290 S®


290 S®Distilling our popular 290® model to it's essence, the 290 S® features a single Lollar high wind dog ear P90 pickup. This deceptively simple configuration highlights the huge array of tones available with subtle manipulation of the volume and tone controls. From rich and harmonically complex clean tones to gritty and saturated rock, the 290 S® is a capable companion in most any musical style. Dialing back the volume and tone controls brings out the smooth, compressed and mellow sounds the P90 pickup is capable of without ever losing articulation. The more you ask of this guitar, the more it delivers.

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 higher wind Dog Ear P90 slightly rounds off high frequency response which adds sweetness and warmth. The low end is fat and rich with strong and clear mids.


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.

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
BridgeKluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)
TailpieceKluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
FingerboardRosewood w/ ivoroid long dots (5mm non-tapered)
Fingerboard Radius12"
PickupsSingle Lollar P90 (bridge)
Pots/CapsDiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
KnobsAmber or black top hat
Pickup RingsBlack dogear
Nut1 11/16"
Scale Length24 7/8"
Neck JointExtra long mortise & tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileHaircut
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring 50s style
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Truss Rod CoverBlack/Cream/Black with 290 logo
StringsD'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
CaseDeluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurements 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

  • Crimson
  • Tobacco Sunburst
  • Doghair
  • TV Yellow
  • Jet Black
  • Trans Orange
  • 1959 Faded Crimson
  • Oxblood
  • Walnut
  • Merlot
  • Root Beer
  • Natural (Mahogany body)
  • Olympic White
  • Sonic Blue
  • Seafoam Green
  • Vintage White
  • Olive Drab
  • Shell Pink
  • Charcoal Frost
  • Custom Finishes
  • Burgundy Mist
  • Pelham Blue
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Sherwood Green
  • 60s Neck Profile
  • Bigsby B5 Tremolo
  • Left-handed
  • No Fingerboard Inlay