Play it like Jake

Cheshire Life - - Homes & Interiors -

Mu­sic fans will know the name Pete John­son, aka ‘Snakey Jake’, owner of the Crewe mu­si­cal in­stru­ment shop ‘Cus­tom Am­pli­fi­ca­tion’ and renowned for his love of the early 1920s and 1930s blues. As a teenager in the Six­ties Pete was hang­ing out with top Amer­i­can coun­try blues singers who taught him to play slide gui­tar. On Oc­to­ber 25, Nantwich auc­tion­eers Pe­ter Wil­son will sell Pete’s Do­bro Mos­rite Res­onator gui­tar, circa 1965. Pete says of this gui­tar: ‘I like the sound. It has dig­nity: there’s a re­mote, old­fash­ioned sound to it. It has al­ways been greatly ad­mired. In­ter­view­ers have asked me about it and peo­ple have wanted to own it’. Now’s your chance: it’s es­ti­mated at £700-1,000.

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