This slope-shouldered CJ from Collings Guitars features a stunning full-body sunburst that's been opening a lot of eyes in our showroom. Harkening back to the great all-mahogany Gibson J-45s, we added a mahogany top and short scale neck to this one. It's an extremely woody & punchy sounding guitar, with the trademark Collings volume and clarity. And the playability simply could not be better.

Mahogany soundboard
Mahogany back and sides
Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate rosette
Tortoise-style top/back/neck/peghead binding
Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip
Pre-war scalloped bracing
Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Mahogany neck
Double bound "Haircut" headstock
15 degree headstock angle
Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-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" Scale length
Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Fully adjustable truss rod
Ebony bridge pins and end pin
Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Serial No. 17520

Year Condition Color Case
Call Brand New Sunburst Hard


The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
5:11 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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