At Telluride Music Co., we are honored to be an Authorized Dealer of Waterloo guitars, handmade in Austin by Collings guitars. The Waterloo guitar line pays homage to depression-era guitars—simple, affordable instruments that produced genuine, soulful tone and inspired a pivotal generation of musicians and song-writers.
The WL-14 Mh brings together the warm and even response of all-mahogany construction with the comfort and versatility of a compact, 14-fret parlor body size for a highly satisfying combination. With a light build and understated appointments, the WL-14 Mh harkens back to the “Dust Bowl” era of simple and affordable instruments that reflected the elemental need for music in tough and trying times.
Often accompanied by only boot stomps, the instruments that inspired the WL-14 needed to be punchy and full, but compact and easy to travel with. The comfortable and lightweight WL-14 is designed with these qualities to be a musical companion in just about any circumstance, and brings the soulful and unadorned character of 1920s and 30s instruments forward to today’s musicians.
This Waterloo WL-14 Mh (serial #2613) is X-braced, and it features an adjustable truss rod.