We recently celebrated the arrival of our first Olive Drab 290, which sold very quickly after it arrived. We've now just received our first "junior" variant- a 290 DC S- and it's every bit as impressive as its bigger brother.
Drawing inspiration from WWII-era uniform and vehicle colorways, Olive Drab represents a green finish in a way not commonly seen, especially when compared to the pastel and metallic greens that came out of the Fender and Gibson factories in the 1960s.
This gorgeous 290 double cut slab body is the perfect host for this color, which plays very well off of the black plastics, nickel hardware, and neck binding. While the color can appear bold, the overall aesthetic is quite sleek.
While it's undoubtedly a great guitar to look at, let's get to the important stuff - tone. The Throbak 52/54 P90 pickup paired with the slab mahogany body delivers equal amounts of clarity and sparkle with a great midrange punch and authority. Clean tones are sweet with great note bloom and natural compression, and overdriven tones provide that classic bite with a bit more edge than a humbucker. This is a great example of what a single-pickup electric is capable of. More dynamic with great tonal control via the volume/tone controls, you'll start to forget about the absence of a neck pickup.
If you're looking for a more refined, ultra-high quality LP Junior style guitar that maintains the feel and vibe of a vintage example, this is your guitar.
Priced with hardshell case.