Collings CJ SB 18284 Acoustic Guitar  From Collings

Slope Shoulder Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic

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This stunning CJ has arrived!  Check out the inlays on the fretboard and headstock!  and that full-bodied tone with that classic even tonal balance that Collings is famous for is just incredible!

great burst on this one! round neck carve is very comfortable.  You've got to play this guitar!

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Collings CJ SB Acoustic guitar played by Keith Ganz

The CJ SB acoustic guitar from Collings, also refered to as Collings Jumbo or CJ is a classically shaped slope-shouldered dreadnought acoustic guitar which is ideal for acoustic blues or other similar styles. Though on the larger side, this mahogany backed and Sitka spruce guitar has a percussive bottom end. The CJ has a beautiful sunburst finish but it's available in other finishes as well! Don't hesitate to contact our guitar experts here, at Soundpure, for information on special ordering this guitar or other Collings guitar 919.682.5552

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

The Collings Jumbo, or CJ, is our version of the classic slope-shouldered dreadnought, a shape that has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years. While the 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. Of all the Collings body shapes, this is the one most often requested with a sunburst top finish, and the wide range of wood options, neck widths, and string scales allow the CJ to be many different guitars to a wide variety of players.

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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite of electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

  • Select Sitka spruce (Dark Gibson Sunburst Finish - upgrade)
  • Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Multi-color mosaic backstrip
  • Tortoise-style pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Honduran Mahogany Neck
  • Double-bound fingerboard and peghead
  • Mother-of-pearl Flourish Headstock logo (upgrade)
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • MOM fingerboard inlays (upgrade)
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Waverly tuners
  • Body Length: 20 1/8"
  • Body Depth: 4 7/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 16"
  • Total Length: 41"
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"