Jumbo King ... 12 fret ???

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Silly Moustache
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Jumbo King ... 12 fret ???

Post: # 2598Post Silly Moustache
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:38 pm

Hi folks,
Sorry I haven't been around much - new laptop etc.

When I bought my WL12 inh 2016, they had every model avaiable including a Jumbo King but it wasn't what I ws looking for, (a Gibson L-00 actually, but the Waterloos looked better made, and there was a 12 fret, so it came home with me.

I'll admit that the jumbo king looked pretty wierd to me and I seem to remember it was the last one that they sold before they dropped Collings.

I am pretty much committed to 12 fret flat-tops, so a bell rang when I saw this video of Bill at NAMM in 2015 (the same year I met him - bless him): https://youtu.be/yIgGaFre4ck

At 1:50 there is a JK (Deluxe?) that appears to be a 12 fret.

Do they make these or was it a one off prototype ?

Anyone ever seen one ?

Eric Jones
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Re: Jumbo King ... 12 fret ???

Post: # 2601Post Eric Jones
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:42 pm

Andy,

It’s nice to see you here. And that’s a sharp observation on the 12-fret JK! It’s certain 12-fret in contrast to the 14-fret JK that Bill picked up later. I don’t shop for JKs, but I have never seen one or heard them (12-fret model) mentioned. That must have been a prototype.

Silly Moustache
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Re: Jumbo King ... 12 fret ???

Post: # 2603Post Silly Moustache
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:32 pm

Thanks Eric, I wonder if anyone knows more?

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