Imperial Valley Guitar Co. presents our 2017 collection

Many of you have been asking when our new 2017 models would be available. Well, good news! They’re finished up and ready to go out to their new homes. The new pictures are done and they’re up here on the site. We’ve upgraded several features and we’ve also been able to reduce prices a bit. We’re real proud of our new babies and hope you’re going to adopt some of them. AND we have have a whole new line of wood and metal body resonator guitars. We’ve always carried one or two resonators, like the much loved little Parlorators, but we’ve decided to go all in with resonators, because we like ’em, so we’re spinning off the whole deal into a new line we call Royall. Take a look and see what you think.

You will notice, unfortunately, that many of the resonators are showing as out of stock. This is because of new worldwide regulations restricting the importing and exporting of endangered wood species that just came into force in January of 2017. This used to apply to a just few woods, like Brazilian rosewood, but now applies to every kind of rosewood from anywhere in the world, along with some of the other woods typically used in guitars, like Narra. Because the new restrictions came out of nowhere and all of a sudden, nobody had any processes ready to deal with the new regulations. As a result, the entire guitar industry has been on hold for months. The good news is that as of March, 2017 we have our import license and permit in hand and can start bringing in wood again. So we should have new instruments ready to go by May or so.