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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Wilkanowski  Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1937)
C. F. Martin  0-18 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1954)
C. F. Martin  00-17 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1940)
Gibson  J-35 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1941)
Gibson  ES-140 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1953)
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1952)
Grammer  G-20C Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1969)
Gibson  EB-1 Electric Bass Guitar  (1953)
C. F. Martin  D-28 Herringbone Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1946)
Fender  Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1965)
 Decorative Romantic Guitar, labeled Alday & Co., Dublin ,  c. 1850
Edward Light  Dital Harp ,  c. 1820
Gold Tone  GM-Custom Arch Top Mandolin  (2014)
Fender  Electric XII 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Gibson  L-50 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1933)
 Dyer Symphony Style 5 Harp Guitar,  made by Larson Brothers ,  c. 1907
Guild  F-20NT Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1966)
Guild  Starfire III Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Harmony  H-22 Electric Bass Guitar
Guild  X-150 Gold Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1958)
Premier  Western Special E726 Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1959)
 Silvertone Model #1444 Electric Bass Guitar, made by Danelectro  (1965)
Danelectro  Model 4021 Hand Vibrato Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1963)
Fender  Tremolux Model 5E9-A Tube Amplifier (1959)