This new Collings 290 in TV Yellow finish pays homage to those 1950s Specials, albeit with a hot rodded tweak that gives it a little "extra" in the tone department. Conceptually, it's like having an old 50s LP Special that got routed for humbuckers - a sometimes surprising but very enjoyable mod.
"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