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.................THE BYRDS ......... .... David Crosby ...... Gene Clark .... .. ..Michael Clarke ...... Chris Hillman . ......... Roger McGuinn ....... from LA


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


The Byrds, 1965. The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn, a.k.a. Jim McGuinn, remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973.


Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker 360-12. Modifide with an extra pickup after purchase to become a 370-12. This is the guitar used in the early Byrds recordings. Note the wear marks on the lower neck.


James Roger McGuinn es un cantautor y guitarrista estadounidense. Es conocido sobre todo por haber sido el cantante y guitarra solista en muchos de los discos de The Byrds. Es un miembro del Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame por su trabajo con los Byrds.




Paul McCartney and George tune up together with Paul's Höfner 500/1 bass and George's Rickenbacker 360/12 - "How many Rickenbacker 12-strings did that guy sell? That was a whole new sound too – Roger McGuinn got the idea from George, and then Roger took it to his own place with the Byrds.” -Tom Petty