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Collings Custom CJ SB Sitka Spruce and Indian in Sunburst Finish Pre-Owned 2010 ID-11431


Collings Custom CJ Sunburst Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

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 full 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 Sitka Spruce, which is the legendary wood used a majority of guitars, 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.

Of all the Collings body shapes, this is the one most often requested with a sunburst top finish - and who are we to argue. The sitka top is highly responsive and also looks great underneath the sunburst finish. It also features a gorgeous Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, the grain of which matches perfectly with the bound "mini-haircut" style headstock.

This instrument is in Excellent + Condition with only some light pick scratches on the pickguard. All are very light.

Includes Hardshell Case.

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Collings CJ


Shipping Weight: 57

Serial: 17738

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Year: 2010

Bracing: Collings X Bracing

Inlays: Mop Long Dot

Rosette: Ivoroid w/ W/B/W Purfle

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Biscuit

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony Pins w/ MOP DOT

Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners

Purfling: B/W/B/W/B

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise

Backstrip: 3 Style

Headstock Shape: Haircut

Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: C Shape

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Body Length: 20 1/8"

Total Length: 41"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Hardshell Case

Misc. 1: Setup High: 2/32"

Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 3/32"

Misc. 3: Weight: 5 Lbs

Misc. 4: Sunburst Finish