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Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail


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Serial Number: WL2336
Top: Solid spruce
Back/Sides: Solid maple
Bracing: Vintage-inspired X-bracing
Color: Natural finish
Binding: Tortoise bound top, back and soundhole
Bridge: Ebony with 2 3/8" spacing
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Saddle: Bone drop-in
Pickguard: Tigerstripe celluloid
Body Finish: Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
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 with Scissortail decal
Tuners: Golden Age Restoration with black buttons
Case:  Collings Waterloo Hardshell Case


In the early 1940s the Gibson Company made a limited series of instruments called the Oriole under their Kalamazoo brand. The series included a flat-top guitar, arch-top guitar, mandolin, and a lap steel- all made with figured maple back and sides in a natural blonde finish and featuring a small decal of an Oriole bird.

Just a few years ago Collings Guitars introduced their line of Waterloo instruments as their take on the classic Gibson Kalamazoo line. This new Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail is Collings' take on the Kalamazoo Oriole flat top guitar. During the 1930s and 1940s many Gibson guitars had prominent V profile shaped necks and Collings has reintroduced that on the Scissortail and other Waterloo guitars.

Beautifully simple. A true retro reissue.

Includes a Collings Waterloo TKL Hardshell Case.