Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe Jumbo King Acoustic Guitar! Sunburst, Recording King type Collings
Vendor: Waterloo by Collings
This is one of my personal favorite newer models that I've played. It's the Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe with mahogany back/sides. This guitar really embodies the sound and playability of late...
This is one of my personal favorite newer models that I've played. It's the Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe with mahogany back/sides. This guitar really embodies the sound and playability of late 30's or early 40's Recording King models. It actually sounds very similar to a Recording King Ray Whitley I have. I don't know if it is just this guitar, or these all sound great but wow. Beautiful woody tone that responds immediately. This guitar is mint with no issues and comes with the original hardshell case.
Full-bodied in both tone and stature, the aptly nicknamed "Jumbo King” is the largest size offering in the Waterloo line and a modern day tribute to jumbo-sized guitars of the early 1940s. Originally manufactured by Regal for the mail-order enterprise Montgomery Ward, this slope-shoulder body size was designed to provide performers of the era with enough volume and power for professional radio work. The WL-JK accomplishes this and more by employing a full five-inch body depth and a slightly narrow waist to enhance both the bass and treble response.
The WL-JK is available in a minimally appointed “standard” version as well as a “deluxe” version featuring added bindings, true-to-era "valve cover" tuners, and a full-body sunburst finish. Both models utilize vintage inspired x-bracing and prominent v-shaped necks with fully adjustable truss rods, and are also available with optional East Indian rosewood back and sides.
All Waterloo models are handmade in Austin, Texas.
|Body Width:||15 3/4"|
|Body Length:||19 1/2"|
|Scale Length:||25 1/2"|
|Nut Width:||1 3/4"|
|Saddle Spacing:||2 3/8"|
|Recommended Strings:||D'Addario EJ17 (.013"-.056")|