(NEW) This is Collings’ latest addition to his inspired line of guitars based on the simple, depression era catalog instruments of the 20s and 30s. The Waterloo WL-14 is the flagship model, and is still by far the most popular instrument in the line. The “Scissortail,” named for a bird local to Texas, takes the same L-00 shape and makes a handful of nifty changes to add a new dimension to this beloved model.
This guitar features maple back and sides, a natural Sitka top with X-bracing, tortoise binding (included on the back of the guitar as well) and the same 1 3/4″ ebony nut and 2 3/8″ string spacing at the saddle. The mahogany neck profile is a pronounced “V” and the guitar is expertly finished in a thin satin nitrocellulose lacquer.
The sound is dry and direct, with a bit more bite than its mahogany cousin. The fretwork and playability are impeccable. It’s a delightful instrument!
This particular instrument is the very first Scissortail WL-14, and was featured in the Waterloo booth at Winter NAMM, 2017. Comes with original TKL hardshell case.
List Price: $2,500… AMW Price: $2,250 (SOLD)