Blind Blake Stella guitar: Blind Blake’s “guitar” has been the subject of ... more
Blind Blake Stella guitar:
Blind Blake’s “guitar” has been the subject of much speculation. Only one retouched photo of Blake is known to exist. The guitar in the photo looks to have a dark top, leading some to speculate that it is either a mahogany or koa wood instrument. But the lighting could account for the dark appearance. At any rate, who is to say that this was Blake's one and only guitar? After all, Mr. Blake was a professional musician. Blake recorded many solo performances. He was also a sought after session guitarist, often hired by recording companies to back up a variety of performers. It is possible that Blind Blake had numerous instruments, not just the one axe shown in that picture of him!