It's impossible not to look cool while you are holding this guitar. Jet black with a tortoise pickguard, this Collings 290 just screams rock'n'roll... or americana, jazz, pop, country, whatever you want. There is no genre of music in which this guitar wouldn't be appropriate on-stage. It will also look just as cool on your couch, or on your wall, or in your bathroom. You get the point. It's hot. All looks aside, the Collings 290 has earned it's reputation as the perfect workingman's guitar. The 290 goes where no LP Jr. went before. Comfort contours fit it's body to yours, with no uncomfortable edges to rub up against. Always perfectly balanced and relatively light, the 290 is also quite possibly the ultimate vehicle for Jason Lollar's renowned P90s, which have the dark dynamics of the vintage inspiration with added definition and bark.

Mahogany Body and Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
12" Fingerboard radius
1 11/16" Bone nut
24 7/8" Scale length
Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Grained ivoroid dot fingerboard inlays
Fully adjustable truss rod
Black or cream pickup covers and black or amber top hat knobs
Dual Lollar soapbar P90 pickups
1950's style wiring scheme
CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Year Condition Color Case
Call Brand New Jet Black Hard


The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
4:50 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover directly for phone, email orders and in store purchases. Secure on line payments can also be made through our PayPal account. We will gladly accept personal checks but there may be a shipment delay while the check clears our bank. For international purchases, we strongly encourage Wire Transfers but in some cases will accept the above payment methods. To wire money directly to our bank, contact us for bank info.

We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.