Thoughts from Midwood: This beautiful, vintage-inspired Waterloo WL-14 is THE guitar for any Robert Johnson fans looking for a Depression Era style guitar with modern craftsmanship. We are huge fans of the Collings/Waterloo guitars here at Midwood and are honored to represent them!
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.
There are currently two different neck profiles and two neck support options available for the WL-14. The standard neck profile is a sizable, vintage-inspired neck with a prominent “V” shape. For those who prefer more moderately sized necks, an alternate lower-profile option is available by request. For neck support, choose from either a T-bar for ultra-lightweight rigidity or an adjustable truss rod for greater setup flexibility. Hardshell TKL case included.
All Waterloo models are handmade in Austin, Texas.
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″Recommended Strings: D’Addario EJ16 (.012″-.053″)