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, especially examples in maple, typically have a more pronounced midrange response when compared to a dreadnought, making them ideal candidates for a rounded cutaway. 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 SJ.
The beautiful combination of sitka spruce and mahogany is not unfamiliar to guitar players! Mahogany is a powerful standard with pronounced midrange punch, clarity and dry overtones. Combined with sitka spruce, you have an expressive guitar perfect for recording, playing live, or even just jamming along to some Bruce Springsteen on your couch!
Top: Sitka spruce
Back and Sides: Honduran mahogany
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding: .100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
Peghead Binding: .100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
Bridge: Ebony modern-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP modern diamond and squares
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut: Bone, 1 11/16"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: C-shape
Peghead Profile: Haircut
Neck Joint: Mortise and tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette: Ivoroid with b/w purfling
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Strings: D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
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