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Pearloid headstock overlay on Collings?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by 52ftbuddha, May 22, 2011.

  1. 52ftbuddha

    52ftbuddha Member

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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
     
  2. IPLAYLOUD

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    Very classy.
    If I was ordering a Collings, I would want it.
     
  3. phoenix 7

    phoenix 7 Silver Supporting Member

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    Not big on mother-of-toilet seat myself -- I think it looks tacky.
     
  4. Shane S

    Shane S Member

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    + 1. Go with the ebony headstock veneer.
     
  5. Jim Soloway

    Jim Soloway Member

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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.
     
  6. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    +2

    -Austin
     
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    Eric Pykala Member

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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.
     
  9. 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....
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Member

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    Not into pearloid here, either, but then, it's not my guitar!
     
  11. big mike

    big mike House Plexi Staff Member

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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.
     
  12. amc

    amc Member

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

    ItJustRocks Gold Supporting Member

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    Now if the body was pearloid...
     
  14. empty71

    empty71 Member

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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.
     
  15. 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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