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You might expect bisexual Earth-bound extraterrestrials to play some sort of space-oboe, but when David Bowie crashed onto Top Of The Pops with Starman in 1972, he was strumming a 12-string acoustic.
The guitar: Bowie’s very first TV performance, for 1969’s Space Oddiry, also featured a 12 string acoustic, a Hagstrom in that case.
Key cover: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust is incredibly satisfying to knock out on any acoustic, although if you can get your hands on a 12 string, it really sings.