Collings 290TV Yellow with Jason Lollar P90 Pickups ID-5290
Collings 290TV Yellow with Jason Lollar P90 Pickups
The Collings 290TV is named after the 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 one "Spanish" cutaway and two P90 pickups , look a little deeper and appreciate the features this guitar brings to the table.
The Body is a select piece of mahogany that has two ergonomic cuts on the back of the guitar, one for the area where the guitar rests against your ribcage and "forms" against it, and one on the lower bout to accommodate sitting down and playing the guitar. The leg cutout makes practicing or doing a session easy as it molds 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 redesigned to join the body on an angle allowing for easy access to the upper frets. The neck joins at the 17th fret on the bass side but on the treble side it joins at the 19th fret. The wood used is select Mahogany that was typically used on the great instruments of the 50's and 60's. This select wood has more mass, and therefore it is more rigid, but responds better than any guitar you have played, and is not in any way "neck heavy."
This custom Collings has a "TV" Yellow finish on the body, and the neck as well. A back story for your consideration: This special yellow color was designed in the 1950s to solve the problem of the color white, under the glare of bright television lights, overpowering the black and white television cameras. Get ready for your close up Mr. Deville, because this guitar belongs on TV!
- Model: 290
- Top: Mahogany
- Back: Mahogany
- Finish: TV Yellow
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Peghead Overlay: Ebony
- Knobs: Black Top Hat
- Hand Set Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
- 50's Style Wiring
- 12" Fingerboard Radius
- Tone Pros Bridge and Tailpiece
- Pickups: Jason Lollar P90 (2)
- Tuners: Gotoh SG301 with Vintage Style Buttons
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Body Length: 17"
- Body Depth: 1 5/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
- Total Length: 38 1/2"
- Scale Length: 24 7/8"
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Serial: 10746