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Collings SJ SS SB Sitka Spruce/Maple Acoustic #17525 - Used  From Collings

A short scale Collings SJ with a full body Sunburst and Collings' coveted varnish finish!

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What, you've never heard of a SJ-2,000,000?  Man!  You just don't see guitars like this very often, regardless of the manufacturer or year.  After our luthier's setup/fret dress, there isn't one single thing about this instrument we would change.  The look, the fit and finish, the decisions to shorten the scale length for additional comfort/punch and to drape the whole production in Varnish for lightweight, true vintage tone--absolutely unimpeachable!  We're all going to be standing on the sidewalk with tears in our eyes when the truck takes this one away--treat 'er right!

 

Condition: Used, Very Good

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 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

Model: SJ SS SB

Serial: 17525

Year: 2010

Top: Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides: Maple

Neck: Maple

Body Binding: Ivoroid with Herringbone Purfling

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 Long Dots

Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP Dot

Nut: Bone, 1 3/4"

Saddle: Bone, Drop-In

Neck Profile: C-Shape

Peghead Profile: Haircut

Neck Joint: Mortise & Tenon Hybrid

Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable

Frets: Medium 18% Nickel

Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings Logo & Flourish

Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)

Backstrip: Maple Mosaic

Rosette: Ivoroid with B/W Purfling

Scale Length: Short Scale

Brace Material: Sitka Spruce

Brace Pattern: Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace

Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound

Body Finish: Varnish

Neck Finish: High Gloss Polyester Resin

Pickguard: Tortoise

Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case by TKL