Collings 360 Golden Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups ID-5247
Collings 360 Golden Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups
Bill Collings has been making some of the most highly regarded acoustic guitars in the world for quite some time, so when he decided to build electric guitars, musicians were chomping at the bit to see what would happen. The flawless construction, the incredible attention to detail, and the Collings quality are all here. Collings has redesigned a classic guitar with players in mind and while it has an affordable price tag, the meticulous construction with a golden doghar finish is nothing short of astonishing.
The body shape resembles a Les Paul, but stretched in the lower bout. It also happens to be a bit thinner than a traditional Paul, which your shoulders and back will thank you for at the end of the last set on a long night.The Mahogany back has an ergonomic angle cut into it, so it rests comfortably against your chest whether sitting or standing. The bridge is a Tone Pro's locking bridge, so you can now change all your strings on the stop tailpiece with out the bridge falling off! The neck joins at the 16th fret on the bass side, however, the redesign of the angled neck joint allows the treble side to join at the 19th fret. This makes for an unencumbered visit to the higher frets an effortless process.
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. One downside to the P90 is the 50 Hz / 60 Hz cycle "hum" which can be caused by external electrical and magnetic fields... not a problem with P90 makers such as Lollar, who offers a reverse wound version of the pickup, which doesn't hum when the guitar is kept the middle position.
Copied from Sean Costello's '53 Goldtop, these Lollar 50's Style P-90s have lower output, more delicate attack, less midrange and bass, and are "scatter wound" with a degaussed (or slightly weakened) Alnico 5 bar magnets. They have a fat P-90 tone with a smooth treble response, having more of an old p-90 sound, rather than a new pickup that sounds hard or harsh. Overall tone is brighter with less of a grind to the distortion quality and is slower to overdrive an amp than the stock P-90 set. Players have re-discovered their love of P90's for their creamy, rich tones and 6L6 amps do love a P90, and for good reason. Some of the best tones ever put to wax, that's right wax, were P90's!
This particular guitar has a custom "Golden Doghair" finish on the entire guitar. This is derived from a gold grain filler beneath a translucent layer of dark lacquer - that others have attempted to copy, as yet still a secret known only to our friends at Collings Guitars. The grain of the Mahogany has beautiful specks of gold set against the natural luster of the body.
- Mahogany Body
- High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish - Golden Doghair
- East Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
- Ebony Peghead Veneer
- Inset Amber Top Hat Knobs
- Custom P90 Pickups by Jason Lollar
- Hand Set Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
- 24 7/8" Scale Length
- 12" Fingerboard Radius
- Tone Pros Bridge and Tailpiece
- Sperzel Tuners with Vintage-Style Grained Ivoroid Buttons
- Body Length: 17 5/8"
- Body Depth: 1 3/4"
- Lower Bout Width: 13 1/4"
- Total Length: 38 7/8"
- Scale Length: 24 7/8"
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
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Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"