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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C. F. Martin  Style A Flat Back Mandolin  (1951)
Fender  Bass VI Electric 6-String Bass Guitar  (1963)
Monteleone  Grand Artist Carved Top Mandolin  (1982)
Kalamazoo  KK-31 Mandocello  (1935)
Vox  Mark VI Acoustic Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Harmony  Meteor H-70 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1961)
National  Newport 88 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Gibson  LG-2 3/4 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1954)
Rickenbacker  Vibrola Spanish Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1939)
Gibson  H-4 Carved Top Mandola  (1920)
Fender  Blue Floral Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2000)
Guild  Starfire II Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1961)
Manuel Velazquez  Classical Guitar  (1981)
C. F. Martin  000-28 Shaded Top Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1948)
Wilkanowski  Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1937)
Ken Parker  Custom Arch Top Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1991)
Jose Ramirez  Clase 1A Classical Guitar  (1976)
Gibson  Model A-4 Snakehead Carved Top Mandolin  (1924)
Kay  Kay Kraft Style A Arch Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1931
Fender  Stratocaster Rory Gallagher Signature Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2005)
Epiphone  Jack Casady Signature Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar Hand signed and played by Jack Casady (2011)
Regal  Le Domino Concert Ukulele ,  c. 1932
Kay  K-75 5 String Banjo ,  c. 1967
Harmony  Roy Smeck Vita-Uke Ukulele ,  c. 1929
Knutsen  Harp Mandolin ,  c. 1912
Fender  Competition Mustang Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1969)
Vega  Vegaphone Artist Tenor Banjo ,  c. 1926
Gibson  TG-25 Flat Top Tenor Guitar  (1964)
Danelectro  Longhorn 1958 Model Electric Bass Guitar  (1998)