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Collings CJ35SB German Spruce

$8,595.00

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This CJ35SB has had an upgrade to a German Spruce top. The cooler regional climate results in a slow grown, low yield timber long favoured by bowed instrument makers. The timber tends to be very stiff as well as light in weight which results in a refined and pronounced tone.

The pre-war era of American flattop guitar making has come to be known as "golden" for a reason. Lauded for its short but brilliant periods of construction innovation, the years from 1930-1942 were filled with new instrument runs that featured bracing, fret access and body dimension changes that would define the features and sounds of the modern acoustic guitar. Emerging out of our fascination with this era of guitar making history, Collings is proud to introduce the CJ35. Available with a mahogany back and slope-shouldered body, this new variation of our CJ model incorporates a non-scalloped bracing configuration featuring three tone bars and a short 24 7/8" scale length and complimented with a German Spruce top. This new design provides the CJ35 with a beautiful balance of deep piano-like bass and powerful full-bodied highs, complimented by a focused dynamic range for exceptionally even note projection. As a result, the CJ35 is one of our most versatile large-bodied guitars, well suited to both fingerstyle and strumming techniques.

Top: German spruce
Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Ivoroid with no purfling
Bridge: Wenge straight-style with 2 5/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Wenge with MOP long dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ivoroid with no dot
Nut: Bone, 1 3/4"
Saddle: Bone, Cutthrough
Neck Profile: Vintage Now
Peghead: Profile Haircut
Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with Ivoroid Collings Logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly w/ Ivoroid buttons (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette: Simple ivoroid with b/w purfling
Scale Length: 24 7/8"
Brace Material: Adirondack spruce w/ abreviated tongue brace
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace (3 tone bars)
Fingerboard: Radius 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
Pickguard: Tigerstripe
Strings: D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")

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