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Collings CJ-35 Slope Shouldered Dreadnought Guitar Sunburst, 2014

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The Slope Shouldered Dreadnought appeared early in the development of the steel string guitar, and the Collings CJ-35 is an expression of just how good this design can be when built by a master.

It’s mid summer, and we’re going through the stock so stragglers come out of the basement and out into the light.

This is a New, Old Stock Collings SJ-35 built during 2014, with ‘Standard’ specifications. That means Sitka Spruce top braced with Adirondack Spruce, Honduran Mahogany for the back, sides and neck, Wenge for the fingerboard and bridge, Ebony for the headstock overlay and Mother of Pearl for the Collings logo and position markers.

This guitar is as new; it hasn’t really been played past what was necessary to present it for sale. The original hard shell case is included, and it has a bit of dust.

I’m a fan of the slope shouldered dreadnought, and to my eye and ear Collings makes some of the very best examples of this design. The quality of wood selection, construction and finish is hard to beat. The setups are very good and they just sound great as new – when played in they should be fantastic.

Let’s read about the Collings CJ-35 from the Collings pages:

“The pre-war era of American flattop guitar making has come to be known as “golden” for a reason. Lauded for its short but brilliant periods of construction innovation, the years from 1930-1942 were filled with new instrument runs that featured bracing, fret access and body dimension changes that would define the features and sounds of the modern acoustic guitar.

Emerging out of our fascination with this era of guitar making history, Collings is proud to introduce the CJ35. Available with a mahogany back and slope-shouldered body, this new variation of our CJ model incorporates a non-scalloped bracing configuration featuring three tone bars and a short 24 7/8″ scale length.

This new design provides the CJ35 with a beautiful balance of deep piano-like bass and powerful full-bodied highs, complimented by a focused dynamic range for exceptionally even note projection. As a result, the CJ35 is one of our most versatile large-bodied guitars, equally well-suited for a variety of playing styles.”

  • Model: CJ-35
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: 22435
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 31/07/2018

  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.09lbs 1.86kg
  • Scale Length: 632mm 24.875in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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