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preserving musical history

"Every consideration is given to preserving each instrument's heritage, tone and character - the instruments that are dead mint as much as guitars that took a lickin' and kept on pickin'..."

-Steven Uhrik, Owner

 

 

 

Contact us

Sales@retrofret.com
(718) 237-6092

Bring your instrument into our shop or send us an email.

 
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Testimonials

I immediately felt spoiled by the experience, and knew that I had found a very special place.
— Jack F.
The staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and laid-back. The luthier who worked on my guitar took me back to his workbench to talk though all the details re: what needed to be done to the guitar. He carefully inspected the instrument and made several recommendations....
The location is a bit off the beaten path, so it can be a little tricky to find them, but it’s well worth the trouble.
— Milo S.


 

About Us

Along with classic vintage instruments, we handle many guitars that fall into the category of extremely rare and bizarre. Retrofret provides unique and private show room 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.

 


 
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I don’t know where to start.
I took my uke here to have a pick up installed and they did a great job and fast turnaround (less than a week). I had to go back to have it adjusted a few weeks later and they were helpful and understanding all the way around. Treated me and my instrument with the most respect of any instrument shop I’ve been to, and I’ve been to lots. As a uke player and a women I find that I don’t get a lot of respect at guitar shops, which I have become so used to that I get a lot of good stories out of it. Not so at Retrofret, these guys know their stuff and really care about my experience in working with them.
— Liz S.
This place is amazing. After buying a banjo online, I needed assistance getting it setup. I called this place without ever reading the yelp review and took my beginner banjo to get service. The staff was extremely nice. After I got my repair started, I wandered over to their huge collection of banjos and they let me play whatever I wanted. I can’t believe there is a place this awesome in Brooklyn.
— Gregory T.
I love this place. I could stay in there for hours. I’ve had 2 guitar repairs done and both times it was a pleasant experience. The staff is very friendly and both times the job was done for less then the original estimate and done when they said it would.
— Joe G.


 

CONTACT

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Retrofret Vintage Guitars

233 Butler st.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

sales@retrofret.com
(718) 237-6092

Hours

Monday-Friday: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Sunday: Closed


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