Waterloo WL-S DLX Ladder Braced Guitar Solid Spruce and Cherry ID-10972 - Artisan Guitars

Waterloo WL-S DLX Ladder Braced Guitar Solid Spruce and Cherry ID-10972

Waterloo WL-S DLX

Bill Collings has done it again by producing his take on depression era guitars. The new "Waterloo" line of guitars from the Colling factory has succeded in paying homage to these guitars from times past.

The new WL-S Deluxe possesses a richness, dimensionality, and warmth that must to be heard to be believed. Inspired by ornately appointed Stella guitars from the 1930’s, the WL-S features intricate wood purflings and custom acrylic inlays for an appearance to match its detailed tone.

A hand rubbed varnish finish completes the WL-S both aesthetically and tonally, with a beautiful vintage patina and acoustical excitability that brings out the nuances of this ladder braced design. A solid cherry wood back and sides further enhance the unique character of this guitar, providing exceptional balance and articulation.

All WL-S models feature a vintage correct “Soft-V” neck profile with a carbon fiber T-Bar, a slotted headstock, and a pyramid bridge with a cutthrough saddle

From the Waterloo website:

"American roots music was born back when there was a need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The Waterloo brand is all about capturing the voice and spirit of the very best depression era guitars in a well-made and playable instrument."

-Bill Collings

The Waterloo series of insturments are a perfect fit for the player looking for the vintage aesthetic and tone of the Mail Order guitars from a former era. Collings has been able to maintian these fantastic vintage characteristics while bringing a modern approach to the build of each guitar. Dont miss out on a chance to add one to your collection!!!

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Waterloo WL


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: WL1228

Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Solid Cherry

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 24 7/8"

Bracing: Ladder Braced

Inlays: Deluxe acrylic floral

Rosette: Single White w/ Colored Rings

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Indian Rosewood

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Cutthrough Saddle

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Golden Age Restoration plate tuners w/ Custom made Tuner Covers by Collings

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: None

Backstrip: Mosaic

Headstock Shape: Slotted

Headstock Inlay: Waterloo Logo

Frets To Body: 12

Neck Profile: Vintage

Body Depth: 3 1/2"

Body Length: 19"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 2: Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish

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