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Collings 290 Doghair - Preowned 2013

Collings 290 Doghair - Preowned 2013

Price: $--SOLD

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hard shell case included

We players are fortunate to be alive during a golden age of fine guitar luthiers and we feel strongly that Bill Collings is making some of the finest guitars available. This guitar is for the player who wants a guitar with a really strong point of view, both sonically and visually. And as with all of Collings guitars, this one plays like a dream.

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CRAIG'S POV

I'm a true believer in Collings guitars. We players are fortunate to be alive during a golden age of fine guitar luthiers and I feel strongly that Bill Collings is making some of the finest guitars available. That being said, one of my favorite Collings models is the 290. I really am drawn to guitars that are a simple design platform that can then be individually customized. This particular preowned, like new, 290 happens to be elegantly appointed - really stage worthy. The pearloid peghead and pickguard, along with the doghair finish, is quite stunning. The ThroBack P90s and Bigsby help give this guitar a 50's sonic quality that is rich, full and ballsy. This guitar is for the player who wants a guitar with a really strong point of view, both sonically and visually. And as with all of Collings guitars, this one plays like a dream.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

Serial #290131047
Bodysolid Honduran mahogany
Finishdoghair gloss nitrocellulose
Neckmahogany neck and East Indian rosewood fingerboard
Inlaysgrained ivroid dot fingerboard
KNOBSblack Top Hat
PICKGUARD AND PEGHEAD VENEERpearloid
TREMOLO Bigsby
PICKUPS ThroBak Pro-90 SB5
TUNERSGotoh with vintage style buttons
WIRING50's style
FINGERBOARD RADIUS12"
SCALE LENGTH24 7/8"
NUT WIDTH1 11/16"
BODY DEPTH1 5/8"
BODY LENGTH17"
LOWER BODY WIDTH13 1/2"
FRETSmedium jumbo
NECK SHAPE50's style C shape (.860 1st fret to .960 9th fret)
WEIGHT8.00 lbs
CASECollings hard shell
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