Beauty and balance abound in this SJ from Collings. From the upgraded German Spruce top, to the gorgeous sunburst finish, this instrument is as lovely to look at as it is to hear.
The SJ is our 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, especially examples in maple, typically have a more pronounced midrange response when compared to a dreadnought, making them ideal candidates for a rounded cutaway. 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.
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: European Maple
Neck: European Maple
Body Binding: Ivoroid with B/W/B/W/B Purlfing
Fingerboard Binding: .100" Ivoroid with B/W Purfling
Peghead Binding: .100" Ivoroid with B/W Purfling
Bridge: Ebony Modern-Style with 2 3/16" Spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP Modern Diamond & Squares
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP Dot
Nut: Bone, 1 11/16"
Saddle: Bone, Drop-In
Neck Profile: C-Shape
Peghead Profile: Haircut
Neck Joint: Mortise & Tenon Hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% Nickel-Silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings Logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 Ratio)
Backstrip: Maple Mosaic
Rosette: Ivoroid with B/W Purfling
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" Compound
Body Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case by TKL