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Waterloo WLK TR Shaded Top

Waterloo WLK TR Shaded Top

The Waterloo WLK TR reproduces a rare, lightweight and responsive depression-era guitar built by Gibson under the Kel Kroydon name from 1930 to 1933. These models are built by Collings at their shop in Austin, Texas. An exceptional instrument, the Waterloo WLK TR features a Spruce top and bracing with Mahogany for the back, sides, body blocks and neck, with an Indian Rosewood 12-fret fingerboard and Ebony bridge.

New
Price: $2,800.00 CAD
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Waterloo WL14 XTR Boot Burst Edition

Waterloo WL14 XTR Boot Burst Edition

The Waterloo WL14 XTR is built in the Collings shop in Austin, Texas and hearkens back to the guitars used by thousands of players in the 1930s and 1940s. The WL-14 is the flagship model of the Waterloo guitar line and the inspiration that started it all. Keeping true to the design and style of the era, the WL-14 is available in “ladder” bracing (L) as well as “X” bracing (X). The ladder bracing option provides woody and open tone, with midrange honk that’s perfect for fingerstyle blues. The “X” braced version retains tighter focus and balance across the tonal range.

New
Price: $2,700.00 CAD
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Waterloo WLSTR Sunburst by Collings

Waterloo WLSTR Sunburst by Collings

Here we have a Waterloo WLSTR! Based on vintage Stella models, the WL STR adds an adjustable truss rod to the base WLS model. The L in the model name indicates that this is ladder braced, not X braced. The Waterloo WLSTR pairs a solid Spruce top with solid Cherry for the back and sides.  Mahogany is used for the body blocks and neck,  with Indian Rosewood for the 12-fret fingerboard and the head plate for the slotted peghead. 

New
Price: $3,140.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Waterloo WL 14 X Braced Black Aged Finish

❌SOLD❌  Waterloo WL 14 X Braced Black Aged Finish

Here’s a treat – a brand new Waterloo WL 14 X braced small body guitar, built by Collings as part of the ‘Retro’ Waterloo line, honoring the influential guitars of the 1930s and 1940s. The Waterloo WL 14 is the flagship model of the Waterloo guitar line and the inspiration that started it all. Keeping true to the design and style of the era, the WL-14 is available in “ladder” bracing (L) as well as “X” bracing (X).

Used
Price: $3,440.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

❌SOLD❌  Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

The Waterloo Jumbo King looks back to the larger guitars of the American 1940’s, delivering more volume and power for larger audiences and radio broadcasts. Using an X-braced Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back and fingerboard, the Waterloo Jumbo King WL-JK IR has a 15.75 inch body width and 5 inch depth. The neck is Mahogany, the Rosewood fingerboard unbound, and the bridge is Ebony with a drop-in bone saddle.

Used
Price: $2,160.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Waterloo WL14 LTR Ladder Braced Guitar Boot Burst, 2018

❌SOLD❌  Waterloo WL14 LTR Ladder Braced Guitar Boot Burst, 2018

Harkening back to the 1920s and 1930s, the Waterloo WL14 LTR leads the Waterloo line, available with ladder or X bracing and a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer Boot Burst finish.
Waterloo guitars aim to reproduce the sound of depression-era instruments, but are built to the highest standards by people who really know and care about their craft. The outcome is probably as good as these designs can be, which is saying something.

Used
Price: $2,499.00 CAD

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