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Collings CJ German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst and Varnish Finish ID-8724


Collings CJ Guitar German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst and Varnish Finish

The Collings Jumbo, or CJ, is Collings' version of the classic slope-shouldered dreadnought, a shape that has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years. While the Collings CJ is similar in width and depth to the traditional dreadnought, it has a distinctly different tone. Despite its large size this model works well with the optional shorter string scale, resulting in a somewhat percussive bottom end ideal for acoustic blues or other styles that benefit from a more controlled bass response. Of all the Collings body shapes, this is the one most often requested with a sunburst top finish, as this guitar beautifully demonstrates.

This gorgeous Collings CJ features a custom German Spruce top with a stunning sunburst top, combined with Indian Rosewood back and sides. This is an absolutely wonderful sounding instrument standing up to flatpicking, fingerpicks, and bare fingers alike and a shop favorite here at Artisan, especially matched with Indian Rosewood. German Spruce is one of the most versatile tonewoods, offering the perfect balance between responsiveness and headroom. The beautiful Indian Rosewood back and sides bring the guitar balance and warmth. This set of Indian Rosewood not only looks absolutely stunning, it sounds incredible!

Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the custom varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs while extending the low end considerably. The tonal qualities produced by the varnish finish are amazing, especially when compared side by side to a guitar without it.

This Collings CJ is simply appointed in a grained ivoroid bound body, an ebony fretboard and headstock overlay, finished off with Nickel Waverly tuners with Ebony buttons. Additionally, it has a tigerstripe pickguard and double bound fingerboard and peghead. The 1 11/16" standard nut width has been upgraded to a 1 3/4" nut for easier fingering of chord shapes.

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Collings CJ


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 21504

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Purfling: Black/White

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tigerstripe

Backstrip: Multi-color mosaic backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Lower Bout Width: 16"

Body Length: 20 1/8"

Total Length: 41"

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Full Body Sunburst

Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 3: Double-bound fingerboard and peghead

Misc. 4: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 5: Varnish Finish