Up for sale, a recent Waterloo WL-K with the factory-painted Southwestern landscape scene that evokes the spirit of cowboy guitars of the past. Even without the beautiful scenery, this guitar is a special thing. Sounds so great we don’t want to put it down. In near mint condition with its original hardshell case. They don’t come around very often, so don’t tarry on this one.
Here’s what the Collings/Waterloo website has to say about the WL-K guitars:
“Weighing in at under three pounds, the featherweight WL-K is an exciting new 12-fret addition to the Waterloo line built with maximum responsiveness in mind. Inspired by the elusive instruments manufactured under the sub-brand Kel Kroydon around 1930, which were touted at the time to offer the utmost in vibratory response and the finest tone available, the WL-K is delicately built using lightweight materials and supported by thinly carved braces. When paired with a minimal lacquer finish, the resulting tone is dry and transparent with just the right level of complexity in the overtones, capable of capturing the expressiveness of the player down to the finest nuance.
With a 24 7/8″ scale length and moderately sized, oval shaped neck, 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.
All WL-K models feature carefully selected spruce tops and mahogany back and sides with a light shade top finish, vintage-style cutthrough saddle, and come sans-pickguard. The WL-K is also available with an optional hand-painted “Southwest” scene that pays homage to the American tradition of cowboy stencil guitars from the Depression era. Due to this model’s ultra-lightweight construction, we recommend a maximum string gauge of .011″ to .052″. Hardshell TKL case included.”
Model: WL-K with Southwestern Scene
Finish: Southwestern Painted Scene over Subtle Sunburst
Case: Original Hardshell Case
Weight: 3 pounds
Comments: Coolest Waterloo ever!