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Collings SJ Cutaway with German Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-9846


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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Collings SJ


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 24662

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

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle

Bridge: Ebony

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

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Custom Collings Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 3: Cutaway