Welcome to RetroFret! Welcome to RetroFret!

Please note: Retrofret will not be accepting any repair work until 9/1 when our new shop opens.

On September 1st, after 34 years in our singular Gowanus location, we will be moving—but not to worry, we're not moving too far! Our new home will be at 87 Luquer Street just a short distance away from our current location in the lovely Carroll Gardens neighborhood, 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.

We look forward to continuing this tradition of small industry in such a beautiful neighborhood and will maintain our position as a staple in the local community. Also 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 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.

87 Luquer St

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Gibson  ES-125 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1950)
 Beltone Flat Top Acoustic Guitar,  made by Oscar Schmidt ,  c. 1925
Gibson  LG-2 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1948
 Unlabeled Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Larson Brothers ,  c. 1925
Fender  Champ AA764 Tube Amplifier (1969)
Gibson  LG-3 ADJ. Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1961)
 Silvertone Model 1448 "Amp-In-Case" Set Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, made by Danelectro  (1965)
Fender  Musicmaster Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1979)
Gibson  EB-1 Electric Bass Guitar  (1953)
Rickenbacker  Model 330 Capri Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1959)
 Stahl Artist Special Style 9 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Larson Brothers ,  c. 1925
Gibson  Firebird III Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fairbanks & Cole  5 String Banjo ,  c. 1882
Gibson  J-55 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1941)
Gibson  HG-00 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1939)
Favilla  Soprano Ukulele  (1950
 Washburn Style B Grand Concert Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Lyon & Healy  (1922)
Fender  Princeton Tube Amplifier (1969)
Fender  Mustang Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Fender  Champion Lap Steel Electric Guitar ,  c. 1952
Vega  Vegavox I Tenor Banjo  (1930)
Hagstrom  8-String Bass H-8 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1968)
Gibson  GB-3 Guitar Banjo  (1926)
Gretsch  New Yorker Arch Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1946
Gibson  L-4 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1936)
S. S. Stewart  Universal Favorite #1 5 String Banjo ,  c. 1898
Gibson  EH-100 Tube Amplifier (1938)
Max Kohl  Helmholtz Hybrid Keyboard Synthesizer ,  c. 1905