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The Ventures



Nokie Edwards: 1935–2018

March 13, 2018
Luthier and PG columnist Jol Dantzig pays homage to the Ventures' lead guitarist who helped shape instrumental rock and electric-guitar history.
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Titans of Tremolo

October 4, 2013
A tribute to the visionaries of vibrato—from the brilliant minds that concocted its mechanics to the players who hooked us on its intoxicating effects.
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Video Interview: Nokie Edwards

September 9, 2009
Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, where he's backstage at the Ryman Auditorium and chats with surf-guitar legend Nokie Edwards. They talk about Nokie's hand-made signature guitar, the HitchHiker. It features a swamp ash body, quilted maple top, a maple/walnut neck with ebony fingerboard and Sperzel locking tuners.

Also, Nokie plays us some Chet Atkins, Eagles and Eric Clapton to show off his versatility and love for all types of music.

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