Maple Leaf Music continues its commitment to electric instruments with the addition of two truly custom Collings electric guitars in a slab-bodied P90-style. We couldn’t be more excited to get these in. In fact Christian and Aaron have been dreaming up how to custom spec these electrics from the factory for years and they’ll probably fight tooth and nail over who gets to check them in…
First we have an instrument that we’ve dubbed the orange creamsicle. An all mahogany LP-style body with translucent orange finish, pearloid pickguard and headstock veneer, one bridge position Lollar P90 cream soapbar pickup, and Collings wraparound bridge add up to a guitar that we think is going to be REALLY hard to put down… or stop looking at for that matter. This head-turning 290S Custom Collings will undoubtedly be a slice of Americana with tone and simplicity to inspire for a lifetime.
The next guitar that will turn grown men into whining babies is a Collings 290 Custom. Also an all mahogany LP-style guitar, this one will have two Lollar P90 soapbars, a golden doghair finish, black pickguard, ebony headstock veneer, and Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece. Similar to an old Gibson LP Special, this guitar will have lots of dark horse bad attitude.
Now, how do these instruments sound… well check out Mitch Watkins playing one below: