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  • NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

    Took my wife on a quick run to Nashville after Christmas, and was looking to expand my collection of Les Paulís with a Custom, but nothing really appealed to me like this one.



    Itís a Collings 290 with a Bigsby and TV Jones Classic and Classic +.

    Itís a fun guitar thatís a little different than my normal selection. It plays great and the TV Jones pickups have a nice sound to them that isnít all twang like I thought theyíd be.


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    Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

    Super cool, It's sort of like a high end LP "The Paul" finish with a Bigsby and with those TV Jones Filtertrons it should be super breathy with a distinct top end.

    I'd imagine this guitar sounds something like a Grestch Duo Jet? -which are pretty amazing. Any opinions yet on the tone?
    ďFor me, when everything goes wrong Ė thatís when adventure starts.Ē Yvonne Chouinard

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      Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

      I believe Collings refers to that as the Doghair finish?
      aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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        Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

        Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
        I believe Collings refers to that as the Doghair finish?
        I dig it... do ever work on Collings guitars?
        ďFor me, when everything goes wrong Ė thatís when adventure starts.Ē Yvonne Chouinard

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          Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

          Yes. Thatís a dog hair finish.

          I havenít run it through my rig yet, but I did run it through a Henriksen Jazz amp and a silverface Princeton at Gruhn before I bought it.

          The neck pickup is a TV Jones Classic with bridge being a Classic +.

          With the mahogany neck and body and the Gibson scale length, it sounds kind of like a Junior would with filtertron style pickups, in my mind.

          Breathy is a pretty good description in a clean context but it does seem to get a little attitude & bark when you dig in with it through the Princeton using the bridge Classic +. Nowhere near the high output humbuckers my ears are accustomed to hearing. Itís odd but satisfying at the same time.

          Iím anxious to hear it though one of my Soldanos this weekend. We drove home yesterday and went back to work today. So, play time is limited to unplugged until then.

          I have a feeling Iíll be looking for a twin as a backup at some point, though.


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            Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

            I am not at all about the Filtertrons. However - cool guitar and I'm glad they are working for you. Axe definitely has some mojo!
            Originally posted by Bad City
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              Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

              Beautiful guitar! Looking forward to some updates once you
              get to dig in a little bit. Congrats.

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                Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                knock out!
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                • #9
                  Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                  Thatís a lovely axe. We have a Collings LP Jr Singlecut 290 in the store at the moment - plays and sounds great - with the TV Jones on this, I can only imagine how good his one is!


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                    Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                    I like it!
                    Originally Posted by IanBallard
                    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                      Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                      That one is a beaut, I can see the attraction!
                      "Live by the Groove, Die by the Groove."

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                        Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                        Mmmmm
                        Like that finish
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                        • #13
                          Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                          I love that understated finish. I wonder why we don't see more finishes like that instead of the gaudy Kiesel things that get thrown at us all the time.
                          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                            Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                            My Reptile green LP is a satin finish like that
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                            RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                            SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                            Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                            Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                            Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                            Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                            GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                              Re: NHD...Went to Nashville over Christmas break and this followed me home...

                              Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                              I love that understated finish. I wonder why we don't see more finishes like that instead of the gaudy Kiesel things that get thrown at us all the time.
                              Agree on the alien puke burst thangies from Kiesel but many are NOT like that!! Lot of us out here who love Carvin Kiesel guitars also hate that crap!
                              I flat don't get a lot of this crazy beveled top weird wood stuff either and it ain't just from Kiesel.
                              My main 3 Kiesel Carvins.
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