Collings SJ with Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-7017
Collings SJ with Sitka Spruce and Mahogany
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. The Collings 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.
It pairs Mahogany back and sides with a Sitka Spruce top for a sound that is very crisp and defined with lots of definition. The Sitka Spruce is perfect for players with a lighter pick attack who also play fingerstyle.
Additional appointments include tortoise style top, back, neck and peghead bindings, pre-war scalloped bracing, double bound "Haircut" peghead, Ebony fingerboard with Ebony SJ Style bridge and a Medium-Fat "C" neck profile.
Collings makes guitars with such superb tone and aesthetics. The craftmanship is top notch and comes out in the tone, playability, and feel of their great instrument. This guitar is truly a great one to add to any players collection.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: MOP Modern Diamond
Rosette: Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle
Bridge: Ebony SJ-style bridge
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Schaller mini-tuners with 1:14 ratio
Purfling: Black/white wood strip purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise Style
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise Style
Headstock Binding: Tortoise Style
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 1-Style Backstrip
Headstock Shape: Double bound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Inlaid Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck
Body Depth: 4 1/2"
Lower Bout Width: 16"
Body Length: 20 1/8"
Total Length: 41"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 4: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
Misc. 5: 15 degree headstock angle