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.

Our showroom 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)

Just Arrived! Just Arrived!
Epiphone  MM-45 Arch Top Mandolin ,  c. 1982
Vox  V846 Wah-Wah Pedal Effect,  c. 1970s
Gibson  L-50 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1933)
 Flange & Resonator Banjo Ukulele (unlabelled)  ,  c. 1927
Rickenbacker  Ace M-88 Tube Amplifier (1948)
Mr. Black  Supermoon Eclipse Stereo Reverb Effect,  c. 2017
Magnatone  Typhoon X-20 Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Marshall  Mercury Tube Amplifier (1975)
Fender  Stratocaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fender  Princeton 5F2-A Tube Amplifier (1957)
Gretsch  Model 6150 Compact Tube Amplifier (1965)
Fender  Stratocaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Mr. Black  Downward Spiral Delay Effect (2017)
Gibson  ES-125 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar,  c. 1948
Gibson  SG Special Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fender  Competition Mustang Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1971)
Mr. Black  Bloodmoon Reverb Effect
C. F. Martin  00-21 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1932)
Mr. Black  Shepard
Gibson  EB-2 Electric Bass Guitar  (1964)
Gibson  ES-345TDC Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fender  Jaguar Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
 Late 19th Cent. American 3 String " Fiddle" Folk Violin (maker unknown)
Gibson  BR-9 Lap Steel Electric Guitar  (1955)
Hagstrom  I Model F-11 Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Vox  V828 Tone Bender Fuzz Effect,  c. 1967
Ibanez  Tube Screamer Pro TS-808 Overdrive Pedal Effect (1980)
Way Huge Electronics  Green Rhino GR-2 Overdrive II Overdrive Pedal Effect,  c. 1998