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Rick Nielsen Reveals the Story Behind His 1981 Hamer Five-Neck

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen in Guitar Player

I have a total of three Hamer five necks, but this is the original orange one that was built for me in 1981. This guitar has been displayed in several museums and now lives on the wall at Piece, my restaurant in Chicago.

How did I come up with such a backbreaking idea for an instrument? Well, back at shows in the late Seventies and early Eighties, I used to stack up as many as five guitars for my guitar solo...

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