Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars
Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769 - Artisan Guitars

Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo ID-6769

Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo

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! This Pre Owned Collings 290 Doghair with Lollar P90 Pickups and Bigsby Tremolo is in excellent + condition with only a few, barely visible surface scratches on the sides, minor fretwear and it includes the original hardshell case.

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 humbuckers, 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 the what today is considered investment grade instruments of the 50’s and 60’s. This dense mahogany offers more mass, more rigidity and 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.

This particular guitar has a “Doghair” finish on the entire guitar. This is derived from a white 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 white set against the natural luster of the body. This is the second guitar we have received from Collings to feature this new finish, and as we have witnessed, it attracts a great deal of attention from visitors to our shop.

The Doghair 290 has two select Jason Lollar P-90 pickups. 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.

To complete the package, this 290 features a Bigsby B5 tremolo bar. The Bigsby B5, sometimes referred as the Bigsby “horseshoe” is designed for flat top solid body guitars. Attaching via four screws to a guitar’s top, the B5 is extremely versatile. B5s are common on many styles of guitars including SGs, Les Paul Jrs, Telecasters, and Rickenbacker 325s. On this 290, it is incredibly smooth!

Specifications:

  • Serial: 11889
  • Top Wood: Mahogany
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24 7/8"
  • Year: 2011
  • Inlays: Grained Ivoroid Dot Markers
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Tonepros Nashville tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
  • Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock 15 degree headstock angle
  • Headstock Overlay: Pearloid
  • Headstock Inlay: Collings logo
  • Frets To Body: 16
  • Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • Body Depth: 1 5/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
  • Body Length: 1 5/8"
  • Total Length: 38 1/2"
  • Pickup(s): Dual Lollar soapbar P90 pickups
  • Pickup Controls: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
  • Misc. 1: Custom Doghair Finish
  • Misc. 2: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Misc. 3: 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • Misc. 4: 1950's style wiring scheme
  • Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Misc. 6: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • Misc. 7: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
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