The Waterloo WL-12 is a close cousin to the flagship WL-14, the biggest difference being the use of maple for the back and sides and of course the 12-fret-to-the-body construction. 12-fret guitars still enjoy massive popularity because of their warm sound and increased bass response, due to the placement of the bracing and bridge.
The WL-12 also has a slimmer, oval-shaped neck which doesn’t fill up the hand nearly as much as the “original” Waterloo WL-14 neck carve. There is no “V” whatsoever, it’s a faster neck overall and a joy to play.
The other specs are pretty much the same as the flagship model: select spruce top (usually Sitka) with X-brace construction, 2-way adjustable truss rod, rosewood fingerboard and ebony bridge/nut. The nut is 1 3/4″ wide and the string spacing at the saddle is a roomy 2 5/16″. All Waterloo guitars are built with animal protein glue and are feather-light… they open up very quickly.
Follow this link to hear our comparison of many of the current Waterloo styles: https://youtu.be/n1yhmklS8qA
List Price: $2,200.. AMW Price: $1,980