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Collings 290 Custom with 1959 Faded Crimson Finish ID-11941


Collings 290 Custom with 1959 Faded Crimson Finish

Named for the scenic 290 highway that winds past the Collings shop through theTexas Hill Country, the 290 is a modern day tribute to the original working man's rock 'n roll guitar. A solid mahogany body and neck are complimented by two Lollar Soap Bar P90 pickups for a tone that shows off the amazing harmonic range and dynamics of this often underrated configuration.

Each Collings 290 is constructed of solid Honduran mahogany that is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected for density and acoustical response by master luthiers at the Collings shop.

This custom model features a 1959 Faded Crimson Finish, with a Tortoise pickguard and truss rod cover.

Jesse's Two Cents:

"Such an interesting, easy-to-love, inspiring little tone machine! These set neck 290s are so much fun. If I keep my volume knob at 5 or 6, I satisfy all my my favorite mid-level, mildly-overdriven tones, BUT: This pair of P-90s can get snarly and downright nasty, as I crank my volume knob. I always look forward to hearing the fat, spanky response in the low end on these guitars, and this one does not let me down. Ultra-playable C neck, tuning gears like butter, and a flawless crimson finish. Good luck finding a sexier axe than this!"

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Serial: 290171423

Top Wood: Honduran mahogany

Back Wood: Honduran mahogany

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 24 7/8"

Inlays: Ivoroid long dots (5mm non-tapered)

Neck Wood: Honduran mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood

Bridge: Kluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo

Body Binding: None

Fretboard Binding: None

Headstock Binding: None

Pickguard: Tortoise

Headstock Shape: Haircut

Headstock Inlay: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo

Neck Profile: C-Shape

Body Depth: 1 5/8"

Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"

Body Length: 17"

Total Length: 38 1/2"

Pickup(s): Lollar P90s

Pickup Controls: Black knobs

Case: Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage

Misc. 1: Tortoise Trust Rod Cover