Collings 290S Tobacco SB Single Dog Ear P90 Lollar Pickup with Wraparound Bridge
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!
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 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 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.
We are truly amazed by what this single pickup guitar has to offer! It is capable of producing a vast array of tones, from pristine clean tones rich with harmonic complexity to hard-hitting vintage rock tones with enough focused growl to cut through any mix. Dial back the volume and tone, and you'll be surprised by the smooth, mellow tones that are available without ever getting muddy.
This instrument will put tone back in the hands of the player, not in the hands of effect pedals or multi-channel amps.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Custom Wraparound Bridge
Tuners: Gotoh SG301 Tuners with Vintage-Style Buttons
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
Body Depth: 1 5/8"
Lower Bout Width: 17"
Body Length: 17"
Total Length: 38 1/2"
Pickup(s): Single Dog Ear P90 Pickup by Jason Lollar
Pickup Controls: 1 Volume and 1 Tone
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 2: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 3: 50's Style Wiring