SJ Mh

Overview

SJ MhThe SJ is our version of what is commonly called a small Jumbo. Although the 16 inch lower bout is slightly wider than a dreadnought, and the sides almost as deep, the tight curve at the waist creates in a very different sound chamber. SJs, especially examples in maple, typically have a more pronounced midrange response when compared to a dreadnought, making them ideal candidates for a rounded cutaway. Players looking for the bass and overall volume of a large guitar, but with lots of treble clarity and midrange crunch, often find just what they need in the curvaceous SJ.

Hand Voiced

From the starting point of the wood's density and rigidity, each acoustic guitar top is hand selected, evaluated, and carved to its own unique thickness; maximizing the tonal potential of each top.

Premium Tonewoods

Each Collings acoustic guitar, from our most affordable model to the highest end, are built with the finest tonewoods available. Each wood is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected by master luthiers here at our shop who pick each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.

Playability

A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.

Finish

By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 inches in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.

Hardware

Premium Schaller sealed gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation.

SJ Appointments

The SJ features a fully bound top, back, neck and haircut-style peghead with black/white top purfling.

SJ Neck Profile

Each SJ features a comfortable medium-fat C shaped neck profile with 2 3/16 inch string spacing.

Make It Your Own

With a wide variety of custom inlays, nut widths, neck profiles, and tone wood options; a Collings instrument can be configured to perfectly match your playing style and aesthetic preference.

TopSitka spruce
Back & SidesHonduran mahogany
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingTortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding.100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
Peghead Binding.100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
BridgeEbony modern-style with 2 3/16" spacing
FingerboardEbony with MOP modern diamond & squares
Bridge Pins/End PinEbony with MOP dot
NutBone, 1 11/16"
SaddleBone, Drop-in
Neck ProfileC-shape
Peghead ProfileHaircut with no volute
Neck JointMortise & tenon hybrid
Truss RodFully adjustable
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony with MOP Collings Logo
TunersNickel Schaller mini (14:1 ratio)
Backstrip1-style (Walnut)
RosetteIvoroid with b/w purfling
Scale Length25 1/2"
Brace MaterialSitka spruce
Brace PatternPre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
Body FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardTortoise
StringsD'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
CaseDeluxe Hardshell case by TKL
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurments may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length20 1/8"
Body Depth4 1/2"
Lower Bout Width16"
Total Length41"

Custom Options

  • East Indian Rosewood

    East Indian rosewood is one of most popular tonewoods, and for very good reason. Its higher weight and density produce warm, complex tone with strong low-end response and clear, ringing treble notes.

  • Madagascar Rosewood
  • Wenge
  • Walnut
  • European Maple

    European maple is a beautiful figured wood that offers excellent projection and focus, which made it the tonewood of choice for many luthiers before the days of amplification. It's still a very valid tonewood today, and despite the misconception that maple guitars are overly bright, properly selected maple sets can produce deep, full sound with excellent articulation and clarity.

  • Koa

    With its vibrant amber color and striking figure, Koa is a wonderful tonewood that has been used for stringed instruments for generations. Tonally, Koa finds a pleasing balance between warmth and clarity with a bright front-end attack and warm undertones, making it an ideal choice for fingerstyle and chord melodies.

  • Adirondack Braces
  • No Tongue Brace
  • Cutaway
  • Left-handed

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