Collings Custom SJ Adirondack Spruce and Indian Rosewood
The Collings Small Jumbo was one of Bill's first and most successful models. To this day, artists like Lyle Lovett and Conan O'Brian continue to use theirs on stage with great acclaim.
Different from the Gibson Super Jumbo and others, the Collings SJ features a 16 inch lower bout. Slightly wider than a dreadnought, and nearly as deep, the tight curve at the waist creates a very different sound. SJs typically have a more pronounced midrange response when compared to a dreadnought. To our ear, SJs also features greater note definition. Players looking for more bass and overall volume of a large guitar, but with bright clarity and midrange crunch, often find just what they need in a Collings SJ.
This Collings SJ was produced in 2005 and features a custom Adirondack Spruce top. Combined with Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, this guitar produces a very warm, yet defined bass response with clear treble notes.
Strummed hard, this guitar has a monstrous sound. We also find it incredibly easy to strum and thumbpick. It was described by our artist in residence as "being able to level a city block." Trust us, it is loud!
This Collings Custom SJ Adirondack Spruce and Indian Rosewood is in Good Condition. It does have some surface scratches on the top, pickguard, and back. Unlike some axes after 11 years, this one was played, but well looked after.
Includes Collings Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: Broken Glass Inlay
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings logo/Broken Glass Inlay
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck profile
Body Depth: 4 1/2"
Lower Bout Width: 16"
Body Length: 20 1/8
Total Length: 41"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish