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Collings Acoustic Guitars - CJ35 - Custom Jet Black Top

$4,995.00


This Collings CJ-35 in a Jet Black Top delivers an exceptional, vintage inspired sound with absolutely stunning appointments. This model was inspired, in part, by our owner Jim's favorite vintage Gibson J-35, which he loaned to Bill Collings during the developmental stages. The result is a guitar with a warm, full sound with clear, pristine highs, rich bass, and incredible projection. The Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides are a perfect pairing and give this slope-shouldered dread remarkable sustain and resonance - just one reason why both fingerstyle players and strummers have found a home with the CJ.

This has a slightly shorter 24 7/8" scale, a Vintage-inspired neck profile, as well as 1 3/4" nut width and 2 5/16" string spacing, all of which make it a truly comfortable player. The impeccable build quality on this guitar is what you'd expect from Collings, but you have to really take a look at this in person to fully appreciate it. The Blacktop finish, haircut headstock, Tigerstripe pickguard and Ivoroid binding on this all come together so perfectly. This Collings CJ35 includes a Collings Original hardshell case and full setup to your specs from one of our luthiers.

  • Slope-Shouldered Dreadnought with high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Black finish and Ivoroid binding
  • Pre-War Non-Scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing with 3 tone bars
  • Select Sitka Spruce Black top with Tigerstripe celluloid pickguard and simple Ivoroid rosette
  • Mahogany back and sides with 1-style Walnut backstrip
  • 24 7/8" scale length
  • Mahogany neck with Vintage-Inspired profile
  • Wenge fingerboard with 14" - 26" compound radius, 20 Medium 18% nickel-silver frets and Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
  • 1 3/4" nut width, Bone
  • Cutthrough Bone saddle with 2 5/16" string spacing
  • Straight-style Wenge bridge
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons and 16:1 ratio
  • Collings Original Hardshell case included
  • Serial# 27711

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We take the time to set up every new guitar, mando, bass, uke, or banjo for every player, whether it was purchased here in Lawrence, Kansas or on our website. Large retailers are content to ship you a guitar right off of the warehouse shelf, while we take pride in the fact that your new instrument will be set up to be truly ready to play - for you.

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