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The Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar broke all the rules when it appeared amidst the British sound of the 1960s. Subtly updated through the years, th...Read More

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A rock icon from the days of the British Invasion.

The Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar broke all the rules when it appeared amidst the British sound of the 1960s. Subtly updated through the years, this deluxe semi-hollowbody with its special contour around the entire body perimeter is incredibly comfortable. The unique body shape and rosewood fingerboard inlaid with triangular pearloid markers offer rich, retro visuals. The maple neck has dual truss rods while single-coil pickups deliver everything from clean tone to biting overdrive. Controls include volume and tone via a 3-way selector for each pickup. A master preset allows tone and volume settings to be accessed instantly with a toggle. Stereo output is standard with the Rickenbacker 360.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Deluxed semi-hollowbody construction
  • Special contour around the entire body perimeter is incredibly comfortable
  • Bound body
  • Rosewood fingerboard inlaid with triangular pearloid markers
  • Maple neck with dual truss rods
  • Single-coil pickups deliver everything from clean tone to biting overdrive
  • 3-way selector for each pickup
  • Master preset allows tone and volume settings to be set up for instant selection with a toggle

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Rickenbacker360 Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Do Not Deny Yourself....

A die-hard Strat guitarist for decades, I always wanted a Ric and finally broke down and bought the 360. It is now my primary guitar because I can more easily play both lead and...Read complete review

A die-hard Strat guitarist for decades, I always wanted a Ric and finally broke down and bought the 360. It is now my primary guitar because I can more easily play both lead and rhythm on the same guitar without any sacrifice to sound, clarity or tone, no matter what amp I plug it into. The first thing you'll notice is the narrow, low-profile fretboard (compared to a wider Strat fretboard or the Ernie Ball Music Man Armada's baseball club fretboard, both of which I enjoy for breathing room when playing the blues. The Ric's action is very precise and accommodates fast fingering exceptionally well without any fret buzz or other collateral noises. It's a light guitar and feels like it was measured to fit my body and hands. My Ric-360 is 23 years old and in showroom condition, so I was amazed how well the years have been to this beautiful guitar. The craftsmanship is top-notch; American made with no sacrifice to quality. The only downside I have to offer in this modest review is that the tone controls are just so-so. You'll need to make your adjustment at the amp for the most part, but this really doesn't quality as a "negative" of a "con". If you ever get a chance to play one of these exceptional guitars, don't deny yourself the opportunity.

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SO DISAPPOINTED

i got my midnight blue rickenbacker 360 today. MAN was i so disappointed! the case had a scratch on the outside. so no big deal. i open it up to look at the...Read complete review

i got my midnight blue rickenbacker 360 today. MAN was i so disappointed! the case had a scratch on the outside. so no big deal. i open it up to look at the rick and it feels really light compared to my les paul which is expected. but for the price i paid, it was so cheap looking and feeling! the plastic for the pick gaurd and the toggle switch felt really cheap. the laquer on the fret board looked cheap too and the worst was there were left over paint smudges on the side of the freboard AND left over glue by the first fret that I tried to remove with a pick but coudln't. It looks like a cheaply made guitar. It sounds ok to good. Better than my epi mid-level les paul but I can't beleive that a guitar that cost 1K would be this cheaply made! My dad walked in a saw the guitar and asked if it was a toy. I have to return it cause i can't live with dropping that much money for something that has good sound but look like second rate manufacturing . So let down.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

dont waste the money

By red

from mi

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • looks nice

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • neck is junk wont stay stright

Best Uses

  • no good for any thing just doesnt sound at all

Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

no one has been able to get it set up I have a bc rich and a DeArmond that are great for way less money

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really great guitar deserves better build quality

By Jay

from Denver

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

Plays well, arrived almost set up, sounds great, plays great, beautiful finish, output jack plate crooked, headstock incompletely finished

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5.0

Awesome Feel,sound and looks

By Ye Olde Coach

from South Georgia

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

    One of two 360 Rics I have had...Ruby Red was sweet, but the Fireglo....AWESOMENESS PERSONIFIED...just want to sit and look at it...feel is great, pic ups good, so lightweight and more than anything IT'S MADE IN AMERICA....love love love it(both)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING TOP OF THE LINE INSTRUMENT!

    By BeeZee

    from Chesapeake, VA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • All American Beauty
    • Collective Value
    • Effortless playing
    • Extra "blend" knob
    • Extremelly Confortable
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Gorgeous Craftsmanship
    • Hard Shell Case
    • Perfect Factory Set-up
    • Rick"O"Sound
    • Smooth Playability
    • Solid Electronics
    • Versatile tonality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • ...Just looking at it
      • ANYTHING! Seriously...
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Professional Performance
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Showing OFF
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is not only gorgeous to look at, it sounds and plays like no other. I've been coveting this particular model & finish (360 Fireglo) for years, as they are hard to find -- and worth the wait & money - no question. If you are new to Rickenbacker, they have a very unique feel that is both responsive and... WARNING, it makes it extremely hard to put down. The pick ups have a unique sound, superb range and versatility. You can add any effect to that and they just deliver out-of-this world tones. The little fifth "blend" knob is a great tool to balance your pick up sound. The more I play with this, the more stuff I discover. You can do rhythm or lead on ANY style, with 2 full octaves fretboard and easy reach to the highest frets, you can see why so many savvy guitarist have at least one of these beauties in their collection. BTW, this guitar comes with 2 cable jacks. The Rick "O" Sound (the hole for the cable on the bottom) will only work with a stereo cable when connected to two different inputs (amps/mixer). If you connect a regular cable to the Rick"O"Sound your neck pick up will not sound, it is not broken, it is because each pick up goes to a separate speaker with that mode (and it sounds like a fantastic beast). If you use the top guitar hole "standard" you will be good to go, because it still sounds amazing. Just don't connect cables to both holes simultaneously. The guitar came perfectly set up from the factory, the intonation, action and any calibration was spot on. Once I tuned it, it was close to impossible to put down. This is definitely an investment that passes down the generations as "inheritance." If you are interested in one of these beautiful guitars, please don't cheat yourself getting a "counterfeit" instrument. Even if you have to save for a while longer, it will be worth every cent and waiting minute. The pictures do not make them any justice. I am saving already for my next Rick (I'll do the 330 jetglo next).

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I am still waiting for the Replacement

      By chick

      from jackson, nj

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

      i ordered it, they sent it promptly, but the neck pickup was dead, sent it back. they got it on the June 9th, it is now the 15th and i am being told maybe i will see the replacement in 7-9 days

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      (2 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Email for Price

      By FlyOnTheMoon

      from Greenville, Sc

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Email For Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

        Though I've bought "Private Reserve" guitars in the past, I will never do so again. People are being taken.

        Most good guitars are overpriced.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth taking the second job for....

        By godot

        from Alliance Ohio

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fun To Play
        • Nostalgic Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flaunting Your Age
          • Pissing Off The Neighbors
          • Wooing Women With Jobs

          Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

          Have owned the 370 12 string and wanted to give this a go. It's much more comfortable to play than my Les Paul Traditional and less quirky than the PRS. To the best of my knowledge it's still made in the USA!

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Do Not Deny Yourself....

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          By MadPiper

          from Nashua, New Hampshire

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Tone Controls

          Best Uses

          • Both Lead And Rhythm
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

          A die-hard Strat guitarist for decades, I always wanted a Ric and finally broke down and bought the 360. It is now my primary guitar because I can more easily play both lead and rhythm on the same guitar without any sacrifice to sound, clarity or tone, no matter what amp I plug it into. The first thing you'll notice is the narrow, low-profile fretboard (compared to a wider Strat fretboard or the Ernie Ball Music Man Armada's baseball club fretboard, both of which I enjoy for breathing room when playing the blues. The Ric's action is very precise and accommodates fast fingering exceptionally well without any fret buzz or other collateral noises. It's a light guitar and feels like it was measured to fit my body and hands. My Ric-360 is 23 years old and in showroom condition, so I was amazed how well the years have been to this beautiful guitar. The craftsmanship is top-notch; American made with no sacrifice to quality. The only downside I have to offer in this modest review is that the tone controls are just so-so. You'll need to make your adjustment at the amp for the most part, but this really doesn't quality as a "negative" of a "con". If you ever get a chance to play one of these exceptional guitars, don't deny yourself the opportunity.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rickenbacker 360

          By Super V

          from Sterrett, AL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Unique Design
          • very versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Any

          Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

          In the first hour of playing, I thought that I had made a mistake in buying it. Stopped and read the owner's manual (non-typical controls). Made a few adjustments in the setup. Bingo! If you are new to Rickenbackers, as I was, start with the pickup selector in the middle position, and with both volumes and both tones maxed. Adjust your volume at the amp. Now experience the full sweep of the blend knob. Good stuff! You can now find your own way. Excellent guitar, once you get it figured out, and adjust to the feel of the narrow and thin neck.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar

          By JRincones

          from San Antonio, TX

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          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rickenbacker 360 Electric Guitar:

              I purchased the Rickenbacker 360 Fireglow 6 string model and it was great right out of the box. No set up was needed and the only thing I changed right off the bat were the strings. (I have a perference of strings) The electronics are great but take a little getting use too due to being very different from everything else I own. The sound is awesome and the pick ups very reponsive.
              Quality is spot on and the workmanship is superb. Looks "SWEET" hanging off my shoulder and the only thing I can say is that I wish I could have own one a long time ago!

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