Waterloo WL-JK

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. These models are also available with optional East Indian rosewood back and sides, as well as an optional Aged Finish for an authentic time-worn appearance. Hardshell TKL case included.

All Waterloo models are handmade in Austin, Texas.

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")
$2,500 MSRP

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Top: Solid spruce
Back/Sides: Solid mahogany or optional East Indian rosewood (add $50)
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 (Aged Finish available)
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
Fingerboard Radius: 12"

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