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Top 10 stories of the week: Perry Bamonte guitar auction, New Orange Amps MD, Black Friday trends

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Perry Bamonte guitar auction, New Orange Amps MD, Black Friday trends

This week’s biggest story is the news that ex-Cure guitarist Perry Bamonte is offering up 28 of his personal guitars for auction.

Gardiner Houlgate, the leading UK auction house for guitars will be holding the auction on Thursday 14th September.

Check out all of the biggest stories this week below:

1. Ex Cure guitarist Perry Bamonte's collection of instruments to be auctioned
Gardiner Houlgate auction rooms will be auctioning 28 guitars from Perry Bamonte’s personal collection.
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2. Orange Amps appoints Tim Ireland as new Managing Director
Orange Amps has announced that Tim Ireland is the firm’s new managing director with effect from today (August 21st).

3. 3 key trends retailers should know in the run up to Black Friday
It might feel a bit odd discussing Black Friday in August, but there are less than 100 days left before one of the biggest retail events in the UK takes place.

4. Raids carried out in Thailand and Brazil against retailers selling counterfeit HARMAN gear
HARMAN has announced that it has confiscated counterfeit JBL Professional and dbx products from a number of retailers and warehouses in Thailand and Brazil.

5. First guitar played by Jimi Hendrix in the UK up for auction
What claims to be the first guitar played by Jimi Hendrix on UK soil will be up for auction in September.

6. Sad to hear Big Ben's bell end? Martin Audio may have a solution
Martin Audio has offered a solution for those sad to hear Big Ben’s bell end on August 21st.

7. Violist calls for British Airways boycott after being 'humiliated' at check-in
Viola player Rachel Roberts has called for a boycott of British Airways following a recent travel experience where she says she was “humiliated” by BA staff members.

8. D'Addario launches European marketing and distribution operation, headed by Simon Turnbull
D’Addario has announced the formation of D’Addario Europe Ltd – a brand new initiative to help the company maintain greater consistency and control of its brand portfolio in Europe.

9. A-Level results show 'deep concerns' about uptake of music lessons
This week, A-level and AS level results were released for schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. But while students celebrated their achievements, the results from the Joint Council of Qualifications revealed some worrying statistics about the uptake of creative subjects, including music.

10. OPINION: Should music teachers strive for perfection or participation?
In the world of music we hear the word ‘talent’ an awful lot. And the general opinion is that some people have a natural talent and others just don’t.

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