United Na­tions, Cars & Herringbone

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FEN­DER’S PRINCE­TON

MARTIN GUI­TAR

THE COLD WAR

A BUSY YEAR

26 COMBO

gets an up­grade as the 8-inch Utah field coil speaker is re­placed by a fixed mag­net type Jensen for im­proved tone and re­sponse. It’s a pos­i­tive move for this most ba­sic of am­pli­fiers that has two in­puts but no con­trols at all or even an on-off switch so any­thing has to be an im­prove­ment. The ear­li­est mod­els are part of the ‘Woodie’ se­ries, so called be­cause the cab­i­net is pol­ished wood. The front fea­tures ver­ti­cal chrome strips and the grille cloth varies in colour.

to fea­ture Herringbone body bind­ing and mar­quetry. Their stock of this pur­fling, man­u­fac­tured in pre–World War II Ger­many, has fi­nally run out and there is no al­ter­na­tive Amer­i­can source. As of now all style 28 guitars are pre­sented with al­ter­nat­ing black and white cel­lu­loid bind­ing as used on their arch­top C–2 model. This last D-28 fea­tures quar­ter-sawn Brazil­ian rosewood back and sides, Cuban ma­hogany neck, red spruce top and an ebony fret­board.

S PRO DUCE THE LAST D-28

IN AMER­ICA THE DE­MAND FOR CARS

out­strips the na­tion’s abil­ity to sup­ply, so Bri­tish car man­u­fac­tur­ers take the ini­tia­tive and ex­port favoured makes like MG, Hill­man and Austin, thus help­ing the post-war UK econ­omy and pro­vid­ing much needed jobs. In West­min­ster Abbey the mar­riage takes place be­tween Princess El­iz­a­beth and Philip Mount­bat­ten, who now be­comes the Duke of Ed­in­burgh.

BE­GINS

as the su­per pow­ers of the USA and the USSR be­come aware of their in­flu­ence and dom­i­nance over much of the rest of the world. The Pales­tine Spe­cial Com­mit­tee of the United Na­tions rec­om­mends the area should be di­vided into two sep­a­rate states with one Arab and the other Jewish. The Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence Agency (CIA) is cre­ated along with the Com­mu­nist In­for­ma­tion Bureau.

bring­ing in Steve Howe, Car­los San­tana, David Bowie, Roy Wood, Peter Banks ( Yes), Gregg All­man, Jeff Lynne, Tim Buckley, Dave Davies, Steve Mar­riott, Rick Der­ringer, Den­nis DeYoung (Styx), Roky Erick­son (13th Floor El­e­va­tors), Don Felder, Don Hen­ley, Mick Fleet­wood, Brian May, Arlo Guthrie, Ru­pert Holmes, Tom Scholz (Bos­ton), Mark Vol­man & Howard Kay­lan ( The Tur­tles), Bobby Kim­ball ( Toto), Ron­nie Mon­trose, Peter Noone (Her­man’s Her­mits), Laura Nyro, Ben­jamin Orr ( The Cars), Cozy Pow­ell, Min­nie Rip­per­ton, Gerry Raf­ferty, Ca­role Bayer Sager, Loudon Wain­wright III, Jen­nifer Warnes, Bob Weir (Grate­ful Dead), Ron­nie Wood and Marc Bolan.

FOR THE STORK

THE JOHN D’AN­GELICO FAC­TORY

gets a cus­tom or­der from job­bing gui­tarist Mario Bagnoni. He re­quires a New Yorker model with its Art Moderne styling, stairstep tail­piece and scratch­plate, plus gold-plated Grover Im­pe­rial tuners with chevron-shaped heads. In spite of now own­ing this mag­nif­i­cent gui­tar, just two years later Bagnoni joins the Erie Po­lice Depart­ment and goes on to be­come a Coun­cil­man.

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