Neville Marten's Collings Testamonial

"I always try to call in to see Walter whenever I'm near Nottingham. It's a great shop, full of fabulous acoustics, and Walter's a fascinating and knowledgable chap. Indeed, through the combination of a Collings clinic held by Dave Mann Music in 2012, my long friendship with Collings distributor Doug Chandler and a passing visit to see Walter, I'm now the proud owner of a fabulous slot-head 000-42. It's a monster! Many thanks to Walter, to Doug and to everyone at Collings!"

Neville Marten, Former Editor 'Guitarist' Magazine, Current Editor 'Guitar Techniques'

Collings CJ Western Shaded Top

Our favourite slope shoulder dreadnought from Collings Guitars, the CJ. This one's built with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood, with a little 'under the hood' upgrade in the form of Adirondack Spruce Braces. Adirondack Spruce bracing offers some of the tone and power of Adirondack Spruce, whilst retaining the buttery sweetness and richness we've come to love from Sitka. It's super responsive too, making it ideal for a light touch or strumming. 

Collings put immense energy into their sunburst finishes, this one's no exception. A gentle graduation, the 'Western Shade', is hand sprayed in the Collings paint shop, for the ultimate vintage inspired appeal. 

This guitar is ready to demonstrate, and ship UK/Europe wide. 

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