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2010 Collings Model 290, TV Yellow

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Serial #: 10792

Finish: TV Yellow, nitrocellulose type

Body size at lower bout: 13 1/2" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/12th frets: .86/.98

Materials: Solid Honduran mahogany body and neck; solid rosewood fingerboard.

Hardware: Lollar P-90 single coil pickups; Collings/Gotoh 18:1 tuners with grained ivoroid keys; black top hat knobs, pickguard and truss rod cover; Kluson stop tailpiece and ABR-1 adjustable compensated bridge; 3 way pickup selector switch.

Notes: Introduced in 1955, the Gibson Les Paul Special was a popular phenomenon, with its twin P-90 pickups, lightweight mahogany body, and eyecatching limed mahogany finish, designed to display crisply on black and white TV. More than half a century later, the Collings Guitar Co. now builds its Model 290, a loving tribute to the Gibson original. Named after the highway that runs past the factory, the Collings 290 updates the traditional design with a beveled back for player comfort, and a stop tailpiece and compensated adjustable bridge for optimized string intonation.

At just 7lb 9oz, the instrument is happily light in weight, with premium touches including twin Lollar P-90 soapbar pickups, and Gotoh SG301 18:1 tuners with grained ivoroid buttons. This pristine example shows handsome mahogany figure throughout, and has been maintained in 100% original condition, without apparent playwear.

The classic '59 style full C profile neck offers smooth low action over gleaming traditional medium nickel-silver fretwire, with a fresh high-precision setup. The tone is clear and clean, with the detail the single coil pickups are renowned for.

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Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.011-.049). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original premium Ameritage plush lined hardshell case, with original factory paperwork.








































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