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Old 01-20-2021, 04:18 PM
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As much as I love Collings guitars, Iím curious to find out if it will sound much different than my current CJ35SB.
Canít wait to find out though.
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Old 01-20-2021, 09:51 PM
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It definitely has the wow factor. I listened to Bob Minner play "VanWart" on YouTube with this guitar and it sounds great.
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It definitely has the wow factor. I listened to Bob Minner play "VanWart" on YouTube with this guitar and it sounds great.
For those who want to hear it (I did):
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:06 PM
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They are displaying their NAMM guitars on the Collings Facebook page. They also showed a great looking SJ custom. I was hoping that maybe it would be staying locally but is going to Eddieís Guitars. I would have to trade or consign to cover it and non-local is too much of an obstacle I think.
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For those who want to hear it (I did):
Great sounding guitar!!
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:20 PM
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I agree Brendan. I can hear in that video that focus on fundamentals that I heard so prominently on the JLs, but with the added bass/volume of a large body guitar.

I am very intrigued. Hopefully my two local shops who are Collings dealers will eventually get one in.
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I have owned two CJ35's, a German and a baked Sitka. They sounded nothing like the CJ45T Bob Minner is playing in this video. If either of them did, I'd still have it.

We should also note that Bob is incredibly talented and pull tone out of a guitar unlike most pickers.
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Old 01-21-2021, 03:48 AM
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that's two years on the trot now Collings have bought out a new addition to the T series that I seriously want!

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Default Sweet new NAMM guitar - Collings CJ45 Traditional

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Looks great, but I wish they had gone with a normal peghead and a traditional J-45 sized pickguard instead of the AJ/J-35 style.



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I agree. It looks and sounds like a great guitar but I imagine it will cost as much as an original banner J-45 (certainly here in the Uk anyway).

Iíd rather Collings had made a Ďno frillsí workingmans J-45 under their Waterloo monicker with a big banner neck! The original banner J-45ís were assembled from the materials available and I think it would fit with the ethos of the Waterloo branding. Maybe they could do both?.
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From looking at specs, it does have a very substantial neck. At the first fret it is marginally wider than the standard Collings C neck, just about the same as the Collings Vintage Now. It is, however, significantly deeper than either of the other two necks.

Probably sizes me out of considering one, but it might well be that a CJ35 person is not a CJ45 person. I love the sound of the CJ35, but I'm more curious than excited by Bob's demonstration of the CJ45.

And I'm very grateful Collings kept the haircut head stock!!
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:21 AM
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It's rare for me to get too excited about new guitar models these days ( got enough to be be going on with )but I am looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.
There is a CJ35B here that for the last 2/3 years has always been either ready to use in the studio or by the couch for writing. That guitar has proved to be stellar. I would be very interested to contrast and compare the two.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:51 AM
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Itís beautiful, all Collings jumbo sun bursts are, and it has some wonderful tones. I definitely want to play one, but it seems to be lacking some lower end oomph that Iíd prefer. But thatís typical for Collings to my ear. If it does have that in person...wow.
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