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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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1960 Fender Telecaster Custom

$20,000
Retrofret Stock # 8357. Fender Telecaster Custom Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1960), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 51320, sunburst lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown tolex hard shell case. Here is a heavily played-in genuine "Relic" example one of our very favorite Fenders, a early bound-body sunburst Custom Telecaster. This is a first...
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1923 Gibson Style A Snakehead

$2,750
Retrofret Stock # 8361. Gibson Style A Snakehead Model Arch Top Mandolin (1923), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 92841, dark brown varnish finish, birch back and sides,spruce top, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. Overall length is 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm.), 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) across at the widest point, and 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. ...
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1965 Danelectro Convertible Model 5005 owned by Vinnie Bell

$750
Retrofret Stock # 8360. Danelectro Convertible Model 5005 owned by Vinnie Bell Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1965), made in Neptune, NJ, serial # 1055, formica with vinyl siding finish, masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard. This 1965 Danelectro Convertible Model 5005 has a great provenance-it was the personal property of session guitarist/inventor and Danelectro...
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1938 Epiphone DeLuxe

$4,750
Retrofret Stock # 8358. Epiphone DeLuxe Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1938), made in New York City, serial # 12201, sunburst lacquer finish, Maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a fine-playing example of an early "second generation" Epiphone DeLuxe, developed after 1936 as the company responded to arch-rival Gibson's...
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1939 Epiphone Broadway

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 8355. Epiphone Broadway Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1939), made in New York City, serial # 13599, sunburst lacquer finish, walnut back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany & maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. This Epiphone Broadway is an interesting transitional instrument, made in 1939 just as the features of the model were changing. The body...
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1937 Kalamazoo KG-14

$2,200
Retrofret Stock # 7814. Kalamazoo KG-14 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1937, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black chipboard case. The Kalamazoo KG-14 flat-top was Gibson's highest grade "budget" flat-top guitar for the Depression era; a good-sounding and playing solid wood flat-top at an...
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1953 C. F. Martin 00-17

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 8213. C. F. Martin 00-17 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1953), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 128502, natural lacquer finish, Mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a very nicely preserved Martin 00-17 from the beginning of 1953, just celebrating its 65th birthday! The 00-17 was the largest and most expensive of the all-mahogany...
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Fender Vibrolux Reverb

$1,850
Retrofret Stock # 7944. Fender Vibrolux Reverb Model Tube Guitar Amplifier, made in Fullerton, California, serial # A-11178, black tolex covering finish. Height is 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm.), 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm.) width, and 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) deep. Speakers changed to Mojo Tone. Changed power cord / 3-prong. No footswitch. Very Good + Condition.
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1950 Gibson ES-125

$2,600
Retrofret Stock # 5703. Gibson ES-125 Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1950), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # FON# 5936-23, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, maple body,mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown hard shell case. This is a superb original example of Gibson's post-WWII ES-125, the "bread and butter" electric during the late 1940's and early '50's....
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1969 Fender Champ AA764

$800
Retrofret Stock # 8354. Fender Champ AA764 Model Tube Amplifier (1969), made in Fullerton, California, serial # A-16684, black tolex covering finish. Height is 14 in. (35.6 cm.), 17 in. (43.2 cm.) width, and 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) deep. A nice original amp overall, with some light wear but no major alterations. The transformers are dated to 1968 and the pots to the 7th week of 1969, indicating...
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1925 Larson Brothers Unlabeled

$5,250
Retrofret Stock # 8348. Unlabeled Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Larson Brothers, c. 1925, made in Chicago, natural varnish finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This guitar is a most interesting example of the Larson Brothers' 1920s work, and from a period when they were in the leading edge of building some of the...
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2017 Collings Waterloo WL-12

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 8346. Waterloo WL-12 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Collings (2017), made in Austin, TX, serial # 1357, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, maple back and sides, spruce top, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case. This guitar is one of the best examples of the new wave of "Vintage semi-reissue" instruments out there. Here's...
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1948 Gibson LG-2

$4,250
Retrofret Stock # 8340. Gibson LG-2 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1948, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood bridge and fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This is a nice early example of the classic LG-2, Gibson's most popular smaller body flat-top guitar model from the 1940s and '50s. The typical features include...
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1965 Danelectro Silvertone Model 1448 "Amp-In-Case" Set

$950
Retrofret Stock # 7147. Silvertone Model 1448 "Amp-In-Case" Set Model Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, made by Danelectro (1965), made in Neptune, NJ, black lacquer with sparkles finish, masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. The Model 1448 was the less expensive of two models of the classic Danelectro-made Silvertone 1960s guitar, sold through...
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Jar Krumphans Praha -

$5,000
Retrofret Stock # 6486. Jar Krumphans Praha Resophonic Violin, origin unknown, black hard shell case. . Scale length is in. (0 mm.). Original Artifact. Unrestored Condition.
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1950 Favilla -

$450
Retrofret Stock # 6384. Favilla Soprano Ukulele (1950's), made in New York City, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown canvas gig bag case. Overall length is 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.), 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 13 1/2 in. (343 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/16...
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1969 Fender Princeton

$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 8344. Fender Princeton Model Tube Amplifier (1969), made in Fullerton, California, serial # A10468, black tolex covering finish. Height is 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.), 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm.) width, and 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.) deep. This "Drip Edge" Princeton has typically 1968 features but was assembled at the beginning of 1969; most components have '68 dates, but the output transformer...
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1961 Magnatone Custom 450

$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 8341. Magnatone Custom 450 Model Tube Amplifier (1961), made in Fullerton, California, brown fabric covering finish. Height is 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm.), 18 1/2 in. (47 cm.) width, and 9 in. (22.9 cm.) deep. This is a decently well-preserved example of this interesting and fairly rare amp, Magnatone's 1961-62 25 watt combo with both reverb and their famous vibrato. The amp...
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1946 Gretsch New Yorker

$900
Retrofret Stock # 7290. Gretsch New Yorker Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1946, made in Brooklyn, NY, serial # 778, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, laminated spruce top; maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black chipboard case. The New Yorker was Gretsch's most basic arch top guitar in the 1940's and '50's, designed to be a student or semi-pro instrument at a reasonable...
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1898 S. S. Stewart Universal Favorite #1

$700
Retrofret Stock # 1554. S. S. Stewart Universal Favorite #1 Model 5 String Banjo, c. 1898, made in Philadelphia, PA, serial # 50834, natural finish, metal spun-over rim, cherrywood neck with ebony fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This is a very well-used but still good playing example of an 1890s lower-line Stewart with some old funky but solid repairs and replaced hardware, ready for...
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1905 Max Kohl Helmholtz Hybrid

$27,000
Retrofret Stock # 6535. Max Kohl Helmholtz Hybrid Model Keyboard Synthesizer, c. 1905, made in Chemnitz, Germany. Although many refer to it as a synthesizer, more correctly it is an electro-mechanical tone generator. Original Artifact. Unrestored Condition.
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1922 Lyon & Healy Washburn Style B Grand Concert

$2,750
Retrofret Stock # 8318. Washburn Style B Grand Concert Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Lyon & Healy (1922), made in Chicago, serial # 199, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. This lovely and elegant guitar is a most distinctive product of Chicago's Lyon & Healy factory, and carries their premium Washburn brand....
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1925 Larson Brothers Stahl Artist Special Style 9

$18,500
Retrofret Stock # 8223. Stahl Artist Special Style 9 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Larson Brothers, c. 1925, made in Chicago, serial # 31884, natural lacquer finish, rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. Any discussion of the finest flat-top guitars ever made will soon enough come around to the work of Carl and August...
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1961 Gibson LG-3 ADJ.

$2,950
Retrofret Stock # 8196. Gibson LG-3 ADJ. Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1961), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 8118, natural lacquer finish, mahogany sides, back and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original black alligator grain chipboard case. This is an extremely nice early 1960s example of Gibson's premier small body flat-top guitar, well-preserved with hardly any wear. The...
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1926 Gibson GB-3

$4,500
Retrofret Stock # 8137. Gibson GB-3 Model Guitar Banjo (1926), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 8324-10, brown lacquer finish, laminated maple rim; maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Here is a nice example of one of Gibson's most elusive creations: the six-string Mastertone banjo. This is a very rare instrument, even more so than the earlier "trap door"-style...
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1930 Dobro Cliff Edwards Tenortrope Model 45

$750
Retrofret Stock # 8027. Dobro Cliff Edwards Tenortrope Model 45 Model Resophonic Guitar, c. 1930, made in Los Angeles, California, brown finish, laminated birch body, mahogany neck with red bean fingerboard, black chipboard case. One of the more whimsical creations of the Dopyera Brothers' fledgling Dobro company was the Tenortrope, endorsed and supposedly designed by Hollywood ukulele star...
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1968 Guild F-212

$1,750
Retrofret Stock # 8277. Guild F-212 Model 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1968), made in Hoboken, NJ, serial # AN-1731, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, chipboard case. We consider the Hoboken-built Guild F-212 to be easily one of the best postwar 12-strings made, and certainly the standout of its era. The...
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1962 C. F. Martin 0-18T

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8335. C. F. Martin 0-18T Model Flat Top Tenor Guitar (1962), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 185625, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. The Martin 0-18T is likely the most popular tenor guitar ever made, and this is a good playing example from the tail end of the "folk" era, still built in the...
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1939 Gibson HG-00

$4,750
Retrofret Stock # 7622. Gibson HG-00 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1939), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # EG-4795, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, rigid foam case. While originally intended for lap-style Hawaiian play, the fairly rare HG-00 makes a dandy Spanish-style guitar and an interesting variation on the...
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1942 Kalamazoo KG-14

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 7238. Kalamazoo KG-14 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1942), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 7026H-4 (FON), sunburst top, natural back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, black hard shell case. The Kalamazoo KG-14 flat-top was Gibson's best "budget" guitar for the Depression era; a good-sounding and playing solid wood flat-top at an affordable...
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