Category Archive: Acoustic Guitars

(NEW) Waterloo WL-K, Kel Kroydon Inspired, Spruce, Mahogany – $2,340

(NEW) Bill Collings and his Waterloo line of guitars have really caught the world’s attention. The WL-K, inspired by the depression-era Kel Kroydon guitars that Gibson was producing, is one of the most intriguing models in the lineup. It’s ultra-light weight, usually coming in around or under 3 lbs, and comes with a recommendation to use 11 gauge strings. Being

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, T-Bar Neck – $1,890

(NEW) The success of Waterloo was completely expected by us, and is wholly justified… these little boxes rock!  The flagship WL-14 continues to be a top-seller, and we’ve lost count of how many of these we’ve passed on to happy customers. This is a sunbust example with X-bracing (generally considered to be a little warmer and more complex sounding than

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(USED) Bourgeois Vintage OM, Orchestra Model, Adirondack, Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) Just in on consignment, a lovely Vintage OM from Dana Bourgeois.  This one is in excellent condition, with great playability and only the littlest bit of fret wear.  The sound is balanced but also mellow, and this guitar will definitely appeal to fans of Martin OMs. The top is Adirondack spruce with fine herringbone trim, and the back and

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(USED) Julius Borges L-00, Adirondack Spruce, Maple – ON HOLD

(USED) We are very pleased to present a phenomenal handmade L-00 by master luthier Julius Borges, based in Groton MA.  Borges’ guitars are highly prized and considered some of the finest traditionally inspired instruments available.  Hot hide glue construction, traditional dovetail necks, Adirondack braces and a thin nitro over shellac finish give his guitars the sound and feel of the

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(USED) Bourgeois JOM Deluxe, Adirondack, Figured Mahogany – $3,295

(USED) Many Bourgeois players believe that Dana’s original Jumbo Orchestra Model is about the perfect guitar… with an increased body depth, and about a 20% bigger box overall, the JOM adds volume and bass response that a standard Orchestra Model doesn’t quite muster.  The tight waist keeps the tone impeccably balanced, though, and like all Bourgeois guitars this one has

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SOLD – (USED) Taylor 912ce 12-Fret, Sitka Spruce, Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(USED, EX+++) Here is premium 12-fret guitar from Taylor, from their re-voiced 900 series.  Everything about this guitar is their top of the line, and there are dozens of construction details and cosmetic appointments that make it a lot of guitar for the money, even a lifetime guitar for Taylor enthusiasts! Grand Concert size with Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and

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(USED) Bourgeois Aged Tone OM, Adirondack Spruce, Madagascar Rosewood – ON HOLD

(USED) Just arrived on consignment, an early Aged Tone OM from Bourgeois. Dana and Co. changed everything in the guitar world a few years back when they introduced tonewood torrefaction in their high end acoustics. The process thermally treats the wood to cook out the sugars, pitch and other volatiles right at the beginning, crystalizing the resins and making the

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(USED, MINT) Bourgeois Vintage D, Peruvian Rosewood, Hide Glue – $4,275

(USED, MINT) Dana Bourgeois knows wood. While we are all feverishly hunting for the heir apparent to the all-but-unobtainable Brazilian Rosewood, Dana Bourgeois is quietly leading us into the next Golden Era of guitar construction with new tonewoods and new technologies. The first two of these sold before we were able to list them. We are thrilled, then, to offer

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(USED) 2012 John Allison Dreadnought, Adirondack Top, Sunburst – $2,695

(USED) John Allison earned his stripes as a builder and sunburst artist at Collings before starting his own family brand in Austin, TX.  He makes a variety of acoustic and electric instruments, and also does professional finish work for a number of other companies. This guitar is Allison’s take on the pre-war D18, an Adirondack-topped mahogany dreadnought with a beautiful

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SOLD – (USED) Huss & Dalton 00-SP, 12-Fret 00, Engelmann Spruce, Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) Huss & Dalton makes enchanting small-bodied guitars, and this sweet little 00-SP is no exception.  It comes to us in near-mint condition, with no scratches, dings or fret wear. At 14 1/8″ across the lower bout, the 00-SP is a bit bigger than a parlor guitar, with a somewhat bigger tone.  This one has a lively Engelmann spruce top,

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SOLD – (USED) 1999 Collings OM3BaA Cutaway, Brazilian, Adirondack – SOLD

(USED) Another blast from Collings’ past, here is a 1999 OM3 in Brazilian and Adirondack with the rare cutaway option!  We don’t see many Collings guitars this close to their 20th birthday (most players who own such an instrument will never part with it) and this one is special indeed. This is an OM3, so the appointments include bound neck

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(USED) 1977 Thomas Reg’n 12-String, Sitka, Rosewood – $1,075

(USED, VINTAGE!) Here is a wildly-cool handmade 12-string guitar from German luthier Thomas Reg’n, whose work seems to be very rare indeed in this country.  It is very “70s” in every way, built like a tank and featuring bold appointments and a long open-book peghead. This guitar has a big, authoritative voice, and plays very nicely in both dropped and

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(USED, MINT) Collings C10, Sitka, Walnut – $3,125

(USED, MINT) You know how we love the Collings C-10 model. It wears many hats and does everything well. So, when Collings told us he had “discovered” that Black walnut was an excellent tonewood for (smaller) guitars, we jumped on the bandwagon and ordered the basic C-10 model in Black walnut – because we care. Sure enough, the walnut adds

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(USED, MINT) Collings 002HA, Adirondack, Rosewood – $4,075

(USED, MINT) Here is another beautiful and sophisticated Collings 002H. The classic 12-fret 00 ornamented by herringbone purfling and topped by the Holy Grail of tonewoods, Ye Olde Adirondack spruce. Looking like something from a previous century, the guitar features the “olde” standard 1 and 13/16″ nut width, 2 and 5/16″ saddle spacing, pyramid bridge, slotted headstock, and open back

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(USED, MINT) Collings 02HG 12-String, German Spruce, Rosewood – $4,275

(USED, MINT)  The Collings 12-string guitar. That’s right. 12 strings. As you can imagine, it is the BEST playing 12-string we have ever laid fingers on. We knew something was special when the first of these guitars arrived (after 3 days in a UPS truck – after traveling 1470 miles from Austin to Pittsburgh) tuned to concert pitch and PERFECTLY

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