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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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1968 Hagstrom 8-String Bass H-8

$1,950
Retrofret Stock # 8336. Hagstrom 8-String Bass H-8 Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1968), made in Sweden, sunburst lacquer finish, Baltic birch body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original grey chipboard case. One of the more endearing oddball basses of the 1960's, the Hagstrom H-8 was the only production 8-string bass of the decade (Rickenbacker made a few on custom order) and remains...
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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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1938 Gibson EH-100

$1,200
Retrofret Stock # 7618. Gibson EH-100 Model Tube Guitar Amplifier (1938), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 6654, two-tone fabric finish. Height is 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm.), 14 in. (35.6 cm.) width, and 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) deep. Overall a decently clean example of the cool looking and fine sounding 1938-9 EH-100 amplifier, Gibson's smaller sister to their classic EH-150. This amp is fully...
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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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unknown 19th Century New England

$750
Retrofret Stock # 6451. 19th Century New England Model Folk Fiddle (maker unknown). Unusual 19th century folk violin from New England. Delicately carved scroll. Tailpiece with geometric bone inlay.. Scale length is in. (0 mm.).
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1946 Gibson BR-1 Ultratone

$750
Retrofret Stock # 8334. Gibson BR-1 Ultratone Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar, c. 1946, Kalamazoo, Michigan. One of Gibson's most whimsical 1940s moderne creations, the abstractly shaped and uber-stylish Ultratone Steel Guitar features an oblong asymmetrical body with backpainted Lucite accents. The instrument's visual character was the work of the design firm Barnes & Reinicke, hired by Gibson...
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1954 Fender Champion

$900
Retrofret Stock # 8248. Fender Champion Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar, c. 1954, made in Fullerton, California, serial # 7123, yellow pearloid finish, hardwood body, original brown alligator grain chipboard case. This Champ is a nice example of Fender's "bread and butter" lap steel guitar from the first half of the 1950s. Although designed as a student instrument, the Champion Steel was -- and...
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1952 Fender Champion

$1,100
Retrofret Stock # 7797. Fender Champion Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar, c. 1952, made in Fullerton, California, serial # 5567, yellow pearloid finish, hardwood body. This is a nice example of Fender's "bread and butter" lap steel guitar from the first half of the 1950's, one of the pieces that fueled the company's early success. Although designed as a student instrument, the Champion Steel is...
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1950 Stradolin -

$550
Retrofret Stock # 7357. Stradolin Arch Top Mandolin, c. 1950, made in New York City, natural lacquer finish, laminated mahogany body; poplar neck with rosewood fingerboard, original tweed chipboard case. Overall length is 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm.), 10 in. (25.4 cm.) width, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 13 3/4 in. (349 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/16 in. (30...
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1932 Harmony -

$275
Retrofret Stock # 6504. Soprano Ukulele, most likely made by Harmony, c. 1932, made in Chicago, sunburst lacquer with stenciling finish, birch body, poplar neck. Overall length is 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm.), 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 13 in. (330 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/16 in. (36 mm.). This is a...
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1959 Danelectro Standard Model 3021

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 8331. Danelectro Standard Model 3021 Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1959), made in Neptune, NJ, serial # 2229, black lacquer with vinyl edging finish, Masonite and poplar body; basswood neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a very good-playing and sounding example of one of the classic vintage Danelectro guitars. While the original Shorthorn...
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1955 Gibson ES-140N

$4,750
Retrofret Stock # 8328. Gibson ES-140N Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1955), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # W3234-6, natural lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown alligator grain chipboard case. This is an extremely rare little vintage Gibson offering, and despite its diminutive appearance a surprisingly great-sounding...
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1959 Rickenbacker Model 330 Capri

$9,500
Retrofret Stock # 8327. Rickenbacker Model 330 Capri Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1959), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # 2T386, Autumnglo sunburst finish, maple body, laminated maple neck with padouk fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. Overall length is 39 3/4 in. (101 cm.), 15 in. (38.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth at side. Scale length...
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1912 Gibson K-1

$2,450
Retrofret Stock # 8323. Gibson K-1 Model Carved Top Mandocello (1912), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 15014, natural top, cherry stained back and sides finish, birch back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, gig bag case. We feel the Gibson Mandocello is one of the great under-appreciated instruments of the early 20th century. Originally designed for use in 1910s...
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1956 Gibson LG-2

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 8204. Gibson LG-2 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1956), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # V8677-12, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. Overall length is 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm.), 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) in depth at side,...
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1955 Castelluccia Petit Bouche

$6,000
Retrofret Stock # 8321. Castelluccia Petit Bouche Model Gypsy Jazz Guitar, c. 1955, made in Paris, France, natural finish, laminated mahogany body, spruce top; French walnut neck with ebonized fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This is a very fine vintage French Selmer-style guitar by well-regarded Paris luthier Jean-Baptiste Castelluccia, founder of a dynasty still going strong. This...
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2003 Gibson RB-250 Mastertone

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8322. Gibson RB-250 Mastertone Model 5 String Banjo (2003), made in Nashville, TN, serial # 250-03-94, natural finish, laminated maple rim, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. Overall length is 37 3/4 in. (95.9 cm.), 11 in. (27.9 cm.) diameter head, and 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 26 1/4 in. (667 mm.). ...
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1949 C. F. Martin 0-18T

$1,950
Retrofret Stock # 7671. C. F. Martin 0-18T Model Flat Top Tenor Guitar (1949), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 108425, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. This model Martin is likely the most popular tenor guitar ever made, and this is a good playing example from the just-post WWII era. Typical features include the spruce top,...
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1933 Vivi-Tone -

$8,500
Retrofret Stock # 7952. Vivi-Tone Acoustic-Electric Guitar (1933), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 263, Cremona Brown Sunburst varnish finish, spruce back and top, maple rims; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard.. This extremely rare Vivi-Tone guitar is a fascinating example of Lloyd Loar and partner Lewis A. Williams' pioneering efforts in the creation of electric fretted instruments in...
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1938 National New Yorker 7 String

$1,250
Retrofret Stock # 8319. National New Yorker 7 String Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1938), made in Chicago, serial # C1984, two tone finish, maple body, plastic facing, original tweed hard shell case. Here's something we rarely see -- a seven-string version of the supremely stylish National New Yorker lap steel. This early National steel is not only striking to look at but great-sounding as...
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1951 Fender Deluxe Model 5A3

$2,750
Retrofret Stock # 8250. Fender Deluxe Model 5A3 Model Tube Amplifier (1951), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 4354, 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 Deluxe shows its age a bit, but remains in better cosmetic shape than many. The old-style un-lacquered tweed covering shows some light wear and...
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1945 K & F Student

$2,250
Retrofret Stock # 8249. K & F Student Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1945), made in Fullerton, California, natural finish, pinewood body, grey chipboard case. This plain and unassuming steel is an example of Leo Fender's first commercially produced stringed instrument, a seed from which the entire Fender legend would grow. It carries the "K & F" brand, the "F" standing for "Fender", and the...
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1956 Guild M-75 Aristocrat

$5,250
Retrofret Stock # 8312. Guild M-75 Aristocrat Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1956), Hoboken, NJ, serial # 3589. Overall length is 39 1/4 in. (99.7 cm.), 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). Overall this is one of the nicer examples of this...
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1923 C. F. Martin Varsity Brand Style 0

$600
Retrofret Stock # 8316. Varsity Brand Style 0 Model Soprano Ukulele, made by C. F. Martin, c. 1923, made in Nazareth, PA, natural varnish finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. This is a very nice-playing example of an early Martin Style 0 ukulele, slightly unusual in that it is marked only with the jobber brand "Varsity" with no other markings or stamps....
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1920 C. F. Martin Style 1

$550
Retrofret Stock # 8315. C. F. Martin Style 1 Model Soprano Ukulele, c. 1920, made in Nazareth, PA, dark mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, black gig bag case. This is a well-worn but great-sounding example of an very early 1920s Martin Style 1 ukulele. Although by Martin standards these were a fairly inexpensive instrument (originally retailing in the $12 range),...
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1963 Vox AC-30/6 Twin

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 8254. Vox AC-30/6 Twin Model Tube Amplifier (1963), made in Dartford, Kent, England, serial # 6698-B, black tolex covering finish. One of the most revered of all amplifiers, the Vox AC-30 was literally the sound of the Beat era and British Invasion and is still one of the most popular gigging amps in the world among those who prize tone above all. Many AC-30s from the early-mid...
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1940 Gibson Console Grand

$3,250
Retrofret Stock # 8311. Gibson Console Grand Model High Steel Electric Guitar (1940), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # F1552-6, sunburst lacquer finish, maple body, metal inserts with rosewood fingerboards, original tweed hard shell case. Overall length is 31 in. (78.7 cm.), 12 in. (30.5 cm.) width, and 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 22 1/2 in....
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1966 Fender Mustang

$2,450
Retrofret Stock # 8298. Fender Mustang Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 144466, Daphne Blue lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. This is a very attractive and extremely well-preserved 1966 Fender Mustang, made less than two years after the model's debut in the second half of 1964. The...
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2010 James Trussart Steel Deville

$3,000
Retrofret Stock # 8296. James Trussart Steel Deville Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (2010), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # 8158, aged steel finish, steel body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard., original hard shell case. The James Trussart Steel Deville is this unique luthier's take on the single-cutaway Les Paul format, after finding fame initially building mostly...
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