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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1962 Fender® Princeton®

$2,500
Retrofret Stock # 7917. Fender Princeton Model Tube Amplifier (1962), made in Fullerton, California, serial # P-01420, brown tolex covering finish. This is an excellent example of one of our favorite amps-the "brownface" Fender Princeton. These re-designed Tolex-covered amps were Fender's new line of the early 1960's, standing between the earlier rampaging tweed era and the louder or somewhat...
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1967 Fender® Princeton® Reverb

$2,650
Retrofret Stock # 7900. Fender Princeton Reverb Model Tube Guitar Amplifier (1967), made in Fullerton, California, serial # A-12834, black tolex covering finish. Height is 16 in. (40.6 cm.), 20 in. (50.8 cm.) width, and 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) deep. A nicely original amp overall; the tolex and grillcloth are a bit dirty but show no tears or major wear, only a couple of very old cigarette burns...
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1937 Gibson HG-00

$6,000
Retrofret Stock # 7871. Gibson HG-00 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1937), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell 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 normal 1930's...
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1964 Fender® Esquire

$16,500
Retrofret Stock # 7949. Fender Esquire Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1964), made in Fullerton, California, serial # L28193, Blonde lacquer finish, ash body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original blond tolex hard shell case. OK, we've seen a lot of Telecaster family instruments but here's a rare one-a 1964 Fender Esquire, something we have actually never had before. Although the...
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1928 Slingerland Maybell

$375
Retrofret Stock # 7948. Slingerland Maybell Model Banjo Ukulele, c. 1928, made in Chicago, natural lacquer finish, mahogany rim and neck, rosewood fingerboard. This is one of the higher grade Slingerland/MayBell banjo ukes, with relatively deluxe fittings and nice mahogany on the rim and neck. These instruments were very popular in the mid-late 1920's and came in a variety of styles and price...
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1930 Washburn Model 5238

$4,750
Retrofret Stock # 7926. Washburn Model 5238 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1930, made in Chicago, serial # 2020, natural lacquer finish, rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, tweed hard shell case. The Washburn Deluxe was the finest standard guitar Lyon & Healy offered in the 1920's, the height of the Chicago-based company's accomplishment in...
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1959 Fender® Champ-Amp 5F1

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 7902. Fender Champ-Amp 5F1 Model Tube Amplifier (1959), made in Fullerton, California, serial # C-10744, tweed fabric covering finish. Height is 12 in. (30.5 cm.), 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) width, and 8 in. (20.3 cm.) deep. This is an externally somewhat worn but really fine sounding example of the 1959 Champ, often considered one of the greatest small amps ever. This one shows...
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2012 Rick Kelly T Style

$2,650
Retrofret Stock # 7925. Rick Kelly T Style Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (2012), made in Neodesha, Kansas, natural finish, Swamp Ash Body, maple neck, gig bag case. Overall length is 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm.), 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). Played in a...
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1932 National Triolian

$3,750
Retrofret Stock # 7096. National Triolian Model Resophonic Guitar (1932), made in Los Angeles, serial # 2779W, Walnut Sunburst finish, steel body, maple neck with ebonized fingerboard, black hard shell case. The steel-bodied Triolian was National's "bread and butter" guitar during the depression, offering great sound and serious volume at the relatively modest price of $45.00. With National...
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1952 Gibson ES-175N

$5,250
Retrofret Stock # 7922. Gibson ES-175N Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1952), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # A-12569, natural lacquer finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, original brown hard shell case. A lovely example of the rarer natural blonde version of an early-1950's ES-175, Gibson's classic "Working Man's" Jazz guitar. This guitar was...
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1952 Fender® Champion

$650
Retrofret Stock # 7798. Fender Champion Model Lap Steel Electric Guitar (1952), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 3204, yellow pearloid finish, hardwood body. This well-worn Champ is a good player's example of Fender's "bread and butter" lap steel guitar from the first half of the 1950's. Although designed as a student instrument, the Champion Steel was a great-sounding guitar fully suited...
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2004 Fender® Telecaster® Custom w/Bigsby

$1,200
Retrofret Stock # 7694. Fender Telecaster Custom w/Bigsby Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (2004), made in Japan, serial # R011520, Candy Apple Red lacquer finish, hardwood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black gig bag case. Overall length is 38 3/8 in. (97.5 cm.), 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale...
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1890 unlabelled -

$850
Retrofret Stock # 6353. Pony Banjo (unlabelled), c. 1890, probably New York City, natural finish, laminated maple rim with rosewood veneer, mahogany neck with ebonized fingerboard. This is a lovely if unpretentious small-rim banjo from the late 1880's to early 1890's, typical of its era but much better preserved than many. The rim is a single lapped piece of wood with a re-inforced top edge,...
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1946 C. F. Martin D-28 Herringbone

$26,000
Retrofret Stock # 7919. C. F. Martin D-28 Herringbone Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1946), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 95281, natural lacquer finish, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case. Among guitar connoisseurs the word "Herringbone" has a special meaning-it refers not just to the type of wood trim used by C.F. Martin...
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1925 Lyon & Healy Washburn Style 5310

$9,500
Retrofret Stock # 7858. Washburn Style 5310 Model Carved Top Mandocello, made by Lyon & Healy, c. 1925, made in Chicago, serial # 1775, natural lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This Washburn Mandocello is one of the elaborate and beautifully made mandolin family instruments that Lyon & Healy...
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1954 C. F. Martin D-28

$12,500
Retrofret Stock # 7755. C. F. Martin D-28 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1954), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 141212, natural lacquer finish, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, brown hard shell case. Here is a real delight in a fine old D-28 dating to the "golden era" of postwar Country music in the early 1950's, when few of the stars of the...
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1966 Fender® Electric XII

$4,000
Retrofret Stock # 7883. Fender Electric XII Model 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 154160, sunburst lacquer finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case. The "Electric XII" is perhaps not one of Fender's best-remembered creations but is a superbly engineered, great sounding and extremely...
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1976 Fender® Mustang®

$1,800
Retrofret Stock # 7850. Fender Mustang Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1976), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 7607273, black polyester finish, alder body, maple neck, brown hard shell 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.) deep. Scale length is 30 in. (762 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). This...
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Harmony Silvertone Model 1446L

$1,650
Retrofret Stock # 7829. Silvertone Model 1446L Model Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Harmony (mid-1960's), made in Chicago, black lacquer finish, laminated maple body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original two-tone chipboard case. One of the best guitars ever sold through Sears-Roebuck, the Silvertone 1446 is both a sharp looking and great sounding guitar. This unique...
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1962 Harmony H-22

$1,600
Retrofret Stock # 7828. Harmony H-22 Model Electric Bass Guitar (1962), made in Chicago, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body. maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. One of the 1960's finest bass bargains, the Harmony H-22 "Hi Value" Electric Bass retailed originally at $99.50 and was the Chicago company's first bass guitar offering. The H-22 was officially introduced in Harmony's 1962...
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1931 C. F. Martin OM-18

$40,000
Retrofret Stock # 7881. C. F. Martin OM-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1931), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 46292, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top; ebony fingerboard, period brown hard shell case. Overall length is 40 in. (101.6 cm.), 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length...
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1951 Gibson LG-2

$4,200
Retrofret Stock # 7742. Gibson LG-2 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1951), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 8767-14 (FON), sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, Mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood bridge and fingerboard, original brown chipboard case. Overall length is 39 1/8 in. (99.4 cm.), 14 3/16 in. (36 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) in depth at...
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1947 Gibson J-45

$7,800
Retrofret Stock # 7679. Gibson J-45 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1947, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst top, dark stained back and sides finish, mahogany body and neck, spruce top and rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. Gibson's slope-shouldered Jumbo guitars have been very popular since their early 1940's introduction with folk, blues, and pop players, and picking this one...
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1965 C. F. Martin 000-18

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Retrofret Stock # 7712. C. F. Martin 000-18 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1965), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 201675, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, brazillian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. This is a great sounding 000-18 from the height of the "guitar boom" era. Body has old-style tortoise celluloid binding and pickguard, one of the last with those...
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1956 Gibson LG-2 3/4

$2,750
Retrofret Stock # 7662. Gibson LG-2 3/4 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1956), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # V5867-8, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, original brown alligator grain chipboard case. OK, really Gibsons don't come much cuter than this! The diminutive 3/4 LG-2 is the company's equivalent to Martin's...
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1966 Vox V-250 Violin Bass

$950
Retrofret Stock # 7909. Vox V-250 Violin Bass Model Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar (1966), made in Italy, sunburst polyester finish, laminated maple body, laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original grey hard shell case. This Vox V-250 was the obviously Hofner-inspired bass from the Eko-made Vox line, replacing a solid (or mostly solid) body Vox violin bass that was only in production...
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1985 Fender® Telecaster® Thinline 1969 Re-Issue

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Retrofret Stock # 7907. Fender Telecaster Thinline 1969 Re-Issue Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1985), made in Japan, serial # A-040446, natural finish, mahogany body, maple neck, black rigid foam case. Overall length is 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm.), 12 11/16 in. (32.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of...
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1968 Guild® Starfire™ V

$2,950
Retrofret Stock # 7848. Guild Starfire V Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1968), made in Hoboken, NJ, serial # EN-1871, 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 since its inception in the early 1960's, and is still a...
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1937 Gibson Black Special #4

$2,400
Retrofret Stock # 7841. Gibson Black Special #4 Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar (1937), Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 581 C-9. Gibson issued a number of fretted oddities in the 1930's but the "Black Special" archtop guitars like this one are still largely unexplained. There are a number of shipment records for guitars designated as such, but no catalog information appears to have been published...
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1951 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent

$3,950
Retrofret Stock # 7323. Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent Model Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1951), made in New York, NY, serial # 63656, sunburst lacquer finish, laminated maple body and neck, laminated maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. The large and fancy Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent-introduced in 1947-8- had a big name to match its imposing dimensions. This model was...
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