by Greg Cahill
The Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail, from the folks at Collings Guitars in Austin, Texas, takes its name from a species of acrobatic kingbird common to the American Southwest.
The guitar, which has a decal of a scissortail emblazoned on the headstock, is a real charmer. And it differs from the classic Depression-era-inspired L-00 Waterloo WL-14 introduced three years ago (which has mahogany back and sides).
This 14-fret model boasts a spruce top, maple back and sides, 24 7/8-inch scale, X-bracing, 1 3/4-inch wide nut, natural finish, and tiger-stripe pickguard. $2,500 (MSRP).
Built in Austin, Texas.
Read more about the Waterloo brand and its models here.