Up for sale, a 2004 Rickenbacker 360 in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, finished in Montezuma Brown and complete with the original hardshell case, manual, and polish cloth. A pristine example of one of Rickenbacker's most desirable and discontinued "Color of the Year" finishes, this Montezuma Brown 360 sounds like a great Rickenbacker should, with a clear, open voice that translates well through the original Hi-Gain pickups.
The semi-hollow maple body and neck through construction affords the 360 a certain sonic richness and immediacy, and it's no wonder that top players of the British Invasion and folk boom of the 1960s gravitated towards Rickenbacker for their top notch construction and tone. Equipped with stereo "Rick-o-Sound" functionality and boasting Rickenbacker's Hi-Gain single coils, the guitar has a sweet, sparkling sound. The tone has great warmth and nuance, and when you strum a chord with authority, the instrument has a clear, cutting quality, inherent in maple as a tonewood. The guitar balances well on a strap and is featherweight at 7lbs 1oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with 9-42 strings, this Rickenbacker has low action and spot-on intonation.
The neck has a round, inviting C-shaped profile with generous shoulder, filling the palm comfortably and fretting easily, measuring .935" at the 1st fret and .955" at the 12th. The gloss-finished bound rosewood fretboard boasts triangular pearl inlays, and the original slender frets are intact and pristine with perfectly rounded crowns and their full factory height. The guitar plays easily up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rods. The original nut is intact and measures 1 5/8". On the headstock, the stock Schaller tuning machines work as they should and hold pitch well, with near perfect chrome plating. The original "Rickenbacker" truss rod cover/logo is also present.
All of the electronics function as intended, and everything is exactly how it was when the guitar left the Rickenbacker factory with untouched solder joints. The serial number on the stereo Rick-o-Sound jack plate definitively dates the instrument to 2004. The chrome "R" tailpiece and six saddle bridge is intact, and the chrome plating is factory fresh. Cosmetically, this is truly a near mint instrument with a bit of light pick wear on the treble side of the guard, extending to the treble side body horn, a few tiny shallow nicks on the back, and a tiny bit of scuffing on the back lower out body edge adjacent to the rear strap button. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original hardshell case is included, along with the original manual and polish cloth.