Here we have a brand new 2020 Waterloo WL-K. Every time we get another Waterloo model in the shop, it seems to become our new favorite guitar. It’s not that we’re fickle, but each one that comes in always blows us away with its unique nuances. The WL-K is Waterloo’s take on the revered 1930s Kel Kroydon model made by Gibson. It sounds great out of the box, but its only going to get better as time goes by. Another amazing guitar from our friends at Waterloo/Collings.
Basic Specs: Golden Era Restoration 3-on-a-plate tuners. Ebony nut with very comfortable 1 3/4 inch width. Mahogany neck with a 24.9 inch scale length. Oval profile with a depth of .85 inches at the first fret and 1.06 inches at the twelfth fret. Rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets and a 14 inch radius. Ebony bridge with a Bone saddle. Spruce top with a light layer of lacquer and the optional Aged Sunburst Finish. Mahogany back and sides. Unlike the vintage Kel Kroydon, this guitar has a truss rod which is a real plus.
The lightly braced top makes for great tone and incredible responsiveness. Per the Waterloo website: “the WL-K is a fingerstyle player’s delight, but this is by no means the extent of the guitar’s versatility. Exceptional clarity and note separation make it well-suited to a variety of other playing styles and a logical choice for singer-songwriters and purveyors of traditional roots music.” We totally agree.
This is a good one, for sure. Comes with a deluxe Waterloo hardshell case.
Finish: Aged Sunburst (with wonderful finish checking)
Case: Comes with its original hard shell case.
Weight: 3 pounds and .2 ounces!
Condition: This is a brand new guitar.
Comments: Amazing Kel Kroydon-style guitar from Waterloo that will make you weak in the knees when you play it.