The Doors’ Robby Krieger Discusses Switch To Electric Guitar

Robby Krieger speaks about his shift from acoustic to electric guitarMore »

By on January 28, 2019

In a recent interview on the Ultimate Classic Rock radio show, The Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger spoke about switching from acoustic to electric guitar just before joining the band back in 1965. Having played only Flamenco guitar until that point, Kreiger says that the reason for the change was Chuck Berry. “I’d played only flamenco guitar, where you use your right hand a lot, and no pick. So that gave me quite a different sound electric-wise,” Kreiger said. “I’d played folk music a lot, but always on nylon-stringed guitars. So it was a whole different deal for me.” “And the reason I did go electric was when I saw Chuck Berry play, back in ’64 – when he was still great!” he added. Soon after that, Kreiger bought himself a Gibson guitar in a pawn shop for $180, which he used during his time at The Doors before it was eventually stolen. Copyright(c) 2019 All Rights ReservedLess «

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