Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, X-Braced, T-Bar Neck, Sunburst – $1,890

(NEW) Here we go again! Meet your new songwriting partner, who just so happens to be a perfect blues machine: it’s the guitar that is taking the world by storm, the Waterloo WL-14! We’ve had tremendous success with these, selling more than any other US dealer. The reason is that we drank the Collings Kool-Aid early on and absolutely inhaled the hype!

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14L, Ladder Braced, T-Bar Neck, Sunburst – $1,890

(NEW) Once again we open our hearts and our minds to one of life’s simple pleasures: the snappy sound of a ladder-braced guitar. If you know us then you know that we LOVE our Waterloo guitars, and the WL-14 started it all. We’ve sold dozens upon dozens of these now, and we never tire of their dry, vintage-inspired tone and

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(USED) Breedlove McKenzie Mandolin, With Arm Rest – $2,950

(USED) Just in on consignment, we’ve got a distinctive McKenzie model from Breedlove. This one is in VG+ condition, with some light pick marks on the guard, a few faint swirls on the top and a bit of fret wear under the A course. These mandolins have Sitka spruce tops and flame maple backs and sides, and a roomy nut

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(NEW) Collings D2, Rope Purfling, Sitka, Indian Rosewood – $3,935

(NEW) A small twist on a stone classic! The only changes we made to the tried and true Collings dreadnought formula were to substitute rope purfling for the usual herringbone (classy move, no?) and we changed the nut width to the increasingly popular 1 3/4″. If you have played a Collings dread before, then you already know… but for the

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(NEW) Collings C10-35, Sitka Top, Mahogany B/S, Natural – $4,185

(NEW) Bill Collings has done it again. It is now about 2 years since the introduction of the CJ-35, a limited-option model intended to optimize it for a more classic, historically faithful tone… something akin to a perfectly intonating, unusually articulate Gibby J35. That same philosophy has been applied to Collings’ newest acoustic offering, the C10-35. The body size is

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(NEW) Waterloo Jumbo King, WL-JK, 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) Collings MT2 Mandolin, Italian Spruce over Flame Sugar Maple, Wide Nut! – $3,757

JUST ARRIVED  – MORE GOOD 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 Honey Amber with woods personally selected by us – with a figured back of

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ON HOLD – (NEW) Collings OM1 MC Deep Body, Baked Sitka Top, Mountain Cedar Back/Sides – ON HOLD

(NEW) We’re very excited to show off this NBD (Never Been Done) Collings OM!  This instrument has a torrefied or “baked” Sitka spruce top, and the torrefaction process helps to give the instrument more of a vintage flavor, a more played-in sound right out of the box.   Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a richer sounding brand new OM1, with the Deep Body

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(NEW) MT2-O Collings Oval Hole Mandolin, Creme Finish Adirondack Top over Burgundy Flame Maple – $3,960

(NEW) Wow!  Quite possibly the prettiest instrument in the shop right now – or ANY other shop!  We sell over forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit wiser 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… This then is *another* fabulous custom MT2 – this one an OVAL hole

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(NEW) Huss & Dalton Custom TD-R “Pilgrim”, Brazilian Rosewood, Thermo-Cured Red Spruce, Hot Hide Glue Construction – $9,895

(NEW) Here is some BIG news! A new model – based on the classic traditional BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD dreadnought. No one builds a finer traditional dreadnought than Huss & Dalton. Trust us when we say that. So, what’s new under the sun? We’ve been working on a few special projects with our good friend Mark Dalton at Huss & Dalton Guitar Co. He (and we) are big

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(Vintage) 1920’s (Chicago) Lyon & Healy Washburn “Bell” Ukulele – $1,775

(USED) A charming 1920’s Lyon & Healy (Chicago) Washburn ‘Bell” uke! In nice, (very good+) condition with original vintage case. Friction tuners, nice tone. SN# 2475 AMW Price: $1,775  

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(USED) Collings MT-L (left-handed) MT Mandolin, Gloss Top, Sunburst – $1,975

(USED) Looking out for the Lefties!  Collings MT mandolin – Another beautiful sunburst MT-L – with tortoise top binding and gloss top – this one for a LEFT HANDED PLAYER. Very nice Pro-quality “A” model mandolin, music to the eyes AND ears of your favorite southpaw… Collings MT-L Serial #2537  Excellent condition, with just a few light scratches and brush marks. It lmost passes for “new”. Buy this

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(Vintage) 1922 Gibson A Model Snakehead – $2,750

Serial # 71270, FON 11753. The ‘Snakehead’ mandolins built by Gibson during Lloyd Loar’s tenancy at the company are widely considered to be the finest oval hole A-style instruments the company ever built. This 1922 Sheraton Brown example is in wonderful condition and beautifully preserved. It plays cleanly and well, and shows relatively little fretwear. No repairs, seam separations or structural

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(USED) Breedlove King Koa, Cedar, Koa, Stunning! – $5,895

(USED) When we are lucky enough to get one of these Breedlove guitars in, it normally sells swiftly and then we field a few months of phone calls asking “Is it really gone?” and “Do you think you’ll get another one?” We got another one! If you’re reading this listing, you probably already know about the legendary King Koa… Kim

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SOLD – (USED) Collings UC-2 Custom, rare Texas Spalted Pecan, Full-Body Sunburst – SOLD

(USED) Collings has, unfortunately, stopped producing ukuleles.  🙁 As the supply of Collings ukes dries up, leave it to your pals at Acoustic Music Works to have a few fancy tricks up their sleeves: One of the coolest custom concert ukes we received from Collings during their “uke years” was built with good old West Texas SPALTED PECAN wood that we selected on a trip

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