Collings CJ35 with Baked Sitka Spruce Top, Sunburst and Mahogany Back & Sides
The Collings Jumbo, or CJ, is Collings' interpretation of the classic slope-shouldered dreadnought, a shape that has enjoyed popularity for many years. While the Collings CJ is similar in shape and depth to the traditional dreadnought, it has a distinctly different tone, determined by the rounded shoulders, bridge placement, sound-hole position, body depth, and slightly wider (16") lower bout.
Despite its large size this model works well with the shorter scale lengths, resulting in a somewhat percussive bottom end ideal for acoustic blues or other styles that benefit from a more controlled bass response.
The Collings CJ35 is a light, woody sounding slope-shouldered dread. Designed as a short scale classic, the Collings CJ35 is a powerhouse of a slope shouldered dread, with a focused, mid-range boom and open responsiveness not often found in a new guitar. This particular model is even older sounding with it's Baked Sitka Top.
It has Mahogany back and sides and it is pictured here with a dark walnut stain to compliment the signature sunburst top finish. Additional custom appointments on this wonderful instrument include the Wenge (African Rosewood) fretboard and bridge, Tigerstripe pick guard, nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid body binding and matching rosette (nitrocellulose high gloss body finish) and grained Ivoroid bridge pins.
This instrument features a 24 7/8" scale, lessening overall string tension for ease of fretting with your left hand while providing a quick response to light attack with your right hand. The sound is compressed significantly and the short scale makes me feel like a real guitar player. It’s really amazing what a fraction of an inch can do, giving you easier reach and less tension. Give us a call so we can tell you more about it.
It also comes with one of the Collings Handmade Custom Cases #CJ45.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Baked Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Pre-war straight bracing with 3 tone bars with abbreviated tongue brace & abbreviated bridge plate
Inlays: Mother of Pearl long dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Simple ivoroid rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany neck
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16" string spacing
Bridge: Wenge Straight Style Bridge
Bridge Pins: Grained Ivoroid
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons and 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Unbound
Headstock Binding: Unbound
Pickguard: Tigerstripe celluloid pickguard
Backstrip: Style 1 Walnut Backstrip
Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Peghead
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl Collings Logo inlay
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Vintage inspired neck profile
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: 15 Degree Headstock Angle
Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
Misc. 4: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 6: Sunburst Top
Misc. 7: D'Addario EJ-17 medium gauge strings
Misc. 8: Collings Deluxe Hard-shell Case
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