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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1959 Guild® T-100

A great looking, jazz-voiced, early Guild T-100. Introduced in 1958, the T-100 (aka the Slim Jim) was a popular thin-bodied laminate full-hollow single cutaway model, with 16” body and 24.75” scale. The guitar is light-weight and plays without any effort thanks to its smallish feeling round neck and fast frets. The guitar’s setup is excellent. Original finish and frets, changed tailpiece and...
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Martin D-28 (2017)

Martin’s redesigned standard D-28 offers players an appealing combination of vintage-inspired and modern features. They’ve made everything about the venerable D-28 more exciting. Taking a page from the recent OM-28, D-18, and 000-18 playbook, the new D-28 sports vintage style headstock logo, open geared tuners, bevelled edge faux-tortoise pickguard, and a toned lacquer finish. The top’s bracing...
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2015 Breedlove Oregon Concert CE 25th

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Breedlove built a very limited number of its popular Oregon Concern CE model with tonewoods native to the company’s home state. The top is Port Orford Cedar, and the back and sides are Myrtlewood. A unique guitar in both tone and appearance, the Oregon Concert CE 25th offers a balanced and articulate voice with plenty of bass presence. It’s a lovely,...
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1999 DEERING Sierra Mahogany

Deering’s Sierra has been the company’s mainstay for years. This example was built in 1999, and features a mahogany neck and resonator, maple rim, ebony fingerboard, and classic Deering flange and headstock. The instrument is in excellent condition and has just been carefully set-up here at Folkway. Schatten head-mounted pickup installed, with flange-mounted preamp body. With hardshell case...
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1977 Ibanez Artist Model 2617 Ashbody

An iconic guitar of the late 1970’s and early ‘80’s the Ibanez Artist Model 2617 featured a sculpted, bookmatched, ash body with set-in maple neck, ornate pearl trimmings, ebony fingerboard, and gold hardware. Ibanez Super 80 humbuckers, half bone / half brass nut, heavy gold plated sustain block bridge and tailpiece, and big frets in an ebony fingerboard. The Artist 2617 is a finely built...
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1957 Martin 00-18

One of the very first guitars to receive a serial number in 1957, this Martin 00-18 has turned 60 with grace. The guitar is in just beautiful condition and completely original. It is without any cracks and has had no repairs other than a neck reset. Original bridge and bridge plate are unmodified and in great shape, original tuners work well, and the guitar’s original frets play cleanly. There is...
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1950 Martin D-28

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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National El Trovador

Working closely with National endorsee (and all-around amazing guitarist) Mike Dowling, the El Trovador was designed as an updated version of the amazingly rare original El Trovador model that was built in very limited numbers in 1933. The guitar has been a shop favorite since its introduction a number of years back. Today’s El Trovador It is a very faithful copy of the original design, but...
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Martin 000-18

The Martin 000-18 features a 14 fret body with South American mahogany back and sides, Sitka spruce top, tortoiseshell plastic bindings and beveled edge pickguard, original style 18 rosette and purflings, and 1930’s shaped bridge with black pins and drop-in bone saddle. The neck is South American mahogany, carved into a very comfortable low round profile with a nut width of 1-3/4”. The ebony...
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2012 Martin OM-42

A pearly OM, built with scalloped bracing, Indian rosewood back and sides, and vintage features, the OM-42 is one of Martin’s most iconic modern flattops. There are only 2 pre-war OM-42s in existence, so the modern version is a nice addition to the pantheon of Martin’s vintage collection. The guitar features a modified V neck with 1-3/4” nut, 25.4” scale and comfortably wide 2-1/4” pin spread...
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2012 Santa Cruz Model D

The Santa Cruz Model D is famous for its overall balance, warm tone, subtlety, and finely tuned response. Flatpickers who are hunting for a Dreadnought with a much more even bass to treble balance will love this guitar. It’s a great choice for bluegrass-inspired, Jazz-tinged, modern flat-picking (think Tony Rice and everyone that he’s inspired), and it’s a lovely strummer too. This example is...
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2012 Bourgeois 00 Country Boy

A wonderfully intimate, expressive, warm, and open 00 sized guitar, this Bourgeois Country boy is among the more beguiling modern small-body guitars to have come through in some time. It’s a really hard guitar to set down, to be honest. All of these instrument de*unsafe*ions are written with the subject guitar in hand, and right now there’s more music than writing going on! Sitka spruce and...
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2017 Collings CW Mh A

The Collings Winfield is widely considered to be among the finest production flatpicking dreadnoughts money can buy. Named after the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas, home of the most renowned flatpicking championship in the guitar world, the Collings Winfield is designed to offer flatpickers a guitar with huge headroom and robust tone. Combining a stiff red spruce soundboard,...
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1958 Gibson LG-2

The late 1950’s saw the Gibson LG-2 slightly modified to be built with a large pickguard and straight bracing. The model is generally otherwise similar to those built in the first half of the 1950’s, but those changes had the effect of tightening up the top and tone of the smaller-bodied LG-2. We were quite surprised art first strum on this 1958 model though. It’s a fabulous guitar, with a much...
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Collings Parlor 2H Traditional

The Collings Parlor 2H-T is inspired by the earliest versions of the modern steel string guitar; those built through to the early part of the 1900’s. Before singing cowboys and west-bound trains pulled the guitar from its parlour home, small guitars were what people played. They were intimate, and they were comfortably sized for sitting. The term ‘Parlor’ guitar has since come to be equated with...
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1918 Gibson F-2

A particularly lovely Gibson F2 in wonderful and original condition. The F2 was second only to the F4 in price point and details throughout the 1910’s. With its scrolled and pointed body, scroll headstock, lush sunburst finish and ivoroid bindings there was nothing budget about this model of Gibson mandolin. Built with plainer woods and less binding than the F4, the F2 was only slightly less...
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~1977 Marcelino Lopez Classical

A studio-line instrument bearing a Marcelino Lopez label, this late 1970’s guitar is a cleanly made, high-quality student grade classical with traditional Madrid design. The body is constructed of solid Indian rosewood and Western red cedar, with rosewood bindings and mitred maple purflings. Ebony fingerboard with 53mm nut width and 660mm scale. A one-owner guitar that was purchased new...
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2010 Giffen Standard Hollowbody

With a carefully carved top of highly quilted maple and a hollowed one-piece mahogany body the Giffen Standard Hollow Body is a thing of beauty. A truly high-end guitar, the Giffen features Amalfitano Fullbuckers, Sperzel locking tuners, Tone-Pros bridge and pearl snowflake fingerboard inlays. Maple and mahogany laminate neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, set neck, pearl inlaid rosewood...
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2017 Huss & Dalton TD-M Custom

The Huss & Dalton TD-M Custom features a Thermo-Cured red spruce top with forward-positioned scalloped X bracing, hide glue construction, mahogany back and sides, and a gorgeous smoky sunburst. It’s a darn good looking guitar, and a darn good sounding guitar to boot. Based on the traditional pre-war mahogany Dreadnought pattern, the Huss and Dalton TD-M offers pickers that dry, forward, big...
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2003 Martin D-18 Lefty

Martin lefties are thankfully becoming less difficult to come by, but we’re still always quite excited to find a nice, gently used left-handed Martin D-18 to offer. This example was built in 2003 and remains in excellent condition. It has classic D-18 tone, a really comfortable neck, and a fresh setup to ensure the best in playability. Mahogany back and sides and sitka spruce top, black...
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Collings Waterloo WL-14X Scissortail

The WL-14 Scissortail is a special edition WL-14 that pays homage to the "Oriole" guitars produced by Kalamazoo between 1940 and 1942. Built with maple back and sides and vintage-inspired X-bracing, the Scissortail brings excellent projection and focus to the flagship WL-14 series while retaining its woody, characteristic tone. A natural finish coupled with distinctive tortoise-style binding sets...
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National M-14T Thunderbox

One of the newest additions to National’s model lineup is the Thunderbox, or M-14T. The unique design of this guitar brings out more bass and volume than most other wood-body single-cones, while keeping the guitar light in weight and well-balanced. The tone and great projection the Thunderbox offers are thanks to the guitar’s deeper 4” body and laminate/solid hybrid construction. With solid sides...
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~1955 Gibson Consolette

A mid 1950's Gibson Korina double-neck console steel in excellent condition. Twice the size of a lap steel but with no pedals to affect the pitch, the console steel is truly in a category all its own. A fixture in country music of the late 40's and early 50's, you can hear the distinctive sound of the console steel played in Hank William's recordings by Don Helms. Built by Gibson in Kalamazoo...
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2013 Fender Custom Shop Custom Deluxe Telecaster®

Offered in limited numbers in 2013 by Fender’s Custom Shop, the Custom Deluxe Telecaster was part of Fender’s Custom Deluxe series, and featured the company’s finest materials, componentry, and a unique design. Built with the discerning high-end guitar collector/player in mind, the Custom Deluxe Telecaster features a lightweight ash body seamlessly married to a 3/16” highly figured maple top....
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2015 Fender Custom Shop '64 Stratocaster® Relic®

The L-Series 1964 Strat features an extreme heavy relic aged Olympic White Nitrocellulose lacquer finish, 2 piece alder body, quartersawn maple neck with dark rosewood board, rolled fingerboard edges and 6105 frets on a 9.5” radius. It’s a great looking guitar, gorgeously aged, and the neck feel is pretty much to die for. The finish is worn clean off the back of the neck, and the mid 60’s...
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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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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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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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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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