Hello friends and welcome back to our Taylor Tuesday Blog series, where today we will be visiting an old friend from one of our other favorite brands here at Heartbreaker Guitars. We are covering a Taylor artist who was the inspiration for one of the greatest electric guitars ever built. We are, of course, talking about Lindsey Buckingham! Lindsey is the Fleetwood Mac guitar player that pioneered the use of Rick Turner's Model 1 electric guitar. Now this may leave you thinking, "Wow, Lindsey has great taste in guitars, so what type of acoustics does he play?", the answer to that question: one of the brands Lindsey Buckingham turns to for acoustic guitars is Taylor Guitars.
Lindsey was born on October 3rd, 1949 in Paolo Alto, California. He would grow up in the San Francisco Bay area, and first played guitar on a child's Mickey Mouse guitar. Noticing his talent, his parent's spent $35 and bought him a Harmony acoustic.
Buckingham would go on to explore music, eventually leading to him and his girlfriend Stevie Nicks leaving the Bay area and heading to L.A. in search of a record deal. They would get a record deal, but ended up being dropped for poor sales. They continued to tour with other acts and pursue a deal, and eventually got their break when Mick Fleetwood heard their song Frozen Love and liked the guitar playing. When Bob Welch left Fleetwood Mac in 1974, Mick immediately contacted Lindsey for the slot. Lindsey said him and Stevie were a team, so Mick hired them both, and the rest is history!
Lindsey Buckingham with Taylor
While Lindsey is most famous for his work with Rick Turner and his use of the Model 1, Lindsey has also employed several guitars from Taylor Guitars!
- Taylor 814ce - Lindsey plays on a 2013 814ce with a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. To find a similar guitar from Heartbreaker Guitars, click here.
- Taylor 314ce - Lindsey also play on a 2015 314ce with a Sitka Spruce top and Sapele back and sides.
- Taylor T5-C1 - Lindsey also has been known to play a Taylor T5-C1.