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.
Other specifications include:
Top: Solid spruce Back/Sides: Solid mahogany Bracing: Vintage-inspired X-bracing Color: Vintage-style sunburst Binding: Ivoroid bound top Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/8" spacing Bridge Pins: Ebony Saddle: Bone drop-in Pickguard: Tortoise celluloid Body Finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Neck: Solid mahogany Fingerboard: Indian rosewood Nut: 1 3/4" bone nut Neck Support: Adjustable truss rod Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm acrylic dots Neck Profile: Moderate "V" shape Logo: Stenciled Waterloo / Jumbo King Scale Length: 25 1/2" Fret Wire: Medium 18% nickel-silver Tuners: Golden Age Restoration w/ ebony buttons Body Width: 15 3/4" Body Length: 19 1/2" Body Depth: 5" Scale Length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 3/4" Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8" Recommended Strings: D'Addario EJ17 (.013"-.056") Hard Case #1181
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