That Was The Year...
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Martin makes the pickguard a standard feature on its popular 000-28 acoustic. The guitar features a solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides and a cedar neck. The fretboard and bridge are ebony and the string pins feature a black dot in the middle. The sound hole has a five-stripe rosette and the body is bound in ivory with herringbone purfling. The tuners are brass with ivory buttons.
the first regular domestic airmail service between Kirkwall and Inverness; the Royal Air Force adds 41 squadrons to its air defence programme; the MacRobertson Air Race takes place from London to Melbourne and high over Brooklands Aerodrome, 54-year-old grandmother Mrs G E Alington skydives from 1500 feet to become the first woman in Britain to complete a parachute jump.
Otis Rush, Leonard Cohen, Del Shannon, Frankie Valli, Pat Boone, Hal and Herbie Kalin (The Kalin Twins), Ronnie Drew (The Dubliners), Shirley Jones, Earl King, Robert Moog (synthesiser inventor) and Brian Epstein (The Beatles’ manager). Sadly venturing way beyond the planets are composers Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar and Frederick Delius.
of the Loch Ness Monster is eventually exposed as a hoax; Colonel Blimp by cartoonist David Low debuts in the London Evening Standard; Meccano Ltd introduces Dinky Toys; ‘cat’s eyes’ appear on British roads; the Queensway Tunnel beneath the River Mersey is opened by King George V; and the British Empire Games are held in London.
archtop with a carved spruce top, bound f-holes and carved maple back and sides. The figured maple neck has a bound ebony fingerboard and split block pearl inlays. The rosewood bridge is adjustable and has pearl triangle inlays, the trapeze tailpiece and engraved tuners are gold plated and the scratchplate is multi-bound tortoiseshell. This top-of-the-range model is available in Brown Sunburst or Natural finishes. It’s an expensive instrument but beats off rising competition from other manufacturers.
from the Depression; Adolf Hitler becomes Führer (head of state) of Germany; the RMS Queen Mary liner is launched at Clydebank; Stanley Matthews makes his debut for England’s national football team; and the marriage of Prince George, Duke of Kent to Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark is the first royal wedding to be broadcast live on radio with many listening to it on the new round Bakelite radio cabinets produced by EKCO.
include the Ro-Pat-In company’s‘Frying Pan’lap steel electric guitar, Dobro and National Resonator Models and Selmer acoustic guitars designed and built by John D’Angelico and Mario Maccaferri. The Ro-Pat-In Company will become known as Rickenbacker and the Frying Pan is the beginning of the fully electric guitar.
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