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Pre-Owned Collings CJ 35 Sunburst
Item: COCJ35SB430

Pre-Owned Collings CJ 35 Sunburst

Item: COCJ35SB430

The pre-war era of American flattop guitar making has come to be known as "golden" for a reason. Lauded for its short but brilliant periods of construction innovation, the years from 1930-1942 were filled with new instrument runs that featured bracing, fret access and body dimension changes that would define the features and sounds of the modern acoustic guitar. Emerging out of Bill Collings fascination with this era of guitar making history, we are proud to introduce the Collings CJ35. Available with a mahogany back and slope-shouldered body, this new variation of their CJ model incorporates a non-scalloped bracing configuration featuring three tone bars and a short 24 7/8" scale length. This new design provides the CJ35 with a beautiful balance of deep piano-like bass and powerful full-bodied highs, complimented by a focused dynamic range for exceptionally even note projection. As a result, the CJ35 is one of the most versatile large-bodied guitars, well suited to both fingerstyle and strumming techniques.

The singing like tones and incredible projection come from the Adirondack straight (non scalloped) three tone bar bracing and abbreviated tongue brace, along with its Mahogany back and sides. It also is not lacking  any bass response. With its slightly shorter scale and vintage inspired neck profile make it as comfortable to play as anything you would want to put your hands on. Its select Sitka Spruce top is beautifully accented by a tiger striped pickguard. It has a 1 3/4" nutwidth and 2 5/16" saddle spacing. Gorgeous ivoroid binding makes for a very intriguing look on the top (see photos), and other appointments included a 'haircut' headstock, ivoroid tuner buttons, and a bone cut-through saddle.

Serial# 22430       

Model Year 2014

Pre-Owned Collings CJ 35 Sunburst Features:

  • Select Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Simple Ivoroid Rosette
  • Ivoroid Top/back Binding
  • 1-style Walnut Backstrip
  • Pre-war non-scalloped Adirondack Bracing with 3 Tone Bars
  • Abbreviated Tongue Brace
  • Tigerstripe Celluloid Pickguard
  • High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Unbound "Haircut" Headstock
  • 15 Degree Headstock Angle
  • Ebony Peghead Overlay with Inlaid Ivoroid
  • Collings Logo
  • African Rosewood Fingerboard with Straight-style
  • Bridge
  • Mortise and Tenon Hybrid Neck Joint
  • 20 Frets
  • Neck Joins the Body at the 14th Fret
  • Vintage-inspired Neck Profile with 2 5/16" String
  • Spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound Fingerboard Radius
  • 1 3/4" Bone Nut and Cutthrough Saddle
  • 24 7/8" Scale Length
  • Medium 18% Nickel-silver Fretwire
  • Mother of Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays
  • Fully adjustable Truss Rod
  • Ivoroid Bridge Pins and Ebony End Pin
  • Nickel Waverly Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons &16:1 Ratio
  • Recommended String Gauge - D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"-.056")


  • Collings Deluxe Hard Shell Case by TKL

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