Collings - CJ Custom - Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany & Adirondack

Collings - CJ Custom - Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany & Adirondack (full front)
Collings - CJ Custom - Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany & Adirondack (full back)
Collings - CJ Custom - Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany & Adirondack (closeup front)
Collings - CJ Custom - Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany & Adirondack (headstock front)
Collings - CJ Custom - Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany & Adirondack (headstock back)

Collings - CJ Custom - Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany & Adirondack

AED. 28,000.00 AED. 21,000.00

The Collings CJ was designed by master Luthier, Bill Collings, founder of Collings Guitars and one of the most venerated names in acoustic instrumentation. Collings make some of the best acoustic guitars in the world, numbering Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, and Joni Mitchell among his loyal customers. His company, located outside Austin, is famed not only for the high quality of its instruments but also for a flat refusal to make bargain versions. The Collings Jumbo, or CJ is Collings’ 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 distinct, balanced tone with clear highs and smooth lows. Despite its large size, this model works well with the optional shorter string scale, resulting in a 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 beautiful sunburst finish over the spruce top, paired with Honduran mahogany back and sides. This guitar sounds unbelievable. Hit an open chord and you can feel the whole instrument come vividly to life.

 Some jumbo guitars can be great around the campfire but fail to live up to expectations when you’re recording it working on a subtle piece of music or even enjoying finding harmonies and fabulous sounds that Collings are famous for. The Jumbo does the seemingly impossible by having an almost delicate side, helped in no doubt by the ultra thin nitro cellulose coating on the super high grade Adirondack sound board. Delicate finger picking can be just as rewarding as strumming chords or really digging in with a flat pick - this guitar can really do it all and looks jaw droopingly beautiful to boot. A real staff favourite here at Art of Guitar; it needs to find a great new home but we’ll sure be sad to see it go 

Features:

  • Top: Sunburst Adirondack spruce
  • Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
  • Fingerboard Binding: .100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
  • Peghead Binding: .100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
  • Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP long dots
  • 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: 1-style (Walnut)
  • 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
  • Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Strings: D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
  • Case: Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
  • Year: 2016
  • Condition: Excellent Condition

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