NEW – Just arrived!
A new tonewood for Collings, and for us, African Wenge. The folks at Collings, no strangers to good wood, have had great success with this new tonewood, and we know it has a unique place among rosewoods.
Wenge is a dark-brown African hardwood that has long been used by bowl turners and cabinet and furniture makers. The grain in Wenge is a BOLD black striping which gives the wood a distinctive visual appeal that no other rosewood can duplicate. The tonal properties are considerably more “refined” than East Indian, remarkably similar to Brazilian rosewood and Cocobolo, with a bit of the metallic sizzle, REVERB and the complexity and power reminiscent of both.
We hear: Power, sparkle, depth, and shimmer without any glassiness or edginess.
This CJ guitar features the “C” shape neck with more popular 1 and 11/16″ nut width, SHORT SCALE, ivoroid binding all around, in deluxe fashion, and a style three backstrip.
MSRP: $5,550… AMW Price: $4,995