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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Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1957)
Guild  Starfire II Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1961)
C. F. Martin  000-28 Shaded Top Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1948)
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1955)
Ludwig  Stratford Plectrum Banjo  (1925)
Gibson  Melody Maker Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Vega  C-60 Arch Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1936
 Silvertone Model 1448 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar and Amplifier Set, made by Danelectro  (1965)
Gibson  H-4 Carved Top Mandola  (1920)
Gibson  Earl Scruggs Standard 5 String Resonator Banjo ,  c. 1992
Gibson  H-2 Carved Top Mandola  (1919)
Gibson  ES-125 Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1958)
Baldwin - Burns  Double Six 12 String Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1967)
Bacon  Professional FF 5 String Banjo  (1907)
C. F. Martin  0-18T Flat Top Tenor Guitar  (1969)
Gretsch  Model 6150 Compact Tube Amplifier (1965)
 Composite 5 String Banjo (unlabelled)  ,  c. 1910
Fender  Competition Mustang Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1969)
Electrical Guitar Company (EGC)  Custom Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2015)
Regal  Le Domino Concert Ukulele ,  c. 1932
Fender  Esquire Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1960)
Paramount  Style A 5 String Resonator Banjo  (1924)
Vega  Vegaphone Artist Tenor Banjo ,  c. 1926
 Recording King Ray Whitley Jumbo Model 1028 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made by Gibson  (1940)
Gibson  TG-25 Flat Top Tenor Guitar  (1964)
Gibson  LG-2 3/4 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1957)
Bacon & Day  Montana Silverbell # 1 Tenor Banjo  (1926)
Knutsen  Jumbo 11 String Harp Guitar ,  c. 1912
Gibson  TG-00 Flat Top Tenor Guitar  (1934)