"RIC is 75! It's 75 years of Perfection!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
It's the original RIC sound, you can't get it anywhere else. Any one that has listened to rock music from the 60's to present knows what it sounds like.
You get a Hard Shell case, that's custom fitted for it, you don't need much else. And the RIC-O-Sound stereo output is the best feature, you can hook it up to two Amps, or have one channel going direct in and another going through an effects pedal, for a sound you can get anywhere else.
Ease of Use:
This is honestly the easiest guitar I've ever played, slides are the easiest with the varinished fret board, your across the board before you realize it.
Rickenbacker has the tightest quality control, something seriously lacking in most US buisnesses, but they build it right and make sure your happy. My Gibson SG doesn't come close.
I haven't had any problems with the guitar, but I've noticed that you can buy their vintage pickups from their site for a bit of an upgrade, or costumizing. Haven't seen another company offer such an extensive catalog of parts with such low prices. I don't think I'll ever have a problem with them.
Worth every penny, they perfected this guitar in the 1960's everyone from around the world wanted one, they haven't changed it since, classy and timeless, can't assess a value on that.
The Wow Factor:
I First saw the 360 in a Jetglo finish about 13 years ago, when I first started playing seriously. I walked into a small guitar shop and saw this guitar, they wouldn't let me play it, but from that point on, I dreamed of owning one, saw every killer guitarist play one. That's REAL sex appeal.
I wanted to recreate the 1960's Brit pop sound, I've played dozens of guitars in my time, this guitar is all I've ever wanted. I've heard reviews about people suggesting for different sounds try other guitars, why would you want another sound, the variations that this guitar offers is all you ever need. This guitar will last longer than I will. If tragedy happens I'll buy another one, plain and simple. But if I do go looking for another guitar, I'll pick up a 12 string model of it, that would be the only way I could buy another guitar.