Collings 290 Jet Black
Collings has been building electric guitars since 2006, and since their introduction into the market, they have consistently changed the public’s view of the iconic electric guitar in a new light, developing a new standard for fit, finish, innovation, and most importantly tone! This Pre Owned Collings could be just what you've been missing.
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 its single “Spanish” cutaway and two P-90'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. Thus 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. 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 & continuity from neck through the body. It responds better than any guitar you have may have ever played. It is extremely well balanced in your hands.
This 2008 Jet Black 290 has two select Jason Lollar P-90 pickups. The P-90 is a single coil electric guitar pickup first produced by Gibson in 1946. They were introduced to replace the "bar pickup" (aka the Charlie Christian pickup) in models like the ES-150. Towards the end of the 40's P90's were the main pickup used on all models, including the Les Paul introduced in 1952. The P-90, in general, will be brighter and more transparent than a humbucker. They feature a boosted mid-range and some of the twang of Fender single coil pickups yet with more output and fullness. Typically P90's are clean at low volumes and have plenty of bite when pushed.
This Pre-Owned guitar is in good condition with scratches and dings all throughout the body, headstock, and neck. Although the guitar functions 100% normally, it has been very roadworn and played.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Inlays: White Dot
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2
Bridge: Kluson ABR-1
Tuners: Nickel Sperzel w/ Pearloid Buttons
Headstock Shape: "Haircut" style
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Neck Profile: C Shape
Pickup(s): 2 Jason Lollar P90
Case: Black Collings TKL w/ Brown Interior