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Anyone can plug in an electric and grab a crowd’s attention, but getting a room moving with an acoustic is an art all of its own.
It’s an art that Marcus Mumford, waistcoat-bothering strummer of public school folky types Mumford & Sons (who returned this week with second album Babel) has down pat, but he’s not the only one.
Rock and roll history is littered with front men who strapped on an acoustic to made the girls scream and the boys take notes. Here’s our look at twenty of best, with the guitars they played and a key song to cover…