The Byrds

The Byrds in 1965. From left: David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Jim (Roger) McGuinn, Michael Clarke and Gene Clark.

The Byrds' 10 Greatest Guitar Moments

From 1965 until their breakup in 1973, the Byrds were a bona-fide electric-guitar powerhouse. During the California band's initial—and most popular—incarnation, Jim McGuinn turned the 12-string Rickenbacker 360 guitar into an institution. Its glorious trademark "chiming" sound actually became the band's trademark sound—a sound that even influenced the almighty Beatles.