290Named for the scenic 290 highway that winds past the Collings shop though the Texas Hill Country, the 290 is a modern day tribute to the original working man's rock'n roll guitar. A solid mahogany body and neck are complimented by two Lollar Soap Bar P90 pickups for a tone that shows off the amazing harmonic range and dynamics of this often underrated configuration.

Premium Tonewoods

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 Soapbar P90 has a fat and round bass response with a smoother treble than a traditional P90. This is a hugely versatile pickup with lots of vintage-style warmth.


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 Tonepros tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.

Custom Trim

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.

Make It Your Own

With a wide variety of available custom inlays, tremolos, bridges, neck profiles, and tone wood options; a Collings electric can be configured to perfectly match your playing style and aesthetic preference.

ConstructionSolid body single cutaway
Body Honduran mahogany
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingNone
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeTonePros TP6 Nashville
TailpieceTonePros T1Z Locking
FingerboardRosewood w/ ivoroid long dots
PickupsLollar P90s
Pots/CapsCTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow
KnobsAmber or black
Pickup RingsCream or black
Nut1 11/16"
Scale Length24 7/8"
Neck JointExtra long mortise & tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileHaircut
TunersChrome Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring 50s style
Fingerboard Radius12"
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Truss Rod Coverb/c/b with 290 logo
StringsD'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
CaseDeluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurments may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length17"
Body Depth1 5/8"
Lower Bout Width13 1/2"
Total Length38 1/2"

Custom Options

  • No Fingerboard Inlay

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