John Frusciante’s 1960s Rickenbacker 365 Deluxe

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This is one of the guitar photographed during John’s interview with Vintage Guitar magazine in 2009. From the photos, it seems that this is the Deluxe version of the standard 360 model, with added tremolo and white binding on the body’s edge. The guitar was apparently owned by James Burton prior to John acquiring it, and it has James’ name engraved on the tremolo cover.

The only other time that John appeared with this guitar was during the music video for the song Dani California. It is unfortunately unknown whether the guitar was used on any of the recordings.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California

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John
John
2 years ago

I actually think he used it on warm tape on the by the way record… That one guitar playing a small lick in each chorus doesnt sound like a 6 string electric…

Ian
Ian
3 months ago
Reply to  John

John’s Rickenbacker is only a 6 string https://images.app.goo.gl/YxxvJBhyRJx9Q9SQ7

John
John
1 year ago

I just read in an article that he uses a 12 string on the chorus of warm tape, which probably is the rickenbacker

John
John
1 year ago

http://www.alternativenation.net/john-frusciante-reveals-red-hot-chili-peppers-left-alone/
He states here that he uses a 12 String like George Harrison who used a Rickenbacker as well and it’s his only 12 string afaik.