Another variant in Collings' expanding line of Waterloo models, this more deluxe version is based on a 1930-1932 Kel Kroydon KK-1. These 12-fret models have a more open, resonant sound (since the bridge is closer to the functional center of the soundboard) so unless you really need those upper frets you should give one of these a try. The square headstock with vertical orange logo and the subtle shading on the soundboard give this Waterloo "Kel" a classy vibe, and the 12-fret neck puts the bridge right where you want it for maximum volume and warm bass from a relatively small guitar.

This "Southwest" model takes Collings' Waterloo line to new visual level. To our delight, they chose to decorate the top with a desert theme that recalls the painted cowboy guitars that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s.. Whether hanging on the wall or playing your best version of "Cool Water," this Waterloo is bound to impress.

stock no. 49854

ModelWL-K, Southwest
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body12
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length24 7/8"
Bridge spacing2 3/8"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
BracingX braced
Inlayacrylic dots
Serial No1421
Neck profileModerate Oval shape
TunersGolden Age Restoration
CaseOrig. Hard