Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe Jumbo King Acoustic Guitar! Sunburst Collings Recording King type
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. Beautiful woody tone that responds immediately. This guitar is in very good condition except for two dings/scratches on the top. These are photographed so please take a look. Of course this has no effect on the sound! Sounds huge! 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")|