Named for the scenic 290 highway that winds through the Texas Hill Country past the Collings shop, the 290 is a modern day tribute to the original working man's rock 'n' roll guitar. The solid mahogany body and neck are complemented by a Jason Lollar P90 in the bridge position and Lollar Charlie Christian in the neck position.This particular 290 was inspired by John Lennon’s Les Paul Junior, a guitar that was fitted with a Charlie Christian pickup in the neck position in the 1970s by luthier John DiMarino. The shorter 24 7/8-inch scale of this guitar, when combined with the warm sounding single-coils, produces a dark, mellow tone that can still produce some sting and bite.

stock no. 56080

Model290, Faded Crimson, Charlie Christian Pickup
Frets to body16
Nut width1 11/16" Bone
Scale length24 7/8"
Fretboard MaterialRosewood fingerboard
Neck materialKluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc), Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
Electronics1950's style wiring scheme
Body shapeSolid body
Body woodSelect solid mahogany body and neck
InlayGrained ivoroid dot fingerboard inlays
Neck profileMedium-Fat "C" neck shape
PickupsLollar Charlie Christian Hexagon neck, P90 Bridge
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No191508
Weight7.60 lbs.