Collings Guitars 290, Charlie Christian Neck Pickup, 1959 Faded Crimson, Solid Body Electric Guitar New
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 pickup combination 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. Includes a hardshell case.