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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 Gibson ES-350N

$8,500
Retrofret Stock # 8265. Gibson ES-350N Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1951), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # A-9218, natural lacquer finish, laminated maple body and neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge, original brown hard shell case. This is a very nice example of an early 1950s blonde ES-350, one of Gibson's mainstays in the late '40s and early '40s. This is a 17" fully...
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1952 Gibson ES-5N

$12,000
Retrofret Stock # 8263. Gibson ES-5N Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1952), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # A-10414, natural lacquer finish, laminated maple body and neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge, original brown hard shell case. This is a superb example of an early 1950s blonde ES-5, one of the all-time classic full-body Gibson electric guitars. The ES-5 is a 17" fully...
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1956 Gibson ES-175DN

$6,500
Retrofret Stock # 8262. Gibson ES-175DN Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1956), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # A-22260, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown hard shell case. This is a lovely original example of an mid-1950s ES-175DN, the natural-finish version of Gibson's classic "Working Man's"...
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1948 Gibson ES-350PN Premier

$8,500
Retrofret Stock # 8270. Gibson ES-350PN Premier Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1948), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 2145 (FON), natural lacquer finish, laminated maple body and neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge, original hard shell case. This is a very rare and early natural-finish example of the ES-350, Gibson's first electric guitar with a cutaway body and the top of the...
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1967 Epiphone A-212 Deluxe

$5,500
Retrofret Stock # 8268. Epiphone A-212 Deluxe Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1967), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 892804, sunburst lacquer finish, curly maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a very interesting and somewhat unusual arch top guitar -- a fully acoustic Epiphone A-212 Deluxe made in the...
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1966 Fender Precision Bass

$12,500
Retrofret Stock # 8260. Fender Precision Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1966), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 150842, Lake Placid Blue lacquer finish, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, alder body, original black hard shell case. This is a superb example of an early CBS-era Custom-Color Fender Precision Bass, appearing very little played since new. CBS had owned Fender for...
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$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 7083. Resophonic Violin (maker unknown), probably European, natural wood and aluminum finish. . Scale length is in. (0 mm.). This is a folk-made resonator violin in the Stroh pattern, a bit rough but fully functional with a surprisingly decent sound. It appears fairly well-used with general wear and dirt on the very lightly finished wood parts and corrosion to the metal....
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Ampeg Baby Bass

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8257. Ampeg Baby Bass Model Electric Bass (late 1960's), made in Linden NJ, serial # 013873, sunburst finish, fiberglass body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original black gig bag case. Overall length is 60 in. (152.4 cm.), 18 in. (45.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3.5 in. (8.9 cm.) deep. Scale length is in. (0 mm.). This bass remains all original with some general...
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1962 Vox AC-4

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8253. Vox AC-4 Model Tube Amplifier (1962), made in Dartford, Kent, England, serial # 2512, Fawn Rexine fabric finish. Height is 16 in. (40.6 cm.), 16 in. (40.6 cm.) width, and 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) . This little Vox AC-4 amp -- the smallest of the JMI line -- is one of the sweetest and most original early 1960s amps we have had in a long while. It is not unmarred; the outer...
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1928 Wm. Lange Banner Blue

$650
Retrofret Stock # 8256. Banner Blue Model Banjo Ukulele, made by Wm. Lange, c. 1928, made in New York City, natural lacquer finish, mahogany neck, rim and resonator, pearloid fingerboard and headstock, gig bag case. This flashy full resonator banjo-ukulele is a product of Wm. Lange's New York factory, and is in many ways built like a miniature Paramount banjo. The Banner Blue logo stenciled in...
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1968 Vox Spyder IV

$1,600
Retrofret Stock # 8255. Vox Spyder IV Model Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar (1968), made in Recanati, Italy, serial # 401358, sunburst polyester finish, laminated maple body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. The colorfully named violin-body Spyder IV was one of the final Vox bass designs, a direct descendant of the company's earlier 1966 V-250 "Violin Bass". The...
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1966 Fender Deluxe Reverb

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 8252. Fender Deluxe Reverb Model Tube Amplifier (1966), made in Fullerton, California, serial # A-15259, black tolex covering finish. This is a nice early-CBS example of one of the all-time classic Fender amps, the blackface Deluxe Reverb. With enough gain to kick at low level and enough headroom to keep up with a drum kit, full reverb and tremolo facility the Deluxe Reverb is...
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1963 Gibson ES-335T

$19,000
Retrofret Stock # 4475. Gibson ES-335T Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1963), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 99449, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a very fine example of an early '60s ES-335TD, one of Gibson's all-time classic designs. This guitar shows specifically...
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1966 Rickenbacker Model 360/12

$5,500
Retrofret Stock # 8246. Rickenbacker Model 360/12 Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Santa Ana, CA, serial # FK-4164, Fireglo red sunburst finish, laminated maple body and neck, padouk fingerboard, hard shell case. The Rickenbacker Model 360-12 is one of the absolute classic 1960s American guitars; from 1964-67, a unique sound with an entire style of music centered around...
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1928 Gibson UB-1

$650
Retrofret Stock # 7943. Gibson UB-1 Model Banjo Ukulele, c. 1928, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, shaded maple finish, maple neck and rim, ebonized fingerboard, black chipboard case. This model is one of our perennial favorites! Although the diminutive UB-1 (retailing originally at $10.00!) was the least expensive instrument Gibson ever offered, these are still very well-made and have a unique...
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C. F. Martin Style 0

$750
Retrofret Stock # 8245. C. F. Martin Style 0 Model Soprano Ukulele (Early 1960's), made in Nazareth, PA, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. This is a super nice example of a 1960s Martin Style 0 ukulele. Typical features of the era are the longer headstock with the small Martin decal and the round-button tuners with no extended...
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1921 Gibson K-4

$12,000
Retrofret Stock # 8195. Gibson K-4 Model Carved Top Mandocello (1921), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 65944, sunburst varnish finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. The Gibson Mandocello is one of the great under-appreciated instruments of the early 20th century. Originally designed for the 1910s mandolin orchestra,...
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1962 Gibson A-50 Modified by Ray Matty

$1,400
Retrofret Stock # 8001. Gibson A-50 Modified by Ray Matty Model Carved Top Mandolin (1962), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 49457, sunburst lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, black chipboard case. This old Gibson mandolin has been gently modified and has an interesting backstory. It was formerly owned by Al Valenti, one of the best...
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1921 Gibson Style GB

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 8157. Gibson Style GB Model Guitar Banjo (1921), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 11510-2, red sunburst varnish finish, laminated maple neck and rim, ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This imposing early 1920s creation remains one of Gibson's more unusual instruments, and something of a rarity. The original "Style GB" banjo guitar is not only extremely...
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1959 HOFNER Club 50

$1,850
Retrofret Stock # 6461. Hofner Club 50 Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar, c. 1959, made in Germany, natural lacquer finish, laminated maple body, spruce top; laminated maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, period black hard shell case. The Club 50 is one of the Hofner company's most original creations -- a small-body slim archtop with no f-holes that was available in Europe and the UK...
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1965 Vox V232 Violin Bass

$900
Retrofret Stock # 6294. Vox V-232 Violin Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1965), made in Recanati, Italy, serial # 231503, sunburst polyester finish, laminated hardwood body, laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. One of the rarest of the earliest Eko-made Vox line, this Hofner-inspired bass is quite unlike most contemporaries and is actually a...
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1928 Gibson Uke-3

$1,600
Retrofret Stock # 8240. Gibson Uke-3 Model Soprano Ukulele, c. 1928, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, chipboard case. This is a very nice example of the 1920s Gibson "Uke-3," the company's top-of-the-line ukulele in the 1920s. This model was the fanciest ukulele Gibson offered as a stock model, although the company would...
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1917 Larson Brothers Stahl

$1,950
Retrofret Stock # 8222. Stahl Model Flat Back, Bent Top Mandolin, made by Larson Brothers, c. 1917, made in Chicago, serial # 25853, natural finish, rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black chipboard case. From the beginning of the 20th century up until WWII, August and Carl Larson's small Chicago workshop turned out a dizzying assortment of exceptionally...
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1931 Gibson A-4

$2,400
Retrofret Stock # 7867. Gibson A-4 Model Carved Top Mandolin (1931), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 88330, red sunburst top, dark stained back and sides finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is an interesting and fairly rare Gibson mandolin...a late Style A-4 from the early Depression era, not long before the...
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1959 Gibson ES-350T

$8,750
Retrofret Stock # 8237. Gibson ES-350T Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1959), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # A-29304, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original brown hard shell case. This guitar is a lovely example of a fairly rare variation of one of the Gibson company's classiest 1950s thinline hollow body electrics,...
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1965 Fender Jazzmaster

$4,750
Retrofret Stock # 8239. Fender Jazzmaster Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1965), made in Fullerton, California, serial # L82225, sunburst lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This is a great-playing example of an early CBS Fender Jazzmaster with a neck date-stamped May 1965, only a few months after Leo's company had been sold into...
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1970 Fender Precision Bass

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 8197. Fender Precision Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1970), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 281252, sunburst finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. This Precision Bass dates to the very start of the 1970s, but still maintains a late '60s vibe. The 3-color sunburst is a bit less bright than '66-'68 era examples but...
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1965 Danelectro Silvertone Model 1448

$450
Retrofret Stock # 8236. Silvertone Model 1448 Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Danelectro (1965), Neptune, NJ. The Model 1448 was the less expensive of two models of the classic Danelectro-made Silvertone 1960s guitar, sold through Sears and the original equipment for thousands of budding players and teen combos in the mid-1960s. The semi-hollow, black sparkle-finished, double...
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1915 Larson Brothers Dyer Symphony Harp Style 25

$2,650
Retrofret Stock # 8098. Dyer Symphony Harp Style 25 Model Flat Back Mandolin, made by Larson Brothers, c. 1915, made in Chicago, serial # 233, natural varnish finish, mahogany body and neck, spruce top, ebony fingerboard, gig bag case. The Symphony Harp Mandolin is one of the rarer of the Larson Brothers' many fretted creations, made exclusively for W.J. Dyer & Bro in the first decades of the...
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1953 Gibson ES-140

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 8233. Gibson ES-140 Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1953), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # Y6176-30, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown hard shell case. The diminutive ES-140 is an extremely cool little Gibson and a surprisingly great-sounding guitar. The small 3/4 size ES-140 electric archtop...
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