Dating rickenbacker 360
In Hamburg John Lennon soon started to modify his guitar.The first alteration he made was to remove the TV-style control knobs and replace them with Hofner types.Through the years he was using both Burns and Hofner type knobs.It seems he was either constantly losing them or perhaps could not decide which type were more appealing.It is also known that Johns guitar was quite scratched and beaten after being heavily used for a long time, and badly in need of cosmetic changes.
Hall added a George Harrisons first 360/12 was the second Rickenbacker twelve string ever made. The most significant difference between the two is the manner in which they are strung.The first twelve string manufactured had a conventional twelve string setup. While Harrison's 12 string was the second one made, nonetheless, it had the distinction of being a prototype for all subsequent instruments as far as the manner in which they would be strung.On Georges guitar, the octave counterparts to the four lower strings, were reversed with the octave strings occurring second in the string pairs. George Harrisons guitar had a crescent soundhole, triangle inlays, trapeze tailpiece, double white pickguards and black control knobs. This model is available in a reissue version, the model 360/12V64.After all he never modified his other 325 (Miami) or 1996 (Rose, Morris) guitars to have that same pickup wiring.There are few topics that hold the attention of avid Beatle fans more than the guitars played by the Fab Four in general, and by John Lennon in specific.