Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
2:35 AM
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 Martin D-28

$2,620
A remarkably fine old-style D-28, with all the 1970’s features and excellent tone. The guitar is in just fabulous condition, without any significant flaws or repairs. Apart from a tiny ‘b-string’ crack at the pickguard’s inside margin there is no damage of any kind. Neck angle is excellent, frets show little wear, the finish is in gorgeous shape, and playability is top-notch. Hard to believe this...
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2006 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom

$3,159
Built in Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop and finished in a dark oxblood lacquer, this 2006 Les Paul Custom has some seriously good looks, a great feeling neck, and classic Custom tone. A gorgeous take on the model, the Oxblood finish looks near-black in certain light, and deep wine red at other times. With its gold hardware and white binding it is a striking guitar. In nearly perfect...
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1967 Martin Employee 00-28 Lefty

$4,229
Yes, it is factory left handed; yes it has Brazilian rosewood back and sides; and yes, it was built in the Martin factory. But, like all "Employee-built" Martin guitars, this instrument does not have a Martin serial number or bear the familiar C.F. Martin & Co. logo on its headstock. Back in the days of the 6-digit serial number, Martin employees were permitted to "build" instruments of their own...
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Collings CJ35 SB

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In response to players and instrument dealers looking for something more ‘1930’s Gibson’ in a new Collings, the Texas guitar-maker looked to its popular CJ model, and made some significant changes to the model’s bracing and design. The result is the loudest guitar we’ve ever played, and one that offers up a surprising amount of Vintage in its tone. The CJ-35 features a three unscalloped...
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Collings OM1 JL Julian Lage Signature

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A very unique guitar in the Collings model lineup, the OM1 JL features a one of a kind neck carve, super-responsive semi-satin extra-thin lacquer finish, and custom bracing. Designed with Julian Lage close at hand, the OM1 JL’s neck was carefully modeled after Lage’s 1939 000-18, complete with its slight asymmetries and 1-11/16” width at the nut, but with a scale lengthened to 25.5” for more...
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1983 Fender Squier JV Stratocaster

$749
Fender’s best guitars in the early 1980’s were those built in Japan. Inspired by that country’s yen for more vintage-inspired instruments, the first Squire-branded Fenders rolled off the line in late 1982. These first Squier Fenders were given Serial numbers that started with JV, and have become known and JV Fenders today. This Olympic White JV Strat is a lightweight maple-necked guitar with...
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Fender Deluxe Reverb 1968 Reissue

$829
In mint condition, this very recent Fender Deluxe Reverb 1968 Reissue pays homage to the first silverface era amps that were released in 1968. Essentially a blackface Deluxe reverb with new duds, the ’68 features silver control panel and grille, and the famous ‘drip edge’ grille surround that is particular to that first year of manufacture. This amplifier is as-new, and offered compete with...
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2013 Martin 000-18E Retro

$2,159
Equipped with a Fishman Aura imaging pickup system, the 000-18E Retro was designed to offer vintage Martin 000-18 tone both on stage and off. The guitar features a scalloped braced Sitka top, mahogany back and sides, vintage style 18 appointments, vintage-style tuners and an old-style headstock logo. A subtle aging toner was added to the top’s lacquer finish to finish off the vintage look....
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HOFNER Jazzica Special

$2,069
The Jazzica Special features a 16” tapered cut-away body with figured maple back and sides and a solid spruce top. Stylized F-holes, bevelled pickguard, and a muted pearloid inlay strip around the top add an Art Nouveau look to the guitar. Ebony bridge and fingerboard, Hofner/Schaller floating pickguard, and gold hardware finish the guitar tastefully. A particularly enjoyable guitar to play,...
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1947 Gibson LG-2

$4,495
A simply incredible LG-2, this fabulously clean guitar has everything going for it. From its exceptional tone to its rare and unique firestripe pickguard, this one would be hard to stack up next to. Gibson abandoned its use of firestripe pickguard material most likely in late 1942, but did use it again for a very short while in 1951. Almost all of the post-war guitars with firestripe...
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National NRP 12-Fret

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National’s NRP Duolian is a consistent shop favourite, but the ante was upped upon the arrival this ‘Barnyard Blue’ 12-fret. The guitar is otherwise a standard NRP steel body, but with a hand-sprayed one-of-a-kind aged blue finish that’s oh-so-cool. National’s CEO came up with the formulation for this finish and sprays every body himself. It’s an involved process that leaves each instrument with...
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Martin 00-15M Lefty

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One of the most exciting instruments in the Martin lineup is also one of their least expensive all-solid-wood guitars! The 00-15M lefty features an A-Frame X-braced top, solid mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ebony pins, bone nut and saddle, vintage style open-geared tuners, and old style headstock logo. The guitar exudes vintage, and thanks to its exceptionally light...
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1963 Epiphone FT-45 "CORTEZ"

$1,899
The Epiphone FT-45 Cortez is a Gibson LG2 / B25 with an Epiphone headstock and pickguard. Same guitar, for all intents and purposes. Maybe a bit cooler than a Gibson B25, with a great looking edgeburst finish and Epsilon-pickguard appliqué. This example has just recently been hot-rodded in our shop with a 1950’s style drop-in saddle bridge and solid maple bridge plate. Originally equipped...
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1968 Harmony H-15 Bobcat Double

$749
Harmony’s H-15 Bobcat is a solid-body guitar featuring a pair of DeArmond Gold Foil pickups, short 24” scale, and strat-like headstock. Volume and tone controls for each pickup and 3 way selector. Adjustable wooden bridge, bolt on neck, offset double-cutaway design and a sunburst finish. One of the best values in all of the vintage guitar realm. Crazy-amazing tone. In pretty much perfect...
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1968 Harmony H-14 Bobcat Single

$580
Like its more expensive two-pickup sibling, the Harmony H-14 Bobcat offers tone-seekers some of the best vintage guitar tone you’ll find for the buck. That single DeArmond pickup is perfectly located to bring out the best it has to offer, and the guitar’s simple volume/tone circuitry keeps things simple. The switch on this one is non-functional, which suits us fine as we’d never likely use it...
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2011 Martin Custom Shop OM

$2,735
A very tastefully appointed Custom Shop Martin OM, this guitar harkens to the pre-war era style 21, with its wooden accents and herringbone trimmings. It’s a lovely guitar to play, with a well opened-up voice and scalloped braced warmth, a very comfortable oval neck with 1-3/4” nut, and excellent responsiveness. Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce, scalloped braces, ebony pyramid bridge with...
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2012 Gibson AJ Amberburst

$2,159
Built in very limited numbers, the Gibson AJ Amberburst is something of a turbo-charged version of its ever-popular Advanced Jumbo model. The guitar is built with an Adirondack red spruce top and rosewood back and sides, and finished with a great looking amber sunburst to its top. Gold Grover open-back tuners bejewel the headstock, and under the hood you’d find a Trance Audio Amulet pickup...
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Martin 000-15m Special

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Martin's 000-15 Special is a lightweight, all-solid-wood USA-built guitar that offers budget-minded shoppers a tremendously good sounding and classic feeling 000 at a significantly lower price than the guitar's closest cousin, the 000-18. Solid Mahogany back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top with 15 style X bracing. Bound top, satin finish, tortoise-plastic pickguard. Rosewood fingerboard and...
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Taylor 360 12-String

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When it comes to awesome 12-strings, Taylor is pretty hard to beat. Their 12 string guitars are far and away the easiest to play of the lot, and they have an open, airy, and pretty voice that's really lovely to listen to. The 360 features a Dreadnought-sized body with mahogany top and Tasmanian blackwood back and sides. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, 25.5" scale, and a satin finish with a...
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Collings Waterloo WL-14X Boot Burst

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The Waterloo WL-14X Boot Burst features a gorgeous faded sunburst finish that was specifically blended up to match a certain pair of old cowboy boots worn by one of Country music’s top artists. The guitar player in his band - who is a friend of Folkway’s and a Collings guitar-slinger - tours with a Waterloo in his arsenal and helped make the Boot Burst a reality. The Boot Burst is otherwise...
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Collings Waterloo WL-12 Mh

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Inspired by the all-mahogany L-0 models built by Gibson in the very early 1930’s, the Waterloo WL-12 Mh is a lightly built 12-fretter with a warm but crisp tone, punchy and full response, and plenty of volume. The all-mahogany build offers excellent articulation and detail, without sacrificing any richness and openness afforded by the guitar’s light X bracing. A simply adorned guitar, the...
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2013 Tony Duggan-Smith Mochaferri 16" Archtop

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Tony Duggan-Smith is among the Pantheon of Larrivée-trained Canadian guitar builders, having worked with Jean Larrivée at both his Toronto and Victoria, BC shops. A highly regarded builder and repairperson, Tony is one of the seven luthiers featured in the internationally lauded McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s ‘Group of Seven Guitar Project’ and is the builder of The Apprehension Engine. A...
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1960 National 1210

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The Valco 1210 is a simple 3 tube amp (5Y3, 6V6, 12AX7) with volume and tone controls, 3 inputs, and a pair of Rola 6" x 11" speakers. While about comparable to a Fender Champ in wattage, the Valco-built amp has significantly more grit and growl thanks to a Grid leek bias design. The 4 ohm speakers are wired in series which offers a lot more power handling than you'd expect to find in a small...
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~1970 Pan Trini Lopez

$655
Built by Matsumoku (Aria) in the early 1970’s this PAN hollowbody is stylistically inspired by Gibson’s Trini Lopez, and features similar diamond shaped F holes and Firebird-like headstock. It’s a very cool looking guitar, and is in remarkably good condition. Fully hollow thin-body electric with staple-pole humbuckers, Bigsby-esque vibrola tailpiece, classic Gibson circuitry and bolt-on neck....
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Taylor 312ce-12 Fret Lefty

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The left-handed Taylor 312ce-12 fret is an exceptional fingerstyle grand-concert guitar, with a lightly braced Sitka top, sapele back and sides, venetian cut-away, 12 frets to the body neck, and a fab sounding Expression System II pickup. It’s a very well balanced guitar and projects far beyond what one would expect from a Grand Concert body size. The guitar is clear, present, and offers all the...
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2015 Gibson Custom Shop SJ-200 Rosewood LE

$3,379
Gibson’s Custom Shop Limited Edition SJ-200 Rosewood is a beautifully made instrument featuring Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, classic J-200 appointments and an LR Baggs Anthem pickup system. It’s a regal guitar, with its graduated pearl inlays, gold hardware, multi-layer bindings and distinctive bridge and pickguard. Huge volume, lots of projection, great fat low end, a warm...
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1935 Gibson L-00

$5,390
A local guitar, this very early 1935 Gibson L-00 was purchased from the family of its original owner. It has survived the years incredibly well and has just come through our repair shop with a perfectly executed neck reset. A particularly fine L-00 with no cracks, repairs, or loose braces, it is in remarkable condition and is 100% truly and completely original. Bridgepins, nut, saddle, frets,...
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2002 Ramirez 3CWE

$1,350
The stage-ready Ramirez 3CWE is a hybrid classical that offers a slightly easier playing feel than a traditional concert instrument. Adding a flush-carved cut-away and a Fishman Prefix pickup, the 2CWE will certainly appeal to a wide variety of players. The guitar is constructed with a western red cedar top and laminate Indian rosewood back and sides, mitred maple purflings and rosewood...
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Deering Vega No. 2 Tubaphone

$1,880
A wonderfully pleasing open back 5 string, the Vega No. 2 Tubaphone has a wonderfully rounded-yet-articulate voice with plenty of warmth and minimal plunk. It’s both watery-smooth and plenty loud, and it’s a great frailing banjo. Deering’s brass Tubaphone tone ring is at the center of this banjo’s tone equation, but the instrument’s 3-ply violin maple rim, brass bracket band and notched tension...
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1960 Martin D-21

$4,916
With its quarter-sawn Brazilian rosewood back and sides and tortoise bindings, the D-21 is stylistically akin to a D-18, but tonally on par with a D-28. The model was introduced in the mid/late 1950’s and offered through 1969. This example has been played hard and used well, and has the wear to prove it. There’s plenty of worn finish around the pickguard, soundhole, and on the back; and the...
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