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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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1963 Fender Precision Bass

$11,000
Retrofret Stock # 8467. Fender Precision Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1963), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 92338, sunburst lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, period black tolex hard shell case. This is a lovely solidly pre-CBS Precision Bass, with the look, feel, and sound that defines the classic '60's Fender bass. The features of this...
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1950 C. F. Martin 5-18

$3,400
Retrofret Stock # 8459. C. F. Martin 5-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1950), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 114273, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, spruce top; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, original black chipboard case. The model 5-18 is Martin's entry into the all-time cutest guitar sweepstakes. Despite its diminutive size the 5-18 is a very playable and good...
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1959 Frantisek Zivec -

$6,000
Retrofret Stock # 1809. Frantisek Zivec Violin (1959), made in Melbourne, Australia, amber varnish finish, curly maple and spruce, brown canvas hard shell case. The 2 piece back, ribs and scroll are of tightly curled maple and the top is of medium even grained spruce and the instrument has a medium amber varnish. It is a fine violin by a skilled craftsman.Label printed: "Melbourne Frantisek...
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1955 Gibson GA-6

$1,450
Retrofret Stock # 6023. Gibson GA-6 Model Tube Amplifier, c. 1955, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 25290, mottled grey fabric finish. Height is 16 in. (40.6 cm.), 20 in. (50.8 cm.) width, and 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.) in depth at deepest point. This early-model GA-6 is relatively well preserved overall but has had some typical internal work. Most of the capacitors and resistors have been...
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1923 Gibson TB-1

$950
Retrofret Stock # 8525. Gibson TB-1 Model Tenor Banjo (1923), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 11803-23, shaded maple finish, maple neck and rim, ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Here's a "Loar" that wont break the bank-a 1923 early Mastertone-era TB-1. The "trapdoor" banjos from this period are lovely instruments, though not the design Gibson would eventually be...
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1893 W. A. Cole Eclipse Custom

$2,450
Retrofret Stock # 8498. W. A. Cole Eclipse Custom Model 5 String Banjo (1893), made in Boston, serial # 904, black varnish finish, half-spun laminated maple rim, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a nice example of a rare early Cole's Eclipse banjo with some typical player's alterations but still a fine and lovely instrument. It features some beautiful decorative...
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1962 Harmony H-22

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 8447. Harmony H-22 Model Electric Bass Guitar (1962), made in Chicago, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body. maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black gig bag case. One of the 1960s' finest bass bargains, the Harmony H-22 "Hi Value" Electric Bass retailed originally at $99.50 and was the giant Chicago company's first bass guitar offering. The H-22 was officially...
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Earlectric Atmosphere

$265
Retrofret Stock # 6457. Earlectric Atmosphere Model Analog Delay Effect, made in Madrid, SpainMadrid, yellow enamel finish. Retrofret Vintage Guitars is proud to be the sole US distributor of the Earlectric Atmosphere Delay!The Atmosphere features a vintage sounding delay, with a dedicated alternate feedback mode capable of creating lush never ending echoes. These pedals feature 5 knobs: Delay...
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1919 Asmund Sandland -

$5,000
Retrofret Stock # 3123. Asmund Sandland Hardingfele, c. 1919, made in Telemarken, Norway, light reddish brown varnish finish, black hard shell case. Also known as a Hardanger fiddle. The Hardanger fiddle was used in the motion picture soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings. This beautifully decorated fiddle comes with a nice period black hard shell case.Overall length is 24 3/8 in. (61.9 cm.), 8...
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1952 Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo

$6,750
Retrofret Stock # 8515. Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1952), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # Z 2778-8, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. The SJ or "Southern Jumbo" sometimes feels like a bit of a forgotten model in Gibson's postwar flat top line; not as simple a...
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1951 Fender Deluxe

$3,200
Retrofret Stock # 8491. Fender Deluxe Model Tube Amplifier (1951), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 3539, tweed fabric covering finish. Height is 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.), 18 in. (45.7 cm.) width, and 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) deep. This early TV-front Deluxe remains in far better condidion than many, both externally and under the hood. The old-style un-lacquered tweed covering is not "smoked"...
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1909 Fairbanks Whyte Laydie #2

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 8499. Fairbanks Whyte Laydie #2 Model 5 String Banjo (1909), made in Boston, Mass., serial # 25363, natural varnish finish, laminated maple neck and rim, ebony fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This banjo is a splendid example of one of the world's standard openback 5-string-the Fairbanks/Vega Whyte Laydie #2. It was built in 1909, 5 years after the Fairbanks company...
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1932 Regal Le Domino Big Boy

$1,600
Retrofret Stock # 8434. Regal Le Domino Big Boy Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1932, made in Chicago, sunburst lacquer with decals finish, birch back and sides, spruce top, ebonized fingerboard, black hard shell case. A unique and very stylish guitar from the early Depression era, the "Big Boy" was the most deluxe instrument from the popular (and popularly priced) Le Domino line, The Regal...
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1925 Iucci Mellotone Grand

$1,200
Retrofret Stock # 8395. Iucci Mellotone Grand Model Tenor Banjo, c. 1925, made in New York City, serial # 152, natural finish, cast brass rim, laminated maple neck and resonator, hard shell case. This Tenor banjo was made by Michael Iucci of 377 Broome Street, New York most likely in the mid/late 1920's. It is a high quality professional grade instrument equal to many of the best of the day....
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1965 Gibson Firebird III

$8,500
Retrofret Stock # 8500. Gibson Firebird III Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 290119, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a well-played but undamaged example of a rare late-issue original style "reverse" Firebird III. The III is the classic model in this series, sold...
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1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline

$3,000
Retrofret Stock # 8394. Fender Telecaster Thinline Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1972), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 355651, natural polyester finish, ash body, maple neck, gig bag case. This Fender Telecaster Thinline dates to 1972, shortly after the model was revamped from its original 1968 design. The Thinline model differs from the original solidbody Telecaster in having a...
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1964 C. F. Martin 00-18C

$1,500
Retrofret Stock # 8479. C. F. Martin 00-18C Model Classical Guitar (1964), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 194890, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, brown hard shell case. Overall length is 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm.), 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale...
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1971 C. F. Martin D-18

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 7670. C. F. Martin D-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1971), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 291366, natural finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, period black hard shell case. Overall length is 41 in. (104.1 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale...
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1940 Epiphone Triumph

$2,750
Retrofret Stock # 5730. Epiphone Triumph Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1940), made in New York City, serial # 14967, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top,laminated mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Overall length is 42 3/8 in. (107.6 cm.), 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) in depth, measured at side of...
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1967 Epiphone Casino E-230TDC

$4,250
Retrofret Stock # 8482. Epiphone Casino E-230TDC Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 873006, cherry lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. The 1960s Epiphone Casino and its Gibson twin the ES-330TD are great-sounding, highly versatile guitars -- one of Kalamazoo's most original and...
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1972 Fender Musicmaster Bass

$1,350
Retrofret Stock # 8432. Fender Musicmaster Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1972), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 315812, Sonic Blue finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. Overall length is 42 1/8 in. (107 cm.), 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length...
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1966 Gibson LG-0

$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 6760. Gibson LG-0 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1966), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 424958, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body, top and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. This is a typical example of Gibson's least expensive flat top from the 1960's, the LG-0. This model was designed for economy and easy playability with all mahogany...
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2004 Weber Yellowstone

$3,650
Retrofret Stock # 8461. Weber Yellowstone Model Carved Top Mandolin (2004), made in Logan, Montana, serial # 4199107, sunburst finish, maple back, sides and neck, Sitka spruce top, ebony fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. Overall length is 27 in. (68.6 cm.), 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 14 in....
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1965 Burns Jazz Bass

$1,500
Retrofret Stock # 8458. Burns Jazz Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1965), made in London, England, serial # 11837, sunburst polyester finish, African mahogany body, sycamore neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. The Burns "Jazz Bass" (a name used without apparent concern for prior art from Fender) was designed as a mate for the company's most popular 1960's guitar...
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1961 C. F. Martin 0-18

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 8452. C. F. Martin 0-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1961), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 177072, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This is a lovely little Martin 0-18 from the beginning of the 1960s, the high water mark of the "Folk era" when the Kingston Trio made the Martin guitar the...
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1964 Burns Jazz Split Sound

$1,450
Retrofret Stock # 8446. Burns Jazz Split Sound Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1964), made in London, England, serial # 8263, red/black sunburst finish, sycamore body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. The most popular 1960s design from the always-eccentric James Ormston Burns, the Jazz Split Sound is a relatively unsung Beat-Group era classic and a very stylish...
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1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Radio Grande Custom 7-String

$20,000
Retrofret Stock # 8397. Gibson Roy Smeck Radio Grande Custom 7-String Model Hawaiian Acoustic Guitar, c. 1935, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst top, natural back and sides finish, rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, brown gig bag case. This instrument is a unique example of the Gibson Roy Smeck Radio Grande 7-String flat-top Hawaiian guitar, with a...
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1954 Gibson LG-2 3/4

$3,450
Retrofret Stock # 8301. Gibson LG-2 3/4 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1954), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # X7294-25, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original brown alligator chipboard case. Okay -- vintage Gibsons don't come much cuter than this! The diminutive 3/4 LG-2 is the Kalamazoo company's equivalent to...
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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), 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 made in...
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