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READER MAIL
BRYANT BOND
I loved Wolf Marshall's feature on Jimmy
Bryant (June '18)! Last summer, I was doing a
gig in a park and it was a little weird because
I was basically background - pretty sure no
one was listening. So, I played for two hours
then started packing up when a guy walked up
and said, "You're a pretty good player. Maybe
you've heard of my dad, Jimmy Bryant?" A
long conversation followed. We never know
who's listening - and yes, I own Play Guitar
with Jimmy Bryant!
Mark Carter
Los Angeles, California
Wolf Marshall's feature on Jimmy Bryant
was a superbly written and informative
article on one of the greatest guitar
players ever. Albert Lee is quite right
to say he was mostly unknown here
in U.K. - especially in the late '50s
and '60s. You needed a sharp ear
close to the radio on a Saturday
morning to pick up anything
new or exciting.
I was saddened to learn
that my friend Tom Wheeler
had passed away suddenly ("In
Memoriam," May '18); Tom was an
ambassador for the instrument we all love,
and his knowledge regarding Fender (along
with that of Richard R. Smith) was second to
none. I treasure all his written works and he
will be greatly missed.
Bob Hewitt
London, England

had to play a Bean
that had been transported
to the gig during a Midwestern
winter. That neck stays cold for a long time!
Jeff Gehring
Lenexa, Kansas

I was sad to hear of Nokie Edwards' passing,
but glad that you gave Deke Dickerson the
honors of memorializing him.
Like most budding guitarists in the '60s, I
was enthralled with the Ventures "Surfing"
album and assumed they were the guys shown
on the cover - tan surfers, playing acoustics
on the beach for the babes. When I had the
chance to see them play an afternoon show in
the Lewis and Clark Cafeteria in 1967, I was
all over it. The handful of coeds eating hot
dogs had no clue as to what was happening,
and when the guys showed up in sharkskin
suits with black pompadours looking like
mobster dads, they paid no attention. The
Ventures rocked the place from their 10"-high
stage, and when I asked Nokie for a pick, he
shrugged his shoulders and kindly gave me

one that was well-worn and with a Ventures
logo, which I cherished.
In his later years, Nokie lived half the time
in the Brownsville area north of Eugene, and
hosted the yearly Nokie Festival. He was always
a local, low-key prince with massive skills. We
miss you, buddy.
Stephen Kimberley
Eugene, Oregon

FROZEN BEANS
Michael Wright's profile on the Travis Bean
TB1000S (June '18) brought back a vivid
memory. Though I never owned one, I did
have the opportunity to play them from time
to time and learned that a solid-aluminum
neck might not be such a terrific idea if you

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VG - ON POINT!
In response to Mr. Allan Lehman's May '18
"Reader Mail" submission, I think Vintage
Guitar has stayed true to what I perceive as
its mission - offering insightful articles on
the repair/restoration of vintage instruments,
interviews with foundational and "diverse"
players, plus keeping a finger on the pulse of
new equipment and recordings. If there is a
slant toward particular players and styles, I
have little objection. For many of us, these
men and women have been the inspiration
for who we are as players today. And as for
Hendrix, I've always said you either get it or
you don't! Nuff said!
Shawn Mowery
Northumberland, Pennsylvania

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