Peter Buck from R.E.M. famously played Rickenbackers during his R.E.M. days - but more recently has also used an Eastwood Nashville 12.
Perhaps no other American band since The Byrds made better use of 12-string guitars as R.E.M. did. So, it's safe to assume Peter Buck knows a thing or two about great 12-string guitars, for sure.
R.E.M. are without a doubt one of the most iconic American bands to have emerged in the 80's, and one of the leading figures in the Alt-Rock scene which developed in the years following their seminal debut, 'Chronic Town'. The band was one of the first to resurrect the classic "jingle jangle" 12-string guitar sound that was a trademark of Sixties bands such as The Byrds and which in the Eighties also became synonym with bands like R.E.M. and The Smiths, besides many others inspired by them.
We were thrilled to learn that Buck has more recently been enjoying an Eastwood Nashville 12 (now discontinued). This model was briefly resurrected last year as the Custom Shop NSH-12, which sold out very quickly. We always thought that it was possibly one of our best-ever 12-string models, and Buck's preference seems to confirm this (though, if you were not lucky enough to find one, the Classic 12 certainly won't disappoint).
Peter Buck keeps busy despite staying away from the spotlights. According to Wikipedia: "Throughout his career with R.E.M. (1980–2011), as well as during his subsequent solo career, Buck has also been at various times an official member of numerous 'side project' groups. These groups included Arthur Buck (with Joseph Arthur), Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, The Baseball Project, Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, Tired Pony, and Filthy Friends, each of which have released at least one full-length album."
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