Waterloo by Collings WL-JK
Full-bodied in both tone and stature, the aptly nicknamed “Jumbo King” is the largest size offering in the Waterloo line and a modern day tribute to jumbo-sized guitars of the early 1940s. Originally manufactured by Regal for the mail-order enterprise Montgomery Ward, this slope-shoulder body size was designed to provide performers of the era with enough volume and power for professional radio work. The WL-JK accomplishes this and more by employing a full five-inch body depth and a slightly narrow waist to enhance both the bass and treble response.
The WL-JK is available in a minimally appointed “standard” version as well as a “deluxe” version featuring added bindings, true-to-era “valve cover” tuners, and a full-body sunburst finish. Both models utilize vintage inspired x-bracing and prominent v-shaped necks with fully adjustable truss rods.
|Body Width:||15 3/4″|
|Body Length:||19 1/2″|
|Scale Length:||25 1/2″|
|Nut Width:||1 3/4″|
|Saddle Spacing:||2 3/8″|
|Recommended Strings:||D’Addario EJ17 (.013″-.056″)|