If you're looking for a more refined, ultra-high quality LP Special style guitar that maintains the feel and vibe of a vintage example? This is your guitar.
Why We Love This
It's not easy being green, unless of course you're the first Olive Drab 290 on the block.
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 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 pickups paired with the slab mahogany body deliver 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.
"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