In this video of Jefferson Airplane performing at the Monterey Pop Festival, ... more
In this video of Jefferson Airplane performing at the Monterey Pop Festival, you can clearly see Paul using a Fireglo Rickenbacker 360/12, identifiable by its rounded edges, soundhole, color, and grooved headstock. It is a common misconception that Paul bought a MapleGlo Rick with factory black tape on it in the first place. As a matter of fact, I am guessing that Paul bought this guitar in 1966, in a factory FireGlo finish that can be seen throughout the Airplane's 1967 performances, including at the Monterey Pop Festival. When he got the guitar, he customized it by placing lines of black tape over the finish and somehow fixing a holographic sun image to the upper plate of the pickguard, cut to perfectly fill the area of the plate, all of which can be seen on the different TV performances of that year. Then, in 1968, he shaved off the fireglo of the guitar to reveal the maple body, but left the tape on the guitar. However, these could be completely different guitars, for all I know. After all, Paul did have multiple Rickenbacker 360/12s.