2009 Collings 290 TV Yellow
Collings Guitars has carved out a wonderful legacy in the somewhat muddy landscape of guitars in 2019. To me they have a sound and brand that is all their own yet somehow capture what made Martin and Gibson so wonderful in their glory years. Since Bill Colling's passing they have continued on his tradition of wonderful guitar making with an attention to detail that is rarely seen in mass production settings.
Here is a fine example of what Collings does best. Taking the core of an instrument and improving its sound and playability. This guitar is a dual pickup Les Paul Junior at its core. The Lollar P-90's give a nice fat single coil sound. The classic TV Yellow over a mahogany body and neck is finished with nitro. The 290 Sports a comfortable C shape neck profile. It plays like a dream.
This guitar has seen some use, but it is in overall good condition. The finish on the lower bout (in two spots) has been stained slightly by the case. All electronics are in great working condition. Comes with original hardshell case.