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Collings CJ-45 T

Collings CJ-45 T

Price: $6,675

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With its solid fundamentals, thick trebles, and balanced bass, this CJ45 T is the perfect acoustic to accompany a singer, for recording or just plain inspiration. This sunburst beauty is Collings' tip of the hat to pre-war Gibsons, and man, did they nail it. Neck alert! - if you like big round '30s carve necks, this baby will be right up your alley; it's large but so comfy and just perfectly profiled.

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As with all of Collings Traditional Series guitars, when it came time to add a "T" designation to Collings' slope-shoulder offerings, they didn’t simply tweak the original; the all-new Collings CJ-45 T is a fully re-imagined instrument that offers a distinct tonal variation when compared to the Collings CJ and CJ-35 models.

Strongly vintage-inspired, the body construction has been completely re-engineered, including new bracing carves and patterns. When combined with Collings' latest T-Series neck design and new CJ-45 neck profile, the result showcases a tone that is exceptionally dry and fundamental with the growl and thump sought after in the great slope-shoulder dreads of the Wartime era.

CRAIG'S POV

It's a beast! This Collings CJ 45 T has just blown my mind. Everything is dedicated to the joy of making music. It's a guitar you can't hide behind; it's an honest representation of you, the player-- with no frilly, "reverby" overtones to cover you up. Put another way: it’s music in, music out. And it’s glorious music to boot.

With its solid fundamentals, thick trebles, and balanced bass, this CJ45 T is the perfect acoustic to accompany a singer, for recording or just plain inspiration. This sunburst beauty is Collings' tip of the hat to pre-war Gibsons, and man, did they nail it. Neck alert! - if you like big round '30s carve necks, this baby will be right up your alley; it's large but so comfy and just perfectly profiled. If you prefer small, tiny wimpy ass neck carves, I suggest you stop reading now. This is the real deal.  

I love guitars with attitude, and this beauty has it with the build quality that makes Collings, well, Collings. Watch the video, and read the linked review for a deep dive into the belly of the beast.

https://acousticguitar.com/collings-cj-45-t-guitar-review/

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.


Serial #32702
TopSitka spruce
Back & sidesHonduran mahogany
ConstructionTraditional Series build and voicing
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body bindingivoroid with no purfling
Bridgeebony straight-style with 2 5/16" spacing
FingerboardIndian rosewood with 19 frets and MOP long dots
Fingerboard radius12"
Bridge pins/end pinivoroid with no dot
Nutbone, 1 3/4"
Saddlebone, cutthrough
Neck profileCJ-45 carve, .986 @ 1st fret, .998 @ 12th fret
Peghead profilehaircut
Neck jointmortise & tenon hybrid
Truss rodfully adjustable
Fretsmedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead veneerebony with MOP Collings logo
Tunersnickel Waverly w/ ivoroid buttons (16:1 ratio)
Rosettesingle-ring of multiple b/w purflings
Scale length24 7/8"
Brace material/patternSitka spruce / CJ-45 wartime scalloped X-brace
Finishhigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Pickguardtortoise
Casedeluxe hardshell case by TKL
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