Collings 290 Tobacco Sunburst Aged Finish w/Throbak 52-54 P90s

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"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

Some guitars just exude a vibe that makes you want to play them, just from appearances alone. This aged lacquer Tobacco Sunburst 290 is one of those guitars. Classic Gibson Les Paul Special beauty ratcheted up several notches. 

New to the whole 290 line? To get you started, they're a slab mahogany body and mahogany neck coupled with killer sounding Throbak P90s and a Schaller wrap-tail bridge. They're full of chime, midrange snarl, gorgeous cleans or Marshall half-stack ready overdriven tones, these guitars cover a huge range of tones. No doubt, these Throbak P90s sound absolutely incredible. Think of them as the Gibson-style equivalent of a Tele, or the electric equivalent of a Martin D-18 - which is to say, they're super musical, versatile, shipped down instruments that you want to make music on. 

New to P90s? Think of them of the best of both worlds - the middle ground between a Fender-style single coil and a Gibson humbucker. They are indeed single coils, but they have more body - oomph if you will - and output than a Strat or Tele. They also have a much more forward midrange response but never get as bloated or heavy handed as some humbuckers. Truth be told, they're our favorite style of pickup. Try them out, you'll see...single coil clarity with the girth and punch of a humbucker. What's not to love? 

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. 

Priced with original hardshell case.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Select solid mahogany body and neck
  • Tobacco Sunburst Aged Lacquer
  • Non-grained, aged Ivoroid fretboard binding 
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 16th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Grained ivoroid dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Black pickup covers and black top hat knobs
  • Throbak ’52/’54 P90s
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Schaller intonatable wrap-tail bridge 
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Serial No. 290181467
  • 7lbs 2oz

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