Collings Waterloo 'Jumbo King' WL-JK Sunburst X-Brace Acoustic Guitar

Collings Waterloo 'Jumbo King' WL-JK Sunburst X-Brace Acoustic Guitar

Founded by master luthier Bill Collings, the Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music heard in work camps and barn dances, kitchens and honky-tonks, porches, street corners and churches. These musical styles became the roots of popular American music for decades to come. The Waterloo brand is all about capturing the voice and spirit of the very best depression era guitars in well-made and very playable instruments.

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 Jumbo King combines a solid spruce, vintage-style sunburst finished top with X-bracing, a solid mahogany back and sides, herringbone rosette, an ebony bridge with ebony pins and bone saddle, and a solid mahogany neck with Indian rosewood fretboard. Complete with vintage-inspired Waterloo hardshell case.

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")

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"

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