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With origins dating back to the turn of the 20th century, flat-backed mandolins have long been a mainstay of Americana, country, blues, swing and a variety of other traditional styles. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the WL-M would eventually find its way into the Waterloo catalog! Featuring an elegant pear-shaped body and round soundhole, the WL-M has a clear and distinctive voice with ringing sustain, creamy midrange, and enough front-end bite to cut through any ensemble mix.

The WL-M is constructed with all solid woods and in a ladder-braced design, which contributes to its dry and articulate vintage chime. Other key features that set the WL-M apart from other Depression-era mandolins are its fully-adjustable truss rod and compound fingerboard radius, allowing for modern day playability and setup flexibility over the life of the instrument. Whether you’re a devoted mandolinist or a guitar player simply looking to branch out into new sonic territory, the WL-M will not disappoint!

Hardshell TKL case included. This model is also available in a lefthanded version at no additional charge.

( Jet Black / Sunburst ) 

TOP Solid spruce
SIDE & BACK Solid mahogany
BRACING Vintage-inspired ladder bracing
COLOR  Vintage-style Sunburst or Jet Black
BINDING  Ivoroid bound top and soundhole
PICKGUARD  Tigerstripe or Cream celluloid
BODY FINISH  Semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
TAILPIECE  Custom 1-piece cloud-style
NECK  Solid mahogany
FINGDERBOARD  Indian rosewood
NUT  1 3/16" (30mm) ebony nut
NECK SUPPORT  Adjustable truss rod
FINGERBOARD INLAYS  6mm acrylic dots
NECK PROFILE  Prominent "V" shape
SCALE LENGTH  13 7/8" (352.5mm)
FRET  Medium 18% nickel-silver
LOGO  Stenciled Waterloo
TUNERS  Golden Age Restoration
FINGERBOARD RADIUS  Compound (7 3/16" - 11 5/8")​


Body Width  10 1/4"   Body Length  13"

Body Depth  2 1/8"   Overall Length  27"

Scale Length  13 7/8"   Nut Width  1 3/16"

Saddle Spacing  1 17/32"  Recommended Strings  D'Addario EJ74 (.011"-.040")

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