Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
10:21 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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~1980 Fender® Leo Deluxe

$799
Serial number 0264. The Leo Deluxe was Fender’s most serious effort into the Gibson-dominated bluegrass banjos market. The Leo Deluxe is a serious but affordable instrument, and at least as good as anything that was made during the early 1980’s. Multi-ply maple rim, tube and plate flange, flat-head tone ring, figured maple resonator and neck, bound Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearl...
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1918 Gibson L-1

$1,849
Built at the end of the first World War 99 years ago, this L-1 has aged well and remains a viable, playable, and wonderful guitar. A small archtop with round soundhole, carved birch and spruce body and a short scale neck, this Gibson L-1 sounds nothing like later F-hole model. It’s a punchy and forward instrument, with a warm dryness though the midrange, and a compact and articulate low end. It’s...
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1963 Gibson Dove

$5,995
S/N 133013. The Dove was introduced in 1962 as Gibson’s most expensive dreadnought after the Hummingbird, introduced two years earlier. Featuring a pickguard with an inlaid mother-of-pearl Dove, and stylized dove inlays on the bridge, the instrument is quick to recognize and quite unique among Gibson flattops. It also offers a tone that’s unique among the company’s flat-tops, thanks to its maple...
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2008 Rickenbacker 330/12

$1,625
This vibrant 12-string screams cool in a completely Rickenbacker kind of way! No wonder the 330 has proven to be one of the brand's most popular models since the 60’s. This guitar can summon every ounce of jangly rock n’roll that you can muster and then some. In like-new condition with a truly eye-catching Fire-Glo sunburst, there is no playwear at all on this one save for a small ding on the...
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1945 Gibson "Banner" LG-2

$4,495
Here’s a guitar we last saw in 2005, when it was for sale at Folkway. We’ve found our original write up from back then, and things have pretty much not changed a bit with the guitar since. It’s an absurdly good sounding all-mahogany LG-2, with a great feeling neck, no cracks, and dashing looks. Here’s the description from back then, exactly as it was posted on our Gibson page in May of 2005. The...
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1947 Martin 00-17

$3,799
Serial # 98932. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of smaller-bodied mahogany guitars here at Folkway, so we’re naturally pretty excited about this early ’47 00-17. Its one that’s just come through our repair shop with a neck reset, new frets, new bone saddle, and fresh tuner buttons. It’s in excellent condition, despite plenty of edge-wear and the patina of an old guitar that’s not spent much...
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1964 Fender® Stratocaster® Refin

$6,295
Serial # L52814, neck dated December 1964. With its cool shell pink relic finish, awesome feeling neck and classic staggered-pole Strat tone, this ’64 is a perfect player’s guitar. This consigned guitar was refinished a couple of times, it seems, and we’ve been told that it was most recently candy-apple red. It’s had a Floyd Rose trem cavity filled, and the headstock’s knob replaced. Good...
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Fender® 2004 Fender® Stratocaster® John English Masterbuilt 50th Ann

$10,455
Serial # 4620. Built by John English. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stratocaster, Fender issued their most painstakingly accurate reproduction of those first Strats. Every detail of the guitar was designed specifically for this Limited Release Masterbuilt instrument, and many of the unique-to-1954 features were recreated for the first time in 50 years. The guitar features a...
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2015 Fender® American Vintage '58 Tele® Reissue

$1,520
The late 50’s were an important time for the Telecaster. Around this time Fender was making numerous design changes to their line in response to player’s needs and desires - including a change to a slimmer D carve neck profile from the original U carve. This great American Vintage ’58 Telecaster Reissue sports a chunky yet comfortable D carve neck amongst other late 50’s appropriate...
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1956 Gibson Southern Jumbo

$6,500
FON U2536. One of those rare, rare guitars that have survived the years as if they hadn’t happened. This ’56 Southern Jumbo is an exceptional example, nearly unplayed, and crack-free. The guitar is as close to perfect as they can be, with not a single reglued or loose brace, perfect neck angle, unworn frets, and original kluson tuners and lacquered-in nut. A beautiful instrument, the guitar’s...
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2010 Gibson John Hiatt J-45

$2,995
Serial # 10670005. This Gibson Custom Shop John Hiatt model takes the shape of the classic J-45 and combines it with Hiatt’s own distinct design specifications, making for a guitar that has custom appeal with classic J-45 tone. The Hiatt model comes equipped with an up-scaled hardware set; it’s decorated with vintage-style nickel tuners, fires stripe pickguard, and a belly-up rosewood bridge...
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2013 Bourgeois Aged Tone Adirondack Slope D Short Scale

$3,235
Serial # 006206. We’re big fans of Dana Bourgeois and his company - they simply make some beautiful guitars. We’re quite excited by this great sounding Aged Tone Series Slope D, with short scale, Torrefied Adirondack spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. It displays the superb craftsmanship, incredible tone and ease of play that we have come to expect from Bourgeois. But the extra special bits...
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1989 Fender® '57 Strat® Reissue

$2,085
1989 ’57 Fender Stratocaster reissue Serial # 045777, pots and neck dated to 1989. This ridiculously clean ’57 Strat reissue offers all one would expect from an American made Fender Vintage reissue; excellent build quality and parts, and that lively characteristic single-coil Fender chime. This model features specifications matching the original ’57 Stratocasters including vintage-style...
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2015 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Model

$2,985
This handsome PRS, serial #215818, pays respect to Ted McCarty, President of Gibson Guitars from 1950-1966, whom Paul Reed Smith called in to consult with his company in the 1980’s. Ted was a big influence and dear friend at PRS. The McCarty model features an understated “10 top” flame maple top and thicker-than-usual mahogany body for great sustain. To make "10-Top" status, a PRS top must...
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2005 Taylor 314 Lefty

$965
The 314 is one of Taylor’s most popular models and has an excellent reputation for playability, great sound and gig-worthy reliability. This left-handed 314 has been fairly well looked after over it’s 11 year life. It has minimal fret wear and a couple scuff marks on the back binding, and a small ding in the headstock, but is in otherwise great shape. Its voice is mature, developed and open -...
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2008 Collings City Limits Deluxe

$3,880
Serial # CL7255. A positively gorgeous solidbody, the CL features a highly figured maple top, one-piece Honduran mahogany body with belly contour, hand-set mortise and tenon neck joint, and a stunning tobacco sunburst finish. Built with a contoured neck heel, grained ivoroid binding along the top, fingerboard, and headstock, and matching ivoroid details, the guitar is pure Collings. It’s all...
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Waterloo Waterloo WL-12TR

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Serial # 551. A rare treat for any lefty, this ladder-braced Collings Waterloo Wl-14L is a ridiculously cool guitar! This one features a gorgeous black finish with cream-white accents, truss-rod in the neck, and original V neck carve. The guitar is in mint condition, and set up perfectly. A wonderfully fun guitar to play, the WL-14L is both loud and warm. It has all the pop and mid range you’d...
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DEERING Goodtime Artisan Two

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Deering’s Artisan Goodtime two features the company’s Midnight Maple fingerboard, vintage artisan inspired inlays and headstock detailing, and a dark satin fingerboard. It’s a great looking and affordable 5 string. At the heart of this instrument’s great tone is its 3 play maple tonerim, which combines tone ring and rim into one piece. The Goodtime 2 is equipped with flange and resonator, and...
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Waterloo WL-14X TR

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Picking up an X-braced Waterloo is the closest any of us will ever come to experiencing what it must have been like to play a new Gibson L-00 back in the 1930’s. We tip our collective hats to the people at Collings who’ve created these fine guitars after carefully studying those great 1930’s originals. They’ve really did a remarkable job of capturing the details of an original L-00. The guitar...
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Taylor 412-ceR

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Taylor’s redesigned series features all-solid construction, gloss finished body, and the option of Rosewood back and sides. Naturally, we were hooked by the opportunity of offering a Rosewood full-gloss Taylor model in the 400-series price-point. The 412c-R is a Grand Concert sized guitar with a short scale neck, Venetian cut-away, scalloped braces, and 1-3/4” nut width. We order this model...
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Collings 290

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The Collings 290 has long been one of our favourite electrics on the market. It’s simplicity of design, killer neck profile, phenomenal Lollar P90 pickups, and gorgeous TV Yellow finish combine to create one of the most inspiring modern electric guitars available. Want a Rock ‘n Roll guitar? This is it. Honduran Mahogany contoured body with set-in mahogany neck, Lollar P90 soapbar pickups,...
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Collings 01 SB

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The small bodied 01 is always a shop favourite when there’s one in stock. The guitar’s small size (similar to a Martin 0-18), light build, and comfortable feel add up to make an instrument that’s fun to play, easy to play, and amazingly deep and complex. The fact that it looks so good is just a big plus! Mahogany back and sides, Sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing, sunburst finish,...
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Taylor GS Mini-e Mahogany

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Taylor’s most popular model, but upgraded with the popular ES2 pickup system. Mahogany top, Layered wood back and sides, compact feel, and a big voice. X bracing, ebony fingerboard and bridge, satin finish. The guitar is perfect stage companion, intimate couch picker, travel-mate, and all around do-everything-well instrument. With Taylor-branded gigbag. Shipping into the USA? Sending...
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Collings OM1 Short Scale

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The Collings OM1 is a simply appointed guitar that is anything but plain. A beautifully built guitar, with a sonic complexity that is rarely heard in new instruments, this OM is inspiring to play. This one was ordered with a short scale neck and 1-3/4” nut width. The extra warmth imparted by the short scale is a beautiful thing! Mahogany back and sides, Sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing,...
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Collings OM2H

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The OM2H is one of Collings Guitars’ top selling models. With its orchestra-sized body and big sound, the instrument is amazingly versatile and appeals to flatpickers and figerstylists alike. This custom OM2H features a modified V neck carve with a 1-23/32” nutwidth, 25.5” scale, and a compound radiussed fretboard. Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, scalloped bracing with...
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1953 Gibson J-185

$11,495
Serial # A-16593, FON Y6846. Gibson’s J-185 is widely considered the company’s finest post-war flat-top model, but with only 8 years of production and low numbers built, few of us have had a chance to experience what the J-185 is all about. The smaller and slightly less expensive sibling to Gibson’s flagship J-200, the J-185 similarly featured maple back and sides, full sunburst finish, gold...
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1999 Rich and Taylor Sonny Osborne

$2,755
Serial # 96143. Greg Rich and Mark Taylor joined forces in the early 1990’s to build the best pre-war Gibson inspired bluegrass banjos the world had seen since, well, before WWII. Greg was responsible for reinvigorating Banjo design and quality at Gibson in the late 1980’s, and Mark Taylor – Tut Taylor’s son, was charging ahead building excellent instruments under his ‘Tennessee” brand. The two...
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1944 Gibson 'Banner' J-45

$9,500
No FON. The banner Gibson models built with maple back and sides have an entirely unique voice amongst flattops. Like the best of them, this example is very loud, forward, and punchy. It offers more clarity and fundamental presence than a good mahogany J-45, with less overpowering overtones. An exceptional flat-picking guitar, with less thump and roundness than pretty much any other variant of...
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Martin D-35

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Introduce in 1966, the D-35 quickly became one of the company’s best selling models, and remains that way to today. Over the years very little has changed in the design of the model; as compared to a 1970’s D-35, today’s model features a modernized headstock logo, an adjustable truss rod, smaller maple bridgeplate, and a self-adhesive pickguard. What’s not changed, and the key ingredient to the...
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Waterloo WL-14

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The black and white ladder-braced Waterloo is built very much akin to a mid-1930’s Kalamazoo KG-14. It features a spruce bridgeplate, protein-based glue, and a lightweight build of solid mahogany back and sides and spruce top. The construction is simple, just as the 1930’s originals were, but the workmanship is all Collings. The guitar is beautifully built, right down to the saddle fit and...
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