Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(NEW) Pleinview Guitars Dreadnought, German Spruce, Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(NEW) Our luthier Raymond Morin and his partner Adam Rousseau build flat-tops under the banner of Pleinview Guitars, right here at our shop.  Most instruments are made to order, but occasionally they find a little extra time to sneak out a spec guitar.  This dreadnought was supposed to be that guitar, but it got scooped up just as it came

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-K, Kel Kroydon Inspired, Sitka, 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-14 XTR, X-Braced, Truss Rod – $1,890

(NEW) Here we go again! Meet your new songwriting partner, who just so happens to be a perfect blues machine: it’s the guitar that is taking our world by storm, the Waterloo WL-14! We’ve had tremendous success with these, selling more than any other US dealer. The reason is that we drank the Collings Kool-Aid early on and absolutely inhaled the hype! Every

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(Just Arrived) Phoenix Neo-Classical Mandolin – Our Favorite! – $3,250

(NEW) We are HUGE fans of this model – as we are of all Phoenix mandolins, but we have to confess a special affection for this lightly braced and lightly crafted  model. For our mandolin orchestra types and those of Celtic influence…..the charming and visceral NeoClassical Phoenix… This model is designed for light gauge strings (comes with Thomastik 154-K) and responds to a very

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(USED) 1999 Collings OM3, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – $3,150

(USED) A well loved Orchestra Model that left the Collings shop in August of 1999, this wonderful guitar has been very well taken care of.  Hardly any fret wear and just a few superficial dings, this instrument is in exceptional condition for its age, and the best part is that it’s completely opened up and sounds GREAT! The only structural

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(USED) 2014 Collings D2H BrA VN, Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack, Vintage Now Neck – $7,950

(USED, EX+++) What a pleasure it is to be able to offer this fairly recent Collings dreadnought with to-die-for, perfectly quartered old-growth BRAZILIAN rosewood back and sides!  This is certainly one of the last Braz guitars to leave the Collings shop, and who knows how long they were saving this very special set of wood… if we were back in

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(USED) 2001 Martin D35, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – $1,595

(USED) Just in on consignment from a good local customer, a great guitar for the jam or the festival, a well-played D35. This guitar has had a fair amount of regular maintenance, including a warranty neck reset and bridge re-glue. The original tuners have been replaced with Gibson-style Grovers. There is reasonable fret wear under the B string, and the

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(USED) OME 12″ Open-Back Walnut “Tupelo” Banjo – $1,625

(USED) The OME TUPELO is the most basic Old-Time model from our friends at the OME Banjo Partnership in Boulder, Colorado. It features the shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and a 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard. The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The OME 12” maple Tone Rim construction combined

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(NEW) OME “Wizard” 12″ Open-Back 5-string Banjo in Curly Maple – $2,490

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are made by the good folks at OME in Boulder, Colorado. We’ve just received a pair (lucky us) of curly maple Wizard open-back banjos – one an 11″ and one a 12″ (nice and curly) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. Here is our stately 12″ Wizard. OME really has a hit

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(Just Arrived) Collings SJ, German Spruce – SOLD

Just Arrived! – (NEW) The Collings SJ. We’ve taken it on as our mission to increase its numbers. In Maple with German spruce. W’e’ve also delivered it in Koa, Brazilian RW, East Indian RW, MadRose, Mahogany,and Cocobolo.  We even built one with mahogany top in DOGHAIR finish!  We’ve also built it with Cedar top, German top, Adirondack top, Mahogany top, and good old Sitka

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(USED) Kevin Kopp “Bird” Dreadnought, Sitka, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED, EX++) Back in our shop on consignment, another glorious guitar from Montana luthier Kevin Kopp!  We can’t get enough of these! Kopp does better than just about anyone capturing the spirit of the best vintage American flat tops.  This model, dubbed “The Bird” is a short-scale (just 24 5/8″) square-shouldered beauty that has a very sweet and warm yet articulate

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SOLD – (USED) Collings CJ-35, Sunburst, Sitka, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED, MINTY!) Here is a stellar example of the Collings CJ-35, a twist on their standard jumbo model that takes it in a more vintage-inspired direction.  The goal with this model was to make a slightly warmer, slightly mellower version of the standard CJ, one that might remind the player more of a classic wartime Gibson… but of course, Collings being

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(NEW) Waterloo Jumbo King Deluxe, Jet Black – $2,610

(NEW) Since the early prototypes, the flagship WL-14, to the WL-K and now with new models like the Scissortail, AMW has been your one-stop shop for all things Waterloo.  We LOVE these guitars.  Waterloo is the brainchild of one Bill Collings, and his affection for the sound, look and VIBE of depression-era instruments is obvious with every new model they

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(USED) Bourgeois Vintage OM, Adirondack Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood, Hide Glue – $6,495

(USED) Dana Bourgeois is directly responsible for bringing the OM back into fashion, having collaborated with Martin in the early 80s to breath new life into this classic model, and having built several thousand under his own name ever since. It is our favorite model that comes out of this shop, and we believe that he gets the voicing just

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(NEW) Waterloo “Scissortail” WL-14, Sitka, Maple, NAMM 2017 – SOLD

(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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