At Telluride Music Co., we are honored to be an Authorized Dealer of Waterloo guitars. Weighing in at about three pounds, this Waterloo WL-K (serial #1598) is quite an impressive instrument. The WL-K’s design borrows heavily from the rare Kel Kroyden guitars of the 1930s, which were built to be extremely lightweight to keep costs down. That cost-cutting measure resulted in a different, more subtle tone with plenty of projection. Thanks to its featherweight design and and thinly-carved top braces, the WL-K is hugely responsive and rich in dynamics. Its tone is dry, woody and transparent, but it’s not lacking in overtones and complexity. Although the WL-K is an obvious choice for finger picking, it also shines nicely with a flat pick. Ultimately, the WL-K is an instrument that shows off the expressiveness of the player and the nuances of your playing style. We love the hand-rubbed lacquer finish and slight sunburst—it’s a great pair for the vertical Waterloo decal on the peghead. In all honesty, this WL-K is one of the coolest Waterloo guitars we’ve seen so far. Like all Waterloos, this WL-K oozes with mojo and deep resonance—it’s a new guitar that feels like a vestige of 1930s American roots music. Please call (970) 728-9592 or e-mail for an in-hand description.