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 Guitars WL-14 LTR 1287


The WL-14 is the flagship model of the Waterloo guitar line and the inspiration that started it all. Keeping true to the design and style of the era, the WL-14 is available in "ladder" bracing (L) as well as "X" bracing (X). The ladder bracing option provides woody and open tone, with midrange honk that's perfect for fingerstyle blues. The "X" braced version retains tighter focus and balance across the tonal range.


There are currently two different neck options available for the WL-14. Choose from either a T-bar for ultra lightweight neck support or an adjustable truss rod for greater setup flexibility. Hardshell Case by TKL included.


Body Width:   14 3/4"

Body Length:  19 1/4"

Body Depth:   4 1/4"

Scale Length:   24 7/8"

Nut Width:      1 3/4"

Saddle Spacing:           2 3/8"



Top:    Solid spruce

Back/Sides:      Solid mahogany

Color:  Vintage-style sunburst top

Binding:           Ivoroid bound top and soundhole

Backstrip:       Walnut

Bridge Pins:     Ebony

Tuners:            Golden Age Restoration

Bracing:           Choice of ladder (L) or x-bracing (X)

Pickguard:       Tigerstripe celluloid

Body Finish:   Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Neck:   Solid mahogany

Fingerboard:    Indian rosewood

Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/8" spacing

Nut:     1 3/4" ebony nut

Saddle: Bone cutthrough-style

Neck Support:            Choice of T-bar or adjustable truss rod

Fingerboard Inlays:     Mother-of-pearl dots

Neck Profile:   Vintage inspired strong V shape

Logo:   Stenciled Waterloo

Scale Length:   24 7/8"

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Fret Wire:        Medium 18% nickel-silver

Price: $1,890.00

Status: Sold

Waterloo WL-14 Ladder bracing with truss rod.


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