"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings
The Collings 290s are just awesome guitars in every regard and are really coming close to the vibe of the vintage Gibson Jr's and Specials - a very good thing in our book!
A slab mahogany body coupled with killer sounding Throbak P90s in TV Yellow? If you've never checked out this style of guitar, without going vintage, we really feel like this 290 is one of the best you'll find. Chime, midrange snarl, gorgeous cleans or Marshall half-stack ready overdriven tones, these guitars cover a huge range of tones (did we mention these Throbak P90s sound incredible?).
That old expression that "it's all in the hands"? This style of guitar shows you why that's true - they are tone machines, period. Everything you need, nothing you don't. No fancy tops, ornate bindings, etc...just tone and feel which leaves everything else up to you (i.e., your hands). Like all Collings, the build quality and setup are perfect.
Don't want to go searching for the perfect vintage Gibson LP Special? Give this 290 a try - you won't be disappointed. Priced with original hardshell case.