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Collings SJ Adirondack and Cocobolo with Short Scale ID-9113


Collings SJ Adirondack and Cocobolo with Short Scale

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 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. Collings SJs typically have a more pronounced midrange response when compared to a dreadnought, which translates into more note definition.

This Custom Collings SJ features a custom Adirondack top. Adirondack Spruce is the legendary tonewood used on the early guitars we have all grown to love. The stiffness to weight ratio makes Adirondack great for players who dig in a bit harder and desire virtually unlimited headroom. Combined with the gorgeous Cocobolo back and sides, this guitar has a very warm, yet defined bass response with very present clear trebles.

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!"

The custom appointments on this Custom SJ are a very rich and colorful full body sunburst, long dot inlays, gold waverly tuners, and a flouish peghead inlay to top it all off. Additionally, The 1 11/16" standard nut width has been upgraded to a 1 3/4" for easier fingering of chord shapes.

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Collings SJ


Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 23439

Sold To Customer: Derek DeArment

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Cocobolo

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: Short Scale 24 7/8"

Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing

Inlays: Modern diamond fingerboard and peghead inlays

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony SJ Style

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Mini Schaller Tuners with Nickel Buttons

Purfling: Black/white wood strip purfling

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid bindings

Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise Style Loose In Case

Backstrip: 3-Style Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Modern Diamond

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: C Shape

Body Depth: 4 1/2"

Lower Bout Width: 16"

Body Length: 20 1/8

Total Length: 41"

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish