Collings Introduces New CJ-45 T Acoustic Guitar

Collings CJ-45 T
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In line with its quest to create quality, vintage-inspired instruments following the release of the new I-35 Vintage LC, Collings has released its new CJ-45 T acoustic guitar – a slope-shoulder dreadnought model that pays homage to the Wartime era.

The latest offering in Collings's Traditional Series of acoustics, the CJ-45 T features a number of appointments that seek to deliver a classic tone and vintage feel.

Rather than simply tweaking the incumbent CJ and CJ-35 models, Collings instead decided to create a totally new, completely reengineered acoustic that offers a distinct tonal variation.

Constructed out of a Sitka spruce top, Honduran mahogany back and sides, and a Honduran mahogany neck, the guitar also features a 12" radius Indian rosewood fretboard.

Bolstering the vintage vibe is an ultra-thin nitrocellulose sunburst finish, a 1 3/4" bone nut, Ivoroid body binding and tortoise pickguard.

The CJ-45 T also features a new Wartime scalloped X-bracing constructed out of Adirondack sprice, which – when paired with the exceptionally flat back of the guitar – delivers a significantly expanded tonal range and a more pronounced midrange.

Other notable features include a new C-shape T-Series neck profile that offers both substantial feel and tone, and complements the X-bracing to produce an exceptionally dry growl reminiscent of Wartime-era dreads.

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