Collings SJ Cutaway with German Spruce and Indian Rosewood
The Collings SJ is a 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 boast a tremendous volume and mid-range response. The beautiful thing about this guitar is it's surprising bass response. 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 guitar features a German Spruce top, one of our favorite choices for topwood. German Spruce has a stiffness to weight ratio that falls somewhere between Sitka and Adirondack, making it an ideal compromise for many playing styles. German is stiff enough to handle heavy flatpicking, but also responds very well to fingerstyle players as well. When combined with Indian Rosewood back and sides, it produces a lush low end that is clear and powerful.
This guitar features Ivorid Bindings, 3-style backstrib, a cutaway, and Mother of Pearl Modern Diamond inlays.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: Modern Diamond
Rosette: Matching Ivoroid Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Schaller M6 Mini
Purfling: Black/white wood strip purfling
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Double-bound fingerboard and peghead
Headstock Binding: Double-bound fingerboard and peghead
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 3-Style Backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony Veneer
Headstock Inlay: Modern Diamond
Frets To Body: 14
Case: Custom Collings Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Cutaway