Waterloo (by Collings) WL-K

12-fret body
Solid Spruce top
Solid Mahogany back & sides
1 3/4" nut
Vintage-inspired X-bracing
Patterned after mythic Kel Kroydon guitars circa 1930
w/hardshell case
Made in Austin, TX
w/free McCabe's 3-year warranty

Only 1 left in stock
  • $2800.00

From Waterloo by Collings:

Weighing in at under three pounds, the featherweight WL-K is an exciting new 12-fret addition to the Waterloo line built with maximum responsiveness in mind. Inspired by the elusive instruments manufactured under the sub-brand Kel Kroydon around 1930, which were touted at the time to offer the utmost in vibratory response and the finest tone available, the WL-K is delicately built using lightweight materials and supported by thinly carved braces. When paired with a minimal lacquer finish, the resulting tone is dry and transparent with just the right level of complexity in the overtones, capable of capturing the expressiveness of the player down to the finest nuance.

With a 24 7/8" scale length and moderately sized, oval shaped neck, the WL-K is a fingerstyle player's delight, but this is by no means the extent of the guitar’s versatility. Exceptional clarity and note separation make it well-suited to a variety of other playing styles and a logical choice for singer-songwriters and purveyors of traditional roots music.

All WL-K models feature carefully selected spruce tops and mahogany back and sides with a light shade top finish, vintage-style cutthrough saddle, and come sans-pickguard. Due to this model's ultra-lightweight construction, we recommend a maximum string gauge of .011" to .052". Hardshell TKL case included.

All Waterloo models are handmade in Austin, Texas.

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  • Top:     Solid spruce
  • Back/Sides:     Solid mahogany
  • Bracing:           Vintage-inspired X-bracing
  • Color:  Vintage shade top
  • Binding:          Ivoroid bound top
  • Bridge:            Ebony with 2 3/8" spacing
  • Bridge Pins:    Ebony
  • Saddle:            Bone cutthrough
  • Pickguard:       None
  • Body Finish:   Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer (Aged Finish available)
  • Neck:   Solid mahogany
  • Fingerboard:    Indian rosewood
  • Nut:     1 3/4" ebony nut
  • Neck Support: Adjustable truss rod
  • Fingerboard Inlays:     6mm acrylic dots
  • Neck Profile:   Moderate oval shape
  • Scale Length:  24 7/8"
  • Fret Wire:        Medium 18% nickel-silver
  • Logo:   Stenciled Waterloo
  • Tuners:            Golden Age Restoration
  • Fingerboard Radius:   12"
  • 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"
  • Recommended Strings:           D'Addario EJ26 (.011"-.052")

We ship all small items USPS Priority Mail.  Larger items are shipped via UPS Ground.

Orders over $500 ship for FREE within the US!!!

If you would like an instrument under $500 shipped to you, please call (310)828-4497 to arrange shipping.

**Please note: Consignment, As-Is, and Final Sale items are not eligible for free shipping.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Items can be returned within 10 days with receipt and in new condition.  Harmonicas, kazoos, drums, books, items listed as Final Sale, and concert tickets are all non-returnable, final sale items.