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Collings 290 Crimson Red Electric Guitar #29011848  From Collings

Incredible solid mahogany body and a pair of soapbar p90 pickups

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Condition: Used, Good

This one feels amazing! Whether you're playing blistering leads, slamming power chords or coaxing sweet blues melodies out of this guitar it plays like a dream and sounds even better. 

This is a player's guitar and shows the playwear from the years of love. It has some pick scratching and buckle rash most of which is only noticeable when you get more personal with the guitar. The more apparent blemishes have been pictured and are included in the photo gallery.

Collings 290 Crimson Red Electric Guitar #29011848 Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman tests out the Collings 290 Crimson Red Electric Guitar #29011848 (Used) through a Fuchs Classic Overdrive Supreme ODS-50 1x12 Combo (Used).

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

290

Named for the scenic 290 highway that winds past the Collings shop though the Texas Hill Country, the 290 is a modern day tribute to the original working man's rock'n roll guitar. A solid mahogany body and neck are complimented by two Lollar Soap Bar P90 pickups for a tone that shows off the amazing harmonic range and dynamics of this often underrated configuration.

Soapbar P90's

The soapbar p90 has a fat and round bass response with a smoother treble than a traditional p90. This is a hugely versatile pickup with lots of vintage style warmth.

 

Collings Guitars

About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite of electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

Year: 2011

Construction: Solid body single cutaway

Body: Honduran mahogany

Neck: Honduran mahogany

Neck Shape: C

Body Binding: None

Fingerboard Binding: None

Peghead Binding: None

Bridge: Kluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)

Tailpiece: Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)

Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ ivoroid long dots (5mm non-tapered)

Pickups: Lollar P90s

Pots/Caps: CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow

Knobs: Amber or black top hat

Pickup Rings: Cream or black

Nut: 1 11/16"

Scale Length: 24 7/8"

Neck Joint: Extra long mortise & tenon

Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver

Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo

Peghead Profile: Haircut

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo

Wiring: 50s style

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Pickguard: Black/Cream/Black

Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black with 290 logo

Strings: D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")

Case: Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage