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The Rickenbacker 360 is considered one of the if not the most iconic Rickenbacker guitar. Both the 12-string (360-12) and 6-string version of this guitar helped define pop music in the '60s most notably as used by the Beatles. Introduced in 1958, the 360 was given a thinner body in 1961 and a new control and pickguard layout in 1963. In 1964, the body was updated with more rounded horns and new binding style, though the original styling was also offered in later reissues. The VP in the model number indicates that this guitar uses Rickenbacker's Vintage Pickups. 

Years of Production:
 1958 - present

Body Style: Semi-hollowbody, Double cutaway

Wood Composition: Maple body, three-piece Maple/Walnut neck with Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Dual Vintage-style toaster pickups, triangle inlays, white pickguard, two volume and tone knobs, blend knob, Rick-O-Sound stereo output

Finish Specifications: Desert Gold is a rare Rickenbacker finish that was part of the Color of the Year program.

Notable Players: George Harrison, Peter Buck, Roger McGuinn, Carl Wilson

Product Specs

  • 360VP
  • Desert Gold
  • 2002
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway