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Sam Fender shares a moment with his saxophonist and childhood friend, Johnny "Blue Hat" Davis, at London's O2 Brixton Academy in September 2021.

Photo by Linda Brindley

The British songwriter traversed the bleak thoroughfares of his past while writing his autobiographical sophomore album, Seventeen Going Under—a tale of growing up down-and-out, set to an epic chorus of Jazzmasters and soaring sax.

British songwriter Sam Fender hails from North Shields, England, an industrial coastal port town near the North Sea, about eight miles northeast of Newcastle upon Tyne. Fender grew up in this small village, which he calls "a drinking town with a fishing problem." He lived there with his mother on a council estate, a type of British public housing. This is the mise-en-scène for Sam Fender's coming-of-age autobiographical new album, Seventeen Going Under. On the album's cover, a photograph shows Sam sitting on a brick stoop.

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GN20CE

The four new models include the GN10, GN10CE, GN20CE and GD20CE.

Scottsdale, AZ (May 14, 2014) -- Takamine is pleased to announce the addition of four new models to its acclaimed G Series line of guitars: the GN10, GN10CE, GN20CE and GD20CE.

Upholding the Takamine G Series tradition of offering high quality and exceptional value, the new G Series GN10 and GN10CE models feature Takamine’s exclusive NEX body style and are crafted with spruce tops and mahogany backs and sides. The GN10CE acoustic-electric model is outfitted with the Takamine TP-E preamp with built-in tuner, and both models feature distinctive Takamine styling and design elements, such as a pin-less rosewood bridge that makes for easy string changes.

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The LTD2014 combines a solid Sitka spruce top with a solid flame maple back and flame maple sides.

Scottsdale, AZ (January 7, 2014) -- Takamine is proud to introduce the new LTD2014 limited-edition acoustic-electric guitar. The LTD2014 guitar is a very special expression of more than 50 years of tradition and craftsmanship embodied in the many talented craftspeople who design and build Takamine guitars.

The fingerboard and pickguard are artfully adorned with delicately crafted imagery of the bird that symbolizes central Japan’s Gifu prefecture—the snow grouse, or raicho. Gifu’s beautiful prefectural bird inhabits the Hida Mountains, which provided the original inspiration for the Takamine name and have long served as its ancestral home. As such a symbol, the graceful raicho imbues this elegantly appointed instrument with the very spirit of Takamine and its Japanese homeland.

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