Billie Joe Armstrong's guitar tech says, "He loves playing this thing." Rickenbacker 360 was used mostly for the Trilogy tour, and he played ["X-Kid"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5BNLyLpexE) with this guitar. He used this guitar (or maybe the different guitar of the same making) to record some parts on "Revolution Radio". "Another underlying thing on a lot of parts is a Rickenbacker 360—like the ones Peter Case and Peter Buck use—through a Divided By 13 head. Those guitars are so punchy. I was going for something that was in between Paul Weller, Steve Jones, and Johnny Thunders, while still trying to find my own sound. And then, for a bigger, more heavy sound, I’d run a Les Paul through one of my Marshalls." - [Guitar Player interview.](http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/green-days-billie-joe-armstrong-once-again-proves-the-power-chord-is-king/61018)more
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." From [this interview](https://reverb.com/news/reverb-interview-peter-buck-of-rem).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
"That's totally true, especially the 360 six string. I had one twenty years ago, but I was so damned broke that I'd always have to sell guitars to make a damn rent payment or house payment or whatever. My first 360 fell victim to that. I made the house payment and then I didn't have one anymore. For some reason I was never able to land another Rickenbacker for 17 years. I couldn't get a credit card. I'd ruined my credit over the years. The only people who would give me a credit card, out of everything that I tried for, was Musician's Friend. They gave me $2,000 worth of credit and they were having a Labor Day sale. The 360s were down from $2,499 to $1,899 that weekend. It was the perfect storm."more
Dont expect that instant jingle-jangle sound as the new pickups are way less bright than "toasters". This guitar is a strange animal but once you will find a way to each other it's a lifetime relationship. Prepare yourself for more presence dial.