The Collings Jumbo, or CJ, is our version of the classic slope-shouldered dreadnought, a shape that has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years. While the CJ is similar in width and depth to the traditional dreadnought, it has a distinctly different tone. Despite its large size this model works well with the optional shorter string scale, resulting in a somewhat percussive bottom end ideal for acoustic blues or other
styles that benefit from a more controlled bass response. Of all the Collings body shapes, this is the one most often requested with a sunburst top finish, and the wide range of wood options, neck widths, and string scales allow the CJ to be many different guitars to a wide variety of players.
Top Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Honduran mahogany
Neck Honduran mahogany
Body Binding Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding .100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
Peghead Binding .100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard Ebony with MOP long dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin Ebony with MOP dot
Nut Bone, 1 11/16"
Saddle Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile C-shape
Peghead Profile Haircut
Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod Fully adjustable
Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette Ivoroid with b/w purfling
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Brace Material Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish High gloss polyester resin
Strings D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
*Actual measurements may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.
Body Length 20 1/8"
Body Depth 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width 16"
Total Length 41"