Bill Collings makes great guitars, with over 35 years of lutherie experience; he knows a thing or two about putting together a superb guitar.
His latest project, Waterloo Guitars, is an authentic take on the vintage guitars of the great depression era. By taking design techniques and inspiration from the old '30's flattops, he has released a line of guitars that captures the essence of the era in a guitar that plays beautifully. The WL-14X is the flagship model in the range.
With a crisp Solid Spruce top on a lush Mahogany back and sides, the Waterloo WL-14X delivers depth, warmth and tonal clarity. It completely captures the husky, whiskey soaked tones of 1930's America. Its semi-gloss nitro finish lets the wood breathe and resonate for a truly authentic tone.
A Mahogany neck boasts an Indian Rosewood fingerboard with a prominent V profile and 24 7/8" scale length. Supremely comfortable underhand, it's an absolute joy to play, beautifully well balanced and incredibly high quality.
Complete with a TKL hardcase, this vintage beaut is handcrafted in Austin, Texas. It's the real deal.
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Top: Solid spruce
Back/Sides: Solid mahogany
Colour: Vintage-style Sunburst
Binding: Ivoroid bound top and soundhole
Tuners: Golden Age Restoration
Body Finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Neck: Solid mahogany
Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
Nut: 1 3/4" ebony nut
Neck Profile: Prominent "V" shape
Scale Length: 24 7/8"
Fret Wire: Medium 18% nickel-silver