Pre Owned 2013 Collings CJ Mh A SB Adirondack and Mahogany Sunburst ID-7279
Pre Owned 2013 Collings CJ Mh A SB Adirondack and Mahogany Sunburst
Of all the Collings body shapes, this is the one most often requested with a sunburst top finish, as this guitar beautifully demonstrates. The Collings Jumbo, or CJ, is Collings' version of the classic slope-shouldered dreadnought, modeled closely after a pre-war J45, a shape that has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years. While the Collings CJ is similar in width and depth to the traditional dreadnought, it has a distinctly different tone. Despite its large size this model works well with the optional shorter string scale, resulting in a somewhat percussive bottom end ideal for acoustic blues or other styles that benefit from a more controlled bass response.
A custom Adirondack Spruce drives the top on this monster. On an open strum, the words clarity and richness come right to mind. The trebles are clean and defined without overpowering the overall richness of the bottom-end.
Adirondack Spruce on the top with Pre-war scalloped bracing makes this guitar incredibly powerful with virtually unlimited headroom and plenty of Adirondack crispness. The slope shoulder design allows this guitar to be played fingerstyle as well without sacrificing any flatpicking demands you could throw at this instrument. Volume will not be a problem with this guitar in a jam session... it will dominate other string band instruments!
The back and sides are Mahogany, which produces clear, distinct notes and is very well appreciated in the recording studio, as it is known to be a bit more balanced in front of a microphone than rosewood. There is a definite reason, the Slope shoulder design is referred to as the "Workhorse"!
This Collings CJ Mh A features, Ivoroid Bindings, gorgeous Sunburst Top a 1 3/4" nut width, MOP fingerboard inlays and a Tortoise style pickguard.
This Pre Owned 2013 Collings CJ Mh A SB Adirondack and Mahogany Sunburst is in excellent + condition with only a few very minor surface scratches. It has minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly-Style
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Purfling: Black / White
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
Backstrip: 1-Style Walnut Backstrip
Headstock Shape: Double bound "Haircut" headstock 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 16"
Body Length: 20 1/8"
Total Length: 41"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Sunburst Top
Misc. 2: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
Misc. 5: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish