Waterloo WL-AT Scissortail, Maple & Sitka Spruce - Pre-Owned


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A more perfect counterpoint to a rosewood dreadnought couldn't be imagined. This Waterloo WL-AT maple acoustic archtop has the perfect clear, articulate voice for taking leads over a second guitar (Gillian and David, anyone?), or for chunking out jazz chords in an ensemble. Bill Collings' initial plans for the Waterloo line included an archtop, inspired by a 1930s flat-backed Recording King he had kicking around. Sadly he never built one while he was still alive, but his amazing team carried his vision on and crafted the WL-AT in his honor.

Standard WL-ATs feature mahogany back and sides and a sunburst finish, but this maple WL-AT Scissortail pays homage to the "Oriole" guitars made by Kalamazoo between 1940 and 1942. This pre-owned guitar is in excellent condition, and comes with its original hard case.

  • Top: Solid carved spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid maple
  • Neck: Solid mahogany with prominent V profile
  • Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: 2-piece adjustable ebony
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Pickguard: Acrylic tortoise
  • Tuners: Golden Age Restoration
  • Body finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Bracing: Parallel
  • Truss rod: Adjustable
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-5/16"
  • Serial number: 3483
  • Case: TKL hardshell


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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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