Cats, Superheroes, and Vintage Guitars


Council Member Stephen Levin: Rockstar, Superhero

He is a councilman and a bassman! Recently Stephen Levin rescued a wounded pregnant cat from the BQE. Above, Levin lays down the rhythm track during a reunion show of his former indie band, Stylofone, at Brooklyn Bowl. Stephen T. "Steve" Levin is now a member of the New York City Council who represents Brooklyn's 33rd District. His office is located just a few blocks from Retrofret and we're always glad when he has time to stop by.

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When I was first setting up the repair shop in SOHO in the early 1970's, most pre-war Martins & Gibsons were in the 'under $2000' category! While everyone loves a '59 Sunburst Les Paul or '39 Martin D28, there are still a few hidden gems out there that the everyday musician can afford. With input from the whole staff, we put together a list of a few of our favorite instruments in the shop that give you the biggest bang for your buck.

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The Retrofret Swag Bar

It took 30 years but we finally have some Retrofret swag! Gigbags for any instrument, tote bags, t-shirts, guitar straps. Show off your Retrofret pride, they also make great gifts!

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Staff happenings


Our resident historian, Peter Kohman, is currently on tour
with the Blues Magoos!
April 16 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
April 17 - Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
May 21 - Somerville, MA - Johnny D's
May 22 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
May 23 - New York, NY - Bowery Electric

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Bird Dog, our repair tech Mark Dobbyn's band is having a record release show at Jalopy on June 4th. Don't miss it!

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