Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford answer your questions

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Can you tell us what kind of guitars you started on, and what your first "big splurge" instruments were?  – Bill Jacoby

TILBROOK: “I started out on an electric guitar my dad bought me called a Guyatone. With a Jimi Hendrix influence, the first proper guitar I got was a 1959 Strat. It was a lovely guitar and the best Strat I ever had. It’s in the video for Take Me I’m Yours. It played like a dream but was stolen. My go-to guitar now has been the same for over 30 years, and that’s my 1967 Telecaster with a Parsons/White [B-bender].”

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James Wood

James is a guitarist and freelance writer who's interviewed some of the biggest names in music. He is the author of four books and his writing credits include work for Guitar World, AXS and Yahoo! as well as for his hometown newspaper where he writes on a variety of topics with both passion and humor. As a guitarist, he's performed everywhere from local bars and nightclubs to some of the biggest stages in front of thousands of music fans.