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❌SOLD❌ Collings SJ Maple Steel String Jumbo Natural, 1998


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Here is a lovely Collings SJ Maple bodied steel string guitar, built in late 1998 in Austin Texas and with a K&K mini pickup set installed. This example has had two top cracks repaired and cleated, and the original Waverly tuners replaced with excellent Gotoh engraved open gear models. The finish has a few dings but overall is in good condition.

The Collings SJ Maple is built with a Jumbo body. The top and bracing are Sitka Spruce while the sides, back and neck are highly figured European Maple. The body blocks are Mahogany, and the bridge and bound fingerboard are Ebony. The inlays and Collings logo are Mother of Pearl.

As with virtually every Collings we see, the materials choice, build quality, finish, playability and tone are top notch. These are about the finest ‘production’ models available anywhere.

Sold with the original Collings hard shell case by TKL.

Collings SJ Maple Stock Specifications:

  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides: European maple
  • Neck: European maple
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling
  • Fingerboard Binding: .100″ ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Peghead Binding: .100″ ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Bridge: Ebony modern-style with 2 3/16″ spacing
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP Modern Diamonds
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14″ – 26″ compound
  • Nut: Bone, 1 11/16″
  • Saddle: Bone, drop-in
  • Neck Profile: C-shape
  • Peghead Profile: Haircut
  • Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
  • Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
  • Frets Medium: 18% nickel-silver
  • Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Backstrip: Maple mosaic
  • Rosette: Ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2″
  • Brace Material: Sitka spruce
  • Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
  • Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Strings: D’Addario EJ-17 (.013″- .056″)
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Price: $5,000.00 CAD
  • Model: SJ
  • Year: 1998
  • Finish Gloss Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 4476, built 1998 but label dates 1/99 at Austin Texas
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 08/12/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.664 lbs 2.12kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.720in 43.69mm
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