Retrofret Vintage Guitars
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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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1956 C. F. Martin 5-18

$3,450
Retrofret Stock # 7539. C. F. Martin 5-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1956), Nazareth, PA, serial # 152312. The model 5-18 is Martin's entry into the all-time cutest guitar sweepstakes and this example is exceptional in that regard, as it also features fantastic folk art painted decoration on the top, back and headstock. Despite its diminutive size the 5-18 is a very playable and good...
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1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior 3/4

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 7538. Gibson Les Paul Junior 3/4 Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1960), Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 0-3494. This is a very nice example of one of Gibson's more oddball "golden era" creations-the 3/4 size version of the classic double cutaway 1960 Les Paul Junior. This diminutive short scale model was intended for young students, but proved a fairly short lived experiment...
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1931 National Triolian

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 7375. National Triolian Model Resonator Ukulele (1931), made in Los Angeles, serial # 610, brown sunburst enamel finish, steel body, polpar neck with ebonized fingerboard. This is a very nice example of the original Triolian Ukulele from National in California, the plainest resonator uke but still costing a whopping $25 in 1931 which was more than even most fancy wooden ukes....
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1967 Epiphone E360TD-C12 Riviera

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 7486. Epiphone E360TD-C12 Riviera Model 12 String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 878538, sparkling burgundy finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. The Epiphone Riviera C-12 string may be one of the less well remembered electric 12's of the 1960's, but is an excellent design...
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1931 National Style 0

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 6983. National Style 0 Model Resophonic Guitar (1931), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # S2695, nickel plated finish, brass body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is an interesting -and fairly early- National Style 0 single-cone resonator guitar from 1931 with one unusual feature: the 'hooked" coverplate used only for a short time in that...
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1968 Gibson Firebird I

$4,750
Retrofret Stock # 7548. Gibson Firebird I Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1968), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 521830, Cardinal Red lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, gig bag 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" body guitars. Introduced...
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1991 Ken Parker Custom

$25,000
Retrofret Stock # 7540. Ken Parker Custom Model Arch Top Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1991), made in New York, natural finish, maple back and rims, spruce top; mahogany nek with rosewood fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case. Ken Parker is renowned as one of the 20th century's maverick guitar wizards, and this instrument is one of his always unique and interesting early...
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1940 Gibson Super 400

$12,500
Retrofret Stock # 7550. Gibson Super 400 Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1940), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 96112, natural lacquer finish, burl maple back and sides, spruce top; flame maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original brown leather covered hard shell case. Gibson's swing-era masterpiece, the pre-war Super 400 is one of the great fretted classics of the Deco era and one of the...
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1968 Gibson ES-330TD

$4,500
Retrofret Stock # 7545. Gibson ES-330TD Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1968), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 523923, cherry lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck, black hard shell case. This is a very nice example of the final original version of Gibson's classic double cutaway thinline hollowbody, the ES-330. By the end of the 1960's this popular instrument...
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1933 National Duolian

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 7241. National Duolian Model Resophonic Guitar (1933), made in Los Angeles, serial # C6507, Frosted Duco finish, steel body, mahogany neck with ebonized fingerboard, black hard shell case. This early 12-fret "C" series Duolian hails from 1933, the deepest period of the Great Depression when instruments had to be built and sold as inexpensively as possible for their makers to...
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1924 W. L. Luke Cat Viola

$10,000
Retrofret Stock # 6443. W. L. Luke Cat Viola Model Viola, c. 1924, made in Eastville, PA. Length is 26 in. (66 cm.), 9.75 in. (24.8 cm.) width. Scale length is in. (0 mm.).
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1938 Gibson EPB-150

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 7544. Gibson EPB-150 Model Electric Plectrum Banjo, c. 1938, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 35, tobacco sunburst finish, maple body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original tweed hard shell case. Of all the instruments ever built by Gibson, this Electric Plectrum Banjo is one of the most unusual, not to mention one of the rarest. A product of Gibson's burst of...
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1957 Gibson LG-3

$3,500
Retrofret Stock # 7225. Gibson LG-3 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1957), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # U-9015-5, natural lacquer finish, mahogany sides, back and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original brown alligator chipboard case. A good late 1950's example of Gibson's premier small body flat-top guitar, well preserved with some playtime but no major wear. The LG-3 is...
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1930 Vega Vegaphone Soloist

$2,400
Retrofret Stock # 7336. Vega Vegaphone Soloist Model Plectrum Banjo (1930), made in Boston, Mass., serial # 94949, shaded maple finish, laminated maple neck rim and resonator, ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a good player's example of one of the finest "Industry Standard" Orchestra banjos from the 1920's in fairly rare Plectrum configuration. Vega's "Vegaphone" line...
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1925 Vega REGENT

$1,950
Retrofret Stock # 6992. Vega Regent Model 5 String Banjo (1925), made in Boston, Mass., serial # 66404, natural varnish finish, laminated maple rim and neck, ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. The Vega Regent is one of the classic 5-string banjos of the Vega line, not a fancy top-line model but still built with the typical extremely high quality components and a simple but attractive...
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1925 Galiano Jumbo

$12,500
Retrofret Stock # 6850. Jumbo Model 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, labeled Galiano, c. 1925, made in New York City, natural varnish finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebonized fingerboard, black hard shell case. This guitar is simply one of the finest vintage twelve strings we have ever seen, a true connoisseur's piece and a fascinating part of American guitar...
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1972 Fender® Jazzmaster™

$2,950
Retrofret Stock # 4758. Fender Jazzmaster Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1972), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 359107, sunburst polyester finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. Here's a bit of a Fender oddity- an example of a "True CBS" Jazzmaster, built in the early '70's when the model had fallen almost completely out of favor compared the...
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1964 Fender® Stratocaster®

$16,000
Retrofret Stock # 7541. Fender Stratocaster Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1964), made in Fullerton, California, serial # L35900, sunburst lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a beautiful example of a late Pre-CBS Stratocaster, played but not abused with the typical features for the time. The neck sports the older Pre-CBS...
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1928 Gibson UB-1

$750
Retrofret Stock # 7452. Gibson UB-1 Model Banjo Ukulele, c. 1928, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, shaded maple finish, maple neck and rim, ebonized fingerboard. This model is one of our perennial favorites! Although the diminutive UB-1 (retailing originally at all of $10.00!) was the least expensive instrument Gibson ever offered, these are still very well-made and have a unique tone all to...
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1937 Gibson ES-150

$7,500
Retrofret Stock # 4674. Gibson ES-150 Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1937), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 341 C-3 (FON), sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminated maple body, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original tweed hard shell case. Overall length is 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm.), 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) in...
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1956 Fender® Deluxe 8

$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 7537. Fender Deluxe 8 Model High Steel Electric Guitar (1956), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 0116, blonde lacquer finish, ash body, original tweed hard shell case. The Deluxe 8 is one of the improved mid-1950's line of Fender steel guitars�essentially similar to a single-neck Stringmaster. The electronic set-up is particularly interesting, featuring two single-coil...
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1973 Guild® F-50R

$2,400
Retrofret Stock # 7505. Guild F-50R Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1973), made in Westerly, RI, serial # 81334, natural lacquer finish, Rosewood back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. Overall length is 42 1/2 in. (108 cm.), 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. ...
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1950 Gibson L-4C

$4,500
Retrofret Stock # 7490. Gibson L-4C Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1950), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # A-5142, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. The L4-C is an interesting and fairly unusual 1950's Gibson carved-top guitar with a 16" body, midline appointments and the company's distinctive sharp...
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1953 Gibson ES-175D

$5,250
Retrofret Stock # 7532. Gibson ES-175D Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1953), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # A-15670, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown hard shell case. This is a lovely example of an early-1950's ES-175D, Gibson's classic "Working Man's" Jazz guitar. This guitar was built...
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1964 Gretsch® PX-6192 Country Club

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 7531. Gretsch PX-6192 Country Club Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1964), made in Brooklyn, NY, serial # 70960, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body with spruce top, laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. This is a fine example of an early-1960's Gretsch Country Club with an unusual period-specific combination of...
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1977 Gibson Dove Custom

$2,750
Retrofret Stock # 7458. Gibson Dove Custom Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1977), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 73537088, black lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. The Gibson flat tops of the 1970's don't get a lot of respect these days, but some of them are actually surprisingly good...
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1968 Gibson LES PAUL CUSTOM

$7,800
Retrofret Stock # 7404. Gibson Les Paul Custom Model Solid Body Electric Guitar, c. 1968, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 526849, sunburst re- finish, mahogany body with maple cap; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. Overall length is 39 1/4 in. (99.7 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length...
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1935 C. F. Martin 0-17

$4,600
Retrofret Stock # 7525. C. F. Martin 0-17 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1935), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 61509, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This is a very attractive little mahogany Martin from 1935. During the depression these inexpensive (for a Martin!) guitars sold for all of thirty dollars, which sounds...
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1965 Fender® Mustang®

$2,000
Retrofret Stock # 7519. Fender Mustang Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Fullerton, California, serial # L67795, blue lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. This is a very attractive and overall nicely preserved 1965 Mustang, made about a year after the model's debut in the second half of 1964. The Mustang was Fender's...
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1938 National Silvo

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 7515. National Silvo Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1938), made in Chicago, serial # C-1296, nickel plated finish, German silver body, hardwood neck with ebonoid fingerboard, original black hard shell case. One of the more unusual of National instruments (and that's saying something!) the Silvo Hawaiian Guitar is also a perfect example of a creative re-purpose that's more...
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