Tha t Wa s The Ye a r... 2013
Bonnie, Prince George & Bombshells
SCHECTER EXPANDS ITS DIAMOND SERIES with two new guitars, the Ultra B-17 Bombshell and the PT F4 Phantom, continuing the Aviation Collection designs by coving the guitars with WWII bomber and fighter decals and rivets. While this presentation may limit their appeal they are fantastic sounding and versatile instruments. The Tele-like Phantom is loaded with two Schecter Custom Alnico humbuckers and the reverse-bodied Bombshell features Seymour Duncan Active Blackout humbuckers and both are ready for action. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF Peter Banks, Alvin Lee, JJ Cale, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Reg Presley, George Jones, Jeff Hanneman (Slayer), Ray Manzarek ( The Doors), Jim Hall, Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five), Clive Burr (Samson, Iron Maiden), Tony Sheridan, Kevin Ayers, Kenny Ball, Terry Lightfoot, Trevor Bolder (Bowie, Uriah Heep), Patti Page, Trevor Gordon ( The Marbles), Eydie Gormé, Mindy McCready, Chi Cheng (Deftones), Chrissy Amphlett (Divinyls) and producer Andy Johns. We welcome to the world, Prince George of Cambridge. AS THE DATE FOR THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM is announced as 18 September next year Prime Minister David Cameron rejects the idea of a head-to-head TV debate with Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister. All former police forces in the country are merged to become known as Police Scotland. The National Crime Agency is also brought into action and is designed to tackle some of Britain’s most serious crimes. GODIN RELEASES THE MONTREAL PREMIERE, a fine Les Paul shaped guitar with a hollow body, twin humbuckers and a hardtail. The body features a spruce centre block that is arched in three places so there is more contact with the top than the back and allows the sound to circulate. While the body is bound front and back the neck is unadorned and the rosewood fretboard sports simple pearloid dots. RICHIE SAMBORA QUITS BON JOVI just hours before a concert; Kate Bush receives a CBE from the Queen; Bonnie Tyler performs Believe In Me in the Eurovision Song Contest and finishes 19th; Fall Out Boy reforms; My Chemical Romance and The Mars Volta disband; Stone Temple Pilots replace singer Scott Weiland with Chester Bennington from Linkin Park; Paul McCartney’s new album is appropriately called New and Jimi Hendrix’s People, Hell And Angels album is released. TWO NEW SIGMA MAHOGANY-TOPPED electro-acoustics combine classic looks with electronic versatility and all at a budget price. Both the SDM-15 and the S000M-15 models retail at just under £500 and look like purely acoustic guitars but the discrete inclusion of Fishman Sonitone electronics with endpin jack and soundhole-mounted tone and volume controls make them more useable on stage and in the recording studio.
Sigma SDM-15 Dreadnought electro-acoustic