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. A carbon fiber T-bar running through the neck provides stability and efficient transfers of energy back into the body, producing a resonance you can feel.
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.
This Waterloo Model features a solid Spurce top, solid Mahogany back and sides, Vintage Style shaded top, Indian Rosewood fretboard with Dot inlay, Golden Age Restoration tuners, Cutthrough Saddle, 1 3/4" Ebony nut, 12-fret neck joint and is finished off with a Stenciled vertical Waterloo logo.
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."
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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