Waterloo By Collings Guitars

The Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music heard in work camps and barn dances, kitchens and honky-tonks, porches, street corners and churches. These musical styles became the roots of popular American music for decades to come. The Waterloo brand is all about capturing the voice and spirit of the very best depression era guitars in well-made and very playable instruments.

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Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe Indian Rosewood
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Full-bodied in both tone and stature, the aptly nicknamed "Jumbo King” is the largest size offering in the Waterloo line and a modern day tribute to jumbo-sized guitars of the early 1940s. Originally manufactured by Regal for the mail-order enterprise Montgomery Ward, this slope-shoulder body size was designed to provide performers of the era with enough volume and power for professional radio work. The WL-JK accomplishes this and more by employing a full five-inch body depth and a slightly narrow waist to enhance both the bass and treble response.

The WL-JK is available in a minimally appointed "standard” version as well as a "deluxe” version featuring added bindings, true-to-era "valve cover" tuners, and a full-body sunburst finish. Both models utilize vintage inspired x-bracing and prominent v-shaped necks with fully adjustable truss rods, and are also available with optional East Indian rosewood back and sides.


Body Width:   15 3/4"

Body Length:  19 1/2"

Body Depth:   5"

Scale Length:   25 1/2"

Nut Width:      1 3/4"

Saddle Spacing:           2 3/8"

Recommended Strings: D'Addario EJ17 (.013"-.056")

Top:    Solid spruce

Back/Sides:      East Indian rosewood 

Bracing:           Vintage-inspired X-bracing

Color:  Full-body sunburst

Binding:           Ivoroid bound top, back, soundhole and fingerboard

Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/8" spacing

Bridge Pins:     Ebony

Saddle: Bone drop-in

Pickguard:       Tortoise celluloid

Body Finish:   Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Neck:   Solid mahogany

Fingerboard:    Indian rosewood

Nut:     1 3/4" bone nut

Neck Support:            Adjustable truss rod

Fingerboard Inlays:     9mm ivoroid dots

Neck Profile:   Moderate "V" shape

Logo:   Stenciled Waterloo / Jumbo King

Scale Length:   25 1/2"

Fret Wire:        Medium 18% nickel-silver

Tuners:            Golden Age Restoration with custom "valve covers"



Price: $2,900.00

Status: Sold


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