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.
This 360 LT Alder is equipped with two Jason Lollar P90 Jazzmaster pickups set in a tortoise pickgaurd and a Seafoam Green Finish.
From Lollar :
Fender Jazzmaster® pickups are often assumed to be only useful for surf music. They also produce an excellent range of tones for blues and rock n' roll as evidenced by legendary Jazzmaster® guitar players including Mickey Baker, Don Wilson, Nels Cline, J. Mascis and Thurston Moore.
The Lollar Jazzmaster® style pickups have a tone that falls somewhere between a Strat's sparkle and chime and a Les Paul's midrange and bass. Its fat tone comes from the Jazzmaster's® large surface area as compared with a Strat pickup, which has a more focused, bell-like tone. The detailed treble the Jazzmaster® gets is partly due to its single-coil design and the way its rod magnets are used as individual pole pieces.
For a detailed exploration at these pickups, read Jason Lollar's article, Jazzmaster Pickups and the Fender Jazzmaster Guitar, to get the nitty-gritty on the wide range of tones the pickup produces, helpful modifications, idiosyncrasies, and a bit of history on the Fender Jazzmaster® — including why it's one of Jason's favorite guitar designs.
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!!
Includes Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Alder
Back Wood: Alder
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Inlays: White Dots
Neck Wood: Flamed Maple
Nut Material: Delrin
Bridge: Mastery Offset Bridge and Offset Vibrato
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Lower Bout Width: 13 1/4"
Body Length: 17 5/8"
Total Length: 38 7/8"
Pickup(s): Jason Lollar Jazzmaster P90's
Pickup Controls: 1 volume 1 Tone
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 2: Seafoam Green Finish
Misc. 3: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 4: Switchcraft selector switch and output jack
Misc. 5: CTS 250K pots and Xicon caps
Misc. 6: Single volume, single tone, 5-way selector wiring scheme
Misc. 8: Black Knobs