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 their fascination with this era of guitar making history, Collings proudly introduced their CJ-35. Available as a Mahogany back and slope-shouldered body, this variation of the 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 model 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. This model comes with the 1.75" nut as a standard feature.
Premium Waverly open gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation. The CJ-35 features an ivoroid bound top and back with an African rosewood fingerboard and bridge and tigerstripe pickguard. The CJ-35 features their Vintage Now neck profile, tapered to match the short scale length and slope shoulder body dimensions of this model.
This CJ35 features a non-scalloped bracing configuration with three tone bars and a short 24 7/8" scale length. This 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. Each Collings acoustic guitar, from their 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 at their shop who pick each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.
A short 24 7/8 inch scale creates a warm note attack and lower tension string feel that lends itself well to a variety of playing styles. By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, their nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 inches in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.