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SOLD!!! Waterloo Jumbo King Steel String WL-JK by Collings, Sunburst 2016

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Waterloo instruments are Colling’s homage to Americn guitars from the 1930s and 40s. The Waterloo Jumbo King, WL-JK, reproduces a design built by Regal for Montgomery Ward catalog sales. However, it is built with typical Collings attention to detail, and brings these older designs up to their full potential.

This guitar has that vintage tone and aesthetic, but plays really well, like a modern guitar. The finishes are in a thoroughly vintage style, not just in colour tones but also in thickness and application. These are not high-gloss, dead flat modern poly surfaces, they are light lacquer layers designed to provide some protection and appearance, but allow the guitar to resonate freely.

From the Collings website:
“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.

All Waterloo models are handmade in Austin, Texas. ”

This very interesting instrument dates to 2016, has a Spruce top with Mahogany for the back, sides and neck with Rosewood for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge, and is in excellent condition. The original hard shell case is included.

Price: $1899 CAD
  • Model: Jumbo King WL-JK
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Sunburst Vintage
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 991
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 06/02/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 648mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 44.5mm 1.75in
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