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    Steely Dan: Walter Becker's 1976 Rickenbacker 360-12 Guitar. Walter Becker rented this instrument from Studio Instrument Rentals in Los Angeles for the sessions that became the Aja album. Walter states that they kept the guitar out on rental so long that at the end of the sessions he owned it. Walter has stated that the guitar was used specifically on the title song. Walter sold the guitar in 1987 to its current owner, and subsequently rented it back for the China Crisis sessions. The guitar is in near mint condition, and is finished in the fairly rare Rickenbacker BurgundyGlo. Included with the instrument is the 1960s silver Rickenbacker hardshell case Walter received with the guitar. "Studio Instrument Rentals" and "Rickenbacker 12 String" appear on the case in large letters.

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