Category Archive: CJs

(NEW) Collings CJ-35, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany, Sunburst – $4,860

(NEW) Slope-shouldered perfection!  The CJ-35 might well be the pinnacle of this classic design, combining the warm and woody sound of the originals with Collings’ signature midrange sparkle and just enough “thump”.  The CJ-35 is an excellent all-purpose guitar, ample in volume and not afraid of a pick, but certainly responsive enough for fingerstyle.  This one has a Sitka spruce

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(NEW) Collings CJ-35, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – $4,320

(NEW) The CJ-35 takes Collings’ version of the Gibson Jumbo in a more vintage-inspired direction, with a warmer, woodier voice and the meatier Vintage Now neck. These specs make it a great all-rounder, perfect for strumming and accompanying singing, but no slouch when it comes to blues and fingerstyle. This one has a *flawless* Sitka spruce top and mahogany back

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SOLD – (USED) Collings CJ-35, Sunburst, Sitka, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED, MINTY!) Here is a stellar example of the Collings CJ-35, a twist on their standard jumbo model that takes it in a more vintage-inspired direction.  The goal with this model was to make a slightly warmer, slightly mellower version of the standard CJ, one that might remind the player more of a classic wartime Gibson… but of course, Collings being

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(USED) Collings CJ-35, Sitka, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED) One of Collings’ most popular models in recent years, the CJ-35 takes the venerable Collings Jumbo and tweaks it in a more vintage-inspired direction. These are incredibly light and responsive guitars, and through some internal engineering (abbreviated tongue brace, ramped rather than scalloped bracing) and some structural decisions that favor a slightly mellower sound (Wenge fingerboard and bridge, short

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(NEW) Collings CJ, Built By Bruce, Adirondack, Figured Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) Every so often we get a call from our friends at Collings, informing us that Bruce Van Wart, master luthier and Collings’ “wood man” since the very beginning, has built a guitar using some specially selected materials. These instruments are always crazy-good, taking Collings’ already impossibly high cosmetic and tonal standards and, yes, going even further.  Would we be

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(NEW) Collings CJ-35 Black Top, Sitka, Mahogany… First of its Kind – $4,860

(NEW) Here’s something we thought would be super-cool… a CJ-35 with a black top!  We were inspired by a guitar that drifted through our shop last year, an old Gibby slope D that was once owned by Karen Dalton… and we decided to have Collings emulate that aesthetic on their more traditionally voiced jumbo. The CJ-35 has become one of

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(NEW) Collings CJMhA, Short Scale, Sunburst, VARNISH! – $8,010

(NEW) Another beautiful “custom” order for store stock, the iconic Collings CJ deluxe,this one in mahogany and Adirondack spruce with dark tobacco sunburst, nickel Waverly tuners, firestripe pickguard, flourish inlay, and tortoise binding. There’s not a lot that can be said that has not been said already. This model speaks for itself, and some consider it the most full sounding

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(USED, MINT) Collings CJMhAssSB, Adirondack Top, Mahogany, Short Scale – $4,575

(USED, MINT) Again, consistently one of our best selling and most versatile models – the iconic Collings CJ in mahogany and Adirondack spruce with dark tobacco sunburst, tigerstripe pickguard, and tortoise binding on this one. There’s not a lot that can be said that has not been said already. This model speaks for itself, and some consider it the most

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(USED) Collings CJ – CJMhaSSsb-Varn custom Sunburst, Varnish, Adirondack, Braz. parts! – $5,350

(USED) Now here is another truly unique and special Collings CJ. This one is a custom Collings CJMhAssSB-varn (“Collings Jumbo, Mahogany, Adirondack, short scale, sunburst, varnish”) We built a run of these, three or four, back in 2008-2009) back when we could still get Brazilian rosewood parts for fretboard and bridge (we no longer can). We were going for classic bold sounding mahogany short

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(NEW) Collings CJ-35sb Sunburst – $4,860

(JUST ARRIVED) Collings CJ-35sb, one of the newest and extremely popular new jumbos from our friends in Austin, TX. Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, light build, special CJ-35 “non-scalloped” Adirondack spruce bracing and tone bar with small vintage-style maple bridge plate and *abbreviated* tongue brace, and vintage-appropriate 24.9″ short scale. Light weight WENGE straight bridge and fretboard. Comes set up and strung

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(NEW) Collings CJ-35 Natural, Sitka Spruce top – $4,320

(NEW) Collings CJ35, quickly becoming a shop favorite – the newest and extremely popular jumbos from our friends in Austin, TX. Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, light build, CJ-35 “non-scalloped” Adirondack spruce bracing with small vintage-style maple bridge plate, Wenge freeboard and bridge and *abbreviated* tongue brace, short scale. Light as a feather, gorgeous, strong-voiced, feisty, snappy, balanced, loud and real woody, 1 and 3/4″ nut width.  Check

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(NEW) Collings CJ Wenge Short Scale – $4,995

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.

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