Collings Custom SJ Sitka and Maple Translucent Red Finish Pre-Owned 1994 ID-10833
Collings SJ Sitka and Maple
The SJ is Collings' version of what is commonly called a Small Jumbo. Although the 16 inch lower bout is slightly wider than a dreadnought, and the sides almost as deep, the tight curve at the waist creates in a very different sound chamber.
SJs typically have a more pronounced midrange response when compared to a dreadnought, which translates into more note definition. Players looking for the bass and overall volume of a large guitar, but with lots of treble clarity and midrange crunch, often find just what they need in the curvaceous Collings SJ.
This Custom Collings SJ features a Sitka top. Sitka Spruce is the versatile tonewood we have all grown to love. The stiffness to weight ratio makes Sitka great for all players. Combined with Maple Back and Sides this guitar has a very warm, yet defined bass response with very present clear trebles. We chose to use the standard Sitka bracing to allow for a more responsive top, while still retaining the power, clarity, and punch that Collings guitars are known for.
This guitar has a monstrous overall sound, while still maintaining a even balance across the spectrum. We found it incredibly easy to strum, fingerpick, play jazz chord melodies, flat pick, you name it. It was described by one of our player's as; "being able to level a city block!"
This custom Collings is built similar to Conan O'Briens SJ. The "haircut" headstock resembles his so much it could've been modeled after him. Both are appointed with a beautiful translucent red finish. This guitar also features a Fishman Matrix Pickup.
This Collings Custom SJ Sitka and Maple Translucent Red Finish Pre-Owned 1994 is in Great Condition with a few things to mention. There are some light diings on the tp of the guitar as well as some pick scratches on the pickguard. There is one light scratch on the back of the guitar. This guitar has been recently setup and inspected by Collings.
Includes Red Calton Case with Cover.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Collings Scalloped bracing
Inlays: Modern Diamond
Neck Wood: Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
Bridge Pins: Black
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Haricut
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Modern Diamond and Collings Logo
Neck Profile: C Shape
Body Depth: 4 1/2"
Lower Bout Width: 16"
Body Length: 20 1/8
Pickup(s): Fishman Infinity Matrix
Case: Red Calton with Case Cover
Misc. 1: Translucent Red Finish