NGD: Collings 360 LT M

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  1. polyslax

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    Brought this beauty home yesterday.

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  2. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    That is cool!!! I really want a guitar with gold foils.
     
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    Cheers!
    I went out looking for a P90-equipped axe, but I was absolutely knocked out by these Lollar GFs when I plugged her in.
     
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    Congrats, looks fantastic- just like the one Nels uses!
    I've been super intrigued by this model as of late, will have to check one out in person.
    Your studio looks like a lot of fun- nice to see other synth nerds on here.
     
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    That just looks like a fun guitar.
     
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    Fantastic guitar.

    What's that free standing rack in the first picture? It looks like a possible solution to my rack needs.
     
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    Can you comment on how this guitar might sound with P-90's instead of goldfoils? Particularly clean? I LOVE the Collings 290 with dual P-90's, been looking for a slightly different tone, trying to decide between TV Jones or goldfoils.
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    All I can tell you at this point is it was made by Quiklok... I've had it for at least 10 years.

    I'll sum up my thoughts as follows... I went out to try a Suhr JM with Suhr P90s, and it was really nice, the guitar felt great and sounded really good. Next, I played a 360 LT M with Lollar P90s and I really preferred the Lollar P90s to those in the Suhr. Then I plugged in the guitar I bought and was blown away by the Lollar GFs. The GFs just sounded more lively, more raw, more sparkly... that's about all I can say to quantify my preference. The P90 equipped 360 was also amazing sounding to me, but the GFs edged it out to my ears.

    I've played both the single and double pickup 290 and they were good but didn't have the same impact on me. It may just have come down to individual guitars and the overall feel of each one.
     
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    Thank you. I think I found a similar one from Fame.
     
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    Oh my god that color combination is breathtaking.
     
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    That is the nicest looking solid body from Collings, that I've ever seen. Now I want it, jeez
     
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    Congratulations, what a sweet guitar!
     
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    Cheers guys!

    I wasn't aware of this model before going to the store last week. The salesman did mention that this model was spec'd for Nels Cline. I'm not sure how or if Collings normally does artist models, but there's no indication of a connection to Nels Cline on the guitar or in the material provided in the case. That it's spec'd for NC had no impact on my decision to buy, I love the guitar regardless.

    Not much left in the way of hardware synths, I'm afraid. That zone you're seeing is kind of my FSU station... Sherman FB, Cocoquantus, Octatrack and a little modular setup built around MI Clouds.
     
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    joesnewmatch Music Is My Soul Food Supporting Member

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    Congrats!!! I love Collings guitars.

    That said, I have no context for how that one actually sounds. Do any recordings come to mind that compare to its tone?
     
  17. polyslax

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    Thanks! All I can say is that the gold foil pickups put out a pretty rootsy vibe. So, the sounds would be typical of a lot of classic rock, blues, country rock etc. I would say similar to P90s but with more sparkle up top, and a nice pick sensitivity. I don't know of any recordings that highlight this guitar or these pickups, but you'll certainly find some demos of the Lollar Gold Foils on YT.
     
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    I did a demo of one of these a while back
     
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    Thanks for that, and hats off to you sir... you are an awesome guitarist!

    Clearly the gold foils can hit a jazzy vibe as well.
     
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