Waterloo WL-M

With origins dating back to the turn of the 20th century, flat-backed mandolins have long been a mainstay of Americana, country, blues, swing and a variety of other traditional styles. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the WL-M would eventually find its way into the Waterloo catalog! Featuring an elegant pear-shaped body and round soundhole, the WL-M has a clear and distinctive voice with ringing sustain, creamy midrange, and enough front-end bite to cut through any ensemble mix.

The WL-M is constructed with all solid woods and in a ladder-braced design, which contributes to its dry and articulate vintage chime. Other key features that set the WL-M apart from other Depression-era mandolins are its fully-adjustable truss rod and compound fingerboard radius, allowing for modern day playability and setup flexibility over the life of the instrument. Whether you’re a devoted mandolinist or a guitar player simply looking to branch out into new sonic territory, the WL-M will not disappoint!

Hardshell TKL case included. This model is also available in a lefthanded version at no additional charge.

Body Width: 10 1/4"
Body Length: 13"
Body Depth: 2 1/8"
Overall Length: 27"
Scale Length: 13 7/8"
Nut Width: 1 3/16"
Saddle Spacing: 1 17/32"
Recommended Strings: D'Addario EJ74 (.011"-.040")
$1,750 MSRP

. Specs .

Top: Solid spruce
Back/Sides: Solid mahogany
Bracing: Vintage-inspired ladder bracing
Color: Vintage-style Sunburst or Jet Black
Binding: Ivoroid bound top and soundhole
Bridge: Ebony
Pickguard: Tigerstripe or Cream celluloid
Body Finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Tailpiece: Custom 1-piece cloud-style
Neck: Solid mahogany
Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
Nut: 1 3/16" ebony nut
Neck Support: Adjustable truss rod
Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm acrylic dots
Neck Profile: Prominent "V" shape
Scale Length: 13 7/8"
Fret Wire: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Logo: Stenciled Waterloo
Tuners: Golden Age Restoration
Fingerboard Radius: Compound (7 3/16" - 11 5/8")

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