Pre-Owned 2012 Collings 290 Faded Crimson
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!
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 cutaway and two P90's, 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 P90 pickups that Jason has specially designed for Collings. 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.
This Collings 290 Faded Crimson Finish Pre-Owned 2012 is in Excellent Condition with only some light surface scratches on the pickguard as well as some scratches on the pickup from the strings. We have attempted to capture these in the detailed photos posted below.
Includes Original Hardshell Case
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Nut Material: Nut
Bridge: Imperial Standard Wrap-Around2
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Neck Profile: Imperial Standard Wind Bridge
Pickup(s): 2 X Jason Lollar P90
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Vintage '59 Crimson
Misc. 2: Hand Set Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
Misc. 3: 7.4 lbs