Welcome to RetroFret! Welcome to RetroFret!

After 34 years in our singular Gowanus location, Retrofret will be moving—but not to worry, we're not moving too far! Our new home will be just a short distance away in the lovely Carroll Gardens area, just off the Gowanus Expressway. The 100 year old building is itself as unique as our inventory, and has been part of small industry in Brooklyn since its construction. It has been home to a bottle factory, electric motor repair shop, and most recently a design & production company.

Retrofret looks forward to continuing the tradition of small industry in this beautiful neighborhood and maintaining our position as a staple in the local community. Located nearby are Folksbier Brauerei, Black Gold Records, Almost Ready Records, and the wonderful Jalopy Theater & School of Music.

Since our humble beginnings as a repair shop, we've continued to grow in both local renown and as a top name in the worldwide vintage guitar market. With a unique and highly curated museum-quality inventory, we set ourselves apart early on as a top destination for collectors, musicians, and historians from a wide variety of musical backgrounds. This growth has finally led us to the point where we need more space for our inventory and booming repair shop—a place we can fully inhabit to our highest potential.

Just Arrived! Just Arrived!
Gibson  Les Paul Custom 1954 Reissue Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1972)
Danocaster  Single Cut 67 Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2010)
Gibson  ES-125 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1953)
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1978)
Gibson  Les Paul Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1969)
Gibson  Les Paul Deluxe Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1979)
C. F. Martin  Style 0 Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1924
Magnatone  Mark III Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1957)
Gibson  Console Grand High Steel Electric Guitar  (1940)
Gibson  ES-125T Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1958)
Fender  Mustang Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Gibson  J-45 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1944)
 Norma Solid Body Electric Guitar, most likely made by Teisco ,  c. 1969
James Trussart  Steel Deville Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (2010)
Gibson  Firebird I Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1991)
Fender  Precision Bass PB-57 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (2006)
 Kel Kroydon KK-1 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Gibson  (1930)
Gibson  Style A- Carved Top Mandolin  (1913)
Fender  Musicmaster Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1977)
Gretsch  Model 6189 Electromatic Streamliner Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1956)
Gibson  TB-3 Mastertone Conversion with Steve Huber Tone Ring 5 String Resonator Banjo  (1926)
National  Triolian Resophonic Guitar  (1928)
 Banner Blue Banjo Ukulele, made by Wm. Lange ,  c. 1928
Gibson  Les Paul TV Junior Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1958)
 Silvertone Model 1445L Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Kay ,  c. 1962
Danelectro  Model 4021 Hand Vibrato Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1962)
Gibson  SG Special Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Vicente Tatay  Classical Guitar  (1930s)
Vox  Phantom VI Solid Body Electric Guitar ,  c. 2000
Gibson  F-5 Carved Top Mandolin  (1938)