Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774
Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774
Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774
Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774
Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774
Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774
Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774

Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-5774

Collings SJ-G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Cutaway

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.

Like most all Collings, this guitar has more than ample volume and presence. Featuring a German Spruce top over Indian Rosewood back and sides, the tone is immediately responsive to fingerstyle and light strumming while being able to withstand moderate flatpicking and strumming with ease. German is in between Sitka and Adirondack in regards to stiffness, therefore is a great compromise for many players looking for ultimate versatility.

This SJ is a natural strummer, with clear chords that sound remarkably balanced with all the power you could ever hope for. Fingerstyle lines are also quite nice, offering a surprising amount of responsiveness from a German topped guitar. The cutaway allows access to the highest frets with ease, while also adding to the appearance of the guitar. The body, fretboard and headstock are bound in grained ivoroid with a Style 3 backstrip on the back. The Ebony headstock overlay looks especially nice on this SJ, contrasting the natural finish nicely.

Specifications:

  • Top: German Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
  • Headstock Shape: Solid
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Inlays: Standard SJ
  • Rosette: Black/white wood strip
  • Purfling: Black/white wood strip
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
  • Backstrip: Multi-color mosaic back strip
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Style
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Frets To Body: 14
  • Body Depth: 4 1/2"
  • Lower Bout Width: 16"
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included

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Collings SJ

Specifications:

Expected Arrival: 2011-07

Shipping Weight: 57

Serial: 18403

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

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