Collings 290 Doghair with ThroBak P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-7041
Collings 290 Doghair with ThroBak P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo
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! To complete the package, this 290 features a B5 Bigsby tremolo bar. The Bigsby B5, sometimes referred as the Bigsby “horseshoe” is designed for flat top solid body guitars. Attaching via four screws to a guitar’s top, the B5 is extremely versatile. B5s are common on many styles of guitars including SGs, Les Paul Jrs, Telecasters, and Rickenbacker 325s. On this 290, it is incredibly smooth!
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 particular guitar has a “Doghair” finish on the entire guitar. This is derived from a white grain filler beneath a translucent layer of dark lacquer – that others have attempted to copy, as yet still a secret known only to our friends at Collings Guitars. The grain of the Mahogany has beautiful specks of white set against the natural luster of the body. This new finish attracts a great deal of attention from visitors to our shop. View Collings 290 in Golden Doghair.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Inlays: Grained Ivoroid Dot Markers
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Tone Pros
Tuners: Gotoh SG301 with Pearloid Style Buttons
Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Peghead
Headstock Overlay: Pearloid
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: C Shape
Body Depth: 1 5/8"
Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
Body Length: 1 5/8"
Total Length: 38 1/2"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Custom Doghair Finish
Misc. 2: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 3: 12" Fingerboard Radius
Misc. 4: Pearloid Truss Rod Cover
Misc. 5: Bigsby Tremolo
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