Collings 290 Aged Candy Apple Red



"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings

New to the 290 model? To help get you started, they're a slab mahogany body and mahogany neck coupled with P90 pickups. They're full of chime, midrange snarl, gorgeous cleans or Marshall half-stack ready overdriven tones, these guitars cover a huge range of tones. Think of the 290 as the Gibson-style equivalent of a Tele, or the electric equivalent of a Martin D-18 - which is to say, they're super musical, versatile, stripped down instruments that you want to make music on.

What makes this one NAMM worthy? Well, there's the full-body metallic Candy Apple Red finish for one (underneath Collings' tastefully distressed Aged Lacquer). Add a Jason Lollar Staple P90 to the equation, and you've got a heavily customized, one-off example of the highly-sought-after 290 that's firing on all cylinders and spitting tones a lot fatter than you'd expect from a Jr.-style guitar. This instrument's looks (and sound) turned heads at NAMM, and we're happy to host it in the showroom!

Priced with Ameritage hardshell case. 


  • Select solid mahogany body and neck
  • Candy Apple Red Aged Lacquer
  • Non-grained, aged Ivoroid fretboard binding 
  • 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 pickup covers and black top hat knobs
  • Jason Lollar P90 pickups (Staple P90 in neck position)
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • Dimarzio 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Serial No. 290191564
  • Approx 7lbs

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