290Named 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.


ConstructionSolid body single cutaway
BodyHonduran mahogany
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingNone
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeKluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)
TailpieceKluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
FingerboardRosewood w/ ivoroid long dots (5mm non-tapered)
PickupsLollar P90s
Pots/CapsDiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
KnobsAmber or black top hat
Pickup RingsCream or black
Nut1 11/16″
Scale Length24 7/8″
Neck JointExtra long mortise & tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileHaircut
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring50s style
Fingerboard Radius12″
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Truss Rod CoverBlack/Cream/Black with 290 logo
StringsD’Addario NYXL1149 (.011″ – .049″)
CaseDeluxe hardshell case by Ameritage

Neck Profile

Neck Profile Diagram


Body Length17″
Body Depth1 5/8″
Lower Bout Width13 1/2″
Total Length38 1/2″