"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
If you've found yourself skipping over the Collings 290 line in favor of the I-35 or City Limits, it's time to circle back around. The 290s that Collings are making these days are just incredible guitars and inching ever closer to nailing the feel and tone of the great, 50s Les Paul Specials.
A slab mahogany body coupled with killer sounding Throbak P90s in TV Yellow? Yes, please! 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?).
This style of Gibson-inspired guitar is a tone machine, 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.
You could go searching for the perfect, vintage Gibson LP Special - or - you could just skip to the front of the line and buy this beauty! Priced with original hardshell case.