Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(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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(USED) Spectacular Huss & Dalton Pilgrim Dreadnought, First Ever, Brazilian – SOLD

(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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(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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(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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(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 02HG 12-String, German Spruce, Rosewood – SOLD

(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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