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Picked this up today, they are made in Austin, Texas. Guy in customer service told me they only produce 700 - 800 a year ( electrics ) They come stock with bone nut and all electric models feature Lollar pickups.Collings290220.jpgCollings290222.jpgCollings290221.jpg

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Jason Lollar knows how to wind pickups, the guitar is outstanding. they've been in the acoustic business for 30 + years and started building electrics 3 years ago. all of Collings products are really painstakingly produced.

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Why would someone flame you over that? Looks like a nice axe!! Congrats!!

Well it is a Gibby forum, and the P90s are awesome. Its a sonic explosion through my Orange.

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Nice! Congratualtions! Upload some sound or youtube it sometime in the future, would really like to hear it.

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Nice! Congratualtions! Upload some sound or youtube it sometime in the future' date=' would really like to hear it.[/quote']

Well , I know for a fact that there's several Youtube clips on several of their electric models.

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Pictures like that are bad for my health...and wallet [biggrin]

 

That is one hell of a guitar, Collings is the name right?[blush] Congrats!

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Collings guitars blow Gibsons away, IMO. If you play one I'll bet you'll agree.

They are even more expensive than Gibbys, however. Take a look at the Collings LPs. Wow.

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Lollar p-90's... very nice... Ain't nothing wrong with that axe... I am not sure why you would expect a flame... Maybe your other guitar is an L5 ??

 

How much did run you ?? A lot of damage ?

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Lollar p-90's... very nice... Ain't nothing wrong with that axe... I am not sure why you would expect a flame... Maybe your other guitar is an L5 ??

 

How much did run you ?? A lot of damage ?

No L5's , several Gibsons and one PRS ( that a couple of members flamed, ;) ). Anyways, that model the 290 is around $2500.00 out the door. I bounced around the Collings dealer list and they price out the same everywhere.

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Nobody should flame you for that guitar - I have a TV yellow model 290 it's a solid well made guitar with a great bluesy tone.

 

retrosurfer1959, any pics are more than welcome...if I like the black one, I'll like the yellow double ;)

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Amazing guitar. I have eyed a Collings acoustic for some time, but they are just too expensive.

 

This forum is never discriminatory toward other brands of guitars!

 

To me, P-90s RULE!

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Sweet looking guitar!

 

Collings has a good reputation for their instruments over here in the UK.

 

Pardon my ignorance but does 'Highway 290' pass through Austin, Texas?

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Sweet looking guitar!

 

Collings has a good reputation for their instruments over here in the UK.

 

Pardon my ignorance but does 'Highway 290' pass through Austin' date=' Texas?[/quote']

Yes it does, I think all of the electric lines are named after some highway or landmark in and about Austin.

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I was well aware of the TOP quality acoustic guitars they make,, SWEEET acoustics but didnt know that they were producing electrics,, that looks sweet to me !! and the fact that its a limited production guitar should insure its resale value should you ever decide to part with it,, which you very well may not !!

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Yes it does' date=' I think all of the electric lines are named after some highway or landmark in and about Austin.[/quote']

 

Indeed. I lust for the I35, his version of the 335.

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Okay, take this as a "flame" if you will...

 

But honestly, I think we're talking here a "boutique" guitar that's in something of a different class from Gibson.

 

It's kinda the difference between a Cadillac and a Rolls.

 

Heck, I can't afford a Caddie... and I recognize some of the hand-made benefits of the Rolls. The Caddie certainly "plays" most of the time better than my Jeep. But frankly I'd still prefer a Jeep if I were rich because it does what I need quite well and one has a relatively easy time keeping things operating well.

 

$2,500 for a solidbody made with exceptional craftsmanship? Okay. I'd just as soon have a Gibson SG with P90s for the same reason I'd still drive a Jeep if I had lotza cash. And what the heck, neither a well-appointed Jeep or Gibson are exactly low-end junque.

 

EDIT: BTW - yeah, it's a fine guitar and I hope as much as anyone that you enjoy playing it for years to come.

 

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