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Collings SJ Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst Finish and Tigerstripe Pickguard ID-5594


Collings SJ Sunburst Finish and Tigerstripe Pickguard

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. 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.

Like most all Collings, this guitar has more than ample volume and presence. Featuring a Sitka 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.

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 headroom from an Sitka topped guitar.

The body, fretboard and headstock are bound in grained ivoroid with a Style 3 backstrip on the back. The Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay looks especially nice on this SJ, with rich dark grain figuring set off by the Ivoroid binding. The body is finished with a gorgeous sunburst complimented by a tigerstripe pickguard.


  • Shipping Weight: 57
  • Serial: 18224
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Year: 2011
  • Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
  • Inlays: Modern Diamond
  • Rosette: Ivoroid
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Purfling: Black/white wood strip
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
  • Pickguard: Tiger Stripe
  • Backstrip: Multi-color mosaic
  • Headstock Shape: Solid
  • Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
  • 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. 1: Sunburst Finish