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  J-55 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1941)
Gibson  EB-1 Electric Bass Guitar  (1953)
Guild  M-75 Aristocrat Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1956)
Stradolin  Arch Top Mandolin ,  c. 1950
 Soprano Ukulele, most likely made by Harmony ,  c. 1932
Gibson  Firebird III Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Gibson  LG-2 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1956)
Fender  Champion Lap Steel Electric Guitar ,  c. 1952
Gibson  ES-125 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1953)
Fender  Deluxe Model 5C3 Tube Amplifier (1953)
Vega  Vegavox I Tenor Banjo  (1930)
Gibson  K-1 Carved Top Mandocello  (1912)
Gibson  Firebird I Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1991)
 Norma Solid Body Electric Guitar, most likely made by Teisco ,  c. 1969
Gibson  Les Paul Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1969)
Gibson  ES-125T Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1958)
Fender  Musicmaster Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1977)
Magnatone  Mark III Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1957)
C. F. Martin  Style 1 Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1920
 Varsity Brand Style 0 Soprano Ukulele, made by C. F. Martin ,  c. 1923
 8 Course Renaissance Lute ,  c. 1960
Castelluccia  Petit Bouche Gypsy Jazz Guitar ,  c. 1955
Gibson  Les Paul TV Junior Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1958)
Fender  Mustang Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Gibson  Console Grand High Steel Electric Guitar  (1940)
Gibson  RB-250 Mastertone 5 String Banjo  (2003)
Vox  AC-30/6 Twin Tube Amplifier (1963)
Danelectro  Model 4021 Hand Vibrato Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1962)
Guild  A-150-B Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1961)