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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Danelectro  Model 4021 Hand Vibrato Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1963)
C. F. Martin  D-28 Herringbone Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1946)
Fender  Tremolux Model 5E9-A Tube Amplifier (1959)
Gold Tone  GM-Custom Arch Top Mandolin  (2014)
Edward Light  Dital Harp ,  c. 1820
 Silvertone Model #1444 Electric Bass Guitar, made by Danelectro  (1965)
Vox  Starstream XII 12 String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1968)
Gibson  ES-335 DOT Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1990)
C. F. Martin  Style 1-T Tenor Ukulele ,  c. 1940
Fender  Bronco Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1967)
National  Style 1 Tricone Squareneck Resophonic Guitar  (1930)
C. F. Martin  R-18 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1934)
Gibson  Firebird III Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Gibson  EB-1 Electric Bass Guitar  (1953)
Kalamazoo  KK-31 Mandocello  (1935)
Gibson  L-50 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1933)
 Decorative Romantic Guitar, labeled Alday & Co., Dublin ,  c. 1850
Fender  Precision Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1965)
Gibson  J-35 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1941)
C. F. Martin  00-17 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1940)
Greenfield  Style 2 Hawaiian Acoustic Guitar  (1931)
Guild  X-150 Gold Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1958)
Kay  Pro K 172-S  Hollow Body Electric Guitar ,  c. 1955
Dobro  Model  #27 "Cyclops" Squareneck Resophonic Guitar  (1933)