The Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music heard in work camps and barn dances, kitchens and honky-tonks, porches, street corners and churches. These musical styles became the roots of popular American music for decades to come. The Waterloo brand is all about capturing the voice and spirit of the very best depression era guitars in well-made and very playable instruments.
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 is available in X bracing. The “X” braced version retains tighter focus and balance across the tonal range. There are currently two different neck profiles and two neck support options available for the WL-14. This one is the one with the standard neck profile with a sizable, vintage-inspired neck with a prominent “V” shape. For neck support, this one is the one with an adjustable truss rod for greater setup flexibility.
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.
Serial Number: 2825
Body: 00 With X Bracing
Top: Solid Spruce
Finish: Jet Black
Back And Sides: Solid Mahogany
Neck: Unbound Mahogany With Truss Rod
Neck Profile: V Shape
Fingerboard: Ebony With Mop Dot Inlays
Frets: 19 with neck joining at 14th
Nut: 1 3/4” Ebony
Saddle: Bone Cut-through with 2 3/8” string spacing
Tuners: Golden Age Restoration
Body Width: 14 3/4″
Body Length: 19 1/4″
Body Depth: 4 1/4″
Scale Length: 24 7/8″
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8″
Recommended Strings: D’Addario EJ16 (.012″-.053″)
Hardshell Case included
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