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Roy Orbison with a Bigsby whammy device

Musician Roy Orbison strums an electric guitar. This photo is undated, but probably from the 1960s. Note the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece at left in this photo -- an innovation that allows the player to bend the pitch of a single note, or of all six strings, with the player's right hand.

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