Waterloo Introduces the WL-14 Scissortail Model: Winter NAMM 2017

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.

Check out more Winter NAMM 2017 coverage.


Greg Cahill
Greg Cahill


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