Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe


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Product Description

Full-bodied in both tone and stature, the aptly nicknamed “Jumbo King” is the largest size offering in the Waterloo line and a modern day tribute to jumbo-sized guitars of the early 1940s. Originally manufactured by Regal for the mail-order enterprise Montgomery Ward, this slope-shoulder body size was designed to provide performers of the era with enough volume and power for professional radio work. The WL-JK accomplishes this and more by employing a full five-inch body depth and a slightly narrow waist to enhance both the bass and treble response.

The WL-JK is available in a minimally appointed “standard” version as well as a “deluxe” version featuring added bindings, true-to-era “valve cover” tuners, and a full-body sunburst finish. Both models utilize vintage inspired x-bracing and prominent v-shaped necks with fully adjustable truss rods.

  • Body Width: 15 3/4″
  • Body Length: 19 1/2″
  • Body Depth: 5″
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2″
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4″
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8″
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Color: Vintage-style Sunburst
  • Binding: Ivoroid Top, Back and soundhole
  • Tuners: Golden Age Restoration w/ “Valve Covers”
  • Bracing: Vintage Inspired X-Bracing
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Celluloid
  • Body Finish: Semi-gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Neck: Solid Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, Ivoroid Bound
  • Bridge: Ebony Strait Bridge
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Nut: Ebony Nut
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Neck Support: Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Fingerboard Inlays: 9mm Ivoroid Dots
  • Neck Profile: Vintage inspired strong V shape
  • Logo: Stenciled “Waterloo/Jumbo King”
  • Fret Wire: Medium 18% nickel-silver



  1. :

    Sounds WAY BETTER finger style than it does flat picked.

  2. :

    I have two Collings guitars. To me, these WLs sound funky and tinny like a cheaper instrument. I agree the finger picked sound is way better. For the same money, buy the Martin CEO 7 – great tone. Nobody around here carries these for a personal test, so just relying on the you tube sound.

  3. :

    It shows its best as a fingerpicker, but may I suggest the 2016 Gibson SJ100 with walnut back and sides for about the same price? No, I don’t work for them or know anyone who does, but after shopping for 2 years for a dreadnaught, I found my dream guitar.

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