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:     Full-body sunburst
Binding:     Ivoroid bound top, back, soundhole and fingerboard
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:     9mm ivoroid 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 with custom "valve covers"
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

For more information about the Waterloo by Collings WL-JK Dlx, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard


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