Ode to an Era

Founded by master luthier Bill Collings, the Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music heard in work camps and barn dances, kitchens and honky-tonks, porches, street corners and churches. These musical styles became the roots of popular American music for decades to come. The Waterloo brand is all about capturing the voice and spirit of the very best depression era guitars in well-made and very playable instruments.

Listen "Waterloo Blues" by Steve James

. Live .

. News Worthy .

Bill Frisell CHOOSES WATERLOO at Fretboard Summit

We were delighted to see that our friend Bill Frisell chose a WL-14 for his performance with NYC jazz musician Matt Munisteri at the recent Fretboard Summit, a memorable event put on by our freinds at Fretboard Journal. Photo by Jason Verlinde.

read more

Margaret Glaspy Daytrotter Session

Daytrotter for Paste Magazine recently featured the talented Margaret Glaspy in their NYC studio, releasing three stunning video performances with her Waterloo WL-14.

read more

Waterloo featured on The Voice

It was great to see Joshua Davis perform his rendition of the Sting classic "Fields of Gold" with his Waterloo WL-14 on NBC's The Voice.

read more

. Get in the Loop .