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  • Rick Nielsen: no cheap collector

  • Rolling Stone Magazine

  • USA

  • Issue No. 285

  • February 22, 1979

  • 54-57


Rick Nielsen is pictured with some of the guitars in his collection. Included in the photo are the Hamer Quad 12-string bass which had been modified from the natural finish to transparent black, the Alembic 8-string bass and a Rickenbacker 4-string bass. About his guitar collection Nielsen stated, “It’s almost like traveling to different cities with art,” he says, adjusting his bow tie. “You know, like bringing King Tut to America. Only my guitars are better looking than King Tut.”

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick with some of the many guitars in his collection, including the Hamer Quad 12-string bass and the Alembic 8-string bass.