That Was The Year... 1977 Ho­tel New York City, Cal­i­for­nia & Mon­teleone

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -

AF­TER JUST THREE YEARS IN

ex­is­tence Burns uK calls it a day. Formed in 1974 to con­tinue Jim Burns’ legacy of gui­tar build­ing, sadly only one model has made any im­pact on the mar­ket. orig­i­nally to be called the chon­chorde, the re­named Flyte was warmly re­ceived. The Burns Mi­rage fol­lowed and this year the lJ24 was in­tro­duced and fea­tures a pair of Mach Two pick­ups but it’s un­able to save the com­pany.

TWO PIV­OTAL AL­BUMS ARE RE­LEASED,

The ea­gles - ho­tel cal­i­for­nia and Fleet­wood Mac - ru­mours and they will go on to be­come two of the great­est sell­ing al­bums of all time. lynyrd skynyrd lose three mem­bers of the band in a plane crash and with­out cassie Gaines, steve Gaines and ron­nie Van Zant they dis­band. Marc Bolan also dies along with vet­er­ans elvis Pres­ley and Bing crosby.

AS PART OF ITS 100-WATT, MARK II RANGE

Mar­shall Am­pli­fi­ca­tion re­veals the 2159 JMP su­per lead, a combo ver­sion of the pop­u­lar 1959 head. This clas­sic black le­vant cov­ered combo has two 12-inch speak­ers, a twin-chan­nel amp, four in­puts and an all-valve chas­sis with the stan­dard four el34’s in the power stage. The gold front panel of­fers pres­ence, bass, mid­dle and tre­ble tone and two vol­ume con­trols. With great tone and im­pres­sive sound pro­jec­tion it’s yet an­other fine ad­di­tion to the com­pany’s ever ex­pand­ing range.

AS THE FIRST AP­PLE II COM­PUT­ERS

go on sale and the com­pany com­mis­sions a new multi striped logo. star Wars is show­ing at cin­e­mas ev­ery­where and although it is the first of many films its full ti­tle be­comes star Wars episode iV: A new hope. The sil­mar­il­lion is pub­lished. it’s the first col­lec­tion of Jrr Tolkien’s mythopoeic works edited by his son christo­pher. stephen King pub­lishes The shin­ing.

FOL­LOW­ING THREE LIGHT­NING STRIKES

a sub­sta­tion, a nu­clear power plant, trans­mis­sion lines and the big­gest gen­er­a­tor in new york city failed and caused a city­wide black­out last­ing for 25 hours. loot­ing and dis­or­der fol­lowed in cer­tain neigh­bour­hoods. La­guardia and Kennedy air­ports are closed for eight hours and four thou­sand peo­ple are evac­u­ated from the sub­way sys­tem. Af­ter the event ad­di­tional pro­to­cols are ini­ti­ated to pre­vent such a com­plete sys­tem fail­ure hap­pen­ing again.

LUTHIER JOHN MON­TELEONE IN­TRO­DUCES

the hexa­phone flat-top acous­tic gui­tar. With a spruce top, rose­wood back and sides, oval sound­hole, rose­wood neck and bound ebony fin­ger­board, its de­sign in­spi­ra­tion is the mar­riage of a Gib­son J-200 and a Martin oM-45. The for­mer for its iconic looks and the lat­ter for its clear and balanced sound. The name orig­i­nates from Mon­teleone think­ing of it more as a six-string speaker cab­i­net and cu­ri­ously the pro­to­type fea­tures banjo style tuners. All in all it’s a strik­ing gui­tar with fan­tas­tic sound and pro­jec­tion.

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