Vintage Guitar - June 2018 - open - 18
HONOR THY FATHER
VG will once again honor fathers in this
year's August issue, distributed just prior to
Father's Day, June 17. If you would like to
be included, send a photo of you and your
dad/kids with your favorite guitars (saved
as a large .jpg file), along with a caption by
May 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org, with
"Dad's Day" in the subject line. If you'd like
to submit a short video of you and/or your
dad playing, we may use it on social media.
YAMAHA SPONSORS SIX
STRING THEORY COMPETITION
Yamaha is once again sponsoring Lee
Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition,
which offers mentoring opportunities, scholarships, and prizes to aspiring musicians
based on video applications for guitar, bass,
piano/keyboards, and drums. Entries are
made via YouTube and judged by Ritenour,
along with Joe Satriani, Brent Mason, Julian
Lage, Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Daryl
Stuermer, Nathan East, John Patitucci,
and others.Registration is open through
May 31 via http://sixstringtheory.com.
Edwards with The Ventures in the '60s.
Nokie Edwards 1935-2018
ole Floyd "Nokie" Edwards, former
lead guitarist and bassist with The
Ventures, passed away March 12 from
complications related to ongoing medical
problems. He was 82.
Edwards was born May 9, 1935, in Lahoma, Oklahoma, the son of Elbert and
Nannie Edwards. He began playing guitar
at age five, as well as the mandolin, bass,
steel guitar, banjo, and fiddle. His father
nicknamed him "Nokie" by combining
his given name with "Okie" to form one
of the most unusual first names in show
After the family relocated to Washington state, Nokie began playing in local
country groups and became an in-demand
guitarist. Buck Owens, then based in Tacoma, hired him to play lead for his local
television show. He played with Owens for
Dad's Day archival photo
G&L OPENS CUSTOM SHOP
G&L Musical Instruments has
opened a Custom Shop at its factory in Fullerton, California.
Citing the pride he takes in the quality and
variety of the company's instruments, president Dave McLaren realized there were limits to what they could do in a factory setting.
"The Custom Shop gives us the freedom
to stretch out," he said. "There will be more
options such as hand-wound pickups, but
it's not just about choices; some customers love everything about their G&Ls, but
[some] want the finest cuts of wood and
unsurpassed craftsmanship together."
Learn more at www.glguitars.com/customshop.