Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(NEW) Collings CJ Mh, Sitka Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Short Scale, Sunburst – $4,905

(NEW) Some guitar designs are evergreen, and there will always be a place in our hearts for a Gibby-style jumbo.  Indeed, there is so much to love about these slope shouldered dreadnoughts, they have an authoritative voice, big and woody, that blends exceptionally well with singing (but can definitely hold its own for leads, hot fingerpicking or heavy strumming). This

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(NEW) Deering Eagle II 5-String Open-Back Banjo – $2,240

(NEW) One of our favorite offerings from the Deering Banjo Co., The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring – a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a warmer tone

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

 (USED, EX) Back in our shop on consignment, another glorious guitar from our favorite Montana luthier Kevin Kopp! 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 sound.  The instrument just

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(NEW) Huss & Dalton Pilgrim Dreadnought, Large Soundhole, Cooked Adirondack Spruce, Madagascar Rosewood – $5,985

(NEW) We really can’t take credit for inventing much in the world of musical instruments, but sometimes, in a fit of inspiration, we help something great to come into being.  One such case: a couple years ago, we got on the phone with Mark Dalton and asked him if he had ever considered building a “Tony” style dreadnought, you know…

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(NEW) Collings MT-2 Mandolin, Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Top, Wide Nut, One-Piece Back, Ivoroid Binding, Collings Case – $4,095

JUST ARRIVED  – More Collings “Cooked”  WOOD!! We sell about forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument.  We pick our own wood, and we pat our own backs, and we’ve got a sharp eye for the good stuff… Here is a custom MT2 in dark sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a figured one

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(NEW) Deering Eagle II A/E Electric-Acoustic 5-String Resonator Banjo – $2,839

(NEW) One of our favorite offerings from the Deering Banjo Co., The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring – a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a tone with

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(NEW) Collings MT2 Mandolin, Torrefied Adirondack Spruce, Tortoise Bindings, James Tailpiece, Collings Case – $4,185

JUST ARRIVED  – Collings “Cooked”  WOOD!! We sell about forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument.  We pick our own wood, and we pat our own backs, and we’ve got a sharp eye for the good stuff… Here is a custom MT2 in dark sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a figured one piece

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(USED) Bourgeois DB Signature OM, Orchestra Model, Adirondack, Brazilian Rosewood, Sunburst – $7,795

(USED, BARELY) Dana Bourgeois has built more than his share of lifetime OMs, and his DB Signature instruments are among his very best.  This one had a short stay in a large collection before developing a minor back crack, which was impeccably repaired at the Bourgeois shop shortly after.  With their spot-on finish repairs, we honestly can’t figure out where

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(NEW) Collings D1A Traditional, Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany – $5,535

(NEW) Wow.  Goodness.  I mean… wow! Collings has really done it this time… created a single guitar that can be justifiably knick-named either “Beauty” or “BEAST!”  The rumble that emerges from this guitar when strummed is the stuff of legend.  It’s a deep, moving sound.  One of the warmest brand-new Collings dreads we’ve ever heard! The Traditionals are mapping the

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(USED) Oriskany 00, L-00, 14-Fret, Engelmann Spruce, Bubinga – $3,150

(USED) The luthiery boom of the last 10-15 years has produced dozens of world-class luthiers and thousands of spectacular guitars. With the advent of the internet and online forums, not to mention more luthiery schools and the community’s willingness to share information, many of the “secrets” to making a great sounding instrument have been unlocked, and we, the players, are

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(NEW) Pleinview Guitars “Looky-Loo” 12-Fret L-00, Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) Pleinview Guitars are built right here at our shop by luthier/store manager Raymond Morin and his helper and our Saturday guy extraordinaire Adam Rousseau.  These guys make traditionally-minded custom instruments, mostly on commission, though an occasional spec instrument finds its way onto our website. If this guitar looks vaguely familiar, it’s because it’s the sister guitar to this box that

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(NEW) Collings D1 Traditional Dreadnought, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – $4,635

(NEW) We’ll remember 2017 for many reasons, but as far as sales and enthusiasm for particular instruments, we’ll probably remember it most as the Year of the Traditionals. If you’ve been watching the site, you know that we’re going big with these, and that we can’t say enough good about them. They really appear to be an evolutionary step for

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(NEW) Collings D2HA Traditional, Baked Adirondack Top, Indian Rosewood, Sunburst – $6,300

(NEW) These Collings Traditional dreadnoughts are wonderful instruments. By making a few key specification changes, bigger neck, thinner finish, fish glue construction, etc, Collings has managed to create a new line of instruments that keeps their crisp, powerful trademark sound will adding a warmer low end, a little more volume and a little more punch. The Traditionals have a slightly

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings Parlor 2H T, Traditional Model, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(NEW) The newest entry in the Traditional line from Collings Guitars is also their smallest 12-fretter ever, a lovely little parlor guitar that looks elegant and plays like butter.  With a scale length of just 24 7/16″, the 12-fret neck to body joint and its small dimensions, this guitar is feather-light and extremely comfortable to play.  The nut is 1

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(NEW) Collings 01 SB, Baked Sitka Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Shade Burst – $4,342

(NEW) We need some of those “DANGER :COMBUSTABLE” or “WARNING :EXPLOSIVE” stickers around here for when these little packages of dynamite show up from Collings!  This 01 is an absolute dream instrument for the small guitar lover, and we’re not fooling when we say that it easily has more volume and presence than most Orchestra Models.  It’s easy to see

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