Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
5:38 PM
Folkway is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Folkway Music accepts Visa, Mastercard, money order, bank transfer, or cash.

Folkway Music ships internationally. On applicable instruments, we'll help acquire the CITES permits that may be needed as quickly as possible. We most frequently use FedEx, but can arrange to ship with any carrier, at a customers request.

Folkway Music offers a 48 hour approval period. We will refund your payment if you are not 100% satisfied with your instrument. All shipping costs are non-refundable, however, and are the responsibility of the purchaser.

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Collings OM2H Custom Deep Body

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Custom ordered with extra body depth and a 1-3/4” nut, this Collings OM2H offers up more bass-end warmth and tonal color than a standard model. With sides that measure about a ½” deeper than a non-custom OM2H, the deep body version combines some of the tonal characteristics of a larger guitar in a comfortable OM-sized package. It’s a fun guitar to play, with classic Collings power, clarity, and...
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1966 Kay K-403

$1,196
The 1968 Kay Instruments catalog says it best when it describes the K-403. “A new concept in solidbody electric guitars... designed to meet the exacting requirements of the Space Age Set.” What is there left to say?? Well, here’s a dashing three pickup K-403 in ‘Soft Teal Blue’ finish. One of the most expensive Kay offerings in the day, this model featured a solid body with bolt-on neck,...
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1966 Kay K-5918

$959
The Kay Value Leader K-5918 electric bass was the company’s least expensive bass offering in the late 1960’s. A no-frills instrument, the K-5918 featured a hardwood body with bolt on 30-7/8” scale neck, single speed bump style pickup and Soft Teal Blue finish. A fun bass to play thanks to the slim short scale neck and light weight, this example has just been through our shop for some set up and...
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1913 Gibson A-1

$1,356
An excellent sounding 100+ year old Gibson A-1 with original finish, no cracks and a perfect top. Changed tuners and tailpiece, original bridge with replaced saddle, original frets and nut. Action and playability are very good, but expect some fret buzz on the bass strings higher up the neck. A great option for anyone wanting a vintage Gibson mandolin that’s not suffering from any of the...
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1925 Gibson TB5 w/ 70's Tenor

$1,439
An excellent sounding and playing 1970’s Japanese archtop tenor banjo fitted with an original 1925 Gibson TB-5 neck and vintage Oettinger Pat-pend tailpiece. 17 frets, shorter 20.5” scale, Irish tenor setup with flatwound Thomastic strings. Original frets are in excellent condition, and the banjo plays very well with easy angle and perfect neck angle. Richelieu pick holder, 40 hole archtop tone...
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Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue

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A mint-condition modern Fender ‘65 Princeton Reverb reissue. Designed and styled after the original ‘blackface’ era Princeton Reverb, the amp is an all-tube 15W combo with a Jensen C-10R speaker, with trem and reverb. Specs are available everywhere on the internet, so we’ll save the space. It’s perfect, pretty much unused, and comes with its original cover and paperwork. **We are located in...
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1963 Silvertone 1472

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The Silvertone 1472 is a 10 watt tremolo-equipped amp that was built by Danelectro for Sears in the early 1960’s. Similar in design to Fender’s Deluxe amp, the Silvertone 1472 features a 12” Jensen C12R speaker, and paired 6V6 power tubes in a smallish and portable cabinet. It offers that creamy low-fi overdrive that tweed-era fenders are famous for, with the added bonus of a great sounding...
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1965 Gibson GA-19RVT Falcon

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Gibson’s mid-1960’s GA-19RVT Falcon is a 1x12 combo with footswitch-controlled reverb and trem, and about 15 watts of power. The model’s reverb is likely its most famous attribute. It was wired quite differently than the Fender ‘verb amps of the day and allowed players to play through just the reverb circuit for some incredibly textured and almost spooky sounds. This example has had a handy...
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1967 Fender Showman Head

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Fender’s blackface AB763 circuit Showman is a 4x6L6 equipped 85 watt unit with normal and vibrato channels and without reverb. It’s among the cleanest high-headroom amps fender made, and ideal for big venues or for those who crave the most clean-headroom they can get. This is an immeasurably good sounding head, and does what it does really well. Its transformers are all dated mid 1967, but...
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Traynor YGM-4 Studio Mate

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Traynor’s YGM-4 Studio Mate is an EL-84 powered closed-back combo with 4x8” speakers, and about 20 watts of output. It’s got some really creamy overdrive, and the quick musical attack you’d expect from a closed-back speaker cabinet. Reverb and trem are a nice plus. This one has been serviced recently and works properly. It’s a very good sounding budget vintage tube amp with gig-ready power....
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2013 Martin Custom Shop 00-28 "Authentic"

$4,795
If Martin were to design a 00-28 Authentic 1935 it might very well be designed just like this guitar. It’s a 2013 Custom Shop build and just about every bit as ‘Authentic’ as the company’s other Authentic models. We’re talking hide glue, T-bar, under-finish pickguard, 30’s bridge and spacing, 30’s modified V neck carve with long volute, headstock stamp, and gloss finish; Waverly tuners, and...
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2010 Collings SoCoDlx Quilted

$3,995
An exquisite Collings SoCoDlx with custom upgraded quilted maple top that is unbelievably gorgeous. The tobacco sunburst over the quilting brings out a stunning 3-D look to the grain, making this guitar both a show-piece and show stopper! Carved one-piece mahogany back/sides, carved solid top, ivoroid bindings throughout and matching pickup surrounds and knobs. Flush-set mahogany neck with...
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1986 PRS 24 (Pre Standard)

$3,995
A rare vintage PRS 24, which later became called the Standard 24. This is 1219th guitar ever made by PRS guitars, and was hand-built in the company’s second year in the biz. Paul Reed Smith opened his Annapolis shop in 1985 with just a few employees, and was personally involved in the building of his guitars in those early days. This example features the company’s early T/B pickups and Sweet...
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1959 Kay K4144 Sizzler

$1,356
In nearly 20 years of hunting down the weird and wonderful catalogue-brand guitars, we’ve never seen another Kay K4144 Sizzler. You never know when something beyond cool is going to come through the door, which makes this job kinda fun. This week’s surprise was this two-pickup 1959 Sizzler. Its name might have been inspired by the atomic splatter paint and pickguard, and it somehow fits. It’s...
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1965 Epiphone FT-45 N Cortez

$1,516
Built by Gibson in its Kalamazoo factory, the Epiphone FT-45 N Cortez is identical to Gibson’s B-25N, but for its headstock and pickguard dimensions. It’s the mid 1960’s evolution of a Gibson LG-3, and shares much of that guitar’s design. X-Braced spruce top with mahogany back and sides and cream-plastic bindings. Adjustable rosewood bridge and saddle, thin tortoise-celluloid pickguard,...
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1974 Gibson ES-335TD

$3,595
Completely original and in immaculate condition, this 1974 Gibson ES-335TD is a sight for sore eyes. The guitar’s unfaded dark walnut finish is incredible; in fact, we’ve never seen one with original factory color as deep and unaltered as this. It’s really quite gorgeous. There are no changed parts or repairs to report on, the electronics work perfectly, the neck angle and neck joint are perfect,...
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Taylor 712ce 12-Fret LTD Blackwood

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Built in limited quantities for 2018, Taylor’s 712ce 12-Fret LTD features a figured Tasmanian blackwood back and a torrefied Sitka top, and a 12-fret Grand Concert body with Venetian cutaway. With its short 24-7/8” scale and unique tone woods the guitar offers a warm and focused tone and a well balanced string response. Beyond that, it’s simply beautiful. We love the figured Koa purflings and...
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Martin OM-42 (2018)

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Among Martin’s most dressed-up models is the OM-42, a spruce and rosewood long-scale OM with a Style 45 compliment of pearl detailing to its top. Martin built its first OM-42’s in the early 1930’s, but dropped the model from its lineup for the better part of three generations after completing only two guitars. Today’s OM-42 is styled after those original instruments. The OM-42 features...
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Ian Pattison 12" Openback

$1,275
We commissioned a series of Folkway Custom 5 string banjos from Ian Pattison, with simplified appointments, wooden tone-rims, renaissance heads, and an absence of CITES-listed woods to allow for simpler international shipping. This 12” version is the first we’ve received, and is in fact Pattison’s first 12” instrument. It’s a lovely frailer, with thumb-scoop, light weight build, great looks, and...
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National Style O Weathered Steel

$3,195
The National Resophonic Weathered Steel Style 0 combines the familiar etched scene of a traditional Style 0 with a steel body and unique finish that emulates a well oxidized and weathered older instrument. While not a relic finish, the weathered steel offers players an age-inspired look that’s different from the Style 0 options we’re used to seeing. It also allows a steel-body fan to get their...
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1975 Martin D-18

$1,995
One of the good ones, this 1975 Martin D-18 has a very warm, open, full and dark voice, with definition in the bass and roundness up high. It’s a great choice for songwriting and strumming, and fills out the bottom really nicely. A crack-free guitar that’s had its neck reset for optimal playability, and its bridge replaced with an ebony Martin style 28 bridge. The ebony is a nice-sounding upgrade...
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2013 Martin Custom Shop 000-42V

$5,195
Custom ordered by Folkway Music about 5 years ago, this one-off, vintage-inspired 12-fret 000-42 is nothing short of heavenly. The guitar started as a set of Madagascar rosewood that we hand-picked at the 2013 NAMM show – it was the most perfectly quartersawn set from the batch that Martin brought to display at the show that year, and some of the finest Madagascar rosewood we had ever seen. And...
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2016 Fender Custom Shop LTD '52 Telecaster HS Relic

$2,479
A drop-dead gorgeous Tele with early specs, a NoCaster U-shaped neck, and Seymour Duncan Antiquity humbucker in the neck, this Custom Shop LTD ’52 Telecaster HS Relic is a serious nod to Keith Richard’s Tele #1, AKA Micawber. A lightweight guitar at 7.4Lbs with a great looking believable relic finish, this guitar is irresistible to anyone who digs Telecasters. The neck carve is heavenly, and...
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Martin J-40 (2018)

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Martin’s J-40 is a beautifully designed guitar with a tasteful blend of flash and simplicity, a particularly attractive body shape, and beautiful accents. Based on the 16” M or 0000-sized body that was introduced in the mid 1970’s, the J-40 is built with a dreadnought-depth and has the distinction of being Martin’s largest standard model guitar. With its deep waist curve the guitar fits...
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2016 Collings Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King Rosewood Lefty

$2,209
The Jumbo King is the largest guitar in the Waterloo line up, and offers a whole lot of volume, headroom, and mid-range punch. This factory left-handed guitar features a straight X-braced top, rosewood back and sides, and a deep body that measures 5” at the endpin and 4” at the neck. Sunburst finished top with off-white binding, tortoise pickguard and herringbone rosette, ebony rectangle...
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2005 Ramirez SP

$3,196
The SP is a newer Ramirez model, designed to offer the Semi-Professional exceptional tone and Ramirez build quality at a price lower than the 1a models. The SP features traditional bracing, a European spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, thin lacquer finish, finely mitred purflings, and a rosette designed by Amelia Ramirez. 52mm nut, 650mm scale. The guitar sounds exceptional, with the...
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1958 Silvertone 1432

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The Silvertone 1432 is a 10 watt single 12” speaker amplifier with 2 channels and tremolo. Dual 6V6 powered, the amplifier is about the size of a Princeton, and offers some really sweet tweed-era tone. Replaced modern speaker, freshly serviced, new AC cord. A great low-power amp that sounds incredible with vintage-output single coils. Tele players will love it. $895 CAD
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Taylor 814ce-DLX, V-Braced

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Taylor’s V-Class Braced 814ce-Dlx expands upon the flagship 814ce with a contoured rosewood radius armrest for an incredibly comfortable playing experience, Adirondack red spruce bracing for increased power, headroom, and dynamics, and Gotoh 510 tuning machines for the most accurate and smooth tuning available. The guitar is just gorgeous to behold, and it’s equally gorgeous to listen to. GA...
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2009 Robert Ruck Classical

$12,495
Robert Ruck is among the world’s most highly regarded builders of classical guitars. His instruments have inspired musicians and luthiers alike for their attention to sonic detail, their perfection of workmanship, their comfort and handling, and their sheer beauty. With a career that spans more than 50 years, Ruck has built some 1100 instruments and continues at full force through today. His...
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~1885 Haynes No. 0 Tilton

$1,895
A museum-quality example of a Boston-made John C.Haynes flat top guitar, complete with original Tilton Improvement fittings. This guitar has survived some 135 years without any cracks, repairs, seam separations or loose braces. It is 100% original and completely unmodified. Beyond that, it is in cosmetically immaculate condition. It is completely baffling to imagine how anything this old and this...
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