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Collings CJ Guitar Adirondack top and Indian Rosewood back and sides with No Tongue Brace ID-8803


Collings CJ Guitar Adirondack top and Indian Rosewood back and sides with No Tongue Brace

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.

Modeled closely after a pre-war J45, the topwood on this guitar is Adirondack, which is the legendary wood used at the pre-war time, and known for it's strength, it's clear precise note definition, and volume. The back and sides are Indian Rosewood, which produces a warm and lush.. yet clear and distinct tone.

The custom appointments on this already wonderful guitar include a custom 1 3/4" nut width, a Flourish headstock inlay and the absence of a Tongue Brace. Hardshell case is included.

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Collings CJ


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 23421

Top Wood: Adirondack

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25.5

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate 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: Tortoise

Backstrip: Style 3 Backstrip

Headstock Inlay: Flourish

Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck profile

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Lower Bout Width: 16"

Body Length: 20 1/8"

Total Length: 41"

Case: Original Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: No Tongue Brace