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Waterloo WL-12 Black

The WL-12 is a lightly built 12 fret L-00 with X bracing, figured maple back and sides, and spruce top. Collings hit it out of the park with this model, and it remains one of the most popular instruments in the Waterloo line here at Folkway.



The guitar is exceptionally light, which helps build warmth and darkness into a small body guitar. The maple adds a touch of compression, making the 12 fret WL-12 a solid raggy-blues fingerstyle instrument. Lots of great presence through the midrange, treble power, and nicely articulated bass response.



A great looking but simply appointed guitar, the WL-12 features black finish with a vintage-white bound top, soundhole, and matching pickguard. Unbound back, rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dots, ebony rectangle bridge and bone saddle; open-geared tuners, and ebony nut.

The neck has a wonderfully comfortable vintage-inspired carve with a nut width of 1-3/4”, 24.75” scale, and a string spread of 2-3/8” at the bridge.

With hardshell case

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