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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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Collings SJ


Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 941

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Maple

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Year: 1994

Bracing: Collings Scalloped bracing

Inlays: Modern Diamond

Rosette: Abalone

Neck Wood: Maple

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Black

Tuners: Schaller

Purfling: B/W/B/Ivoroid/B

Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Pickguard: Black

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