Rickenbacker 360

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Rickenbacker 360
Rickenbacker 360 (1989).jpg
Manufacturer Rickenbacker
Period 1958–present
Body type Semi-Hollow
Neck joint Set
Body Maple Carved, with white plastic binding along the back
Neck Three-ply Maple/dyed maple/maple (not walnut)
Fretboard Rosewood with pearloid triangle inlays and white plastic binding
Bridge Adjustable
Pickup(s) Two Single-coil pickups
Colors available
Mapleglo (natural), Fireglo (sunburst), Jetglo (black), Midnight Blue, Ruby

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.

George Harrison used a 12-string 360 extensively with The Beatles. Roger McGuinn, of The Byrds, played a 12-string Rickenbacker 370. The six-string Rickenbacker 360 model is the principal guitar of artists such as R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace. The 360 was once produced with slanted frets for "a natural finger angle," but negative response led Rickenbacker to switch to parallel frets.


  • No. Frets: 24
  • Scale Length: 24 34 in (629 mm)
  • Neck Width at Nut: 41.4 mm (1.63 in)
  • Neck Width at 12th Fret: 49.05 mm (1.931 in)
  • Crown Radius: 10 in (254 mm)
  • Weight 3.6 kg (7.9 lb)
  • Overall Length 39 34 in (1,010 mm)
  • Overall Width 15 in (381 mm)
  • Overall Depth 15 in (381 mm)

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