NGD: Waterloo WL-S

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alexwilder18
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NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5009Post alexwilder18
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:42 pm

I thought this one deserved to be posted in this forum so I signed up to share with you all! Here is a 2017 Waterloo WL-S complete with Tbar and a vintage iced tea burst.

Cheers!

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Mr. Jelly
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5011Post Mr. Jelly
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:48 pm

Sweet! It looks in excellent shape. I have a WL-S Deluxe and a WL-S. The WL-S is my secound WL-S that I have owned and they are very consistent. The WL-S guitars have a touch more individual note separation than the Deluxes. These ladder braced guitars are hard to find. Enjoy.

alexwilder18
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5012Post alexwilder18
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:33 pm

Hey Mr. Jelly,

Thanks for the reply. Actually I owe you a little thank you as I had reached out to you (under a different user name, on another forum) about these guitars before I landed one.

As for my WL-S it is in pretty great shape. There are some soft impressions on the top but that’s about it. The original owner bought it new to learn guitar and over 2-3 years just decided it wasn’t for him. So it’s been played a little but not a lot. Also as time permits I may make a tuner swap as I’m a little anal about the presentation of the guitar. I think the tuner buttons are much too aged so I’ll likely choose something with white or black buttons to match the rest of the guitar. Maybe even get a different case too.

I will definitely report back!
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mrzig
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5013Post mrzig
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:51 pm

Congratulations! Deluxe owner here and these are just magical guitars. Enjoy!

alexwilder18
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5016Post alexwilder18
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:31 pm

Thanks Mr. Zig!

Enjoy yours too!

Mr. Jelly
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5017Post Mr. Jelly
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:41 pm

I would appreciate any feed back you might have once you have changed out the tuners. Personally I haven't looked into but it may be an option for me to look into. Let us know if you would. Take care.

alexwilder18
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5018Post alexwilder18
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:57 pm

Of course will do! In fact I have some on order right now.

However depending on your perspective this may or may not excite you. After my research I concluded, in my opinion, that (1) the tuners that will look the best and will also cover all my bases (screw holes, etc.) is the 3 on-a-plate design and (2) a traditional looking tuner is what the WL-S is asking for. Unfortunately that does not leave me with very many options unless I go the custom route which just isn’t feasible for me right now.

So it came down to the traditional 3 on-a-plate Waverlys and a different style of these Golden Age tuners from StewMac. Since I’m not really a fan of the gold plating on the Waverlys for the WL-S (and they are not even in stock) I went Golden Age again. I’m wrestling with the decision because it provides no functional improvement which would have been really nice BUT these (pic below) might add a bit sparkle to the overall look. Plus as I mentioned before I think the white buttons will match the overall look a little better than the aged ones do.

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I will post pictures once I get a chance to make the swap and just cross my fingers that it will all work out.

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Red Oak
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5019Post Red Oak
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:37 pm

alexwilder18 wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:42 pm I thought this one deserved to be posted in this forum so I signed up to share with you all! Here is a 2017 Waterloo WL-S complete with Tbar and a vintage iced tea burst.

Cheers!

Beautiful instrument! You’ve chosen wisely.

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alexwilder18
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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5028Post alexwilder18
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:52 pm

Thanks Red!

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Re: NGD: Waterloo WL-S

Post: # 5090Post Red Oak
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:35 pm

alexwilder18 wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:52 pm Thanks Red!
These Waterloo guitars are getting harder to find!!!

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