Roger McGuinn's sparkling, chordal 12-string Rickenbacker riffs on the Byrds' early hits were the sonic bridge between folk and rock–and an irreplaceable color in rock's palette: Every indie band who's more interested in beatific strumming than screaming solos owes him a debt (the striking break in "Bells of Rhymney" could be on a Smiths record). McGuinn could do a lot more than chime, however, as demonstrated by his still-astonishing psychedelic-raga-Coltrane licks on "Eight Miles High."

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Rickenbacker 360-12 1964 Roger McGuinn, The Byrds. This guitar was stolen in 1966 at a Byrds concert at Fordham University in New York and didn’t resurface again until the statute of limitations expired. McGuinn immediately ordered another 370-12 in Mapleglo (Rickenbacker’s name for natural finish)

CHIME: Based on* 1966 Rickenbacker Popularized by George Harrison in The Beatles and Roger McGuinn in the Byrds, the distinctive jangle of the Rickenbacker was a significant part of the rock sound. Our model has the original Toaster® pickups.

The Byrds (The Classic Lineup: clock-wise from 11 -  Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, and David Crosby)

The Byrds Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, and David Crosby

ROGER MCGUINN - Roger Mcguinn W/2 Bonus Tracks - CD - BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED | eBay

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Roger McGuinn - The Byrds - Columbia Records 1973 - Vintage Vinyl LP Record Album

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Roger McGuinn - frontman singer-songwriter and guitarist for great folk / country rock band, the Byrds.

Roger McGuinn - frontman singer-songwriter and guitarist for great folk / country rock band, the Byrds.

The Chad Mitchell Trio (featuring Roger McGuinn)- Bell Telephone Hour (1963)

The Chad Mitchell Trio (featuring Roger McGuinn)- Bell Telephone Hour Several songs with program beginning & an ad for the Princess phone.

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With Roger McGuinn 1993

George Harrison Johnny Cash Roger McGuinn and Bob Dylan during Bob Dylan File Photos at the New York in New York New York

George Harrison Johnny Cash Roger McGuinn and Bob Dylan during Bob Dylan File Photos at the New York in New York New York

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