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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Gibson  ES-350PN Premier Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1948)
Gibson  SG Standard Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1969)
Mosrite  Doubleneck Owned and played by Roy Nichols, Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar ,  c. 1959
Danelectro  Model 4021 Hand Vibrato Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1962)
Gibson  TB-3 Mastertone Conversion with Steve Huber Tone Ring 5 String Resonator Banjo  (1926)
C. F. Martin  0-18 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1922)
 Silvertone Model 1454 Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Harmony  (1966)
 Premiervox Spanish Solid Body Electric Guitar, made by Rickenbacker ,  c. 1938
Stromberg  Model G-3 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1935
Gibson  L-5CN Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1962)
Rickenbacker  Model B-6 Lap Steel Electric Guitar ,  c. 1937
Luigi Mozzani  Lyre Harp Guitar formerly owned by Mario Maccaferri; restored by John Monteleone,  c. 1905
Audiovox  7-String Lap Steel Electric Guitar ,  c. 1935
Kalamazoo  KGN-12 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1942)
Gibson  ES-335T Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1963)
 Washburn Style D Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Lyon & Healy ,  c. 1923
Danelectro  Convertible Model 5015 Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1955)
Gibson  ES-335TDC Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1968)
Gibson  Uke-1 Soprano Ukulele,  c. 1928
Gibson  Trini Lopez Deluxe Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1968)
Vox  Bulldog Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Stroviols  Resophonic Violin ,  c. 1910
Epiphone  E444T Granada Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
National  Triolian Resophonic Guitar  (1928)
 Banner Blue Banjo Ukulele, made by Wm. Lange ,  c. 1928
Fender  Princeton Tube Amplifier (1953)
 Resonator Banjo Ukulele, made by Harmony ,  c. 1926
Gibson  Les Paul Model Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1954)
 3-String Appalachian Dulcimer (unlabelled)  ,  c. 1960