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.
Why We Love This
A slab mahogany body, mahogany neck, short scale, coupled with killer sounding pair of P90 pickups? If you've never checked out this style of guitar, without going vintage, we really feel like the Collings 290 is one of the best examples of this style of guitar you'll find.
Chime, midrange snarl, gorgeous cleans or Marshall half-stack ready overdriven tones, these guitars cover a huge range of tones.
290s have everything you need as a player and 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 a Collings 290 a try - you won't be disappointed.
"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