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, this WL-14 comes with the “X” bracing (X) which give tighter focus and balance across the tonal range. She also has the vintage neck profile which is is a sizable, vintage-inspired neck with a prominent “V” shape.
For greater setup flexibility an adjustable truss rod is fitted. Also a K&K Pure Mini is fitted. Just plug in and play the blues and be the modern interpretation of Robert Johnson. Waterloo Guitars is the invention of Bill Collings and is by no means a budget gateway into Collings Guitars; it’s a different beast all together. Bill says he wanted to bring back the voice of some of these old depression era guitars in an instrument that would actually play. “If you do “dig” this guitar, then the money is very well spent. Firstly, it’s because this range shares the intrinsic Collings value: they are all made by the same luthiers, in the same workshop, in Austin, Texas. Period!
All in all this is on hell of a guitar. The perfect guitar for classic and modern fingerstyle blues. And in this black and white dress she’s a looker too. And light: 1,45kg! Strings ring clear up and down the fretboard. Well built version of depression era guitars with Collings quality!