Welcome to Retrofret Vintage Guitars
Along with classic vintage instruments, we handle many guitars that fall into the category of extremely rare and bizarre. No re-issues. No custom shops. No so-called "relics". Just genuine vintage instruments. As a long time customer once put it: "...all your guitars have that Granny's attic smell". Music to our ears - and noses.
Every consideration is given to preserving and enhancing each piece's individual heritage, tone and character - instruments that are dead mint as much as guitars that took a lickin' and kept on pickin'.
Our inventory is constantly changing so please browse the various category listings at the top of each page, our Just_Arrived! section or Search our entire database by keyword to see what's currently available. Contact us for more information.
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Any item can be held for 24 hours upon request. We are not just an on-line business, so feel free to Contact us by phone at 718 237 6092 with requests and questions or to set up an appointment to visit. We offer a 48 hour approval period if would would to consider making a purchase.
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New York String Service, our parent company, was founded by Steve Uhrik in 1983. Since then, we have been serving musicians and collectors both locally and worldwide from our shop in downtown Brooklyn, NY. Please visit our companion site, www.musurgia.com featuring an extremely diverse selection of antique instruments, memorabilia, photos and esoterica relating to the musical experience.
Retrofret - New York String Service
233 Butler Street | Brooklyn, New York, 11217 USA
718 237 6092 Voice | 718 237 6092 Fax
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