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!
 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)
Gibson  L-5CESN Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1955)
Gibson  ES-5N Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1952)
Guild  Starfire III Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
C. F. Martin  0-18T Flat Top Tenor Guitar  (1965)
Regal  Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1930
Gibson  ES-350T Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1959)
Stradolin  Junior Arch Top Mandolin ,  c. 1950
 3-String Appalachian Dulcimer (unlabelled)  ,  c. 1960
Gibson  Les Paul Model Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1954)
Gibson  ES-350PN Premier Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1948)
Gibson  SG Standard Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1969)
Mosrite  Doubleneck Owned and played by Roy Nichols, Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar ,  c. 1959
Stromberg  Model G-3 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1935
Gibson  L-5CN Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1962)