Hank Marvin: “When I got the first Strat we’d ordered with a ‘tremolo arm’, I was intrigued. None of us had seen one before or really knew what it did”

Hank B. Marvin
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Hank B. Marvin needs little introduction but it is worth recapping how pivotal he was in the history of instrumental rock, and just how his pioneering style on the electric guitar, specifically making use of the groundbreaking design of the Fender Stratocaster, changed the guitar world for good

And hip-hop for that matter. The Shadows' Apache was reworked by the Incredible Bongo Band before being sampled and turned into something altogether different by the Sugarhill Gang.

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Neville Marten

In the late '70s and early '80s Neville worked for Selmer/Norlin as one of Gibson's UK guitar repairers, before joining CBS/Fender in the same role. He then moved to the fledgling Guitarist magazine as staff writer, rising to editor in 1986. He remained editor for 14 years before launching and editing Guitar Techniques magazine. Although now semi-retired he still works for both magazines. Neville has been a member of Marty Wilde's 'Wildcats' since 1983, and recorded his own album, The Blues Headlines, in 2019.