Sometimes simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Featuring a single Lollar high wind dog ear P90 pickup, the 290 DC S offers unhindered access to all 22 frets and a wide range of tonal possibilities. Subtle manipulations of the volume and tone controls offer pristine clean tones to deep, warm jazz sounds and everything in between. There are few bases the 290 DC S cannot cover. To further the guitar's vintage-inspired tone and aesthetic, we've made available our own custom wraparound tailpiece (optional) that's been designed to deliver unsurpassed dynamic range and improved intonation up the neck.
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 22nd 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 cover and black or amber top hat knobs
- Single Lollar high-wind dog ear P90 pickup
- 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 gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
- Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
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- Body Length: 16 1/2"
- Body Depth at Side: 1 5/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
- Total Length: 38 3/4"
- Scale Length: 24 7/8"
- Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Factory Strings: D' Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
- Recommended Gauges:
- Interview: The ToneQuest Report - Collings Electrics
- Custom Electric Guitar Gallery: 290 DC S # 11017
- Custom Electric Guitar Gallery: 290 DC S # 11051
- Custom Electric Guitar Gallery: 290 DC S # 11098
- Review: Premier Guitar -Collings 290 DC S review
- Artists and Sightings: Brett Tuggle - Collings 290 DC S