20 Iconic Guitars

From 'Lucille' to 'Trigger,' great guitars and the musicians who love them
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Paul McCartney's Hofner 'Violin' Bass

The Beatles' bassist first encountered the violin-shaped bass guitar that would define his stage image during his group's apprentice days in Hamburg, Germany. McCartney has said he liked the bass for its symmetry, which made the look of playing left-handed seem "less daft."

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