NGD - Collings 290

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NGD - Collings 290

Post by loudwizard » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:55 am

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Instant new #1. This thing just plays and sounds sooo good.
Bigsby and Vibramate on the way, but if it takes anything away it will come right off.
So good! I want another one already. ;D
Firebird bridge pickup in one? Definitely.

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by Magnatoner » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:20 pm

Plus one cool guitar!

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by loudwizard » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:21 am

Magnatoner wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:20 pm
Plus one cool guitar!
Yeah, man! Blown away with how playable this thing is, and sounds awesome! Gonna try to Bigsby it today!

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by wproffitt » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:48 am

Nice! What’s the neck profile like on these? Collings stuff looks so classy!

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by Magnatoner » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:22 am

I haven't had the pleasure of playing a Collings electric yet, but I do have a 12 fret Waterloo acoustic (Made by Collings) and it is imo the nicest sounding acoustic I've ever heard. I'd love to heard a clip of your new baby if you have the chance

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by loudwizard » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:57 pm

Neck profile is thick if not quite baseball-like. Fits great in my hand.

And I have a Waterloo as well! I’ll have to see if I can manage some clips.

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by Despot » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:27 am

Nice Collings!

I've played a few Collings electrics - like their acoustics, Collings just don't make bad guitars. I played one of their LP models (can't recall the name) a few years back - it was a fantastic guitar, but I played it back to back with the single best Les Paul I've ever played (a cherry red finish Murphy aged '58 reissue* that was just the biggest outlier of a guitar that I've ever encountered) and next to that total freak of a guitar the Collings never really got a look in.



* that '58 reissue is still The One That Got Away as it had already been sold when I got a chance to play it... if it had been for sale it'd be living at Despot Towers right now.

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by Blind Bob » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:20 am

Hey, beautiful 290. Did you install the Bigsby and vibramate in the end? I'm kinda curious because I wanted to try the same thing on my 290. Just don't know which Bigsby would fit without drilling. Would love to hear about your experience.

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:33 am

Blind Bob wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:20 am
Hey, beautiful 290. Did you install the Bigsby and vibramate in the end? I'm kinda curious because I wanted to try the same thing on my 290. Just don't know which Bigsby would fit without drilling. Would love to hear about your experience.
I imagine it’s the Bigsby B5 w/ a Vibramate V5, so no drilling is required. The Duesenburg Les Trem 2 & Duesenburg Diamond Deluxe are worth looking into. The D.D. is supposed to be an improved version of the B5, and better looking too IMO.

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by Blind Bob » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:12 am

Thanks a lot I will check them out. I used to have a Düsenberg Phonic before and I remember the Vibrato Unit was really great and effortless.

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:05 am

Wow that Phonic is hot!!!

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Re: NGD - Collings 290

Post by Blind Bob » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:18 am

It was an amazing guitar. A bit too much bling bling for me. And on Duesenbergs I really don't like that they have their Logo so many times written all over the guitar. I think it's 6 times. One is enough already :D

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