The SJ is Collings’ 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. Big and deep, but also clear and responsive. When we were able to get a set of rare Panamanian Rosewood from Collings, we knew the SJ would be the perfect build. Paired perfectly with a German Spruce top with Adirondack braces, this powerhouse SJ has lots of meat and projection but amazing note separation with warm harmonic undertones and crisp clear mids and trebles. We topped off this full ivoroid bound build with a great looking style 2 sunburst and Abalone rosette, paired nicely with the Modern Diamond fretboard inlay and haircut headstock.
Panamanian Rosewood (Dalbergia Tucurensis) has the superb resonance and quick response we are accustomed to hearing in fine Rosewood (think Brazilian Rosewood, fine Cocobolo). It has rich, burnt-orange and rust-tinged brown colors with unique black line accents. Premium Rosewood is becoming scarcer, and Panamanian Rosewood is very scarce already, so get it while we have it!
Includes deluxe TKL hardshell case and Lifetime Warranty.
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