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flat top gui­tar specif­i­cally for the mas­sive Cen­tury of Progress In­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion in Chicago. It fea­tures a head­stock and fin­ger­board cov­ered with pearloid (cel­lu­loid plas­tic) giv­ing it a very mod­ern ap­pear­ance al­though the sound of the in­stru­ment suf­fers as a re­sult. It’s a pretty gui­tar with spruce top, curly maple back and sides, round sound­hole and a tor­toise­shell scratch­plate. The bound head and neck fea­tures rose­wood blocks with pearl di­a­mond in­lays and the gui­tar has a sun­burst fin­ish. is in­tro­duced to the pub­lic and the Lon­don Pas­sen­ger Trans­port board be­gins oper­a­tions by uni­fy­ing mul­ti­ple ser­vices; bat­tersea Power sta­tion be­gins gen­er­at­ing elec­tric­ity; the Milk Mar­ket­ing board is in­tro­duced and the bri­tish In­ter­plan­e­tary so­ci­ety is founded. Crick­eter Don­ald brad­man scores 103 runs against the con­tro­ver­sial body­line tac­tics adopted by bri­tish bowlers in the sec­ond Test but eng­land goes on to re­gain the ashes. is so fas­ci­nated by Vega’s elec­tric banjo and the stromberg-Voisinet pickup he leaves his top po­si­tion at Gib­son to start his own com­pany with for­mer Gib­son board mem­ber, Lewis Wil­liams. The new com­pany, Vivi-Tone pro­duces an elec­tric hol­low-body arch­top gui­tar de­signed to for­sake the nat­u­ral acous­tic prop­er­ties and con­cen­trate on the sound pro­duced by the vi­brat­ing strings by means of an elec­tro­mag­netic unit mounted be­neath the bridge. as adolf Hitler is ap­pointed chan­cel­lor and af­ter only two days in of­fice dis­solves the re­ich­stag (Par­lia­ment). Her­mann Go­er­ing bans Com­mu­nist meet­ings and in­tro­duces the Gestapo se­cret po­lice; Hein­rich Himm­ler be­comes Po­lice Com­man­der of Ger­many and Joseph Goebbels is Nazi Ger­many’s Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion and Pro­pa­ganda. a pop­u­lar lyric about th­ese four is writ­ten and sung to the tune of the Colonel bo­gey March. Win­ston Churchill warns of the dan­gers of Ger­man rear­ma­ment in his first pub­lic speech. de­pres­sion but in a rous­ing in­au­gu­ra­tion speech, Pres­i­dent franklin D roo­sevelt pro­claims: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear it­self”. but it’s also suf­fer­ing a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter from a se­ries of vi­o­lent dust storms around south Dakota where top­soil is stripped by the wind. af­ter the storms abate the area be­comes known as the Dust bowl. Gene autry or­ders the very first Martin D-45 dread­nought acous­tic, one of only three made with a 12-fret neck. only 91 will be built prior to World War II. The bound rose­wood body fea­tures a solid spruce top and abalone pur­fling. Martin adds a pearl sig­na­ture in­lay on the bound ebony fin­ger­board for autry but the rest have snowflake in­lays. In 1994 Martin of­fers a lim­ited run of 66 gui­tars that faith­fully repli­cate autry’s orig­i­nal pur­chase. You can ap­proach this in var­i­ous ways. Em Pen­ta­tonic (E-G-A-B-D) will work, as will E maj Pen­ta­tonic (E-F#-G#-B-C#), al­though the lat­ter works best on the I chord (E9) and V chord (B9). Mix­ing in some E Mixoly­dian (E-F#-G#-A-B-C#-D) works per­fectly for the I chord (E9). G mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (G-Bb-C-D-F) and G Blues (G-Bb-C-C#-D-F) are good start­ing points but try some more colour­ful scales. The chord

G-Bb­maj7-Cad­d9Ab­maj7, pro­gres­sion is:

so try G Mixoly­dian (G-A-B-C-D-E-F) on G chords,

(G-A-Bb-C-D-E-F) G Do­rian on Bb­maj7

and Cadd9, and G Phry­gian (G-Ab-BbC-D-Eb-F) Ab­maj7.

on the Count the sub­di­vi­sions of this 7/8 groove track as 1-2-1-2-3-1-2. It’s in F#m, but har­mon­i­cally speak­ing it’s quite open, so try a va­ri­ety of scales: F# Do­rian (F#-G#-A-B-C#-D#-E); F#m (F#- G#-A-B-C#-D-E); F# Phry­gian (F#-G-A-B-C#-D-E) and F# Mixoly­dian (F#-G#-A#-BC#-D#-E). F# mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic and F# Blues scale also work great! Try mix­ing C ma­jor Pen­ta­tonic (C-D-E-G-A) and C mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (C-Eb-F-G-Bb) for a start. One ad­di­tional jazzy colour to catch is the A7 in bar 8 of the 12-bar cy­cle. Per­haps have a go at out­lin­ing an A7 arpeg­gio here (A-C#-E-G), or use D Har­monic mi­nor (D-E-F-GA-Bb-C#),

which also works per­fectly. Ad­di­tion­ally, see if you can whip out an F# Di­min­ished

(F#-A-C-Eb) arpeg­gio in bar 6 for the F# di­min­ished chord. due to a part­ner­ship with Lon­don Un­der­ground. The Tube Map Strat boasts the unique abil­ity to get you home af­ter a gig, cour­tesy of its Tube map fin­ish. It comes as TFL and the Lon­don Trans­port Mu­seum cel­e­brate Trans­ported By De­sign, a pro­gramme of events and ex­hi­bi­tions on good de­sign in trans­port net­works. 50 Fender Tube Map Stra­to­cast­ers have been pro­duced, each priced at £599 and avail­able to pre-or­der from the Lon­don Trans­port Mu­seum Shop.

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