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
So, this isn’t actually my guitar. I borrowed it from my friend Josh a while back and have been using it a ton in the studio. He hasn’t asked for it back yet so I’m still using it. Josh if you’re reading this…. maybe you feel generous? Jk my dude. I’ll get one of my own someday. Until then, this one is really doing it for me.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.