Links for 3/24/17

American Whoa: The American Pro Jazzmaster’s Peculiar Pickups | Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar


 

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American jazz guitarists,” Ray admits of only one rival—Parisian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, whom Emmett worships, obviously patterns himself after, and can’t stand to see in person without fainting dead away.

Source: Django Reinhardt Demonstrates His Guitar Genius in Rare Footage From the 1930s, 40s & 50s | Open Culture


 

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High-Selectivity Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol using a Copper Nanoparticle/N-Doped Graphene Electrode – Song – 2016 – ChemistrySelect – Wiley Online Library

Links for 1/14/17

7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures  – MTT – Music Think Tank


 

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

Source: Almost 75% of Japans biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report | World news | The Guardian


 

Earlier this year, message boards and forums lit up with rumors of Fender’s 2017 American Pro series guitars, especially the Jazzmaster and Jaguar models in the range. Appearing to be a more afford…

Source: Fender American Pro Jazzmaster & Jaguar: First Impressions and In-Depth Review | Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar


 

David Bowie’s last album was last year’s most popular vinyl in the UK

Source: The Quietus | News | UK Vinyl Sales At 25-Year High


 

An extract from Liberatum’s documentary In this Climate, in which a range of cultural and environmental figures respond to the threat of climate change

Source: David Attenborough on climate change: The world will be transformed – video | Environment | The Guardian


 

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Surf Guitar 101 Convention 09

Saturday, Aug 1
The Starting Gate,

5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA, 562-598-8957

Bands:
The Ghastly Ones (Los Angeles, CA)
The Sand Devils (San Diego, CA)
Secret Samurai (San Diego, CA)
The Reventlos (Costa Mesa, CA)
The Verbtones (Portland, OR)
The Tomorrowmen (San Francisco, CA)
The Surge (Atlanta, GA)
The Detonators (Los Angeles, CA)

DJs:
Clint Beachwood & Tiki Tena

My Space

Pre-party in San Diego:
The Secret Samurai (San Diego)
The Tomorrowmen (San Francisco)
The Verbtones (Portland)
Friday, July 31st, 9 pm
Bar Pink,
3829 30th Street, San Diego

60s Fake Fenders

Here’s a great little article on the southeast asian Jaguar and Jazzmaster forgeries of the 60s.

A View from the Back of the Rack
Of Forgeries and War!
By Michael Wright, The Different Strummer
One of my favorite ‘student anecdotes’ involves a young lady who dated World War I to around 5 Million BC on a test because ‘it was, like, the first one, right?!’ I hope she got an A for effort! Anyhow, as wars recede their meanings change with each succeeding generation. Ask a young person today about the Viet Nam War and you might be lucky if he’d ever heard of it. For some older folks among us it seems to have happened only yesterday, transforming their lives so much that they live with it every day. For others of us, it has just become a murky bad dream that we’re only reminded of when a guitar like this ca. 1965 ‘Pinoy Jazzmaster’ forgery comes around! …

Even today some people try to sell them as Fenders on eBay, but I am sure they must have their own place being made of very different woods.