2017 Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King Rosewood Deluxe Jumbo Guitar

Is it a dreadnought? Is it a jumbo? It's both! The body shape on these is lifted from the Regal-made jumbo models made in the late '30s and early '40s -- some of which can be seen under the Washburn brand (among others, and x-braced) and some under their own-brand (ladder-braced). There were a few Grand Ole Opry stars that used them quite a bit, too.

These modern, Collings-made (who doesn't love a Collings guitar?) interpretations, however, are similar to the old guys in some ways but really simply are their own thing. This one sounds a bit like a good '50s J-50 but has that long-scale snap of an AJ. It's dry and fundamental but has some good, woody depth both because of the sheer body size but also because this fancier variant of the model features solid rosewood back and sides rather than mahogany. It sounds old right off the bat. That's plus for me!

All I had to do was give it a quick setup and it was ready to hang on the wall. It's basically a new guitar with only the slightest usewear/playwear in evidence.

The rosewood, by the way -- can we all just agree that that's a gorgeous set?

Repairs included: a setup.


Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid Indian rosewood

Bracing type: x

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: medium-bigger soft V

Board radius: ~12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium


Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 3/4"

Body width: 15 3/4"

Body depth: 5"

Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz


Condition notes: it's almost a new guitar with only the very lightest playwear in evidence. It shows a few light scratches/scuffs on the body but nothing that would photograph -- the kind of stuff I expect to see on guitars hung in a shop a couple months. The pickguard shows some pickwear but nothing to write home about, and there's one non-photographable tiny little itsy-bitsy ding on the headstock below the low E tuner shaft.


It comes with: its original hard case.





















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