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The Rickenbacker 360
is an electric, semi-acoustic guitar made by Rickenbacker
Rickenbacker International Corporation, also known as Rickenbacker, is an electric and bass guitar manufacturer based in Santa Ana, California...
, and part of the Rickenbacker 300 Series
The Rickenbacker 300 series is a series of semi-acoustic guitars manufactured by the Rickenbacker Company. The series was launched in 1958, shortly after F.C Hall took over Rickenbacker. The guitars were created by Roger Rossmeisl, a German guitar maker...
. The instrument incorporates many features standard on Rickenbacker guitars, including a three-ply maple/walnut neck, shallow headstock angle, a thick rosewood fretboard finished with clear conversion varnish, and double truss rods. The 360 also features stereo or mono output, a body with Rickenbacker's "crescent moon" cutaway shape and rounded top edge and bound back, and an "R"-shaped trapeze tailpiece. A twelve string version of the 360 (Rickenbacker 360/12
The Rickenbacker 360/12 is an electric guitar made by the Rickenbacker company; it was among the first electric twelve-string guitars. This instrument is visually similar to the Rickenbacker 360...
) is available. A three pickup version of this model is also available, the 370.
Some famous recordings by The Beatles, including "A Hard Days Night", were performed by George Harrison on a 12 string Rickenbacker 360. John Lennon was known for his use of the short scale Rickenbacker 325. Roger McGuinn, of the Byrds, played a 12 string Rickenbacker 360. Pete Townshend of The Who and John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival also used Rickenbackers. The 6 string Rickenbacker 360 is the principal guitar of R.E.M.'s Peter Buck
Peter Lawrence Buck , is an American rock guitarist who is best known for playing in and co-founding alternative rock band R.E.M....
- No. Frets: 24
- Scale Length: 62.9 cm (24)
- Neck Width at Nut: 41.4 mm (1.63)
- Neck Width at 12th Fret: 49.05 mm (1 .931)
- Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10)
- Weight 3.6 kg (8.0 lbs.)
- Overall Length 101 cm (39)
- Overall Width 38.1 cm (15)
- Overall Depth 38.1 mm (1)