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Some things are simply better in pairs. With a double-cutaway mahogany body and dual hand-wound P90 pickups from Jason Lollar, the 290 DC offers unhindered access to the upper frets and a wide range of tonal possibilities. From pristine clean tones with rich harmonic complexity to hard-hitting classic rock sounds, there are few bases the 290 DC 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 covers and black or amber top hat knobs
  • Dual Lollar soapbar P90 pickups
  • 1950's Style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
  • 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

Living Machines: The Art and Craft Behind Collings Electric Guitars

As Bill Collings will tell you, "it's not about the tools, it's the mentality of the people building the guitars that counts."


  • 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")
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