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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Gibson  SJ-200 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Formerly owned and played extensively by Dave Dudley (1952)
Gibson  H-4 Carved Top Mandola  (1920)
Fender  Telecaster Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1957)
Gibson  Firebird V Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1990)
Knutsen  Harp Mandolin ,  c. 1912
Kalamazoo  KM-22 Arch Top Mandolin  (1939)
Rickenbacker  Vibrola Spanish Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1939)
C. F. Martin  Style 0 Soprano Ukulele  (1960
Danelectro  Longhorn 1958 Model Electric Bass Guitar  (1998)
Fender  Stratocaster Rory Gallagher Signature Solid Body Electric Guitar  (2005)
Gibson  LG-2 3/4 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1954)
Hondo II  Longhorn Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1979)
Gibson  Byrdland N Thinline Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1956)
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  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)