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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National NRP Tricone

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The Brushed Steel NRP Tricone features a marriage of classic simplicity and tasteful design. It's a stunning guitar to behold, and is equally stunning to listen to. The instrument has a softer attack and mellower response that its single-cone brethren, and is rich with overtone and haunting echoes. A beguiling fingersytle instrument that can do it all, the steel bodied Tricone has just the right...
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Ome Tupelo

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We are big fans of the Ome Banjo Company of Boulder, Colorado and we are very exited have the Tupelo once again in stock. Styled after classic 19th century instruments and reminiscent of OME's "Minstrel" model, the Tupelo was introduced a few years back as a simply designed, meticulously crafted, yet affordable old timey banjo and our staff is simply smitten by it! It features a slightly...
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1959 Kay Value Leader Bass

$679
Kay’s Value Leader bass featured the same body and short scale neck used on the 6 string guitar version, but was fitted with 4 string bass tuners, bridge, and tailpiece. The single-pickup hollow body bass sounds warm and thick, and is fantastically easy to play – particularly for guitar players. This one was rode hard and put up wet, but its well set up and in great playing order after setup...
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1930 National Style O

$2,970
The 12 fret brass bodied National Style 0 is one of the more iconic guitars of the 1930’s. With its etched palm trees and deco stylings, this is the guitar that non-guitarists think of when someone generically calls a resonator a ‘National’. Introduced in mid 1930, this is an early example of the model that features an etched border around the top and back and a steel (rather than brass)...
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Collings Waterloo WL-JK Rosewood

$2,115
The Jumbo King is the largest guitar in the Waterloo lineup, and offers a whole lot of volume, headroom, and mid-range punch. The 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. This particular Rosewood Jumbo King was ordered with a smaller neck carve. At the time the order was placed the folks at Collings...
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Collings D2H Traditional

$4,860
A triumph of modern guitar construction, the Collings D2H-T is an amazingly loud and powerful dreadnought with incredible focus, clarity, headroom and strength. The guitar’s ability to cut through the heavy traffic of a loud jam is unparalleled among dreadnoughts, and it’s equally well suited for solo melodic flatpicking. Many Dreadnought players are familiar with the shortcoming of the design –...
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1954 Gibson TG-50

$1,279
FON X8131. Gibson's mid-century TG-50 featured the popular L-50 body mated to a 22.5" scale tenor neck. 16" archtop body with carved spruce top, laminated maple back and sides, sunburst finish, and bevelled-edge pickguard. The guitar is in excellent condition and is completely original. We've glued a section of the top's center-seam, fit the bridge properly, and set the guitar up with an...
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~1968 Vox Hurricane

$749
A super-clean and original one-owner Vox Hurricane, built in the later 1960’s. The guitar was purchased new by its local owner in 1968, and is in near-perfect condition. Set-up was done at Folkway, and the guitar plays beautifully as a result. Frets show almost no wear, and the finish is immaculate with only one real ding in the top. We replaced the pickguard in 2013 with a Vox Repro part, which...
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1978 Gibson ES-175T

$2,529
Gibson offered the fully-hollow thin body ES-175T for a short time in the late 1970’s. The guitar was spec’d nearly identically to the venerable standard model ES-175, but made with a body depth of 1-13/16”. The ES-175T was built to appeal to jazz, blues, and rock players alike, and offered great versatility in its design. Throw a set of flat-wound strings on it and it’s about as smooth and...
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2009 Gibson HUMMINGBIRD PRO

$1,759
To those of us steeped in vintage Gibson history and lore, the 2009-2014 Hummingbird Pro is pretty much a reissue of the early 1960’s square shouldered SJ rather than a Hummingbird. The guitar features a mahogany and spruce body with dark tobacco sunburst finish, multi-layered purflings and white bindings, a smallish SJ style tortoise-celluloid pickguard (without hummingbird décor), a bound...
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Taylor 616ce

$3,879
Taylor’s 616ce defines the new sound of maple. In the design of this guitar, Taylor’s Andy Powers worked from the ground up to create an instrument that brings forward all of the sonic goodness of North American maple and torrefied Sitka spruce. The guitar features a unique back brace layout that helps create the guitar’s impressive richness, volume and sustain; protein based glues and an...
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2012 Bourgeois Slope D Adirondak Lefty

$3,350
It’s not terribly common to find a lefty Bourgeois available on the used market; it’s the first of its kind we’ve had through Folkway in nearly 20 years of selling guitars. Unfortunate, really, because we’re really enjoying having this one in the store and will surely be sad to see it move on from here. It’s a solidly fantastic guitar, and beyond being a heap of fun to play, it looks darn good...
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2012 Martin D-28 Marquis

$3,199
The now-retired D-28 Marquis was always one of our favourite Martin models during its production run. It’s a powerhouse of a guitar with plenty of headroom, bass end power, and fundamental presence - and it’s one heck of a flatpicker. With its Adirondack Red spruce top, forward-positioned Golden-Era style scalloped bracing, and big modified V neck, the D-28 Marquis offered players everything the...
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Deering Vega White Oak 12"

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The Deering-built Vega White Oak 12” open back features a 3 ply white oak tone rim with 24 brackets, renaissance head, no-knot tailpiece, and Deering 5/8” Smile bridge. The neck is also carved from white oak, and features Deering’s ingenious ‘Midnight Maple’ fingerboard with acrylic inlays and frailing scoop. The headstock is inlaid with a Consalvi-inspired gryphon and the Vega logo. Slim...
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Taylor GS Mini-e Bass

$745
The Taylor GS Mini-e Bass is truly the definition of fun. With its super-short 23.5” scale length, small GS Mini body and low tension custom nylon-core strings, the GS Mini Bass is effortless to play, and puts out a whole lotta tone. The bass is identical in dimensions to Taylor’s massively popular GS Mini 6 string, so if you’re familiar with the Mini, you already know what the 4 string...
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Taylor 714ce-LTD

$3,669
Built in very limited numbers for Canadian dealers, the Limited 714ce features AA figured Koa back and sides, a torrefied Sitka spruce top, shaded edgeburst finish, and an abalone rosette with bound soundhole. Ebony headstock overlay, fingerboard and bridge, and black bindings tastefully offset by fine white purflings. Tortoise pickguard, fine pearl inlays and nickel tuners finish off the guitar...
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Martin Custom Shop 0 Size 12-Fret

$2,249
Here’s a unique Martin Custom Shop all-mahogany 12 fret 0-size fingerpicker that’s dressed up with ivoroid bindings, vintage appointments and abalone rosette. The guitar features a satin finish, ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, slotted headstock with vintage style tuners, and abalone slotted diamond inlays. Rounded soft and flattened V neck carve with 1-3/4” nut width, 25.4”...
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1941 Gibson L-7

$3,395
With its regal looks, exceptional tone and gorgeous original hardshell case, this 1941 Gibson L-7 is a very enticing guitar. It’s a factory blonde 17” carved archtop with parallel top bracing, L-5 long scale neck (25.4”), bound tortoise celluloid pickguard, and *unsafe* headstock logo. Essentially a more simply adorned version of the venerable L-5, the L-7 was marketed to professional guitarists...
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1974 Fender® Telecaster®

$3,199
The classic early 1970’s Telecaster. Built in early 1974, this Tele features a maple neck, butterscotch over ash body, white pickguard and staggered pole bridge pickup. The guitar is in excellent condition and is completely original but for a rewind of the neck pickup that we’ve just had done. Freshly set-up by our shop, it plays beautifully. Frets show very little wear, and the neck plays...
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Collings Waterloo Waterloo WL-S Deluxe

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The Collings-built Waterloo WL-S Deluxe is designed and styled after the Oscar Schmidt Stellas built in the 1920’s. It’s a remarkable guitar in many ways – from its incredibly rich and expressive tone to its finely detailed accents. The small guitar measures 14” across the lower bout and is roughly as large as a Martin size 0, but with shallower sides and a shorter body. Built with cherry...
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Collings OM2H Traditional

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The OM2H Traditional is an incredible sounding OM, certainly ranking among the best modern OMs that we’ve played. We’re big fans of most any Collings OM, but the Traditional OM2H offers players more headroom, bass response, and aged-in tone than the standard model; and throws in a vintage-feeling neck with a 1930’s feel and string spread, and gorgeous looks. To make this Traditional sound the...
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1949 Kalamazoo KG1

$1,999
An incredibly rare guitar, the KG1 saw a production total of only two batches in the spring of 1949. Gibson built Kalamazoo-branded instruments in large numbers from the mid 1930’s until the start of WWII, but the line was by and large discontinued by 1942. With the exception of a handful of KG1s built in ’49, Kalamazoo flat tops don’t exist from the post war period. Needless to say, as...
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1982 Gibson CHET ATKINS CE

$1,999
In his never-ending quest for feedback-free high-volume playing, Chet Atkins had his say in the design of many instruments over the course of his career. The Gibson Chet Atkins CE was introduced in 1981, and enjoys the distinction of being the first solidbody classical to see large-scale production. Chet was using nylon strings quite a lot by the late 1970’s and early 80’s, and worked with Gibson...
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1961 Guild® X-50

$1,999
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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1963 Gibson TU-1

$719
A simply appointed Gibson Tenor Ukulele from the early 1960’s, the TU-1 features a lightly built unbound mahogany body, thin satin finish, basic hardware, and silkscreened logo. But what the instrument is lacking in appointments it makes up for in tone – it’s a really impressive tenor. Lively and bright, rounded and strong. It’s a lot of fun to play. There are a few tightly repaired cracks...
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2012 Recording King RK-Elite-75

$1,125
The Recording King RK-Elite-75 is styled after Gibson’s flat-head Mastertone RB-75 of the 1930’s. A very finely made instrument, the Elite 75 features a mahogany neck and resonator, 3-ply hard maple rim, flat-head Mastertone style tone ring and one piece flange, notched brass tension hoop, and vintage style hooks. Bound ebony fingerboard with pearl inlays, Presto tailpiece, Gotoh planetary...
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Martin 0-18

$2,525
After a long absence from any regular production, Martin rereleased the venerable 0-18 model for 2017. A guitar that we here at Folkway are particularly excited about. The current production 0-18 is, appropriately, the sister instrument to Martin’s 000-18, and 00-18 models. It features the same vintage stylings as all the other standard model style 18 instruments, as well as the very popular...
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1950 Martin D-28

$12,000
A stellar flatpicker, this 1950 D-28 has everything one looks for in a bluegrass dreadnought. The guitar has a strong voice, excellent fundamental presence, a dry snap, and a fairly clean pallet in the overtone department – pretty much all the ingredients of a top-notch lead instrument. It’s really a blast to play; the neck feel is fabulous, and the hammer-on and pull-off spring back is just...
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Waterloo WL-K

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The Waterloo WL-K is an amazingly faithful rendition of Gibson's famous KelKroydon KK1, built in the early 1930's. The original Kels were built incredibly lightly, some weighing in at a scant 2.5 lbs. The Collings-built Waterloo tips the scales at a feathery 2.75 lbs -- about a half pound lighter than the L-00 inspired WL-14X. Better still – there isn’t a factory lefty KelKroydon in existence,...
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DEERING Goodtime Six 6 string banjo

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The Goodtime Six 6 String Banjo features a fast-feeling steel-string neck and an 11” pot to perfectly hybridize Banjo and Guitar. The instrument will feel quite familiar to guitar players, but offers banjo tone without the learning curve. A fun extra in any guitarist’s bag of tricks;and a well made, affordable one at that. The neck features a 1-11/16” nut width, 26-1/4” scale, two-way...
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