Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(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 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) 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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(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) 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) 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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(NEW) Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe, Jumbo King, Full-Body Burst – $2,610

(NEW) 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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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, X-Braced, Truss Rod, Black – $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 our 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! Every

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(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) 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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(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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