Here is a used left-handed Waterloo by Collings WL-12. The guitar is in excellent condition structurally, but has some cosmetic wear and tear. Most significantly, there is a pretty good ding above the pickguard, a scratch on the upper bout, an indentation in the neck at the heel (not something you would feel or have your hand on while playing), and some other smaller marks that do not show up in the photos. I took a couple of extra photos to try to show what I could. Again, cosmetic wear only. If you like a little mojo with your guitars, or want a guitar you can knock around a little bit or gig with without worrying about it, this is your guitar.
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: Used, very good; Top: Solid spruce; Back and sides: Solid mahogany; 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); List: $2200