Waterloo WL-K Kel Kroydon, Mahogany & Spruce - Pre-Owned


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Modeled after the hard-to-find instruments manufactured by the Gibson sub-brand Kel Kroydon in the 1930s, the WL-K is strikingly lightweight (under three pounds!) and responsive and punchy, with the delightful woody pop that Waterloo is known for. Lightly built with thinly carved braces and a minimal lacquer finish, it is, as Collings says, "capable of capturing the expressiveness of the player down to the finest nuance." We wholeheartedly agree! This pre-owned model comes to us in excellent condition, with no issues to note, and its original hardshell case. 

Be aware that, given the light construction, Collings recommends using only .011"-.052" strings on this guitar.

  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany with oval profile
  • Fretboard: Indian rosewood
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Truss rod: Adjustable 
  • Tuners: Golden Age Restoration 
  • Finish: Shade top 
  • Bracing: X 
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" 
  • String spacing: 2-3/8" 
  • Lower bout: 14-3/4" 
  • Depth: 4-1/4" 
  • Serial number: 3683
  • Recommended strings: .011"-.052"


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Collings Acoustic Guitars & Mandolins

Bill Collings came from a family of engineers, who inspired his meticulous attention to detail and boundless curiosity. 

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