Category Archive: Acoustic Guitars

(USED) Cosmetically-Bruised LEFT-HANDED Collings C-10 Custom Sunburst, DEEP-BODY! – $2,950

(USED)  Another day, another cool Collings guitar available at AMW! Here is a ten-year-old, heavily “personalized” LEFT-HANDED deep body rosewood C-10 with Sitka spruce top in sunburst. It “appears” the guitar was played aggressively with a thumb pick, or used to fend off an angry spouse or heckler. There are LOTS of deep scratches and gouges in the general picking area (and some that are

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(USED) M.J. Franks Legacy Dreadnought, Adirondack, Brazilian – $5,795

(USED) Increasingly sought out for his ukuleles and resonators, Michigan luthier Mike Franks also builds a FINE traditional guitar!  We’re very pleased to present this Legacy dreadnought, featuring an Adirondack spruce top and figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides.  This instrument has all the guts and volume of a classic vintage Herringbone, with a nice booming bass but a midrange that

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SOLD – (USED) Huss & Dalton DS Custom, Slope D, Adirondack, Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) Just arrived on consignment, a Huss & Dalton DS, 14-fret with an Adirondack top, Indian rosewood back and sides and a dark sunburst finish.  This is a long-scale slope-shouldered dreadnought, reminiscent of an Advanced Jumbo, with a very focused bass and well-defined, sparkly trebles.  The instrument has tons of headroom, and responds very well to heavy strumming or picking.

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-12, Jet Black, 12-Fret, Sitka, Maple – SOLD

(NEW) We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while! Over the last year, Collings/Waterloo has built a few custom WL-12s for the likes of Rodney Crowell, St. Vincent, and others using their popular jet black finish option. Now that option is available to the rest of us! Looks sharp, doesn’t it? The WL-12 is an x-braced, 12-fret L-00

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(USED) Spectacular Huss & Dalton Pilgrim Dreadnought, First Ever, Brazilian – ON HOLD

(USED) We are big fans of Bluegrass Flatpicking guitar in general, and the styles of Clarence White and Tony Rice in particular.  About 18 months ago, Mark Dalton and I wondered aloud how they might be able to bring Huss & Dalton’s own fresh approach and voicing to the whole “large sound hole” dreadnought concept…. Just arrived, back on consignment at our humble lumber and tone emporium

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SOLD – (USED) Martin D28 Authentic 1937, VTS Adirondack, Madagascar RW – SOLD

(USED) Just in on consignment and in excellent condition, we have a late model D28 Authentic 1937, one that utilizes Martin’s VTS torrefaction technology to achieve its vintage sound.  It sounds very good indeed, with warm, pillowy bass, sparkly trebles and plenty of volume. The Martin Vintage Tone System is a process wherein the top is thermally cured (or torrefied) to

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SOLD – (USED) National Triolian, 12-Fret, Steel Body – SOLD

(USED) Here is resophonic guitar at its most elemental… a wonderful Triolian from National!  Single cone and steel of body, this one has “the sound!”  It shimmies, it shakes, it hums (but it don’t rattle, sorry).  Just back from National for some finish touch up on the neck, this guitar has a fresh setup and plays like butter. 1 13/16″

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(NEW) Collings CJ-35, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany, Sunburst – $4,860

(NEW) Slope-shouldered perfection!  The CJ-35 might well be the pinnacle of this classic design, combining the warm and woody sound of the originals with Collings’ signature midrange sparkle and just enough “thump”.  The CJ-35 is an excellent all-purpose guitar, ample in volume and not afraid of a pick, but certainly responsive enough for fingerstyle.  This one has a Sitka spruce

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(NEW) Collings CJ-35, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – $4,320

(NEW) The CJ-35 takes Collings’ version of the Gibson Jumbo in a more vintage-inspired direction, with a warmer, woodier voice and the meatier Vintage Now neck. These specs make it a great all-rounder, perfect for strumming and accompanying singing, but no slouch when it comes to blues and fingerstyle. This one has a *flawless* Sitka spruce top and mahogany back

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(USED) Bourgeois Soloist – Aged Tone, Brazilian RW, Adirondack Spruce, Hide Glue – $7,950

(USED) No discussion of Orchestra model guitars is complete without a spirited discussion regarding the Bourgeois “Soloist”. Dana Bourgeois knows wood. And Dana is considered THE expert where soundboard voicing is concerned. The re-birth and popularity of OM-28 style guitars in general owes much to Dana Bourgeois’ 38 years of involvement in the guitar industry. The Bourgeois “Soloist” is normally a European  topped lightly crafted, exquisitely

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail, Sitka, Maple – $2,250

(NEW) This is Collings’ latest addition to his inspired line of guitars based on the simple, depression era catalog instruments of the 20s and 30s. The Waterloo WL-14 is the flagship model, and is still by far the most popular instrument in the line. The “Scissortail,” named for a bird local to Texas, takes the same L-00 shape and makes

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King, Sitka, Mahogany, Sunburst – $2,070

(NEW) The biggest guitar in the Waterloo lineup is the new vintage-style Jumbo King!  From the playful minds and skillful hands of the Waterloo division of the Collings Guitar Co. in Austin, Texas. Those folks have another WINNER on their hands!!  An American made, handcrafted vintage-style guitar with exceedingly fine intonation and playability. With a light weight and dry tone that calls to mind the

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(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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