"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

If you've found yourself skipping over the Collings 290 line in favor of the I-35 or City Limits, it's time to circle back around. The 290s that Collings are making these days are just incredible guitars and inching ever closer to nailing the feel and tone of the great, 50s Les Paul Specials. 

A slab mahogany body coupled with killer sounding Lollar P90s in TV Yellow? Yes, please! Chime, midrange snarl, gorgeous cleans or Marshall half-stack ready overdriven tones, these guitars cover a huge range of tones. 

This style of Gibson-inspired guitar is a tone machine, period. Everything you need, nothing you don't. No fancy tops, ornate bindings, etc...just tone and feel which leaves everything else up to you (i.e., your hands). Like all Collings, the build quality and setup are perfect. 

You could go searching for the perfect, vintage Gibson LP Special - or - you could just skip to the front of the line and buy this beauty! Priced with original hardshell case.


  • Select solid mahogany body and neck
  • TV Yellow Nitro Gloss Lacquer
  • 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
  • Lollar P90s
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Kluson ABR-1 bridge and stop tail piece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Serial No. 290181446
  • 7lbs 7oz

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