Just Arrived! – (NEW) The Collings SJ. We’ve taken it on as our mission to increase its numbers, and its availability, as it has been perceived for too long as being “just a maple” guitar – and as we all know, not everyone “gets” maple.
Well, the (J-185 style) Collings SJ *is* a great guitar in maple, of course. But we’ve also delivered it in Koa, Brazilian RW, East Indian RW, MadRose, Mahogany,and Cocobolo. We even built one with mahogany top in DOGHAIR finish! We’ve also built it with Cedar top, German top, Adirondack top, Mahogany top, and good old Sitka top. Sunburst top? Sure. Full body sunburst? Been there, done that. We’ve added Jazz and Broken Glass inlay, we’ve had custom shell inlay done. We’ve built it in short and long scale and with and without cutaway. And we have loved them all.
Here is a fairly basic and straightforward SJ in East Indian Rosewood with Sitka spruce top, 1 and 11/16″ nut width, standard (25.5″) scale length, upgrade to Waverly tuners. A guitar that does everything well. Sized between an OM and a dread, it is a welcomed respite for your sore shoulder, and a fresh breeze for your ears.
SN # 22843
AMW Price: $4,500