SNAMM08: Unlucky 13

Fender unveil guitar designed by legendary hot rod artist Vince Ray      26/06/08
SNAMM08: Unlucky 13

Fender have announced the Vince Ray Unlucky 13 guitar. They had this to say about it, “Unlucky 13 just might become your lucky number! Designed exclusively for Fender by legendary hot rod artist Vince Ray, this beauty is all about attitude! This limited edition guitar features exclusive artwork, pinstriping rosette and headstock inlay, pickguard decal, scalloped bracing and a tone that screams rev it up and go!
  • Body Style: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Scale Length: 25.3â€� (643 mm)
  • Top: Spruce,
  • Bracing: Scalloped
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1.69â€� (43.0 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Finish: Polyurethane
  • Case: N/A
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Chrome, (Die-Cast)
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP 26 Phosphor Bronze .011-.052
  • Electronics: Fender FTE-3TN Preamp with Tuner
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    MK DAMODARAN    Said...

    I have received a lot of enquiries regarding number 13.It is considered an unlucky number by a vast majority of people.It is seen that the Honourable kerala High court has not a bench numbering 13. I am reproducing below an article written by me in the ASIAN TRIBUNE dated December 26,2006 2006Number 13 Not Un-Lucky Tue, 2006-12-26 02:16 M.K. Damodaran - Numerologist, Kerala, India.

    There is a world wide superstition that No13 is an unlucky number. In fact No13 has scared the lives out of many. But actually, No13 is a very powerful number. The belief that No 13 is unlucky has no numerological basis.My first experiment with No13 was the study of the political fortunes of India's s former Prime Minister, A.B Vajpayee, who was in the Prime Ministers office for 3 times.

    This numerologist has been passionately involved with numerology for the last 18 years and found that there is no reason to isolate No13 as an unfortunate number. Certain numbers are fortunate to certain people .Similarly certain numbers are unfortunate to certain people. There is no number which is fortunate or unfortunate to all. So by that yardstick, No13 may be unfortunate to someone.

    The theory that number 13 is unlucky may be correct to that extent only.

    My first experiment with No13 was the study of the political fortunes of India’s former Prime Minister, A.B Vajpayee, who was in the Prime Ministers office for 3 times. Interestingly, he was Prime Minister for 13 days and 13 months during the first and second term respectively. Naturally, after he was voted out of office during the second term many people began to declare that number 13 did not augur well for A.B Vajpayee.

    At that time I, have predicted that No 13 was lucky for A.B Vajpayee and that he would return as Prime Minister after the election. The prediction was published in "The New Indian Express" daily May 17,1999.The prediction was mainly based on the fact that the upcoming election was for the constitution of the 13th Lok Sabha.

    Detailed Analysis

    Full details with which I had prepared the note for prediction are furnished below:

    Vajpayee was born on Dec 25,1924 . Those born on 7, 16 and 25 of any month have the birth number 7. Because, numbers 16 and 25 individually adds up to 7(1+6=7, 2+5=7).Numbers 1, 2, 4 and 7are generally lucky for such people .But in the case of A.B Vajpayee, number 4 has an additional strength. This is due to the fact that No 4 represents his name number 31 which adds upto4 (3+1=4). No 13 is lucky for him since it adds up to 4 which is his lucky number.

    What is a name number?

    In numerology, every name has a number. English alphabet from A to Z is put into 8 groups and each category consists of certain letters. The letters are assigned a particular value from 1 to 8.

    The groups, letters and value of each letters are as follows:

    1. A, I, J, Q,Y =1

    2. B, K, R =2

    3. C, G, L, S =3

    4. D, M, T =4

    5. E, H, N, X =5

    6 . U, V, W =6

    7. O, Z =7

    8. F ,P =8

    The name number is obtained by adding together the value of the letters of that particular name .Thus the name number of A.B Vajpayee is -


    =1+2+6+1+1+8+1+1+5+5 =31(3+1=4)

    Other Factors

    As already pointed out, numbers 1, 2, 4 and 7 are generally lucky or influential for Vajpayee.

    1. He first became Prime Minister on May 16 ,1996 .Both the date and year represent number 7,since each of them individually adds up to 7. That is ,16 adds up to 7 (1+6=7) and 1996 also adds up to 7


    2. He became Prime Minister for the second time on March 19, 1998 (1+9=10, 1+0=1).

    3. During the second term, Vajpayee undertook the historic Lahore trip on Feb 20, 1999(2+0=2).

    4.He was Prime Minister for 13 days and 13 months(1+3=4).

    After showing the influence of numbers I,2,4 and 7 in Vajpayee’s scheme of things, the prediction was summed up as follows:

    1.Election is for the 13th Lok Sabha.Since 13 adds up to 4and no 4 is lucky for Vajpayee. The coming election is likely to be in his favors.

    2. The election year is 1999 which adds up to 1-his lucky number (1+9+9+9=28, 2+8=10, 1+0=1).

    3. In the history of Indian democracy, no person defeated on the floor of the house and who conducted election as caretaker Prime Minister has returned to rule. Vajpayee is likely to 'break the record as the first person' (No 1 is lucky for him).

    Vajpayee returned as Prime Minister after the 13th Lok Sabha election and was sworn in on Oct 13,1999.

    Months before the election, Vajpayee had escaped a Pak shell attack on June 13, 1999 during the Kargil war.

    Strangely, during Vajpayee’s third term as Prime Minister the Tehelka expose hit the govt on March 13,2001.Seeing that the expose came on his lucky day, this writer predicted through The New Indian Express daily dated March 20,2001 that Vajpayee will have the last laugh in the issue.

    Strangely again, the attack on parliament by terrorists was on Dec, 13, 2001.1t did not unnerve Vajpayee. On the contrary, it made him more resolute and much stonger.

    Just one more example. Shane Warne was born on Sept 13, 1969. It was on July13, 2004 that he equaled Muthiah Muralitharans record with regard to taking the highest number of wickets. Interestingly, Warne is leaving the field after the 4th Ashes series.

    The above things irrefutably give credence to the fact that number 13 is not an unlucky number.

    - Asian Tribune -

    19-Dec-08 04:51 AM

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