Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
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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 317e Grand Pacific

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The Grand Pacific 317e features Taylor’s new round-shoulder dreadnought body shape and V-Class bracing. Quite unlike other 300 series Taylor models, the 317e has a warm and seasoned acoustic voice with clear low-end power and notes that blend together smoothly. Built with solid sapele back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top, the guitar’s tonal response offers some of the dry and focused...
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2013 Collings D1A VN Varnish

$4,019
A very gently used Collings D1A VN with varnish finish. Varnish is the single-most costly option available on a new Collings (next to certain rosewoods, if available), and for a good reason. Varnish is much more flexible than Collings’ standard lacquer finish and allows more string energy to end up as warmth and body in the guitar’s tone. The differences are significant, and worth the cash outlay...
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1957 Gibson J-45

$3,509
A very fine sounding J-45 with a dark warmth and plenty of 50’s Gibson thump. Balanced and expressive, quite open and resonant, and perfect for roots and country vocal backup. There’s plenty of vibe - and playwear - that really adds to the playing experience of this J-45. Beyond that, it’s a fitted with a K+K pure pickup, so it’s gig-ready, too. Factory-original non-adjustable bridge...
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1965 Vox Phantom VI

$1,559
The Vox Phantom VI is thought of as one of the more iconic guitar models of the 1960’s ‘British Invasion’, even if it didn’t actually get used by too many of the notable players of that era. It’s reminiscent of the psychedelic 60’s, maybe more for its crazy pentagonal shape and unique look than for any musical reason, but we still love it. Three single-coil pickups, bigsby-style tremolo...
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1959 Harmony H-1310

$779
Harmony’s H-1310 “Brilliant” Cutaway was the company’s flagship acoustic archtop model throughout its 20 year production. Solid 16” spruce and mahogany body with cut away, maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, large headstock with pearloid Harmony and Fleur de Lys inlays. The guitar is in excellent condition and plays very well. Comfortably carved D shaped neck with a nut width of...
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1968 Harmony H-53 Rocket

$935
This Harmony H-53 sports a cool looking vintage Bigsby tailpiece for some extra points. It’s in great shape, with frets that are beautifully level and play cleanly, nice dark cherry finish, and nearly all original hardware and tuners (the pickguard is a good-looking repro we made in-shop). Great sounding DeArmond Moustache pickup with adjustable poles, adjustable bridge, 50’s Waverly...
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Collings 000-2H

$4,650
The 12 fret 000-2H is always a shop favourite when we have one in stock. We ordered this instrument with standard appointments but for an upgraded torrefied Sitka spruce top, and we were just delighted upon seeing it for the first time. The caramel colored spruce is just gorgeous and offers a lovely contrasting backdrop to the guitar’s ivoroid accents. Adding a torrefied top to the already...
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Collings D2H Traditional

$5,495
The Collings D2H Traditional has become our most popular Collings Dreadnought model thanks to its incredible tone and power and its perfectly carved vintage-inspired neck. This example features a torrefied Sitka top for a dry, woody, and dark response and great looks. The caramel colored spruce has an aged-to-perfection appearance and a voice to match. It’s a loud and strong sounding guitar...
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1977 Guild D-25M

$1,100
Guild's D-25M was a staple of the line through the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The guitar features a spruce top stained dark, and a mahogany back-side with an arched back. Simply appointed with pearl dot inlays, unbound rosewood board, and black bindings, the D-25M was always an affordable option in the Guild lineup, and it remains one of the best values in vintage acoustic guitars today. This...
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1949 Gibson J-45

$6,495
A powerful, throaty, and fat sounding J-45, with beautiful mid-range presence and plenty of support on either end of the spectrum. All J-45s are great strummers, but some of them are excellent single-note guitars, as well, and that is this instrument's magic. It's equally at home supporting a singer as it is ripping a bluegrass flat-picked melody or fiddle tune. The guitar was through Folkway...
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~2015 Headstrong Lil' King Reverb AlNiCo

$1,497
The Headstrong Lil’King Reverb is hand-wired modern version of Fender’s blackface era Princeton Reverb. We’ve been offering these amps here at Folkway for the better part of a decade, so every now and then we find ourselves with a used one to offer. This example is in dead-mint condition and was purchased new at Folkway about 3 years back. It’s equipped with a 12” Weber 12A125 Alnico speaker...
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1946 Martin D-28

$19,699
A heavily played but largely crack-free late-period Herringbone D-28 with exceptional tone, great looks, and perfect playability. This is a guitar for a flatpicker who’s into tone and vibe above condition and originality, but still values a vintage Martin that looks and feels ‘right’. It’s had some pro-grade repair-work over its life, which time has made largely undetectable - even to us here in...
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~1958 Kay K-90 Resonator

$1,109
A cool Kay-built resonator from the late 1950’s. The K-90 features a larger 15.5” body, a long 26” scale, and a smaller 8.5” resonator. It’s a lo-fi resonator with surprising volume and depth, and it’s a lot of fun to play. This one has been brought back up to working snuff with a reset neck, new tuners and nut, and some intonation correction on the bridge. Playability is very good, and the...
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1961 Guild X-50

$1,979
Guild’s answer to Gibson’s top-selling ES-125, the X-50 featured a 16” fully hollow body, a single pickup in the neck position with volume and tone controls, simple appointments, and a comfortable short-scale neck. Between you and me, though, the X-50 is immeasurably cooler. Maybe it’s the relative rarity of the model, or that cool Guild headstock or cream pickup cover. Whatever the reason, this...
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2015 Collings D1A VN

$3,550
Here’s a really sweet barely used Collings D1AVN that’s in nearly brand-new condition. The guitar features an Adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ‘Vintage Now’ neck and bridge design. It’s a wonderfully fun guitar to play and has that classic Red Spruce Collings flat-out power and cut in its voice. The Vintage Now neck features a fairly robust rounded carve with a 1-3/4” nut...
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2001 Alan Beardsell Style 1.E.3

$2,929
Alan Beardsell is one of the more revolutionary instrument builders in the pantheon of Canada’s highly regarded luthiers. His guitars don’t follow the blueprints laid out by Martin or Gibson in the 1930’s, and he has developed a deep style of his own that is itself timeless and iconic. Now located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Beardsell began his career working the repair department at Toronto’s...
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2009 Bourgeois Slope D Lefty

$2,998
For the lefties in the room, feast your eyes and ears on this red spruce topped short scale Bourgeois Slope D! These don’t come around often, and it’s a real treat to get to give this guitar a workout every morning when I get to the shop... Slope-shouldered Dreadnought, with mahogany back and sides, scallop-braced red spruce top, ivoroid bindings and gloss tobacco sunburst finish. Rounded C...
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2011 Headstrong BL-112

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This BL-112 was custom built for us by Headstrong a few years back, and is a faithful recreation of Fender's late 1950's tweed 5F3 Deluxe. Headstrong's commitment to building the finest new amps is evident in every detail of this amp's construction -- from capacitor to cabinet. It's a beautifully made amplifier, and sounds heavenly. Weber 12A125-30 AlNiCo speaker, tungsol power tubes, hand...
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1942 Oahu Model 66K Squareneck

$1,099
Cleveland's Oahu Publishing company was the largest print music distributor in its day. They specialized in Hawaiian steel music and the instruments to play that style of music on. The guitars were built in Chicago by Kay, most often, and most were built with square necks for lap-style playing. Here's an all-mahogany 66K; a 15-1/4" wide small jumbo (really more like an OM in size), with square...
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1954 Mason No. 5 Amp & Steel Set

$750
Built in Galt Ontario, Mason amps and lap steels are local to their core. The amp features Guelph-made Hammond transformers, Waterloo-made Marsland speaker, and Guelph-made Holman cabinet. The steel was likely manufactured by Holman in Guelph as well, but we can’t confirm this. A great looking pair with matching amp and case covering. The steel sounds very full and thick and has a strong...
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1966 Fender Jazz Bass

$6,500
Serial # 131867. A one owner transition-era Fender Jazz Bass brought to Folkway by only person who's ever played it. It's still pretty exciting when that happens. We were the first people in half a century to turn the pickguard screws and breath air into the control cavity. The bass is completely original, unmodified, and perfect. Neck dated March of '66, pots dated 11th week of 66. Bound...
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1964 Guild Slim Jim T-100

$1,575
Guild’s Slim Jim T-100 is a fully hollow, 16.5” wide, thinline cutaway electric with a single pickup in the neck position and a captivating dark tone. A very light guitar, it has a warm acoustic resonance and rich unplugged voice that translates well through the single coil pickup. It’s enjoyable to play, comfortable, and has a neck that’s feels fast but isn’t small. Laminate maple...
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1958 Stewart Oriphonic

$950
CMI (Gibson's parent company) acquired Epiphone in 1957 and shifted production of Epiphone-branded instruments to the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Many Epiphone employees opted to stay on the east coast and found work at the recently founded Guild Guitars factory in New Jersey. Others found themselves building instruments under the brand names of Stewart, Mansfield, Premier, and...
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1962 Supro Steel

$475
From the rocket-age comes this spaceship-inspired Supro lap steel. White and black duds, plastic handrest/pickup cover, and Kluson tuners. Set-up here at Folkway and in perfect working order. With original chipboard case **We are located in Canada. US prices are approximate. Please contact us for current US pricing.**
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1966 Gibson EH-500 Skylark

$639
Introduced in mid-'57, the EH-500 Skylark became Gibson's most popular steel, sharing the futuristic look and Korina body used by the famous Flying V and Explorer guitars, which debuted the following year. This local example dates from 1966 and features double-line Kluson tuners with cool black buttons, single Melody Maker pickup and witch-hat knobs complete the mid-century goodness of this...
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1937 National Style O

$4,250
Perhaps made most famous through its appearance on the Dire Straits’ Money For Nothing album cover, the 14 fret National Style O remains one of the most iconic guitars of all time. With its etched Hawaiian scene, shiny nickel plated brass body, ‘chicken-foot’ coverplate and Deco headstock logo, National’s Style O is an instantly recognizable guitar. For all you Knopfler fans out there, this...
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1965 Silvertone 1457 Amp-In-Case

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Built by Danelectro and marketed by Sears through the 1960’s, the Amp in Case models were sold as all-in-one electric guitar packages to beginning guitarists. There were a few models of guitars and amplifiers through the production run, and this example features the Model 1457 two-pickup guitar and 5 watt case amp. The guitar is a two-pickup Danelectro with Silvertone headstock and red...
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1977 Martin D-18

$2,599
We have a soft spot in our hearts for sunburst-topped Martin Guitars. There’s something about them that just looks so good to all of us here at the shop. Martin never made too many sunburst (aka Shadetop) guitars, but over certain periods in their history we see higher production. The early/mid 1930’s, early 1950’s, and mid 1970’s saw increased numbers of shadetops roll off the line at...
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1966 Fender Jazz Bass

$6,500
Serial # 131867. A one owner transition-era Fender Jazz Bass brought to Folkway by only person who's ever played it. It's still pretty exciting when that happens. We were the first people in half a century to turn the pickguard screws and breath air into the control cavity. The bass is completely original, unmodified, and perfect. Neck dated March of '66, pots dated 11th week of 66. Bound...
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~1961 Kay Jazz II

$1,778
The Jazz II was Kay’s top-of-the-line thinline hollow body in the early 1960’s, and replaced the Barney Kessel signature models as the company’s flagship guitar after Kessel and Kay parted ways. It’s a supremely cool guitar, and sounds amazing thanks to its Gold K “Kleenex Box” pickups and original Bigsby B6 Vibrato. This example is a somewhat rarer variation of the Jazz II and features a full...
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