Used – Waterloo by Collings WL-JK Rosewood

Serial Number: 1464

Full-bodied in both tone and stature, the aptly nicknamed “Jumbo King” is the largest size offering in the Waterloo line and a modern day tribute to jumbo-sized guitars of the early 1940s. Originally manufactured by Regal for the mail-order enterprise Montgomery Ward, this slope-shoulder body size was designed to provide performers of the era with enough volume and power for professional radio work. The WL-JK accomplishes this and more by employing a full five-inch body depth and a slightly narrow waist to enhance both the bass and treble response.

The WL-JK is available in a minimally appointed “standard” version as well as a “deluxe” version featuring added bindings, true-to-era “valve cover” tuners, and a full-body sunburst finish. Both models utilize vintage inspired x-bracing and prominent v-shaped necks with fully adjustable truss rods, and are also available with optional East Indian rosewood back and sides.

Other specifications include:

  • Top: solid spruce
  • Back/Sides: East Indian rosewood  
  • Bracing:  Vintage-inspired X-bracing
  • Color:  Vintage-style sunburst
  • Binding:  Ivoroid bound top
  • Bridge:  Ebony with 2 3/8″ spacing
  • Bridge Pins:  Ebony
  • Saddle:  Bone drop-in
  • Pickguard:  Tortoise celluloid
  • Body Finish:  Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Neck:  Solid mahogany
  • Fingerboard:  Indian rosewood
  • Nut:  1 3/4″ bone nut
  • Neck Support:   Adjustable truss rod
  • Fingerboard Inlays:  6mm acrylic dots
  • Neck Profile:   Moderate “V” shape
  • Logo:  Stenciled Waterloo / Jumbo King
  • Scale Length:  25 1/2″
  • Fret Wire:  Medium 18% nickel-silver
  • Tuners:  Golden Age Restoration w/ ebony buttons
  • Body Width:  15 3/4″
  • Body Length:  19 1/2″
  • Body Depth:  5″
  • Scale Length:  25 1/2″
  • Nut Width:  1 3/4″
  • Saddle Spacing:  2 3/8″
  • Recommended Strings: D’Addario EJ17 (.013″-.056″)
  • Hard Case

 For more information about the Waterloo by Collings WL-JK Rosewood, please contact us.

Read More


PLEASE CALL: 314-781-7500

Out of stock