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Waterloo Jumbo King Indian Rosewood Sunburst, 2017

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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. The nut is also bone. The tuners are a very cool ‘Valve Cover’ design, used for a short while as the 1930s ended and the 1940s began.   The finish is very light, as is the case on all Waterloo guitars, and is expertly applied.  

This guitar is in great condition, with only the lightest wear.  It plays well and clearly recalls the sound and feel of the original models – but it is so much more.   

The original Waterloo hard shell case is included.

Here is what Collings says about the Waterloo Jumbo King WL-JK:

“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 Waterloo Jumbo King 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. These models are also available with optional East Indian rosewood back and sides, as well as an optional Aged Finish for an authentic time-worn appearance. Hardshell TKL case included.

All Waterloo models are handmade in Austin, Texas. “

Price: $2400 CAD
  • Model: WL-JK Jumbo King
  • Year: 2017
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 2024
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 18/10/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.1lbs 1.86kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 44.5mm 1.75in
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