Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(NEW) Pleinview Guitars Small Jumbo, German Spruce, Myrtle – SOLD

(NEW) Acoustic Music Works luthier Raymond Morin and weekend guy Adam Rousseau build guitars under the Pleinview banner, right here in our shop. They build traditionally inspired flattops, with occasional detours into more exotic territory. Their Small Jumbo has been their most popular model in the past two years, as it combines the balance of an OM-style guitar with the

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(NEW) Paul Beard Odyssey A, Electric-Acoustic Reso-phonic Guitar, Mahogany with Spruce Top, Oval Hole – $3,900

(NEW) Just Arrived – we can only get our hands on a couple of these per year. They are rare and popular. And NOTHING else captures the sweetness of wood-bodied Resophonic tone quite as well.. Ready for an adventure? The Beard Odyssey A is a stage-ready and professional- grade acoustic/electric round-neck resophonic guitar with a familiar 14 fret neck and unique body shape. With oval soundhole, polished hand-spun resonator cone

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(NEW) Beard “Copper Mountain” Reso-phonic Square Neck Guitar with Pickup – $1,800

(NEW) Beard Guitars’ Copper Mountain line takes a new and innovative approach to resonator construction.  The composite-material back design offers plenty of volume and projection and produces a rich, even tone that you must hear to believe. American made! Built by hand in Hagerstown, MD, this guitar features Paul Beard’s triple-spun Legend Cone™ and Original #14™ Spider, Bass reflex baffle and a solid Maple

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(NEW) Beard Jerry Douglas “Black Beard” Square Neck Reso-phonic Guitar – $3,900

(NEW) A very exciting new model from the good folks at Beard Guitars. This is # 71. Called simply the “JD-BB”, It is the Jerry Douglas Signature Model “Black Beard” square neck resophonic guitar. The black finish is translucent and is a subtle but exceptionally beautiful finish. Master luthier Paul Beard and resonator guitar virtuoso Jerry Douglas have collaborated on the design of

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(USED) Collings CW MRA Varnish, Adirondack, Madagascar Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) With the popularity of the great Tony Rice and all of the guitarists that he has inspired, we’re seeing a real surge of interest in large soundhole dreadnoughts. We hear the larger soundhole as tempering the low end, adding a focus to the overtone content of a rosewood guitar. Collings isn’t new to the large soundhole game, and his

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(USED) June F-5 Mandolin – $2,950

(USED) June F-5 mandolin. June mandolins and guitars are handcrafted by Walter Johnson in Campobello, South Carolina. This particular F-5 (his #39) left the shop in early 2013. According to the build sheet (included with instrument) its specs are as follows: Old growth Adirondack spruce top parallel tone bar bravcing birdseye maple 3-piece neck with cocobolo center strip birdseye maple

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings SoCo 16 LC Deluxe, Iced Tea Burst, Lollar Gold Foils – SOLD

(NEW) Another stunning custom Collings electric, this was a new one for us… SoCo 16 LC Deluxe, replete with full ivoroid binding, a fantastic fully flared peghead, parallelogram inlays and Collings’ gorgeous Iced Tea sunburst on the body and neck.  What a guitar! It plays perfectly and the sound… oh the sound! Lollar Gold Foil pickups occupy a distinct and

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(NEW) Stiver 40th Anniversary Model F-style Mandolin, Exotic Salvaged Woods – $6,450

(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. Imagine our excitement, then, when we were able, exclusively, to offer the 40th Anniversary Stiver mandolin. When Lou Stiver and I discussed the idea for his 40th Anniversary mandolins, we couldn’t think of a lot of changes, since

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(NEW) Collings OM1Mh, All-Mahogany Orchestra Model – $4,160

(NEW) A very popular twist on the beloved Orchestra Model!  Oftentimes when we order an “all hog” Collings OM, we have them build it at short (24.9″) scale.  We find that this adds even more warmth to the woody mahogany voice.  This guitar is a perfect example of the model, and uses only the best quartersawn Honduras mahogany throughout. 1

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(NEW) Dana Bourgeois Vintage D LSH (Large Sound Hole) Dreadnought, Brazilian Rosewood, Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce! – $10,395

The best sounding Bourgeois dreadnoughts are his Aged Tone dreadnoughts. It’s that simple. And his large sound hole dreadnoughts are quite possibly the best sounding Bourgeois dreadnoughts. Period. What’s all the fuss about? It’s Dana’s new large Sound-hole Brazilian Rosewood dread, a model that he introduced in 2015. Built with hide glue, Banjo-Killer bracing, Aged Tone Adirondack spruce, and Brazilian Rosewood. A

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(USED) Collings CJ-35, Sitka, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED) One of Collings’ most popular models in recent years, the CJ-35 takes the venerable Collings Jumbo and tweaks it in a more vintage-inspired direction. These are incredibly light and responsive guitars, and through some internal engineering (abbreviated tongue brace, ramped rather than scalloped bracing) and some structural decisions that favor a slightly mellower sound (Wenge fingerboard and bridge, short

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-S “Stella” Model, Sunburst – $1,980

(NEW) Another compelling addition to the Waterloo lineup, the Stella! Like everything in the line, this guitar is inspired by the no-frills instruments that were being manufactured for the catalog and department store markets during the Great Depression. The cosmetics can be spare, with nary a rosette or purfling line to be seen, but the dry and honest tone that

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(NEW) Bishline Cimarron Bluegrass – $2,395

(NEW) Well….by no surprise, the AMERICAN company that makes the best darned $1,700 banjo now has a model “up” from that one that includes a full BELL BRONZE flathead (Bishline) tone ring made in a Nashville foundry, more volume, ebony peghead veneer and heel cap, and nicer inlay. We’ve grown weary of explaining to people for a long time now that

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-K, Hand-Painted Southwest Scene – $2,790

(NEW) Another welcome surprise from Austin, TX… to coincide with Summer NAMM 2016, Bill Collings and the Waterloo team decided to create some special WL-K models with custom, hand-painted finishes. From the Waterloo press release: “During the Great Depression, the budget-minded Kel Kroydon brand offered a limited number of guitars, banjos and mandolins between 1929 and 1931, before they vanished

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(NEW) Collings D3, 42-Style Top Inlay, Adirondack, Wenge – $7,400

(NEW) As supplies of Brazilian rosewood continue to diminish (Collings hasn’t had it on the menu for several years now) we eagerly pursue new tropical hardwoods that have similar visual and tonal characteristics to the classic flat-topped guitars of yesteryear. One tonewood that we are building extensively with these days is Wenge, which evokes Brazilian’s complex sound, rich overtone content

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