There were many distinctive sounds from the '60s, but none more definitive than the Rickenbacker 12-string. The 360/12 was the original, the standard by which others were judged, and hands-down favorite.
The polished Jetglo finish, triangular fretboard inlays and inventive tuner placement—together with the Ric’s cutting, chiming tone—combine to create what is still one of the world’s most coveted guitars.
The 360 (six-string) and 360/12 both feature a full-size, thin semi-hollow body with a rounded front edge and bound back. The top has one ‘slash’ sound hole and the recognizable two-piece pickguard.
The two single-coil pickups are routed through traditional volume and tone controls to standard stereo and mono outputs. Switching includes a 3-position pickup selector and blend knob.
The comfortable rosewood fingerboard features a 10” radius and triangle inlays; the sweeping double cutaways permit access to all 24 frets. Both 6-string and 12-string models come standard with the distinctive “R” tailpiece, classic headstock logo and of course, the unmistakable Rickenbacker tone.
360 and 360/12 are available in Jetglo (black); Fireglo (red sunburst); Ruby (solid red);
Mapleglo (Natural) and Midnight Blue.
NOTE: We make try to keep plenty of Rickenbacker guitars and basses on hand. However, Rickenbacker produces only a limited number of instruments in their Santa Ana, CA, factory (they don’t offer an import line), so we can’t always guarantee when new instruments will arrive. Please call to confirm our current inventory.
Why We Like Rickenbacker Guitars
If Rickenbacker’s only contribution to music had been their groundbreaking electric 12-string, we’d still love them. But more than that, Rickenbacker helped create the whole soundtrack of an era.
Many of the Beatles’ throaty rhythms, thumping bass lines and distinctive, chiming 12-string parts were played on a Ric. Those often-imitated sounds changed contemporary music in the 60s.
Rickenbackers still sound great—that unique Ric sound—and their body designs, colors and features (“slash”-style f-holes, triangular fretboard inlays) are as distinctive today as ever. Also worth noting: Every Rickenbacker instrument is still made in the company’s California factory, just like every one has always been.
- Body Type Semi-acoustic
- Body Wood Maple
- Neck Maple
- Fingerboard Rosewood w/ pearloid triangle markers
- Frets 24
- Scale 24 3/4"
- Nut width 1.63
- Radius 10”
- Body Binding Back only
- Neck binding Yes
- Tailpiece / Bridge “R” Tailpiece / 6-saddle Bridge
- Pickups 2 High-Gain single coil
- Controls 2 Volume/ 2 Tone/ Balance knob/ 3-position selector
- Tuners Schaller
- Weight 8 Lbs.
- Case Hardshell case included
Body Type: Semi-Acoustic
- Color: Jetglo
No. Frets: 24
Scale Length: 62.9 cm (24-3/4")
Neck Width at Nut: 41.3 mm (1-5/8")
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 49.2 mm (1-15/16")
Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10")
Body Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Weight: 3.6 kg (8.0 lbs.)
Overall Length: 101.6 cm (40")
Overall Width: 38.1 cm (15")
Overall Depth: 38.1 mm (1-1/2")
Neck Binding: Yes
Fret Marker Style: Triangle
Neck Type: Set-in
No. of Pickups: 2
Type of Pickups: Hi-gain
Output Type: Mono and Stereo
Machine Heads: Schaller