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When we think about the 12-string guitar - if we think about it at all - we associate it with the ‘60s. More precisely, we associate it with the Byrds, whose dense California jangle was such a tonic amidst the waves of British Invasion pop in the mid-‘60s. The association is not undeserved.<br/><br/> On 1965’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” and the spellbinding “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High” that followed, the instrument was so fundamental to the Byrds’ aesthetic that all of the 12-string's ensuing adherents - ‘60s cult-rockers Love, for instance, or REM and Tom Petty in later decades - have been doomed to inevitable Byrds comparisons. The Rickenbacker 360/12 But the 12-string guitar, despite its exoticism and profusion ....<br/><br/> 2:45 p.m. Tuesday 29th July 2008 EST
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