That Was The Year...
take on the Music Man Silhouette with the Standard model offering three single-coil pickups and a hardtail, although other pickup formats and vibrato block are also available. Finishes include cherry sunburst and a range of custom colours. With their distinctive 4/2 tuner arrangement on the headstock, 24-fret fingerboard and deep cutaways, this is a winning design. with a mission to study Jupiter for two years before plunging into the giant planet’s atmosphere to report some final data. As it journeys further into space, Voyager II passes Neptune and sends pictures of the planet back to Earth. The 486 series of microprocessors is launched by Intel and Microsoft Office is released for the first time. in their Collector’s Series of guitars, a single-cut, shallow, hollowbody design with bat inlays, surprisingly pointed headstock and a luscious blue finish. This stunning electro acoustic guitar offers Ovation’s trademark bowl-back design, soft V profile neck and a piezo transducer system controlled by the on board OP-24 preamp module. Its antifeedback design makes it a great stage ‘acoustic’. North American tour in Philadelphia; guitarist Adrian Smith leaves Iron Maiden and is replaced by exGillan guitarist Janick Gers; new albums include Gary Moore (After The War), Rush (A Show Of Hands), XTC (Oranges & Lemons), Bonnie Raitt (Nick Of Time) and Extreme’s eponymous debut. sides of the Berlin Wall, the East German Government collapses, the wall is eventually removed and The Brandenburg Gate is reopened. Newlyelected Prime Minister FW de Klerk begins to dismantle apartheid in South Africa and in China pro democracy protesters clash with Chinese Security Forces in Tiananmen Square and many are killed. agree to ban the production of all fluorocarbons by the end of the century,. Two hundred and fifty people are arrested by the police for celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge; the UK inflation rate is 7.8% and interest rates are 14.88% according to the Bank of England. In the USA, Ford buys out Jaguar cars and 1989 is declared as the warmest year on record. guitar with a Sustainiac device fitted in the neck pickup position and fired by the two on-board micro switches. One switch is simply on/off, while the other offers sustain of Fundamental notes, Harmonics or a mix of both. Now you can get infinite sustain without your amp being
cranked up to 11!
The addition of the Sustainiac hikes the price of the Chaparral by a cool £150.