Slaid Cleaves

Hello Mr. Cleaves,

I am a young man from Kansas who has really found himself inspired by your music and songwriting abilities. I am working hard and aspiring to one day play the guitar and sing as well as you do. I was wondering what your first guitar was as well as which guitar you enjoy playing most today? Once again I appreciate the work and love you put into your music, as many like me do.

Thank you,
Matthew, Manhattan KS

Slaid Cleaves responded on 03/30/2016

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for taking the time to write. The first guitar I remember was the one my dad bought in 1965, when I was one year old. I've played a few others, but that's the one he let me "borrow" about 25 years ago and the one I play at all my shows and on most of my recordings. It's a 1965 Gibson J-50.

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