The SJ is the Collings version of the small Jumbo. The 16 inch lower bout is slightly wider than a dreadnought, and although 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. 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.

This particular SJ has Sitka spruce top and European maple back and sides. That combination produces a nicely balanced tone that works well for fingerpicking, strumming and vocal accompaniment. This maple SJ also works very for jazz.

stock no. 55026

TopSitka spruce
Back and sidesEuropean maple
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16" Bone
Scale length25 1/2"
Bridge spacing2 3/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialEuropean maple
Weight5.50 Lbs.
BracingSitka spruce, Pre-war scalloped X-brace,
InlayMOP modern diamond & squares
Neck profileC-shape
RosetteIvoroid with b/w purfling
Total frets20
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No28191
BindingIvoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling