About Us

Located at 73 East 4th Street, our store is right in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We like to keep our prices low and our customers happy. We buy, sell, trade, and repair all vintage guitars, amps, keyboards and more! Our expert repair shop features quick, reasonably prices, and reliable service.

Since we opened in 1998, Rivington Guitars has come to be known as “The Best Little Guitar Store in New York City,” and this is a reputation we have earned. Rivington Guitars specializes in vintage guitars, and we know vintage guitars. It’s what we do best. We have over 200 vintage guitars in stock at all times - Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, Rickenbacker, Silvertone and Harmony as well as many other more unusual brands.

Owner and Proprietor, Howie Statland, is a featured survey participant for the Vintage Guitar Price Guide. He is one of 25 select guitar dealers throughout the USA who helps determine the values set forth in the Vintage Guitar Price Guide. He has been dealing guitars for nearly 20 years.

A list of some of our satisfied clients include Courtney Love and Hole, The Killers, The Strokes, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, Cults, Green Day, Arcade Fire, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Vampire Weekend, Motley Crue, Jonathan Richman, Mumford & Sons, J Mascis, the Smashing Pumpkins, Norah Jones, Jason Schwartzman and Coconut Records, Peter Bjorn and John, and many other local New York City working musicians.

Our store began in 1998 on Rivington Street, hence our name, and expanded to a larger location on East 4th Street in 2008.

Besides selling fine vintage guitars, we also offer guitar lessons at affordable rates, rental services, and appraisal services.

Our website is updated daily. There is always something new at Rivington Guitars, so come in today!!!