Waterloo WL-14 X Spruce/Mahogany Boot Burst Acoustic #WL3314  From Collings

Waterloo's 14-fret, X-braced wonder in a very special Boot Burst finish!

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$2,700.00

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What We Think

The WL-14 has never looked better!  We chose X-bracing on this one for the added bass, sustain, and complexity of tone.  Truss rod, too.  You don't need to be a cowpoke to buddy up to this little hoss of a 00!

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

Brimming with Texas vibe, the warm colors of the "Boot Burst" Edition WL-14 were inspired by the dyed leather of a well-loved pair of cowboy boots. We recreated the smoky, tan and amber hue of this particular pair of boots as a full-body sunburst that spans the top, back, sides and neck and is complemented by ivoroid top binding. A cream pickguard and matching tuner buttons tie this new aesthetic all together for an eye catching and unmistakably classic look.

Just like the standard WL-14, the "Boot Burst" Edition has a sizable, vintage-inspired neck with a prominent "V" shape, although we also offer an alternate lower-profile option for those who prefer more moderately sized necks. All WL-14 models are built with a fully adjustable truss rod and include a Hardshell TKL case. This model is also available with an optional Aged Finish for an authentic time-worn appearance.

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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite of electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

Model: WL-14 X

Serial: 3314

Top: Solid Spruce

Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany

Bracing: Vintage-Inspired X-Bracing

Color: Full-Body "Boot Burst"

Binding: Tortoise Bound Top, Back, and Soundhole

Bridge: Ebony Pyramid with 2 3/8" spacing

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Saddle: Bone Drop-In

Pickguard: Cream Celluloid

Body Finish: Semi-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck: Solid Mahogany

Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood

Nut: 1 3/4" Ebony Nut

Neck Support: Adjustable Truss Rod

Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm Acrylic Dots

Neck Profile: Prominent "V" Shape

Scale Length: 24 7/8"

Fret Wire: Medium 18% Nickel-Silver

Logo: Stenciled Waterloo

Tuners: Golden Age Restoration w/Cream Buttons

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Case: Hardshell