Roger McGuinn


“What makes the Rickenbacker 12-string unique for you compared to other guitars?There’s something interesting about its hollow body. It’s only about 2″ thick, but it’s got a ring to it – the pickups they use and the way they string it, with the high string last. On a 12-string, the high string is usually first when you pluck down. But the Rickenbackers were strung with a high string last, so you hit the low string and the high string, which gave it more of a ring.”

A terrific inside-guitar interview with a key figure in rock and roll history.