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Named 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.

Standard Features Include:

  • Select solid mahogany body and neck
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 16th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Grained ivoroid dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Black or cream pickup covers and black or amber top hat knobs
  • Dual Lollar soapbar P90 pickups
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros Nashville tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Recommended string guage - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage

Mitch Watkins - Collings 290 - Country Demo

Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins playing a Collings 290 (bridge pickup position).

Mitch Watkins - Collings 290 - Jazz Demo

Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins playing jazz on a Collings 290 (neck pickup position).

Rick McRae - Collings 290 - "Limehouse Blues"

Guitarist Rick McRae plays "Limehouse Blues" on a Collings 290 through a '71 Fender Deluxe Reverb.

Rick McRae - Collings 290 - Chord Melody

Guitarist Rick McRae demonstrates chord melody on a Collings 290 through a '71 Fender Deluxe Reverb.

Rick McRae - Collings 290 - "Out of Nowhere"

Guitarist Rick McRae plays the jazz standard "Out of Nowhere" on a Collings 290 through a '71 Fender Deluxe Reverb.

Rick McRae - Collings 290 - "Stumbling"

Guitarist Rick McRae plays "Stumbling" on a Collings 290 through a '71 Fender Deluxe Reverb.

Dimensions

  • Body Length: 17"
  • Body Depth at Side: 1 5/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
  • Total Length: 38 1/2"
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Strings

  • Factory Strings: D' Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Recommended Gauges:
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