Bill Collings is admittedly building some of the finest acoustic guitar that have ever been built. When he decided to take on the challenge of building electric guitars, at the onset, this may have seemed an easier task. After all, electric guitars have no bracing, no acoustic waves to study, and acoustic players are known to be a finicky bunch when compared to our electric brethren.
Well, 70 prototypes and a year later, he felt he had finally formulated the electric guitar he would want to build. In the process he conceptualized the iconic electric guitar in a new light, developing a new standard for fit, finish, innovation, and most importantly tone.
This 360 LT pairs the comfortable offset contours and set neck of our 360 model with a level top. This guitar features a bridge and tremolo system from Mastery, a maker of cutting edge hardware components for offset-style guitars.
From Collings : We were honored when guitarist Nels Cline, who is well known for playing off-set style guitars, requested we build this custom 360 LT M for his work with the renowned band Wilco. Nels opted for Lollar Gold Foil pickups to add a bit more body and midrange punch over our standard Lollar Alnico Pole P90's, which by comparison offer a more clear and detailed tone. Additionally, the way the Gold Foils handle overdrive and fuzz is quirky and fun, as the more squared-off waveform they produce can be less smooth and more "buzzsaw". The red trim over the Warm White finish really makes a bold statement, which is exactly what Nels was looking for with this guitar.
With such superb tone, playability and aesthetics this Collings 360 LT is able to pull off an array of different tone. This is the perfect guitar to add to any players collection!!
Optional Lollar Gold Foil Single Pickups
From Lollar's website: Our Gold Foil is a single coil pickup with unusual clarity and power. Expect crystal clear top end with lots of in-your-face harmonic overtones, plus a wide dynamic range that can make your tube amp give up the dirt. All this while retaining the detail and depth you expect from a Lollar pickup. Made with 44-gauge wire wound around rubberized ferrite magnet and available as single conductor only.
Includes Collings Hardshell Case by Ameritage
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Top Wood: Ash
Back Wood: Ash
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Inlays: White Dots
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Radius
Nut Material: Delrin
Bridge: Mastery Offset Bridge and Offset Vibrato
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Pickguard: Custom Red Pickguard
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony with Custom Truss Cover
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: C Shape
Lower Bout Width: 13 1/4"
Body Length: 17 5/8"
Total Length: 38 7/8"
Pickup(s): Lollar Gold Foil Single Coils
Pickup Controls: 1 volume 1 Tone (Custom Red Knobs)
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 2: CTS 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
Misc. 3: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 4: Weight: 7.2 lbs