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Leadmusic, Geneva - Switzerland
2 rue Albert-Richard, +41 22 731 62 72
CHF 3,690.00 VAT 7.7% included. Without shipping costs.

This 1999 SJ guitar built by the famous Collings company is an amazing instrument, with exceptionnaly figured maple neck and flame maple back and sides. It’s also a very good condition guitar, with very few playwear, surface scratches but no big scratches, no big damages and no cracks. Comes with its original case. Only some discrete weather checks on the finish are noticeables on both the back of the neck and the top. This adds to a vintage look, and clearly only the gloss finish cracked a bit here and there, completely normal weather check. Also, there’s a light bubble in the finish close to the bridge, air is probably getting under the finish coat at that particular point.

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. SJs, especially examples in maple, typically have a more pronounced midrange response when compared to a dreadnought, making them ideal candidates for a rounded cutaway. 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 instrument features a crazy figured flame maple neck, with wide flames and shapes. The back and sides are also very figured and the look of that guitar is absolutely fantastic. So does the sound. This Collings SJ has a lot of level, and as it was well played, but beloved, the sound is very open. This guitar sings.

Comes with its original case.

  • Select Sitka spruce
  • European flame maple back and sides
  • Grained ivoroid bindings
  • Black/white wood strip purfling
  • Matching Ivoroid Rosette
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • exceptionnaly Flame Maple neck
  • Double-bound fingerboard and peghead
  • Ebony peghead veneer
  • Inlaid Collings Logo
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Modern diamond fingerboard and peghead inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Gold Schaller Mini-tuners
  • original case incl.