Originally released in 2009, the delicate curves of Collings' offset 360 body have delivered a variety of inspiring electric guitar models over the years. A collaboration between Collings and Mastery, the 360 LT M draws influence from the iconic early-'60s American-made offset guitars, yet it brings a new level of precision and versatility to the table.
This Collings 360 LT M was made in 2015, and it features a solid Alder body with set Flame Maple neck. Most offset guitars have bolt-on necks, and while the bolt-on design may be more cost effective, the set neck lends resonance, sustain, and feel that is well worth the extra effort and expense. Borrowing from the typical Collings design, the neck heel matches the circular curve of the 360 body, which opens unfettered access all the way to the end of the fingerboard.
As to be expected, every detail of this 360 LT M was executed on a level only achieved by Collings. The Flame of the Maple neck is gorgeous, but as you look at the cross grain on the headstock, you realize it's also a perfectly quarter-sawn piece. The Mastery bridge and Vibrato are the perfect hardware choice, too. It's an expressive, musical vibrato system that offers tuning stability and consistent setups. For electronics, this 360 LT M features alnico-pole Lollar P90 pickups. Wired with a three-way switch, Dimarzio 500k pots, and a Jupiter tone cap, the controls access wide versatility.
- Construction: Solid body w/ level top and set neck
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Flame Maple
- Bridge: Mastery Offset
- Tailpiece: Mastery Offset Vibrato
- Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ 5mm non-tapered ivoroid dot inlay
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Pickups: Lollar Alnico-pole P90s
- Pots/Caps: Dimarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
- Wiring: '50s style
- Knobs: Black top hat
- Nut: Bone, 1-11/16"
- Scale Length 24-7/8"
- Frets: Medium 18% nickel silver
- Peghead Profile: Collings Haircut
- Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ Mother-of-Pearl Collings inlay
- Tuning Machines: Chome Gotoh w/ Collings logo
- Pickguard: Multi-ply Tortoise
- Truss Rod Cover: Multi-ply Tortoise
This 2015 Collings LT M (serial # 15411) features the 1959 Faded Crimson finish. It is in excellent condition and shows some expected play wear, but no history or repairs or issues. Most severe is some hanger yoke wear on the edge of the headstock as well some minor scuffs around the edges of the body (see photos). It is set up perfectly with D'Addario NYXL1149 strings, and fret wear is absolutely minimal. Original Ameritage hardshell case included.