Boutique type design and styling along with expanded tonal options for session-style guitar at a reasonable price are the hallmarks of the new G290 FAT. Higher grade materials and hardware components along with improved build processes provide a more luxurious feel and look. Besides providing modern high output for today's high-energy music, the new VTH-77 pickups also clean up nicely to get great classic rock and bluesy tones to cover a wide variety of musical genres and playing styles. A 5-way custom wired switch for the two humbuckers expands the tonal options from thick and meaty humbucker sounds to glassy and sparkling single-coil sounds for the utmost in sonic versatility.
The G290 Swamp Ash body is lightweight but delivers a serious punch with accented high-mids.
Hand-selected Birdseye Maple neck and fingerboard provide a luxurious look as well as a strong high-midrange that helps you cut through the mix. The compound radius fingerboard (12-15.75") is a deluxe feature for players who like to transition from easy chording on the low register to high-speed soloing and enhanced string-bending on the upper register, the compound radius facilitates easier playability so you can focus on your playing. Cort staggered locking machineheads offer precise and reliable tuning as well as easier and quicker string changes.
The spoke nut hotrod truss rod ensures smooth and precise setting of the neck bow. Often overlooked by many guitarists, the neck bow (or relief) is very critical for the best possible playability. This new truss rod adjustment feature allows the player to dial in the exact amount of neck bow depending the player’s technique and playing style. Whether you are a legato fusion player with a light touch or a Texas blues master who digs hard into the strings in the lower register, this new truss rod will allow you to dial in the exact amount of bow to suit your style.