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.

Our showroom 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!
Gibson  SG Special Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fender  Competition Mustang Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1971)
Mr. Black  Bloodmoon Reverb Effect
C. F. Martin  00-21 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1932)
Mr. Black  Shepard
Gibson  EB-2 Electric Bass Guitar  (1964)
Gibson  ES-345TDC Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1964)
Fender  Jaguar Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
 Late 19th Cent. American 3 String " Fiddle" Folk Violin (maker unknown)
Gibson  BR-9 Lap Steel Electric Guitar  (1955)
Hagstrom  I Model F-11 Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1965)
Vox  V828 Tone Bender Fuzz Effect,  c. 1967
Ibanez  Tube Screamer Pro TS-808 Overdrive Pedal Effect (1980)
Way Huge Electronics  Green Rhino GR-2 Overdrive II Overdrive Pedal Effect,  c. 1998
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1957)
Gibson  J-160E Flat Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar  (1969)
C. F. Martin  HD-28 Custom Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1980)
C. F. Martin  D-28 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1937)
Fender  Jazz Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1966)
Wandre  Twist Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1963)
Fender  Champ-Amp 5F1 Tube Amplifier (1959)
 Concertone C-831 5 String Banjo, most likely made by Slingerland ,  c. 1925
Magnatone  Custom 410 Tube Guitar Amplifier (1962)
 Airline Pocket Bass C-7224 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar, made by Valco  (1965)
Gibson  Country Western Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1957)
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1952)
National  Duolian Resophonic Guitar  (1936)