The enigmatic duo of Richard Davies and Eric Matthews have reconvened their band Cardinal and are set to release their first album since 1994. Magnet is currently featuring Davies’ thoughts on his much-traveled acoustic guitar, a Gibson J-160:
My writing guitar since 1996. I played it on the Cosmos album with Robert Pollard, and on the new Cardinal record. I’ve played it in Paris for Montmartre Goths, London for Poison Pens, New York lunchtime industry showcases. I’ve played it until its head fell off. It’s currently with the luthier undergoing surgery.
Read more and hear the guitar in question on a Cosmos track at Magnet.