market for teaching kids Hawaiian guitar in 1964. It retailed at $49.99 (plus ten bucks for...
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2015 Linus Guitars -

$2,000
Retrofret Stock # 7761. Linus Guitars Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (2015), made in Brooklyn, NY, serial # 1508, Natural french polish finish, mahogany sides and back, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. This very fine flat-top guitar is the work of local luthier Brian Bauhs. It is a unique creation with a smaller Martin style body and a full-scale 14 fret neck. It features mahogany...
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1951 Fender® Deluxe Model 5B3

$2,950
Retrofret Stock # 7757. Fender Deluxe Model 5B3 Model Tube Amplifier (1951), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 5139, tweed fabric covering finish. Height is 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.), 18 in. (45.7 cm.) width, and 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) deep. This old Deluxe shows its age a bit externally but remains more original than many, with some general wear to the old-style un-lacquered tweed covering,...
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1960 Kay Model K-5965

$2,450
Retrofret Stock # 7748. Kay Model K-5965 Model Electric Bass Guitar (1960), made in Chicago, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, molded plastic hard shell case. The Kay electric bass is generally considered the second commercially successful bass guitar, following quickly on the heels of Fender's Precision Bass in 1952. Kay were the king of...
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