Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(USED) Shanti SF Model, Small Jumbo, Cutaway – $6,995

(USED) We’re often heard extolling the virtues of the small factories and shops that make up the bulk of our business… there is something comforting about the near-perfect fit and finish, not to mention the consistent high quality of sound that we’ve come to expect from our friends at Collings, Huss & Dalton and Bourgeois.  Every now and again, though,

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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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(NEW) Waterloo WL-12, Jet Black, 12-Fret, Sitka, Maple – $1,980

(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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(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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SOLD – (USED) Chuck Lee 11″ Ovilla Vintage 5-string Banjo, Cherry Neck, Maple Rim – SOLD

(USED) Our finest old-timey open back banjos continue to be the Chuck Lee banjos – They 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…. We sold this charming banjo new in 2007 and the purchaser

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(USED) Spectacular Huss & Dalton Pilgrim Dreadnought, First Ever, Brazilian – $7,995

(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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(USED) Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King Deluxe, Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) How about a little luxury with your ‘Loo? The WL-JK Deluxe is the fancied-up version of the Waterloo Jumbo King, the only large guitar in the lineup. The Jumbo King is based on Regal’s historic Recording King model, and shares that model’s 5″ body depth, 15 3/4″ lower bout width, and unmistakable big, dry sound. This instrument has a

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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) – OME Minstrel 12″ Mahogany Open Back Banjo – $2,135

  (NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are made in Boulder, CO by the good folks at OME. Continuing our obsession with these relatively new OME open back designs, this one is a MAHOGANY 12″  Minstrel model with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect. OME really has a hit on their hands with these new

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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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