Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(USED) 2007 Collings SJ, Small Jumbo, Sitka, Maple – $3,450

(USED) Is there a such thing as a “perfect” guitar? How would we define it? We would probably want a guitar with a rich, authoritative bass that never got muddy… crystal clear trebles with an undeniable musical chime… volume to rise to the top of any situation… a comfortable, narrow waist for comfort during extended sessions… and while we’re at

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(NEW) Chuck Lee 12″ Open Back Banjo – Prairieville with Hawkins Spring Scroll Peghead Shape, Fancy Curly Walnut, Varnish – $3,550

(NEW) Our finest old-timey open back banjos continue to come from the workshop of our friend Chuck Lee. The banjos are honest, they are organic, and they have tone that other banjos just cannot replicate. And Chuck Lee is a prince among men….. We’ve been with Chuck for quite a while. We go way back…. As Chuck Lee banjos go, this is

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14 X TR “Boot Burst” with Sitka, Mahogany, Full-Body Sunburst – $2,250

(NEW) For over two years now, AMW has been Waterloo central, with a vast and comprehensive stock from one of the coolest new guitar lines in years.  We pride ourselves in always having the latest and greatest, and the latest from Waterloo is this new “Boot Burst” interpretation of their flagship, best selling model the WL-14. The color was inspired

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(NEW) Huss & Dalton Road Edition MJ, Mini Jumbo, Torrefied Sitka, Mahogany – $2,925

(NEW) We’ve been exploring the Huss & Dalton “Road Edition” build package as a way of bringing some of our customers handmade, made-in-the-USA guitars at a manageable price point.  Road Edition instruments are all solid wood, built by the same talented team as the standard H&D line… but by minimizing cosmetic options and adding certain manufacturing efficiencies, H&D are able

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(NEW) Just Arrived – JD LTD – Rare Jerry Douglas Signature Model – #32 of 50 – SOLD

Paul Beard and resonator guitar virtuoso Jerry Douglas have developed an exclusive family of signature guitars, designed around their drive for sonic perfection.  The Jerry Douglas Signature series includes, the standard Jerry Douglas Signature, the Jerry Douglas Limited Signature Model, the Jerry Douglas Signature Blackbeard™ and the new Jerry Douglas Signature Odyssey™ all of which are individually handmade with great

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(NEW) Bishline “Oakie” Open-Back 5-String Banjo with Dobson Tone Ring – $1,895

  Our pal Rob Bishline enters the open-back banjo market with a bold and KILLER offering, the “OAKIE” banjo. We are very pleased. This is a fine, fine handcrafted banjo with all the fit-and-finish we’ve come to expect from Bishline with clean lines, satin finish, superb playability and wonderful bright and plucky tone. It has aged brass parts, Dobson brass tone ring, Gotoh tuners,

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(USED) Larrivée 000-50, Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides – ON HOLD

(USED) We always enjoy it when a Larrivée guitar rolls through our store, we think that they are an great value and have a very compelling, balanced sound.  They are also workhorses, tough enough to survive regular gigging and travel.  Indeed, we have some customers who have played one guitar for 30-40 years, and that guitar is a Larrivée. This

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(NEW) Bourgeois JOM-T, Jumbo OM, Thin Body, Aged Tone Sitka Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides – $4,135

(NEW) We just got back from the lovely state of Maine, where the lobster was plentiful (and delicious) and where some of our favorite flattops come from. We could only be referring to Bourgeois Guitars, and it was a thrill to tour their amazing new facility, share stories and pick wood for our next round of custom builds. Did we

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(NEW) Collings OM2H-T Traditional Orchestra Model, Sitka Spruce, Indian Rosewood – $4,770

(NEW) Over the last few years, Bill Collings and his team found their interest in older instruments rekindled, and the team set about creating a lineup of guitars with certain structural and spec changes that would help to evoke a more vintage-inspired twist on the (now classic in its own right) Collings sound.  The Traditional series guitars are the result of a

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(NEW) Custom Stiver F model, Torrefied Carpathian Spruce! – fern inlay – fantastic – $5,500

(NEW) Without reservation, we express our long-standing reverence for Stiver mandolins. They are among the finest in the world, and we get excited whenever we get our hands on one.There is no more HONEST mandolin being made today as they are, one at a time, by hand, in Mr. Stiver’s Polk, PA workshop. Since the 500 or so Stiver mandolins out there pretty

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X TR, X-Braced, Truss Rod, Baked Sitka Top – $1,980

(NEW) Leave it to Collings, they never rest on their laurels!  Wondering if a great thing could be made even better, Bill and the team decided that it was time to experiment with torrefied Sitka spruce on their flagship WL-14 model, and this is one of a limited run of “baked” Waterloos.  Thermally cured or torrefied tops have swept the acoustic

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-S Deluxe, Stella Model, Sitka Top, Varnish Finish – $2,655

(NEW) The rarest and most prized guitar in the Waterloo lineup is the WL-S Deluxe.  These are built in small batches a few times a year, they don’t come around very often and they don’t last long when they do!  When you play one, it’s not hard to see why! Based on a historic Stella model, the WL-S Deluxe is

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(NEW) Baleno Size 2 Parlour Guitar, Carpathian Spruce, East Indian Rosewood – $2,995

(NEW) Without a doubt, and by a large margin, Chuck Baleno’s Size 2 is our favorite modern parlour guitar.  Mr. Baleno uses modern voicing methods to produce a guitar that punches well above its weight class.  In fact, it’s not unusual in our shop to hear a big, bold dreadnought being strummed, only to turn the corner and find out

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(NEW) Collings 360 LT-M, Offset w/ Mastery Bridge and Vibrato, Doghair Finish – $3,600

(NEW) While firmly grounded in the iconic sounds of the offset guitar world, Bill Collings augmented the formula with a set neck and short scale length, delivering a resonance and feel that is distinctly his own.  It comes as no surprise to us that their longtime partners-in-tone, Lollar Pickups, offers a pickup that perfectly compliments the response and range of the 360

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(NEW) Collings 360 LT-M, Offset w/ Mastery Bridge and Vibrato, Tobacco Sunburst – $3,465

(NEW) While firmly grounded in the iconic sounds of the offset guitar world, Bill Collings augmented the formula with a set neck and short scale length, delivering a resonance and feel that is distinctly his own.  It comes as no surprise to us that their longtime partners-in-tone, Lollar Pickups, offers a pickup that perfectly compliments the response and range of the

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