Buffalo Springfield Quotes
Neil had a fondness for Gretsch guitars, which rubbed off on me, so the original Buffalo Springfield sound was comprised primarily of Gretsches. Richie got an Epiphone to saw on; Bruce played a Fender bass.
I'd met Neil in Thunder Bay, Ontario; I'd been up there working with a Cambridge, Massachusetts folk group. He came through with his band; he had a bass player and a drummer, and was playing folk music on a Gretsch guitar. I heard what he was doing, and said: "That is it," because the other big influence on my guitar playing had been Chet Atkins. I'd gone to see Chet Atkins doing a demonstration at a guitar store in the late '50s, and of course, I fell in love with his playing, and I began Travis-picking all over the South.
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