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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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1957 Gibson ES-125T 3/4

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8427. Gibson ES-125T 3/4 Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1957), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # U9793-1, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown chipboard case. This ES-125T 3/4 is an extremely cool little Gibson and with its hot P-90 pickup a surprisingly great sounding guitar....
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1967 Gibson ES-335-12

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 8423. Gibson ES-335-12 Model 12 String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 118815, cherry lacquer finish, laminatad maple body; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, brown hard shell case. Gibson's first single-neck electric 12-string, the ES-335-12, was introduced in mid-1965 in response to the 12-string craze which followed George...
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1965 Fender Precision Bass

$9,000
Retrofret Stock # 8418. Fender Precision Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1965), 10 grams, made in Fullerton, California, serial # L64995, sunburst lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case. This is a fine VERY early CBS-era Fender bass still retaining all pre-CBS features- the look, feel and sound unchanged from instruments...
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1958 Fender Stratocaster

$37,500
Retrofret Stock # 8417. Fender Stratocaster Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1958), 12 grams, made in Fullerton, California, serial # 30866, three tone sunburst lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck, original tweed hard shell case. This almost unbelievably clean and original 1958 Stratocaster is simply a joy to behold, let alone play and hear. Strats in this sort of condition are ever harder...
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1915 Gibson Style A-1

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 8413. Gibson Style A-1 Model Carved Top Mandolin (1915), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 29624, natural top, cherry stained back and sides finish, birch body, spruce top, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a nice example of the mid-'teens Gibson Style A-1, just over 100 years old but still with a lot of life to it! Typical period features...
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1935 Gibson L-00

$2,450
Retrofret Stock # 8372. Gibson L-00 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1935), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 920, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, chipboard case. This well-worn L-00 is not for the conditionally timid, but has a rough-hewn charm that transcends its issues. The L-00 was Gibson's most popular...
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1940 Gibson L-5N

$13,500
Retrofret Stock # 8269. Gibson L-5N Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1940), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 96202, natural lacquer finish, flame maple back, sides and neck, spruce top, ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This lovely pre-WWII Gibson is one of only a relative handful of blonde L-5s shipped out before WWII, and despite some visible signs of use, remains nicely original...
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1934 Gibson L-10

$5,750
Retrofret Stock # 7947. Gibson L-10 Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1934), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 90575, black lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This beautiful "tuxedo" finish Gibson L-10 dates to the early 1930's, a transitional time for company's arch top instruments. The Kalamazoo firm was...
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1933 National Style 0

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 8421. National Style 0 Model Resophonic Guitar (1933), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # S-4699, nickel plated finish, brass body, maple neck with ebonized maple fingerboard, black rigid foam case. This is an interesting 1933 National Style O single-cone resonator guitar with one distinctive feature: the "rolled-in" f-holes in the top used only for a short time in this...
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2016 C. F. Martin OM-28 VTS

$4,750
Retrofret Stock # 8414. C. F. Martin OM-28 VTS Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (2016), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 1996068, natural lacquer finish, Indian rosewood back, sides and neck, Sitka spruce top; ebony fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case. This OM-28 VTS is a modern recreation of the iconic early 1930s OM-28, one of the most revered of the company's signature designs....
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1971 Wildwood Custom Bluegrass

$2,450
Retrofret Stock # 8411. Wildwood Custom Bluegrass Model 5 String Banjo (1971), made in Arcata, CA, shaded maple finish, Maple neck, rim and resonator, ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a nice playing and sounding Mastertone that is not an EXACT Gibson copy, although it is of course similar to the unassailable standard in most ways. It was hand-built by Mark Platin in the very...
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1923 Bacon & Day Super Style A Conversion

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8410. Bacon & Day Super Style A Conversion Model 5 String Banjo (1923), made in Groton CT, serial # 10354, shaded maple finish, maple neck, rim and resonator; ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This 5-string conversion banjo is an interesting and slightly unusual mix of features, but all remain true to its Groton, CT Bacon & Day origins. The neck is a more recent but...
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1966 Danelectro Convertible Model 5015 owned by Vinnie Bell

$950
Retrofret Stock # 8359. Danelectro Convertible Model 5015 owned by Vinnie Bell Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Neptune, NJ, serial # 4046, formica with vinyl siding finish, masonite and pine body, poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard. This 1966 Danelectro Convertible Model 5015 has a great provenance -- it was the personal property of session guitarist/inventor and...
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1946 C. F. Martin T-18

$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 8389. C. F. Martin T-18 Model Tiple (1946), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 94897, natural top, dark stained back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, chipboard case. This is a very nice, if well-played, Style 18 Martin Tiple from the just post-WWII period. Martin's manufacture of "The Uke that went to College!" dates to the early 1920s, but after a long...
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1965 Guild Starfire IV

$2,450
Retrofret Stock # 8388. Guild Starfire IV Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Hoboken, NJ, serial # EL-202, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, laminated mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. The Starfire series has been Guild's most consistently successful electric guitar line since its inception, and was by far the company's most...
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1955 Fender Princeton 5D2

$2,200
Retrofret Stock # 8387. Fender Princeton 5D2 Model Tube Amplifier (1955), made in Fullerton, California, serial # P00016, tweed fabric covering finish. Height is 12 in. (30.5 cm.), 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) width, and 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) in depth at deepest point. This is a medium clean amp overall, showing wear but not major abuse. The tweed covering shows some typical scuffing and more wear to...
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1960 Fender Deluxe 5E3

$4,000
Retrofret Stock # 8386. Fender Deluxe 5E3 Model Tube Amplifier (1960), made in Fullerton, California, serial # D-09782, tweed fabric covering finish. Height is 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.), 20 in. (50.8 cm.) width, and 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) deep. This amp is a true relic, heavily gig-worn on the outside but true to its original form, producing one of the sweetest sounds known to man when cranked....
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1964 Harmony H66 Vibra-Jet

$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 8381. Harmony H66 Vibra-Jet Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1964), Chicago. The Harmony Vibra-Jet is one of the Chicago company's most offbeat and entertaining creations, and a surprisingly practical one as well! Basically it was a slightly less elaborate flat-topped version of the also-new H-74 using an offset cutaway body the company dubbed the "Neo-Cutaway", but...
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1940 C. F. Martin Style 0

$650
Retrofret Stock # 8378. C. F. Martin Style 0 Model Soprano Ukulele, c. 1940's, made in Nazareth, PA, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard. This is a good-playing example of a recently post-War Martin Style 0 ukulele. Typical features of the era are the slightly longer headstock with a small Martin decal and the round-button tuners with hex grommets on the face....
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2005 Fender Master Designed John English Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Relic

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 8377. Fender Master Designed John English Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Relic Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (2005), made in Corona, CA, serial # R27794, Sonic Blue finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case. This Stratocaster is an expertly rendered 2005 re-creation of a custom color 1959 model, as per the notes of esteemed...
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1962 Gibson Country Western

$4,500
Retrofret Stock # 8375. Gibson Country Western Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1962), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 43494, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This well-played Gibson flat-top is an example of the Country-Western model from the last year of the original round-shouldered...
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1940 Harmony Sonata Professional

$900
Retrofret Stock # 8373. Sonata Professional Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Harmony, c. 1940, made in Chicago, sunburst lacquer with stenciling finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. This is a very good-playing and sounding pre-war "Store Brand" archtop, almost certainly made by Harmony. The top is not carved but is a spruce sheet pressed into...
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1929 National Style 1 Tricone Squareneck

$3,450
Retrofret Stock # 8371. National Style 1 Tricone Squareneck Model Resophonic Guitar (1929), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # 1229, nickel plated finish, German silver body, mahogany headstock, ebony fingerboard, black chipboard case. This Style 1 Tricone is a wonderful Hawaiian-style National, the premier instrument of its type in 1929 -- some would say ever! The National Tricone is...
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1958 Fender Esquire

$19,500
Retrofret Stock # 8368. Fender Esquire Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1958), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 34082, Blonde lacquer finish, ash body, maple neck, original tweed hard shell case. This late 1958 third-generation "Whiteguard" Esquire is a beautiful example of the period's Fender greatness, and an extremely fine-playing and sounding guitar. This is a "toploader", the...
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1966 Vox Panther

$750
Retrofret Stock # 8367. Vox Panther Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1966), made in Italy, sunburst polyester finish, mahogany body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. While there are not many bass guitars we'd describe as "cute," the diminutive Vox Panther certainly qualifies. The Panther is the Italian-made descendant of one of the original JMI/Vox student...
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1980 Steinberger S100S Double Ball System

$25
Retrofret Stock # 8366. Steinberger S100S Double Ball System Model Bass Guitar String Set, c. 1980's, made in New York. Vintage double ball system round wound Standard Light bass guitar strings. Made for Steinberger by E. & O. Mari/La Bella in Newburgh New York.Height is 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.), 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) width. New old stock. Still coiled unused in the package. Excellent Condition.
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1980 Steinberger S100ML Double Ball System

$25
Retrofret Stock # 8365. Steinberger S100ML Double Ball System Model Bass Guitar String Set, c. 1980's, made in New York. Vintage double ball system round wound Medium Light bass guitar strings. Made for Steinberger by E. & O. Mari/La Bella in Newburgh New York. New old stock. Still coiled unused in the package.Height is 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.), 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) width.
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1928 Majestic S.S. Stewart Wondertone #1029

$850
Retrofret Stock # 8362. S.S. Stewart Wondertone #1029 Model Banjo Ukulele, made by Majestic, c. 1928, made in New York City, green lacquer finish, maple neck, rim and resonator, period black hard shell case. Although the S.S. Stewart banjo brand was once the pride of Philadelphia, by the early 1920s it had passed to New York's Bugeleisen and Jacobson, one of the largest wholesale jobbers of the...
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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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