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  Uke-3 Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1928
 Esquire Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar, labeled Fender ,  c. 2012
Kona  Style 4 Hawaiian Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1923
Vox  V-232 Violin Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1965)
The Flatiron  3MC Bouzouki Octave Mandolin  (1994)
Gibson  L-7 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1945)
Gibson  A-4 Carved Top Mandolin  (1931)
Rickenbacker  Hollow Body Electric Mandolin ,  c. 1939
Epiphone  E360TD-C12 Riviera 12 String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1967)
 Silvertone Model 1448 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made by Danelectro (1965)
Wilkanowski  Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1937)
 Stahl Flat Back, Bent Top Mandolin, made by Larson Brothers ,  c. 1917
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1952)
Gibson  Les Paul 1960 Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2000)
Gibson  ES-140 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1953)
Vox  Mark XII 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
C. F. Martin  0-18 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1954)
 Dyer Symphony Harp Style 25 Flat Back Mandolin, made by Larson Brothers ,  c. 1915
C. F. Martin  000-28 Shaded Top Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1948)
Fender  Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1975)
Gibson  LG-2 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1951)