Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
12:32 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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Taylor 214CE-K DLX

The Taylor 214ce-K DLX features an all-gloss body with Koa back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, white bindings, and stylish appointments. Grand Auditorium cut-away body, Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, and a fast-feeling neck with 1-11/16” nut width. With its combination of great looks, classic Taylor tone, and some of the best playability out there, the 214ce-K DLX is hard to beat...
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The Eastman E10SSL is the company’s pre-war Gibson J35 inspired flat top. It’s a great sounding and affordable take on the iconic Gibson model, and features a slope-shouldered body with scallop braced red spruce top, sunburst finish, and mahogany back and sides. The neck is nicely rounded into a 50’s shape, with a nut width of 1-11/16”, and the scale length is 24.75”. This example is in...
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1959 Kay K-24 with DeArmond™

Kay’s K-24 was one of the company’s first cut-away flattop models. Introduced in the mid/late 1950’s the K-24 featured a 17” wide body with solid spruce top, ladder bracing, and a two-tone sunburst. The scale length was long, at nearly 26”, and added some extra tension on the strings to drive the big guitar’s top. This example features a cool DeArmond sound hole mounted pickup that’s been...
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1983 William "Grit" Laskin Classical

William ‘Grit’ Laskin is one of Canada’s most highly regarded luthiers, and an artist with many international accolades to his credit. He is among the most meticulous craftspeople in the luthiery business, and one of the 7 Canadian Luthiers to have participated in the Group of Seven Guitar Project curated by the McMichael Art Collection. Laskin learned his craft under the tutelage of Jean...
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The now-discontinued Martin D-28 Marquis Sunburst was a store favourite during the length of its production. With its red spruce top and forward positioned scalloped bracing, pre-war neck carve and bridge pin spacing, and attractive vintage appointments, the D-28 Marquis offered players huge value in a high-end Martin rosewood Dreadnought. This example is in near-perfect condition and shows...
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2014 WEBER Black Ice F5

A striking instrument, Weber Mandolins’ Black Ice F style mandolin features a black finished top and translucent grey stained back and sides. The instrument is completely bound in ivoroid and accented by nickel and ebony hardware. Tone-bar braced red spruce top, AAA-grade highly flamed maple back and sides, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer back and sides, radiussed ebony fingerboard with pearl...
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1990 Fender® American Vintage Reissue '52 Telecaster®

An early American Vintage Reissue, this ‘52 Tele features a two-piece ash body with butterscotch finish, dark circuit wiring, Bakelite pickguard and one piece maple neck. The guitar is in great shape and is perfectly original. Fretwear is minimal; finish is nicely aged but without more than a few dings and scratches, and setup is excellent. With original hardshell case Shipping into the...
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Harmony H53 Rocket

With its single DeArmond Gold Foil pickup, full hollow single-cut body and shorter 24” scale length there’s nothing else out there that sounds a thing like a Harmony Rocket. It’s a big, clear, bold, high-output thinline, and it’s just perfect for blues, blues rock, and most any other guitar-driven electric styles. This example plays very nicely, with straight neck and original frets that show...
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2012 Collings D1A VN

With its Adirondack red spruce top, forward shifted bracing, vintage hahogany Dreadnought style, and chunkier Vintage Now neck, the Collings D1AVN offers everything we could ask for in a big guitar. The instrument’s bass response is staggering – it’s woody and resonant and offers remarkable headroom. Midrange is sweet and expressive, and the trebles are round and very powerful. The Vintage...
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1948 Gibson J-45

The last of the small-bridge J-45s rolled out of Kalamazoo in 1948 and ushered the end of the pre-war era at Gibson. With its small bridge, the 1947-48 J-45 was most like a 1941-42 J-35, but with the modern teardrop pickguard, Sitka top, wide X bracing, and scalloped braces giving the instrument its characteristic Gibson midrange and balance, big voice, and power. This beautiful example has...
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2004 Taylor 314-L7 Lefty

The 2004 Taylor limited edition 314-L7 features back and sides of finely figured Tasmanian blackwood and a Sitka spruce top. The balance of the guitar is standard 300 series: black bindings, gloss-finished top and satin back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and nickel tuners. The guitar is gorgeous, and in very fine condition. Set up is perfect, the saddle is a well-made bone...
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Stephane Ferre Cedar Double Top

Stéphane Ferré builds concert-grade classical guitars in Quebec City. This example is a Cedar double-top with honey comb lattice center laminate, paired with Bocote back and sides, and built with elevated fingerboard neck design. The instrument is wonderfully responsive, lively, and present; and offers the sweetness of Western red cedar but with more power, definition and headroom than most...
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Stephane Ferre Engelmann Double top

Stéphane Ferré builds concert-grade classical guitars in Quebec City. This example is an Engelmann /cedar double-top with Nomex honeycomb center laminate and Indian rosewood back and sides. A largely traditional build, apart from its double-top construction, the instrument features a 5 fan bracing pattern, Spanish-heel neck attachment, and a carefully applied French polish finish. Rosewood...
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Martin D-1 Authentic 1931

A stunningly loud, complex, and bold 12 fret Dreadnought, the Martin D-1 Authentic 1931 celebrates the company’s first Martin-branded Dreadnought model. The D-1 was given its Martin label in 1931 after the Ditson Company ended its relationship with Martin and closed its doors. The D-1 would very soon become the D-18, and the rest, as they say, is history. An amazing guitar, the D-1 Authentic...
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Martin 000-30 Authentic 1919

Martin’s Style 30 was built in very small numbers from the mid 1800’s until the late 1910’s, and received it’s model designation thanks to its $30 price tag back in 1850’s.* Martin’s 000-30 Authentic 1919 recreates the tastefully adorned style 30 in a 000-size instrument with a 25.4” scale and modern T frets. A delightfully lightly built guitar with ¼” scalloped braces, small maple bridge...
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1962 Gibson Johnny Smith

Gibson’s Johnny Smith was introduced in 1961 and held the honour of being the company’s most expensive artist model, and only less expensive than the Super 400 CES. A fully acoustic archtop, the Johnny Smith featured a neck-mounted floating mini humbuckers with pickguard mounted controls, fully carved 17” body with X braced top, 25” scale length, and gold hardware. The model was essentially a...
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1962 Gibson J-45

A great sounding ’62 Gibson J-45 that’s been nicely played-in and has opened-up really well. The guitar features a deep cherry sunburst finish, original thin celluloid pickguard and lovely feeling full-size neck. Original finish throughout, original tuners, nut, and frets. The bridge’s adjustable saddle has been removed, the space filled with matching rosewood, and a bone drop-in saddle...
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2007 Jason Romero Openback

Jason Romero’s banjos are largely the stuff of legend to most players, as his production is quite limited, and his wait list is long. It’s a rare treat to have a Romero in the store, to say the least. This 2007 model was built in Jason’s Arcata, California workshop prior to his moving to B.C. Canada. It features an 11” flamed maple rim with integral rosewood tone ring, a matching flamed maple...
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2013 Fender® Eric Clapton Stratocaster®

Used guitars don’t get more new than this! Here’s a 2013 Fender Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster in Olympic White, complete with its original factory pickguard sticker and plastic protection. The case still has its foam handle protector, and all the case-pocket goodies are in their original packaging. The guitar was never used. We’ve set it up here in the shop, but left the silver sticker on...
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2011 Taylor GS-5 Lefty

The Taylor GS5 is a beautifully appointed, meticulously constructed and elegantly understated guitar. The pale abalone rosette and ivoroid binding are set beautifully against the western red cedar top; and the back, neck and sides are finished in a deep red mahogany that contrasts just perfectly. This is a simply stunning guitar. With its Grand Symphony body, cedar and mahogany tone woods,...
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2009 Collings C10 CUSTOM

A unique guitar, this Collings C-10 features a sunburst top of Englemann spruce, short scale neck with 1-3/4” nut and 2-1/4” string spread at the bridge, a through-cut belly bridge and squared headstock. It’s a wonderful sounding guitar, and we’re big fans of the short scale neck and Englemann spruce upgrade on the C10 design. The guitar has a strong and focused midrange not unlike a good mid...
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1945 Martin 0-17T

Serial # 93360. The small bodied 0-17T is a favorite among the singer-songwriter crew, and really shines when set-up down-tuned to octave mandolin tuning (GDAE). The guitar is large enough of offer warmth, volume, and projection, but is still small and comfortable to play, and has a very balanced and rich voice. This example has been set-up to octave mandolin tuning in our shop, and plays...
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Deering’s Maple Blossom features the company’s famous -06- bronze tone ring and once piece zinc flange, dark stained figured maple neck and rim, nickel plated parts, gloss finish, and floral mother of pearl inlays. It’s a great looking instrument, and built to offer pro-level players a bright, crisp, clear, powerful and precise tone. A wonderful bluegrass banjo, the Maple Blossom will jump...
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1991 Gibson J-200

Built more than a quarter century ago, this natural-finished J-200 has developed into a remarkably good sounding flat top. The J-200 is famous for being a big guitar that isn’t all about the bass. The guitar offers a warm and focused midrange, strong treble response, and a balance across the strings that one might not otherwise suspect. It’s a remarkably versatile guitar, and equally well suited...
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1965 Airline Wood Body

This single pickup solidbody features a sunburst-finished wood body with Airline’s famous Jetson-esque outline, white pickguard and matching headstock overlay, Kluson tuners and adjustable rosewood bridge. In amazing condition, the guitar looks like it might possibly be a reissue – but it’s not. It’s just that clean. One big Valco single-coil pickup in the middle position does one thing...
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2006 Fender® Custom Shop '60 Stratocaster® Relic®

Among the most believable relic jobs we’ve seen by Fender’s Custom Shop, this 1960 Relic Stratocaster is exquisitely finished. Were it not for the guitar’s Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and Custom Shop logo on the back-side of the headstock there’s a good chance we’d have had to take the pickguard off to look underneath just to be certain it wasn’t actually an old guitar! It’s perfectly aged;...
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1954 Gibson LG-3

A strong and focused scalloped-braced LG-3, with excellent bass and treble response and a lovely presence through the mid range. This one offers more clarity and sustain than the average LG-2 or 3, and would surely appeal to a player looking for a vintage-voiced small body Gibson with a modern twist. A very clean guitar without many issues to report on, and the original frets show little...
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1981 Sergei de Jonge Classical

A fairly early Sergei de Jonge concert classical, this guitar was built in 1981, about a decade into Sergei’s career. The instrument bears homage to the early classical guitars of Jean Larrivée, Sergei’s early teacher and mentor, but already shows deep development of his own design and style. It’s a traditionally braced guitar and features tasteful appointments and skilfully executed woodwork....
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1973 Fender® Precision Bass®

A road worn 45 year old blond Fender P-Bass that’s got huge vibe and some stellar vintage P-bass tone. It’s a great looking machine, and plays easily with a fresh set-up care of Folkway, and has a to-die-for neck feel. Ash body with worn original finish and similarly worn maple neck. Original frets are showing their age but remain usable and have been dressed; original tuners work well. The...
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1955 Gibson LG-2

Among the finest vintage Gibson flattops we’ve had in the store in years, this one-owner 1955 LG-2 was brought to us last week with no repair needs other than some set-up. The guitar is nearly perfect, and has survived the years without needing its bridge or any braces reglued, its neck angle corrected, its bridge plate repaired, or any cracks glued. There is an unrepaired partial crack at the...
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