This Waterloo by Collings WL-14 L Acoustic feels like you just discovered an untouched old Kalamazoo or Gibson L-00 in grandpa's attic only it's better - much better, thanks to Bill Collings' exceptional build and top notch materials. This is a pared down '30s and '40s inspired guitar that really shines, with a classic old-time sound powered by a focused low end and pronounced mid-range. This 00 has a Spruce top with a breathtaking satin lacquer burst. It's paired with Mahogany back and sides and has ladder bracing. Simple details like the unbound neck, cool soundhole binding and tigerstripe pickguard lend to the old-time, stripped down vibe.
The beefy V shaped neck has a roomy 1 3/4" nutwidth and you've got 2 3/8" string spacing here - vintage all the way. The structural details are outstanding including a bone cut-through saddle, Ebony nut and fretboard and Golden Age Restoration tuners. The Waterloo line of guitars are available with L (ladder) bracing, X bracing, a truss rod or the more traditional T-Bar, which this guitar has.
This is a really remarkable acoustic at a great price and it's tailor made for fingerpickers, blues players and lovers of old time tunes, but anyone with a penchant for quality, value and traditional aesthetics will take a shine to this Waterloo WL-14 L. Check out Eric P. giving it a spin with standard tuning, then with open D minor tuning. It comes with a hard case and full set up to your specs from our luthiers. We have more Waterloo guitars on the way. Questions? Just give us a call or email.
||00 with Ladder-style bracing
||Spruce with Vintage-style Sunburst, Tigerstripe celluloid pickguard, and Ivoroid top binding
|Back and Sides
||Mahogany with Satin finish
||Unbound Mahogany with V shape and T-bar
||Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
||19 with neck joining at 14th
||1 3/4”, Ebony
||Bone Cut-through with 2 3/8” string spacing
||Golden Age Restoration
||Hardshell Case included