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This instrument has micro-towel marks from being wiped down in our shop during demonstration and may have fret wear, both so fine they cannot be shown in photographs. It is being sold as a used instrument with no factory warranty. There are no other defects or blemishes to report, and it conforms to factory setup and fully functions as designed.
Like all of their electric models, the Collings 290 is named after a highway that runs through the Austin hill country and takes you to Collings workshop. Although it may look like a traditional model with it's single "Spanish" cutaway and two humbuckers, look a little deeper and appreciate the features this guitar brings to the table.
The Body is crafted from select piece of dense mahogany that has two well thought out ergonomic cuts on the back of the guitar, one for the area where the guitar rests & conforms to your ribcage (in the waist of the body), and the other in the lower bout to accommodate resting on your knew when sitting down. The leg cutout makes practicing or doing a session easy as it conforms to your leg, and the other, makes standing and playing a gig a pleasure as the guitar fits comfortably against your body.
The Neck joint has been uniquely designed to join the body at an angle, allowing easier access to the upper frets. The neck joins at the 17th fret on the bass side, & at the 19th fret on the treble side. The neck is also crafted from select Mahogany that was typically used on the what today is considered investment grade instruments of the 50's and 60's.
This dense mahogany offers more mass, more rigidity & continuity from neck through the body. It responds better than any guitar you have may have ever played, and is extremely well balanced in your hands.
This Collings 290 has two select Jason Lollar P-90 pickups that Jason has specially designed for Collings. Lollar manages to capture the airy top end, tight lows, balanced midrange, and complex overtones. In reviews they are consistently given high marks for their balanced frequency response.
This instrument can be a snarling rock and roll animal, or a crying blues hound dog. The tones that seep out of this beauty are what you have always wanted to hear. Rich, thick but never muddy on the bottom end, chewy midrange, and high end that will cut through the mix on stage, but never harsh.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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