Rickenbacker 360

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About Rickenbacker 360

The Rickenbacker 360 is a semi acoustic guitar made in Santa Ana, California. Available as both a 6 string and a 12 string, the 360 has luxurious curves and beautifully classic Art Deco detailing. The sound is that of the classic 'jangle' beloved by so many indie and rock bands.

The Rickenbacker 360 is a stereo guitar, with two separate outputs to give the distinctive sound they are loved for. These guitars are perfect for both clean and crunchy rhythm playing and are a particular favourite for the studio, lending a very specific tone and texture to countless recordings.

The Rickenbacker 360 is one of the most popular Rickenbacker models. As an authorised Rickenbacker dealer, we keep as many of these guitars in stock as possible at our stores. These instruments are made in very limited numbers, so please touch base with your local guitarguitar store to find out up-to-date information regarding stock. Our full selection is also available to browse online.

Frequently Asked Questions about Rickenbacker 360

Question: When was the Rickenbacker 360 released?
The Rickenbacker 360 was initially introduced in 1958 and has been in constant production ever since.
Question: Is the Rickenbacker 360 a heavy guitar?
Rickenbackers tend to be a little heavier than people expect, especially considering the semi-hollow nature of them! However, the typical weight for a Rickenbacker 360 is just over 3kg which is relatively similar to a Stratocaster and a good kilogram - kilogram and a half lighter than a 'full fat' Les Paul!
Question: Is the Rickenbacker 360 available in a 12 string format?
Indeed it is! The model you want is the 360/12 and is one of the most legendary 12 string electric guitars in history.
Question: How does the 'Ric-o-sound' stereo option work?
The Ric-o-Sound is a second output jack that splits the guitar signal into stereo, one signal for each pickup, and sends each of these two a different output. To use this, you need to connect a stereo Y-lead and of course have two amplifiers. Simply connect your Y-cable to the Ric-o-sound output and from there into two amplifiers: there is no special switching required, just make sure you have both pickups selected!