Collings 290 TV Yellow PreOwned 2018
This instrument has micro-towel marks from being wiped down in our shop during demonstration and may have fret wear, both so fine they cannot be shown in photographs. It is being sold as a used instrument with no factory warranty. There are no other defects or blemishes to report, and it conforms to factory setup and fully functions as designed.
Like all of Collings Guitars Electric models, the Collings 290 is named after a highway that runs through the Austin hill country and takes you to Collings workshop. 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 Collings 290 has two select Jason Lollar P-90 pickups that Jason has specially designed for Collings. Lollar manages to capture the airy top end, tight lows, balanced mid-range, and complex overtones. In reviews they are consistently given high marks for their balanced frequency response.
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 mid-range, and high end that will cut through the mix on stage, but never harsh. With a TV Yellow Finish this instrument has an unmistakably classic feel.
Includes Hardshell Case.
Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Bridge: Kluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Pickup(s): 2 X Jason Lollar P90's
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: TV Yellow Finish
Misc. 2: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
Misc. 3: Weight: 7.2 lbs