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Collings SJ Custom Short Scale w/ German Spruce & European Maple


Collings SJ Custom Short Scale

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 Collings SJ features a German Spruce top combined with European Maple Back and Sides. European Maple is warmer than American big leaf maple and provides a defined bass response with very present clear trebles. Custom made with a short scale and no tongue brace, this this SJ will soon become your favorite guitar!


  • Top: German Spruce
  • Back & Sides: European maple
  • Neck: European maple
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling
  • Fingerboard Binding: .100" ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Peghead Binding: .100" ivoroid 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 w/ Ivoroid Buttons (16:1 ratio)
  • Backstrip: Maple mosaic
  • Rosette: Ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Scale Length: Short Scale 24 7/8"
  • Brace Materia:l Sitka spruce
  • Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace w/ No Tongue Brace
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
  • Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Strings: D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
  • Serial: 29849