Welcome to RetroFret! Welcome to RetroFret!

"Entering the serene, light-filled showroom, you are greeted by rows of Martin acoustic guitars propped on stands on a large Oriental rug. To the right is a wall of banjos, and to the left a room of electric guitars, where Fenders and Gibsons hang from the walls like so many lacquered lollipops." — New York Times

Retrofret Vintage Guitars was founded by Steve Uhrik in 1983. Since then, we have been serving musicians and collectors both locally and worldwide. Along with classic vintage instruments, we handle many guitars that fall into the category of extremely rare and bizarre.

Retrofret is located at 233 Butler St. (between Nevins & Bond Streets) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Our showroom and repair shop is on the second floor of a 19th century red brick industrial building, the former site of the Brooklyn ASPCA.

Retrofret provides both a unique and private showroom experience with a museum-quality restoration and repair facility on premises. Visitors are invited to browse and play a wide and unusual selection of acoustic & electric guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, effects pedals, and amps.

"I immediately felt spoiled by the experience, and knew that I had found a very special place." — Jack F., Brooklyn, NY (Yelp)

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Vox  Phantom VI Solid Body Electric Guitar ,  c. 2000
Rickenbacker  Model 360/12 Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Vicente Tatay  Classical Guitar  (1930s)
Gibson  ES-350N Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1951)
Fender  Duo-Sonic II Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Gibson  ES-175DN Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1956)
Fender  Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1966)
Gibson  ES-5N Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1952)
Epiphone  A-212 Deluxe Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1967)
Guild  Starfire III Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
 Resophonic Violin (maker unknown)
Vox  AC-4 Tube Amplifier (1962)
Ampeg  Baby Bass Electric Bass  (late 1960
Gibson  J-35 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1941)
Fender  Deluxe Reverb Tube Amplifier (1966)
 Banner Blue Banjo Ukulele, made by Wm. Lange ,  c. 1928
Gibson  ES-335T Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1963)
Vox  Spyder IV Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1968)
 Decorative Romantic Guitar, labeled Alday & Co., Dublin ,  c. 1850
Maxon  OD808 Overdrive Pedal Effect
Fender  Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1970)
Gibson  ES-350T Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1959)
Manuel Velazquez  Classical Guitar  (1981)
Gibson  UB-1 Banjo Ukulele ,  c. 1928
S. S. Stewart  Imperial Banjeaurine ,  c. 1892
Gibson  Style GB Guitar Banjo  (1921)
Gibson  A-50 Modified by Ray Matty Carved Top Mandolin  (1962)
Harmony  Roy Smeck H-7 Lap Steel Electric Guitar  (1956)
Fender  Jazzmaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)