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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Pre-War Guitars Dreadnought - Distress Level 2

$4,995
This mahogany Dreadnought guitar was built with level 2 distressing and a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer 30’s style sunburst finish. Set up with 13-56 strings and medium action. A powerful flatpicker and a wonderful strummer, this Pre-War Dreadnought has classic mahogany sweetness, a real dry and open midrange, and plenty of headroom, power, focus and presence. It’s a clean and deep, with...
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Pre-War Guitars Herringbone Brazilian - Distress Level 1.5

$8,295
This guitar was built with level 1.5 distressing and a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Set up with 13-56 strings and medium action. A powerful flatpicker, this Pre-War Herringbone has unlimited headroom and power, focus and presence, complimented by a string balance that is perfect for lead guitar work. It’s dark and complex, with overtones that are reigned in, so as to not interfere...
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Pre-War Guitars Herringbone Brazilian - Distress Level 2

$8,295
This guitar was built with level 2 distressing and a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that shows playwear to the top and buckle wear on the back. Set up with 13-56 strings and medium action. A dark and expressive dreadnought with all kinds of power and headroom under the hood, this Pre-War Herringbone has a very woody midrange, huge bass-end presence and round, thick-sounding trebles. It’s...
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Pre-War Guitars OM Brazilian - Distress Level 1

$8,295
This guitar was built with level 1 distressing and a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Set up with 12-54 strings and medium-low action. An incredibly well balanced, nuanced and responsive OM, this guitar will appeal to pretty much anyone who plays guitar. It’s powerful enough to carry a bluegrass jam but subtle enough to offer up its best tone under a lighter fingerstyle attack. Like its...
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2005 Campellone 17" Standard

$2,960
A wonderful guitar, with expressive and forward 17” tone, fabulous looks, and meticulous craftsmanship, this Campellone is inspiring on many levels. Mark has long been considered one of the finest contemporary archtop builders, and every instrument of his that we encounter reinforces his reputation for us. This 17" cutaway was built in 2005 and features simple appointments and pretty tone...
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2004 Gibson SG STD Lefty

$1,010
Nothing says Rock better than a black Gibson SG. Enough said. Lefty Gibson SG Standard built in 2004. Mahogany body and neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, black pickguard and reflector knobs. Chrome hardware. Low C carve neck with all the fret access anyone could dream of, 1-11/16” nut. Fresh in-house setup. The guitar shows dents, dings, and some scratches...
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Martin 000-28 (2018)

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We’re very excited about all of Martin’s 2018 redesigned models, but the new 000-28 (2018) ’35 Sunburst is up there with the best of what’s new. Beyond the gorgeous sunburst finish and bevelled tortoise pickguard, the herringbone trim and vintage-style appointments, the guitar features a light build with forward-shifted scalloped top bracing. Mix that with the shorter 24.9” scale length of the...
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1980 Guild D-25M

$1,010
The Guild D-25M is one of those desert-island guitars. It’s the consummate strummer, and has provided musical inspiration to countless songwriters since its introduction in the late 1960’s. The guitar was originally designed with a mahogany top but, by the time this example was built, spruce had become standard. Guild continued to dark-tint the finish on this model’s top to resemble the mahogany...
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1949 Gibson J-45

$5,850
This guitar arrived at Folkway on trade, with no pickguard or tuners, and with terrible frets. It had a reglued top center seam and a couple of minor side cracks, but was otherwise in surprisingly good shape despite some pretty heavy playwear. The saddle slot in the original bridge had been filled and re-cut and filled again, but was intact and well glued - it’s always a huge plus when a guitar...
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Northwood FC810R

$1,347
Northwood Guitars are built by John McQuarrie in Sorrento, British Columbia. McQuarrie worked at Larrivée Guitars during the late 1980’s and through 1994, when he left to start Northwood, and has been building his guitars one at a time ever since. This model is the FC810R, a 16” mini-jumbo with Florentine cut-away, Indian rosewood back and sides and Engelmann spruce top. Rosewood bindings...
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Collings MT2 Flowerpot

$4,545
Collings’ new Cremona sunburst is a gorgeous homage to Loar-era F5 finish. It exudes vintage, and beautifully compliments the figured maple and quartered red spruce used in this mandolin’s construction. This MT2 is further dressed up with a Flowerpot headstock inlay (again, harkening back to the early 1920’s), and a bound ebony pickguard. Gloss finish throughout, pearl and ivoroid accents, ebony...
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1951 Gibson A40

$920
Gibson’s A-40 mandolin was a staple of the company’s post-war catalogue and was built from the late 1940’s into the 1970’s. A budget instrument, the A-40 featured a braced, laminate mahogany back and solid, carved spruce top. Only the top was bound, and the appointments were minimal – dots on the fretboard, Gibson decal logo, and a clamshell tailpiece. But despite its simplicity, the A-40 was a...
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2014 Martin D-28 Authentic 1937

$4,924
Martin’s D-28 Authentic 1937 is a careful recreation of the company’s original wide-neck, forward braced herringbone D-28s built between 1935 and mid 1938. Martin went to great lengths to capture every detail in the design of this guitar, so that playing a new D-28 Authentic 1937 would be a lot like playing an old 1937 D-28. They’ve done a remarkable job, and the guitar sounds tremendous – with a...
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1959 Silvertone 1433

$945
Built between 1959 and 1961 the Silvertone 1433 was the brand’s most expensive single-speaker amplifier. With a big 15” Alnico speaker, 15 watts, paired 6L6 power tubes, tremolo, and two channels, this amp would certainly keep up with a tweed deluxe or the like. It’s an incredible sounding amplifier, with all kinds of dimension in the bass end, heavenly trem, and a real creamy breakup. It’s...
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1960 Gibson ES-330T

$4,735
They don’t come better than this, folks. Here’s an under-the-bed special 1960 Gibson ES-330T, with rare original Lifton hardshell case in matching condition. The single pickup ES-330T most often was purchased with the brown chipboard cases we all love so dearly, but this guitar was bought with the upgraded brown and pink Lifton – the same case we expect to see with a 1960 ES-335. The guitar...
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Collings I-30 LC Aged

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New for 2018 is the fully-hollow I-30 LC, which shares the same body geometry as its sibling, the I-35, but is built with trestle bracing rather than a solid center block. The result is a very lightweight and acoustically responsive thinline electric that has excellent focus, feedback resistance, and a dynamic, touch-sensitive response. The Lollar P-90 pickups are the perfect match, offering a...
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Collings I-35 LC Aged

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The Collings I-35 LC might just be the best thing that’s happened to semi-hollow electrics in the last 50 years. Collings spent years analyzing some of the very best sounding vintage semi-hollow guitars ever built before designing their line of laminate construction I-35s, and the end result of all that work is nothing short of spectacular. The I-35 LC is an exceptional sounding guitar, with the...
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1961 Gibson EH-500 Skylark

$630
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. Single-line Kluson tuners with cool black buttons, single Melody Maker pickup and reflector-top knobs complete the mid-century goodness of this solid playing instrument. This is an...
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1954 Martin 5-17T

$1,739
Size 5 is Martin’s smallest-bodied guitar shape, and the 5-17T was their smallest and lest expensive tenor guitar offering though the 1950’s and 60’s. With a body that measures just 11-1/4" wide, the 5-17T is a sweet sounding tenor, with lots of midrange and upper midrange strength and plenty of fundamental clarity. As we do with all of our Tenors, this 5-17T is tuned in fifths to G as an octave...
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1961 National Val-Pro 82

$1,971
The National Val-Pro 82 is a Res-O-Glass body, Valco-made, map-shaped, hollow body electric built in the early 1960’s. These guitars are famous for their distinctive looks, fiberglass resin construction, and their warm, detailed and dark, fat single-coil tone. This local guitar is in excellent condition and has been beautifully maintained. Apart from a refret done here at Folkway a few years...
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2018 Martin D-28 (2017) Lefty

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Martin’s redesigned standard left-handed D-28 (2017) offers players an appealing combination of vintage-inspired and modern features. They’ve made everything about the venerable D-28 more exciting. Similar to the other 2018 redesigned models, 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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Ian Pattison Whyte Laydie

$1,737
Ian Pattison’s Whyte Laydie features an 11” figured maple rim with burled walnut cap, Whyte Laydie tone-ring, 18 brackets and notched tension hoop. No knot tailpiece, walnut armrest, fiberskyn head, and fully compensated bridge. Figured maple three-piece neck with flat rosewood fingerboard, maple inlays, and 5 fret thumb scoop for comfortable frailling. 26.4” scale, 1-3/16” nut width, Gotoh...
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1997 Gibson Les Paul Standard '58 Historic Reissue R8

$4,395
Here's a mint-condition 1997 Gibson Historic Reissue Les Paul Standard R8 for your consideration. It's a fairly early one, and now at 20+ years is getting closer to being vintage itself! The guitar is a knockout, simply put. Its highly figured maple top is like none we've ever seen before, and the butterscotch lacquer brings out the ripple and flame just beautifully. Back and side finish is...
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1965 Martin 00-21

$5,995
A time capsule, in as close to ‘As New’ condition as a guitar can be after half a century. The finish is perfect with just a little bit of crazing, no repairs, damage, cracks, or any significant playwear. Original tuners, nut, saddle and pins. No modifications, excellent string action and set-up, and original hardshell case. Simply put, it’s as fine as they come. The 00-21 is one of the few...
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1959 Vega E-30D

$1,996
Among the most unique electric archtops we’ve encountered is this 1959 Vega E-30D. Built in the late 1950’s, the E-30D features a 16” cut-away body fitted with unique-to-Vega Franz single-coil pickups, sparkle-brown underpainted Lucite pickguard, cream pointer knobs and a fancy V-brand tailpiece. It’s a remarkably stylish guitar and certainly a head-turner. The Queens-made Franz pickups offer...
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Collings D2HA Traditional

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The Collings D2HA-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 D shaped design – a trade-off of bass presence...
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1951 Gibson LG-1

$1,996
Gibson’s LG-1 is the ladder-braced sibling of the LG-2. Amazing to think that the LG-1 was a less expensive guitar than an LG-2, given how similar the two models are. It’s a little bit quicker to build a ladder-braced guitar than an X-braced one, but really just by a hair. From the outside the only way to distinguish a 1 from a 2 is the latter’s back center-strip that’s visible through the...
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Collings MF Mandolin

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The Collings MF F style mandolin might be the company’s least expensive F style instrument, but it’s anything but a budget mandolin. Built with tonewoods of the highest quality and Collings incredibly consistent attention to detail, tone, and playability, the MF is an exceptional professional-level mandolin. Individually selected and hand-graduated Adirondack red spruce top with tone bar...
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1983 Gibson CHET ATKINS CE

$1,519
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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1996 Fender 50th Anniversary Stratocaster Lefty

$1,359
1996 was the 50th anniversary of Fender, and the company built 250 of these 50th anniversary left handed Stratocasters in celebration. It’s a uniquely designed guitar, with a mix of features you won’t find on other Strats. Figured maple top and back on an alder body, finished with sunburst lacquer and dressed up with gold hardware. Three-ply white pickguard fitted with special 50th...
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