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An Ode To Rick Nielsen And His Wild Guitars

If there's one thing Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen is known for besides his actual guitar playing, it's all of his collection of wild, often muti-necked, guitars.  Few guitarists in rock history can get away with rocking a five-necked guitar quite like Nielsen.  To honor the now Rock and Roll Hall of Famer during International Guitar Month, here's a few of our favorite guitars from Nielsen's collection.

 

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick performs onstage at the Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile 2007 at Pimlico Race Course on August 4, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick on 9/20/85 in Chicago, Il.

 

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick performs on stage at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Honour-Show at The Roundhouse on November 10, 2010 in London, England.

 

Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick performs on stage playing his custom made 5-necked guitar at Hammersmith Odeon on February 14th, 1986 in London, United Kingdom.

USA Photo of CHEAP TRICK and Rick NIELSEN

 

Rick Nielsen performing with Cheap Trick in 1982.

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick performs at PNC Bank Arts Center on June 29, 2014 in Holmdel, New Jersey.

 

American musician Rick Nielsen plays a double-necked guitar with the band Cheap Trick during a performance onstage, Chicago, Illinois, June 15, 1990.

 

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick during 6th Annual Tommy Hilfiger Race to Erase MS at New York City in New York City, New York, United States.

 

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick performs on stage at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Honour-Show at The Roundhouse on November 10, 2010 in London, England.

 

Guitarist Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick performs at the John Varvatos 6th Annual Stuart House Benefit at the John Varvatos store on March 9, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.

 

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen performs during the all-star finale at the 'Another State of Mind' benefit at Metro September 19, 2004 in Chicago.

 

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen performs at the 'Another State of Mind' benefit at Metro September 19, 2004 in Chicago

 

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.