Collings Waterloo Series WL-14 Mahogany X-Brace Acoustic Guitar
There’s nothing quite like the sound of an all mahogany guitar. With its warm yet crisp tone and even note articulation, mahogany has been a go-to tone wood for country, blues and folk guitarists throughout the last century.
The new WL-14 Mahogany harkens back to the “Dust Bowl” era of simple and affordable instruments that reflected the elemental need for music in tough and trying times. Often accompanied by only boot stomps, the instruments that inspired the WL-14 needed to be punchy and full, but compact and easy to travel with. The comfortable and lightweight WL-14 is designed with these qualities to be a musical companion in just about any circumstance, and brings the soulful and unadorned character of 1920s and 30s instruments forward to today’s musicians. Built by hand with love and care, each Waterloo is made of all solid tone woods one at a time in Austin, Texas.
Hardshell TKL case included.
|Body Width:||14 3/4"|
|Body Length:||19 1/4"|
|Body Depth:||4 1/4"|
|Scale Length:||24 7/8"|
|Nut Width:||1 3/4"|
|Saddle Spacing:||2 3/8"|
Meticulously reproduced with hide glue construction, dovetail neck joint, a genuine mahogany VTS (Vintage Tone System) top and genuine mahogany back and sides. Featuring a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge with an Authentic 1931 neck shape and heel, this 00 12 fret classic will appeal to players of all musical styles who love the vintage look and sound of mahogany. Remaining true to its origins as a Depression Era instrument, the 00-17 Authentic 1931 features authentic scalloped X-bracing, a Vintage Gloss finish, and historically accurate appointments, such as Golden Age Relic Nickel Side Mount tuners.
Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Authentic 1931 X Brace
Genuine Mahogany with VTS
Authentic Straight Line - Glue in Long Saddle
Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Authentic 17 Old Style
Slotted with 1931 Taper
Golden Age Relic Nickel Side Mount
Stamped on Back of Headstock
Santa Cruz D Model Custom Acoustic Guitar
The Dreadnought: the design that introduced boutique lutherie. In the early 1970’s, it was the rare player who would consider any guitar smaller than a dreadnought. Stellar players were handicapped by the traditional D’s predominate bass and thin trebles. The strength of the typical dreadnought guitar is in its power and volume, which is achieved by the guitar’s large body size. The increased air space also gives the instrument a predisposition to the bass range, an asset to some playing styles and a detriment to others.
The Santa Cruz D Model has a unique tapered bracing, voiced to enhance the midrange and treble without compromising the bass volume. This voicing gives the D Model a more even balance and a greater versatility than traditionally braced dreadnoughts. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company Dreadnought Model was carefully conceived to accommodate the modern player’s need for sophisticated balance with more substance in midrange and treble. To deliver these qualities in the acceptable dreadnought-sized body required a very non-traditional approach, as compared to the factory offerings of the day. Using time honored lutherie skills, SCGC created a Trojan Horse – familiar on the outside, dangerous on the inside. SCGC’s innovative D Model remains a mainstay of artists who require acoustic volume without compromising the quality of higher frequencies.
This Custom Model comes with an amazing Adrondack Spruce top and includes a Santa Cruz hard case.
|Top||Wood Type||Adirondack Spruce|
|Rosette||Violin Purfle Combo|
|Purfling||Violin Purfle Combo|
|Width at Nut||1-11/16|
|Neck Shape||Round Barrel|
|Width at 14th Fret||2-3/16|
|Back & Sides||Clear/Buffed|
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Eastman MD814/V-BK F Style Mandolin
The Eastman range of mandolins is easily the market leader in value for money mandolins. Individually hand-crafted using time-honored methods & premium hand-carved solid tonewoods. Solid Adirondack Spruce Top, solid Highly-flamed Maple back & sides. Ebony fingerboard & adjustable ebony bridge with F-style body with F-holes for warm, ringing tones & excellent sound projection.
Comes in a hand aged and worn black Varnish finish and Deluxe hard case bag