Collings SJ German Spruce/Maple Sunburst Acoustic #25219  From Collings

This SJ has one of the most beautiful bursts I've ever seen!

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What We Think

This is the best SJ we've ever gotten in! 

Extremely powerful and defined, it thrives in a variety of contexts: forest rock, desert jazz, or plain ol' picking & grinin' 

The lovely European maple back and sides complement the german top beautifully

It's got continental sophistication coupled with southern swagger 

The all-over sunburst makes it look like a wind-swept desert at sunset 

This guitar has "front-man/woman" written all over it 

This guitar is a leader 

You could build a band around it 

Collings SJ German Spruce/Maple Sunburst Acoustic #25219

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Manufacturer's Description from Collings

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.

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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 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

Standard Features Include:

German spruce top

European maple back and sides

Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate rosette

Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding

Black/white wood purfling with modern black/white backstrip

Pre-war scalloped bracing

Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard

High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Flame maple neck

Double bound "Haircut" headstock

15-degree headstock angle

Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo

Ebony fingerboard with ebony SJ-style bridge

Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint

20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret

Medium-Fat "C" neck profile and 2 3/16" string spacing

14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius

1 11/16" Bone nut and drop-in saddle

25 1/2" Scale length

Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

Mother of pearl Modern Diamond fretboard & peghead inlay

Fully adjustable truss rod

Ebony bridge pins and end pin

Nickel Waverly 4060 tuners

Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"-.056")

Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL