Collings Waterloo WL-JK-DLX

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Serial #WL1882

WATERLOO WL-JK DELUXE

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.

Body Width: 15 3/4″
Body Length: 19 1/2″
Body Depth: 5″
Scale Length: 25 1/2″
Nut Width: 1 3/4″
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8″
Recommended Strings: D’Addario EJ17 (.013″-.056″)
Top: Solid spruce
Back/Sides: Solid mahogany or optional East Indian rosewood (add $50)
Bracing: Vintage-inspired X-bracing
Color: Full-body sunburst
Binding: Ivoroid bound top, back, soundhole and fingerboard
Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/8″ spacing
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Saddle: Bone drop-in
Pickguard: Tortoise celluloid
Body Finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Neck: Solid mahogany
Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
Nut: 1 3/4″ bone nut
Neck Support: Adjustable truss rod
Fingerboard Inlays: 9mm ivoroid dots
Neck Profile: Moderate “V” shape
Logo: Stenciled Waterloo / Jumbo King
Scale Length: 25 1/2″
Fret Wire: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Tuners: Golden Age Restoration with custom “valve covers”

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