Nokie Edwards was the one who inspired me to play Ventures tunes some 50 year... more
Nokie Edwards was the one who inspired me to play Ventures tunes some 50 years ago. Never be able to master my guitar skill but at least I can say that I have met the "Maestro" himself who inspired me.
I had the great pleasure and honor to meet with Nokie in 2007 at his 72th birthday party in a small town called Florence near Salem, Oregon and many more times later. After our 1st meeting, I started to collect some of his personal guitars. http://www.mosriteforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6675
Nokie's Guitar is an Aria Rock Creek Proto type of 1960 mosrite less the wham... more
Nokie's Guitar is an Aria Rock Creek Proto type of 1960 mosrite less the whammy bar/tremelo.
***(Nokie can be seen with a Ventures Mosrite***) Who are the Ventures? The... more
(Nokie can be seen with a Ventures Mosrite) Who are the Ventures? They're arguably the most famous band to never sing a note, but while they became synonymous with the surf music that started to overtake America at the same time, their signature style applies to all different types of songs, making them the one band that can cover just about anything and make it their own
Where you might have heard them If you've heard the original version of TV's "Hawaii Five-O" theme, you're familiar with them, though their sound is usually more spare and rock-oriented. "Walk -- Don't Run" remains a surf-era classic,
Telecasters and Mosrite guitars were what Edwards used when he's playing. He ... more
Telecasters and Mosrite guitars were what Edwards used when he's playing. He even designed one called the Nokie Edwards Custom Signature Model Telecaster for Fender using gold and ebony for parts.
Mosrite The Nokie Edwards 30th Anniversary Blue Sparkle, Electric Guitar. As... more
Mosrite The Nokie Edwards 30th Anniversary Blue Sparkle, Electric Guitar. As seen on the 1991 Live @ Yakult Hall Album.