Sharleen Spiteri

The Texas singer-songwriter on a very special guitar.

“It’s such an honour to receive my Maybe Baby guitar from The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. Apparently, Mick Jones from The Clash nominated me.”

“It arrived in a wonderful white case with pink lining. The idea is that I keep it for two years, then it goes to another artist and, eventually, it will be displayed in the Buddy Holly Center in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas. Perhaps the fact that I’m in a band called Texas was one of the reasons they chose me. I’ve written a few songs on this guitar, including Dry Your Eyes from our new album. It’s also been out on tour with me. I love playing it live because the leather case gives it a slightly different sound. Plus, it’s just such a good look. Texas’s new album, The Conversation, is out now.”

Photographs CAT STEVENS