I got this guitar off Chris Difford from Squeeze, one of my songwriting heroes I was lucky enough to work with (building his website a while ago). It is the sound of 60s America, and has a wonderful sound.

Jon Dickinson had to do a lot of work to get it back from the brink of disaster… and what a job he did (as usual). Unfortunately the twin pickguards were so mangled we decided to take them off… all part of the guitar’s story I suppose. I’ll look out for a new set of originals, although I’ve never seen another one of these with two pickguards before.

It is a nice contrast to the deep mellow richness of the Lowden. Not much of a finger-picking guitar, more of a strummy, bright kind of thing… but it has found its place in a couple of tracks.