If you've been on the lookout for a classic slab mahogany twin pickup sound, but you're hungry for a sonic jump into a fuller, fatter humbucker solidbody tone, your search can end right here.
Just in on consignment, we've got a superb example of the Collings 290 in classic TV Yellow finish complete with a fantastic sounding pair of Throbak JW-102B MXV humbuckers. The A5 magnet Throbaks yield a focused punchy tone with a singing but sweet treble. The neck pickup is warm, but clear and defined, with the bridge pickup providing just the right amount of bite and power. This particular guitar also features a few high quality upgrades, including a Callaham cold rolled steel ABR1 bridge and tailpiece and Luxe paper-in-oil bumblebee capacitors.
As is the case with all of the Collings instruments we come into contact with, this 290 is as well built an electric guitar as you'll find. Fit, finish, and playability are top tier.
Condition: Excellent+. Very lightly played and handled. It would be hard to distinguish any play wear through the aged finish.
Priced with original hardshell case.