Collings 290 DC Custom Aged Charcoal Frost
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. This Particular model features a beautiful double cutaway, custom aged charcoal frost finish, custom 60's neck carve and a custom 5% over-wound Lollar Dog Ear Pickup!
The Body is crafted from a 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 is crafted from select Mahogany w/ a custom "thinner" 60's neck carve! This 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 and continuity from neck through the body. It responds better than any guitar you have may have ever played. This guitar is extremely well balanced in your hands, and feels comfortable wherever you're playing on the neck.
This 290 features a single overwound lollar dog ear P-90 in the bridge that is sure to light a fire under anyone who's playing it! growling power out of an extremely balanced pickup provides bite & sustain when you want it! The modern playability combined with the vintage feel make this guitar a showstopper for sure!
- Serial: 20438
- Top Wood: Mahogany
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 7/8"
- Inlays: White Dot
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Custom Schaller Wraparound
- Tuners: Nickel GOTOH w/ Collings Logo and Ivoroid Knobs
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Headstock Shape: "Haircut" style
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: Logo
- Neck Profile: 60's Neck Carve
- Pickup(s): Custom Single 5% Overwound Dog Eared P-90
- Case: Collings Ameritage Hardcase
- Aged Charcoal Frost Finish
- Weight: 7.2 lbs