"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings
Loving the direction Collings spun this 360 LT M. Hard to argue with the vintage vibe the gold anodized guard on sunburst combo brings to the table, right? Also really cool to see the natural headstock vs the more standard rosewood or ebony overlay. Very Fender, and 100% okay in our book!
As we've mentioned before, the 360 LT M is far from a simple mash-up of Jazzmaster and LP Special. The neck carve feels similar to what you'd expect on a Jazzmaster - slightly chunky C - with medium jumbo frets. The neck finish is a great middle ground between satin and high gloss. While the overall feel of the guitar is slinky, there's just enough push-back to remind us of a great Tele (certainly a result of being strung with 11s. Players preferring a really slinky feel will likely prefer stringing it with 10s).
Beautiful cleans, jangly indie-rock approved overdriven tones...this guitar covers a huge range of very usable tones and the Mastery-made bridge and tremolo are impossible to ignore. Easily one of our favorite trem designs, the bar sits perfectly in front of your picking hand and has a great, soft, springy feel - something Strat or Bigsby trems just can't match. As you'd imagine with a Collings built guitar, it stays in tune perfectly.
The 360 LT M is the perfect guitar for players who've always wanted a Jazzmaster but found elements of a Jazzmaster a little too funky for their tastes. Priced with hardshell case.