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Collings 290TV Yellow with Dual Lollar P90 Pickups ID-7578


Collings 290TV Yellow with Dual Lollar P90 Pickups

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 “Spanish” cutaway and two Soapbar P90-style pickups by Jason Lollar, 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 what today are 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.

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Collings 290TV


Expected Arrival: 2013-9

Shipping Weight: 57

Serial: 290131078

Top Wood: Mahogany

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 24 7/8"

Inlays: Grained Ivoroid Dot Fingerboard Inlays

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Radius

Nut Material: Bone

Bridge: Tonepros Nashville tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio

Fretboard Binding: Unbound

Headstock Binding: Unbound

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl Collings Logo inlay

Body Depth: 1 5/8"

Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"

Body Length: 17"

Total Length: 38 1/2"

Pickup(s): Dual Soapbar P90-style Pickups by Jason Lollar

Pickup Controls: Amber or Black Top Hat Knobs

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Tortoise Style Truss Rod Cover

Misc. 2: 1950's style wiring scheme

Misc. 3: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps

Misc. 4: Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack

Misc. 5: Recommended string guage - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")

Misc. 6: Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage