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Taylor mentions in [this article from *Music Radar*](http://www.musicradar.com/fr/news/guitars/taylor-york-paramore-guitarist-2-0-600013) a laundry list of his guitars - "My studio guitars include a [Gibson Midtown Custom (with Bareknuckle Mississippi Queen P90 pickups)](http://equipboard.com/items/custom-gibson-midtown-with-bare-knuckle-mississippi-queen-p90-pickups), [Fender '75 Starcaster](http://equipboard.com/items/1975-fender-starcaster), Custom Fender Jazzmasters with humbuckers, normal [Jazzmasters](http://equipboard.com/items/fender-american-vintage-65-jazzmaster-olympic-white), a Rickenbacker 360..."more
In this video of a Smashing Pumpkins concert in Dusseldorf, Germany, Iha can be seen using a black Rickenbacker 360 during their performance of "1979" (around 1:00:33 in the video). A nice profile shot of the Rickenbacker can be seen before they play the song from about 1:00:18 to 1:00:22 in the video.more
"Yeah. I was playing a Telecaster in 1980; it got stolen out of my house. And there was a little music store in town called Chick Piano; they had a blond Rickenbacker 360 with flat-wound strings. That was my main guitar until 1981, when it got stolen. I went to a shop in Hartford, Conn. and asked if they had Rickenbackers. They pulled this black 360 out; I played it, and it was in tune. That's the one that's been on every R.E.M. record except the first single, and I bring it to pretty much every session I do. It's still the guitar I go to every day. It has real clarity of tone. It's sitting in a stand at the foot of my bed. I like playing guitar in my pajamas. I've got three other guitars in my bedroom: a '43 Gibson; a 1960 Rickenbacker that I got from Reverb; a Goldtop. They kind of rotate to the bedroom, and if I'm really working, I'll go down in the basement to avoid everyone."more
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.more