Rolling Stone magazine has described Lindsey Buckingham as "one of the most undervalued visionaries in rock".
Buckingham is arguably the principal creative force behind Fleetwood Mac. He is not only one of the main singer/songwriters, but also producer, leading them on an unusual journey from the commercial heights of 1977’s Rumours (still among the biggest-selling albums ever) to the quirkily experimental double album Tusk in 1979.
Lindsey is also recognized as a unique & influential guitarist. Unlike many rock guitarists, Buckingham does not use a plectrum/pick, instead, he uses his fingers and fingernails.
Lindsey has recorded 6 studio albums and two live albums with Fleetwood Mac, and five studio albums and a live album as a solo artist. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Initially after joining Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham used a Gibson Les Paul guitar. Before the band, a Fender Telecaster was his main guitar, and was used on his first Fleetwood Mac album. In 1979, he worked with Rick Turner, owner of Renaissance Guitars to create the Model One. He has used it extensively since, both with Fleetwood Mac and for his solo efforts. He uses a Taylor Guitar 814ce for most of his acoustic performances and has also used an Ovation Celebrity in the past.
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