Guitar lessons you can learn from Hank B. Marvin, instrumental guitar's first superstar and master of the whammy bar

Hank Marvin
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Hank Marvin rose to fame in the late 1950s as the frontman for The Shadows. His blend of American rock and roll, country and surf based electric guitar work coupled with catchy songs full of melodic pop sensibility catapulted the band to mega success. 

The Shadows also provided backing for British rock and roll mega star, Cliff Richard, and between them (together and as separate entities) amassed dozens of hit singles and albums. 

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Jon Bishop

Jon Bishop is a UK-based guitarist and freelance musician, and a longtime contributor to Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar. He's a graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford and is touring and recording guitarist for British rock 'n' roll royalty Shakin’ Stevens.