“I had to not eat for quite a while to get it!”: Richard Hawley on his 1963 Jaguar

Here he talks his vintage Jaguar in Lake Placid Blue, it’s likeness to Strats and buying it while on the dole.

In the final instalment of our interview series with Richard Hawley, he talks about his beloved 1963 Fender Jaguar in Lake Placid Blue.

Hawley alludes to owning the guitar for nearly 30 years, acquired from his friend and fellow Sheffield musician Steve Fellows, famed for his time in The Comsat Angels and as the manager of the Mercury Prize-winning band Gomez.

He also reveals that he was receiving state benefit at the time, and paid just £230 for the guitar. “I had to go busking and not eat for quite a while to get it!” he laughs. “It really is one of my favourite guitars, it has a beautiful neck.”

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Richard Hawley’s new album, Further, is out now. Visit richardhawley.co.uk for more information.

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