Collings Double Cutaway 290 DC Guitar Double Cutaway
Collings Double Cutaway 290 DC Guitar 1959 Faded Crimson
You can't visit the Collings shop in the outskirts of Austin without traveling through the Texas hill country on Highway 290. Named after this highway, the 290 DC boasts amazing versatility in it's tonal spectrum. Equipped with two hand-wound Soapbar P90 pickups from Jason Lollar, the 290 DC is a modern day tribute to the original working man's rock 'n roll guitar.
To add to the straight ahead vintage tone and vibe of this 290, Collings has developed a custom Collings wrap-around tailpiece that delivers unsurpassed dynamic range and tonal versatility with a very simple and classic design. 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.
The 290 DC offers unhindered access to the upper frets and a wide range of tonal possibilities. From pristine clean tones with rich harmonic complexity to hard-hitting classic rock sounds, there are few bases the 290 DC cannot cover. 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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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: Indian Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Tonepros Nashville tune-o-matic bridge
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock 15 Degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Pickup(s): Jason Lollar P90 Neck Black / P90 Bridge Black
Pickup Controls: Black pickup covers and black top hat knobs
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Faded Crimson with Satin finish
Misc. 2: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 3: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 4: 1950's Style wiring scheme
Misc. 5: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Misc. 6: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 7: P90 Routs