Here’s a brand new WL-12 with Collings’ new aged finish option. The aged top incorporates some subtle checking to the finish, but no nicks or scratches you might associate with other reliced guitars. I love these maple Waterloos.
The WL-12 is a new variation on the flagship WL-14 that brings together the elements of maple back and sides, vintage x-bracing, and 12-fret construction to create an entirely new Waterloo experience. By joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret, the bridge is positioned closer to the center of the lower bout, producing a rich and open tone with stronger low end response than you would typically expect from a parlor-sized guitar. Maple back and sides make for the perfect tonal compliment to the body design, adding focus, projection, and a pronounced front-end attack that is sure to inspire players of nearly any acoustic genre.
As a standard, all WL-12 models feature a moderate oval-shaped neck profile with a fully adjustable truss rod, drop-in saddle, and a vintage “iced tea” sunburst finish. This is still a large neck compared to most guitars but not uncomfortable. Hardshell case included.
Waterloos are made at the Collings facility in Austin, TX — “Waterloo” was the name of the village which eventually grew into Austin. With warranty and hardshell case.
Condition: New; Top: Solid spruce; Back and sides: Figured maple; Neck: Mahogany, oval neck; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14 3/4; Depth: 4 1/4; Scale: 24 7/8 Binding: Ivoroid; Rosette: Ivoroid; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)