290 SDistilling our popular 290 model to it's essence, the 290 S features a single Lollar high wind dog ear P90 pickup. This deceptively simple configuration highlights the huge array of tones available with subtle manipulation of the volume and tone controls. From rich and harmonically complex clean tones to gritty and saturated rock, the 290 S is a capable companion in most any musical style. Dialing back the volume and tone controls brings out the smooth, compressed and mellow sounds the P90 pickup is capable of without ever losing articulation. The more you ask of this guitar, the more it delivers.
Each Collings 290 is constructed of solid Honduran mahogany that is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected for density and acoustical response by master luthiers here at our shop.
The higher wind Dog Ear P90 slightly rounds off high frequency response which adds sweetness and warmth. The low end is fat and rich with strong and clear mids.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 thousandths in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection.
Collings electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Kluson tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.
We craft our pickguard and peghead materials in house, providing custom aesthetics like our etched pearloid peghead veneer, Highway 290 truss cover graphic and many more.
Full Body Finishes
Being constructed of all mahogany, each 290 can be finished with a variety of colors and full body sunbursts, including our custom Doghair finish.
|Construction||Solid body single cutaway|
|Bridge||Kluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)|
|Tailpiece||Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood w/ ivoroid long dots (5mm non-tapered)|
|Pickups||Single Lollar P90 (bridge)|
|Pots/Caps||CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Amber or black top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Black dogear|
|Scale Length||24 7/8"|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Truss Rod Cover||Black/Cream/Black with 290 logo|
|Strings||D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")|
|Case||Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage|