Waterloo WL-S Guitar
We love all of the Waterloo models that Collings has come up with but the Waterloo WL-S may just be the house favorite. This lovely little guitar is patterned after the Stella and Galiano guitars made in New Jersey and New York in the 1920s. It’s a small 12-fret, just 14 inches wide in the lower bout (so slightly larger than a Martin size 0) and the back and sides are solid North American cherry, with a solid spruce top. The top is ladder-braced, a style that was used on many guitars from the period. This is a great guitar for songwriting since it’s so small it tucks under your arm, but really it’s a great guitar for any situation where small size with a big sound is suitable. In other words, just about anytime!
Currently featured in “Top Gear of the Year 2017″ on the front cover of the December 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar.