Flat-backed mandolins have long been a mainstay of Americana, country, blues, swing and a variety of other traditional styles. Happily, Waterloo has made a mandolin that pays homage to those classic instruments but with their well-known attention to detail. The new WL-M is constructed with all solid woods and in a ladder-braced design, which contributes to its dry and articulate vintage chime. Unlike the flat-backed mandolins made prior to World War II, the WL-M has a fully-adjustable truss rod and compound fingerboard radius, allowing for modern day playability.

stock no. 57541

ModelWL-M, Jet Black Mandolin
TopSolid spruce
Back and sidesSolid mahogany
Nut width1 3/16"
Scale length13 7/8"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialIndian rosewood
Neck materialSolid mahogany
BracingVintage-inspired ladder bracing
Inlay6mm acrylic dots
Neck profileProminent "V" shape
Rosette Ivoroid bound soundhole
Total frets20
TunersGolden Age Restoration
FinishSemi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No3385
BindingIvoroid bound top