That Was The Year...

Guitar Techniques - - IN­TRO -

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.

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