290 DC®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.
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” in final thickness, maximizing acoustic response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.
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 double 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)|
|Pots/Caps||DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Amber or black top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Cream or black|
|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|