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)

Just Arrived! Just Arrived!
Ken Parker  Custom Arch Top Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1991)
Wilkanowski  Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1937)
Gibson  Les Paul 1960 Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2000)
National  Newport 88 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Fender  Bass VI Electric 6-String Bass Guitar  (1963)
Epiphone  Casino E-230TDC Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1967)
Danelectro  Bellzouki Model 7010 12 String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
C. F. Martin  000-18 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1965)
Fender  Precision Bass PB-57 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (2006)
 Supertone New Professional 5 String Banjo, most likely made by Rettberg and Lange ,  c. 1915
Guild  Starfire III Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Guild  F-20NT Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1966)
Guild  M-20 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar ,  c. 1968
Epiphone  Deluxe Arch Top Acoustic Guitar  (1946)
Gibson  LG-2 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1949)
Gibson  LG-1 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1955)
Guild  Starfire IV Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1966)
Rickenbacker  Electro Spanish Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1935)
C. F. Martin  D-12-20 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1968)
Hondo II  Longhorn Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1979)
Vox  Panther Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1966)