The WL-12 is a new variation on the flagship WL-14 that brings together the elements of maple back and sides, vintage x-bracing, and 12-fret construction to create an entirely new Waterloo experience. By joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret, the bridge is positioned closer to the center of the lower bout, producing a rich and open tone with stronger low end response than you would typically expect from a parlor-sized guitar. Maple back/sides make for the perfect tonal compliment to the body design, adding focus, projection, and a pronounced front-end attack that is sure to inspire players of nearly any acoustic genre.
As a standard, all WL-12 models feature a moderate oval-shaped neck profile with a fully adjustable truss rod, drop-in saddle, and a vintage "iced tea" sunburst finish. Hardshell TKL case included.
Other specifications include:
Top: Solid spruce Back/Sides: Solid flamed maple Bracing: Vintage-inspired X-bracing Color: Vintage-style sunburst Binding: Ivoroid bound top and soundhole Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/8" spacing Bridge Pins: Ebony Saddle: Bone drop-in Pickguard: Tigerstripe celluloid Body Finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Neck: Solid mahogany Fingerboard: Indian rosewood Nut: 1 3/4" ebony nut Neck Support: Adjustable truss rod Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm acrylic dots Neck Profile: Moderate Oval shape Scale Length: 24 7/8" Fret Wire: Medium 18% nickel-silver Logo: Stenciled Waterloo Tuners: Golden Age Restoration Body Width: 14 3/4" Body Length: 19 1/4" Body Depth: 4 1/4" Scale Length: 24 7/8" Nut Width: 1 3/4" Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8" Hard Case #2016
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