Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(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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(NEW) Bishline White Laydie 11″ Open Back 5-String Banjo! – $2,925

(NEW) Wow!  What a gorgeous banjo! How many times a day do you expect to hear that? Based on the tremendous success of his “Oakie” entry-level open-back, our pal Rob Bishline boldly takes it to the next level with this impeccable interpretation of the classic “Whyte Laydie” 5-string… This banjo invites close inspection. The fit and finish rival some of the finest

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(NEW) Bishline “Oakie” 11″ Open Back Banjo – $1,895

(NEW) Wow!  Gotta say we did not see this coming. Until it arrived. And then we did. Why were we surprised? Our pal Rob Bishline boldly enters the open-back banjo market with a clean and KILLER offering, the “OAKIE” banjo. We are very excited. This is a fine, fine handcrafted banjo with all the fit-and-finish we’ve come to expect from Bishline with clean lines, satin

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(USED) Bourgeois JOM Deluxe, Adirondack, Figured Mahogany – ON HOLD

(USED) Many Bourgeois players believe that Dana’s original Jumbo Orchestra Model is about the perfect guitar… with an increased body depth, and about a 20% bigger box overall, the JOM adds volume and bass response that a standard Orchestra Model doesn’t quite muster.  The tight waist keeps the tone impeccably balanced, though, and like all Bourgeois guitars this one has

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(USED, MINT) Bourgeois Vintage D, Peruvian Rosewood, Hide Glue – $4,275

(USED, MINT) Dana Bourgeois knows wood. While we are all feverishly hunting for the heir apparent to the all-but-unobtainable Brazilian Rosewood, Dana Bourgeois is quietly leading us into the next Golden Era of guitar construction with new tonewoods and new technologies. The first two of these sold before we were able to list them. We are thrilled, then, to offer

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(USED) 2012 John Allison Dreadnought, Adirondack Top, Sunburst – $2,695

(USED) John Allison earned his stripes as a builder and sunburst artist at Collings before starting his own family brand in Austin, TX.  He makes a variety of acoustic and electric instruments, and also does professional finish work for a number of other companies. This guitar is Allison’s take on the pre-war D18, an Adirondack-topped mahogany dreadnought with a beautiful

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(USED) 1977 Thomas Reg’n 12-String, Sitka, Rosewood – $1,075

(USED, VINTAGE!) Here is a wildly-cool handmade 12-string guitar from German luthier Thomas Reg’n, whose work seems to be very rare indeed in this country.  It is very “70s” in every way, built like a tank and featuring bold appointments and a long open-book peghead. This guitar has a big, authoritative voice, and plays very nicely in both dropped and

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(USED, MINT) Collings C10, Sitka, Walnut – $3,125

(USED, MINT) You know how we love the Collings C-10 model. It wears many hats and does everything well. So, when Collings told us he had “discovered” that Black walnut was an excellent tonewood for (smaller) guitars, we jumped on the bandwagon and ordered the basic C-10 model in Black walnut – because we care. Sure enough, the walnut adds

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(USED, MINT) Collings 002HA, Adirondack, Rosewood – $4,075

(USED, MINT) Here is another beautiful and sophisticated Collings 002H. The classic 12-fret 00 ornamented by herringbone purfling and topped by the Holy Grail of tonewoods, Ye Olde Adirondack spruce. Looking like something from a previous century, the guitar features the “olde” standard 1 and 13/16″ nut width, 2 and 5/16″ saddle spacing, pyramid bridge, slotted headstock, and open back

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(USED, MINT) Collings 02HG 12-String, German Spruce, Rosewood – $4,275

(USED, MINT)  The Collings 12-string guitar. That’s right. 12 strings. As you can imagine, it is the BEST playing 12-string we have ever laid fingers on. We knew something was special when the first of these guitars arrived (after 3 days in a UPS truck – after traveling 1470 miles from Austin to Pittsburgh) tuned to concert pitch and PERFECTLY

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(NEW) Beard “Copper Mountain” Round-Neck Reso-Phonic Guitar with Nashville Pickup – $2,000

NEW! SCARLET-BURST, ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC RESO-PHONIC- Innovative design from our good buddies at Beard guitars. 12-fret thin-profile cutaway-body made with composite sides & arched back, and Finnish Birch top, all made funkier by Paul Beard’s triple-spun Legend Cone™ and Original #14™ Spider, and Bass reflex baffle. Additionally a GREAT-SOUNDING Pro grade Fishman Jerry Douglas Nashville pickup is installed, making this a great gig-ready workhorse and road-worthy

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(NEW) – OME “Wizard” 11″ 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 mapleWizard open-back banjos – one an 11″ and one a 12″ (both nice and curly) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. Here is our sweet 11″ Wizard. OME really

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(NEW) Collings MF, Gloss Top, Ivoroid Binding, Sunburst – $4,230

(NEW) Just arrived, a lovely gloss top MF with silky-smooth satin finish on the back and sides.  We stock dozens of Collings mandolins, and this one is another winner, with a chime-y yet throaty voice and even response up and down the neck. The Collings MF has a carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, and we’ve upgraded

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(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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