Collings 290 1959 Faded Crimson Single Dogear P90 Lollar Pickup ID-6488
Collings 290 1959 Faded Crimson Single Dogear P90 Lollar Pickup
Bill Collings is admittedly building some of the finest acoustic guitars that have ever been built. When he decided to take on the challenge of building electric guitars, at the onset, this may have seemed an easier task. After all, electric guitars have no bracing, no acoustic waves to study, and acoustic players are known to be a finicky bunch when compared to our electric brethren. Well, 70 prototypes and a year later, he felt he had finally formulated the electric guitar he would want to build. In the process he conceptualized the iconic electric guitar in a new light, developing a new standard for fit, finish, innovation, and most importantly tone!
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 knee 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.
The custom appointed Collings’ custom wraparound bridge is beautifully milled and pre-intonated at the factory, though players who use gauges lighter than .010s (the company recommends .011s) may encounter some intonation issues.
We are truly amazed by what this single pickup guitar has to offer! It is capable of producing a vast array of tones, from pristine clean tones rich with harmonic complexity to hard-hitting vintage rock tones with enough focused growl to cut through any mix. Dial back the volume and tone, and you'll be surprised by the smooth, mellow tones that are available without ever getting muddy.
Copied from Sean Costello's '53 Goldtop the Lollar Soapbar P-90 pickup has lower output, more delicate attack, less midrange and bass, and are coupled with weak magnets. Overall tone is brighter with less of a grind to the distortion quality and is slower to overdrive an amp than the stock P-90 set.
Last but certainly not least, this 290 features a vintage inspired 1959 "Faded Crimson" finish on the Mahogany. Lighter in color than the standard Crimson from the folks in Austin, this invokes a trip down memory lane to the Glory days of Rock and Roll. Simply appointed, easy to use, and a great multi-tasker, this guitar will be the go to for many different styles of music! Like an old pair of faded jeans, this one fits perfectly, every single time.
This instrument will put tone back in the hands of the player, not in the hands of effect pedals or multi-channel amps.
- Serial: 12946
- Top Wood: Mahogany
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 7/8"
- Inlays: Dots
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Radius
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Custom Wraparound Bridge
- Tuners: Gotoh SG301 Tuners with Vintage-Style Buttons
- Pickguard: Black
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
- Body Depth: 1 5/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 17"
- Body Length: 17"
- Total Length: 38 1/2"
- Pickup(s): Single Dog Ear P90 Pickup by Jason Lollar
- Pickup Controls: 1 Volume and 1 Tone
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- 1959 Faded Crimson
- High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
- 50's Style Wiring