My 1995 Fireglo Rickenbacker 360 was my 18th birthday present. I was taken to guitar center on my birthday, and told I could choose anything under $1,500...excellent. I immediately gravitated towards a black gibby SG. I picked it up, admired its beauty, then something caught my eye. There she was, holding my gaze. Suddenly the guitar I had always wanted seemed like choosing chicken over steak. Im quite convinced that THE RIC CHOSE ME. Soon after the purchase I hit a brick wall of lack of inspiration, and put her down for 7 full years. Potential and drive simmered during this time and in the past year I have been reborn with a psychotic fervor. Whats the point? The RIC demands to be played, and rewards your efforts with guitar/guitarist relationship so passionate and primal that it's illegal in 27 states. The most fun you can have with your clothes on. Rock on/Rock out.
Model Year: 1995
Price: $1000.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Controls allow for a wide range of tone and responce. Well designed layout for easy access.
Plays like a dream, the majority of my friends are die-hard les paul buffs. Ill take the ric anyday. No disrespect to gibson, of course. Highly adjustable truss rods. fast neck. slick fingerboard. At first coming from my ibanez, it was quite a change. took some getting used to, but there is no doubt, this is what a guitar is supposed to feel like.
A lot of tonal range, varying string response depending on control settings. Wicked jangle. When its clean, it sparkles, when its dirty, look out.
No problems as of yet. Removable control knobs need and occasional tightening. Ive whacked it pretty good, strong wood, no chipping/cracking. Retained amazing luster, with occasional wipe-down. Lots of chrome...shiney!
Where Obtained: newspaper add
24 frets of the 6th string speacies. It owns a voulume and tone nob for both pickups, plus one more. It is red sunburst. Its a semi hollow.
IT has very low action with a very slick neck. so smooth it will make you poop in your pants.
It has two inputs. one a sterio and the other a Rick-o-sound which is a converter from a single signal to a duel signal. Yes it is. Each pickup can play through a seperate amp. I love to play punk and metal. It sounds so good. I thought it would be more for soft music, but the range is so wide it all sounds good.
I don't know much about this stuff.