Welcome to RetroFret! Welcome to RetroFret!

After 34 years in our singular Gowanus location, Retrofret will be moving—but not to worry, we're not moving too far! Our new home will be just a short distance away in the lovely Carroll Gardens area, just off the Gowanus Expressway. The 100 year old building is itself as unique as our inventory, and has been part of small industry in Brooklyn since its construction. It has been home to a bottle factory, electric motor repair shop, and most recently a design & production company.

Retrofret looks forward to continuing the tradition of small industry in this beautiful neighborhood and maintaining our position as a staple in the local community. Located nearby are Folksbier Brauerei, Black Gold Records, Almost Ready Records, and the wonderful Jalopy Theater & School of Music.

Since our humble beginnings as a repair shop, we've continued to grow in both local renown and as a top name in the worldwide vintage guitar market. With a unique and highly curated museum-quality inventory, we set ourselves apart early on as a top destination for collectors, musicians, and historians from a wide variety of musical backgrounds. This growth has finally led us to the point where we need more space for our inventory and booming repair shop—a place we can fully inhabit to our highest potential.

Just Arrived! Just Arrived!
Danelectro  Model 4021 Hand Vibrato Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1962)
Gibson  RB-250 Mastertone 5 String Banjo  (2003)
Vox  AC-30/6 Twin Tube Amplifier (1963)
Guild  A-150-B Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1961)
C. F. Martin  0-18T Flat Top Tenor Guitar  (1949)
Guild  M-75 Aristocrat Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1956)
Harmony  Meteor H-70 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
C. F. Martin  Style 1 Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1920
K & F  Student Lap Steel Electric Guitar  (1945)
Vivi-Tone  Acoustic-Electric Guitar  (1933)
National  New Yorker 7 String Lap Steel Electric Guitar  (1938)
Fender  Deluxe Model 5A3 Tube Amplifier (1951)
Fender  Deluxe Model 5C3 Tube Amplifier (1953)
 Varsity Brand Style 0 Soprano Ukulele, made by C. F. Martin ,  c. 1923
 1951 Fender Deluxe Amplifier Cover
Epiphone  Deluxe Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1947)
Gibson  K-4 Carved Top Mandocello  (1921)
 Hilo Style 670 Hawaiian Acoustic Guitar,  made by Oscar Schmidt ,  c. 1927
Gibson  Firebird III Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Gibson  L-1 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1930)
 Washburn Style D Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Lyon & Healy ,  c. 1923
Rickenbacker  Rose Morris Model 1997 Reissue Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (2000)
C. F. Martin  Style 1 Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1922
 Premiervox Spanish Solid Body Electric Guitar, made by Rickenbacker ,  c. 1938
 Silvertone Model 1454 Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Harmony  (1966)
Rickenbacker  Model 450 Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Harmony  Meteor H-70 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Ampeg  Dan Armstrong Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1969)