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Collings CJ Mh Adirondack and Mahogany with Sunburst ID-9399


Collings CJ Mh Adirondack and Mahogany with Sunburst

The Collings Jumbo, or CJ, is Collings' version of the classic slope-shouldered dreadnought, modeled closely after a pre-war J45, 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. Of all the Collings body shapes, this is the one most often requested with a sunburst top finish, as this guitar beautifully demonstrates.

A custom Adirondack Spruce drives the top on this monster. On an open strum, the words clarity and richness come right to mind. The trebles are clean and defined without overpowering the overall richness of the bottom-end. Adirondack Spruce on the top with Pre-war scalloped bracing makes this guitar incredibly powerful with virtually unlimited headroom and plenty of Adirondack crispness.

The slope shoulder design allows this guitar to be played fingerstyle as well without sacrificing any flatpicking demands you could throw at this instrument. Volume will not be a problem with this guitar in a jam session... it will dominate other string band instruments!

The back and sides are Mahogany, which produces clear, distinct notes and is very well appreciated in the recording studio, as it is known to be a bit more balanced in front of a microphone than rosewood. There is a definite reason, the Slope shoulder design is referred to as the "Workhorse"!

Custom appointments on this Collings CJ Mh are the Ivoroid bindings, Herringbone purfling, 1 3/4" nut, Custom fretboard inlay at the 12th fret, SJ Peghead inlay and a gorgeous sunburst finish.

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Collings CJ


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 23920

Top Wood: Adirondack

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: SJ Fingerboard Inlay

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 Tuners

Purfling: Black/White

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Pickguard

Backstrip: 1-Style Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Haircut Peghead

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

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: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Sunburst Top

Misc. 2: Matte Nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod