Pearloid headstock overlay on Collings?

52ftbuddha

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I know, I know this is a decision I should be making. That said what do you all think of the 290's with the pearloid headstock overlay. Would you buy one? I am on the fence.

rob
 

Jim Soloway

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In a heartbeat. The 290 with the doghair finish and the perloid peghead is one of my favorite guitars in recent years both in looks and sound. I drop by their booth at NAMM every year just to play one. Wonderful guitars.
 

Eric Pykala

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Different strokes. I was playing a friends' Collings a week ago, and between the doghair finish and the pearloid headstock I thought it looked outstanding. The guitar was amazing too.
 

Ruraltom

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IMO, it looks pretty cheesy, but I'm not a pearloid guy AT ALL. My 290 is TV Yellow w/ ebony veneer and think it looks great that way....
 

big mike

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If it doesn't scream out to your sense of style, pass.
It's not a hard decision. Something like that you need to seriously think is the icing on the cake, or you'll just regret getting it later.

IMO, YMMV, etc.
 

amc

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get the pearloid headstock overlay with the doghair finish if you are getting a collings 290...................
 

empty71

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Ebony or wood headstock veneer for me as well!!! I would hate to see the pearloid veneer come off after some time due to glue failure.
 

XKnight

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If I'm buying a used guitar and it plays well. the headstock overlay isn't going to be a factor for me. If it's a new custom order then it would depend on the body finish.
 




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