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Pre-Owned 2003 Collings Custom SJ Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-9924


Pre-Owned 2003 Collings Custom SJ Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

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 this curvaceous Collings Custom SJ.

This Collings SJ features a Sitka Spruce top combined with an Indian Rosewood Back and Sides. This guitar has a very warm, yet defined bass response with very present clear trebles. We chose to use the standard Sitka bracing to allow for a more responsive top, while still retaining the power, clarity, and punch that Collings' guitars are known for.

This guitar has a monstrous overall sound, while still maintaining a even balance across the spectrum. We found it incredibly easy to strum, fingerpick, play jazz chord melodies, flat pick, you name it. It was described by one of our player's as; "being able to level a city block!"

This Pre-Owned 2003 Collings Custom SJ Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood is in Good Condition. It does have some surface scratches on the top, pickguard, and back. This guitar was well looked after and taken care of. It is in truly great shape for a guitar from the early 2000's.

Includes Original Hardshell Case.

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Collings Custom SJ


Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 8786

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing

Inlays: MOP Dots

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel

Purfling: Black/White/Black/White

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Backstrip: 3-Style Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck profile

Body Depth: 4 1/2"

Lower Bout Width: 16"

Body Length: 20 1/8

Total Length: 41"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Original Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish