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Rickenbacker 360

Rickenbacker 360
Guitar model
NameRickenbacker 360
Period1958 � Present
Body typeSemi-Hollow
Neck jointSet
BodyMaple Carved, with white plastic binding along the back
NeckThree-ply Maple/Walnut
FretboardRosewood with pearloid triangle inlays and white plastic binding
PickupsTwo Single-coil pickups
ColorsMapleglo (natural), Fireglo (sunburst), Jetglo (black), Midnight Blue, Blueburst

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The Rickenbacker 360 is an electric, semi-acoustic guitar made by Rickenbacker, and part of the Rickenbacker 300 Series. 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) 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.

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