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2019 Collings Model 290

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Serial #: 290191545, stamped in pot cavity

Body size at lower bout: 13 1/2" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/12th frets: .86/.99

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

Hardware: ThroBak Vintage P-90 soapbar single coil pickups; aged nickel Kluson stop tailpiece and ABR-1 adjustable compensated bridge; 3 way pickup selector switch; Gotoh Collings logo tuners with ivoroid keys; black pickguard, bell knobs, and truss rod cover; DiMarzio 500K pots with Jupiter Vintage Yellow capacitors.

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 7oz, the instrument is happily light in weight, with premium features including upgrade ThroBak Vintage P-90 soapbar pickups, aged nickel Kluson hardware, ivoroid bound fingerboard, and relic true nitro finish, with light factory checking. 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. A final touch: the vintage style pots and barrel caps are all visible through clear Lucite back covers. This gleaming example has been maintained in 100% original condition, without apparent playwear. Your closeup's on Camera 3. One only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings. 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.








































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