There’s nothing quite like the sound of an all mahogany guitar. With its warm yet crisp tone and even note articulation, mahogany has been a go-to tone wood for country, blues and folk guitarists throughout the last century.
The new WL-12 Mahogany harkens back to the “Dust Bowl” era of simple and affordable instruments that reflected the elemental need for music in tough and trying times. Often accompanied by only boot stomps, the instruments that inspired the WL-12 needed to be punchy and full, but compact and easy to travel with. The comfortable and lightweight WL-12 is designed with these qualities to be a musical companion in just about any circumstance, and brings the soulful and unadorned character of 1920s and 30s instruments forward to today’s musicians. Built by hand with love and care, each Waterloo is made of all solid tone woods one at a time in Austin, Texas.
We inspect each an every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
Top: Solid mahogany
Back/Sides: Solid mahogany
Bracing: Vintage-inspired X-bracing
Color: Vintage Pecan
Binding: Ivoroid bound top, back and soundhole
Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/8″ spacing
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Saddle: Bone drop-in
Body Finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Neck: Solid mahogany
Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
Nut: 1 3/4″ ebony nut
Neck Support: Adjustable truss rod
Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm acrylic dots
Neck Profile: Moderate Oval shape
Scale Length: 24 7/8″
Fret Wire: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Logo: Stenciled Waterloo
Tuners: Golden Age Restoration
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary