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Offline strat59

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« on: August 20, 2012, 04:56:21 pm »
All info about The HitchHiker guitar are welcome!  :) Im thinking about to order one  :)

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Re: HitchHiker
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 05:14:27 pm »

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Re: HitchHiker
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 10:31:20 pm »
I have two...one I bought from Nokie's personal collection, and one I ordered new through him.  They are both superb guitars, with a unique sound not found elsewhere.  Playability is as good as I have found in over 40 years of owning, and tinkering with guitars.  The woods and craftsmanship in the Japan-built models are excellent; however, I understand Nokie is moving production back to the US, so quality is likely to change...for better or not is yet to be seen.

Anticipate a long wait...  I ordered my quilt maple model two and a half years before receiving it...in the interim, I bought Nokie's personal guitar...a prototype of the tremolo model.

Hope that helps!
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Re: HitchHiker
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 10:06:25 am »
Many may not know that Nokie Edwards' HitchHiker Guitars actually consist of three categories:

1)  Electric (Made by Jackson Custom Shop & Rock Creek in the US and now Aria Japan)
2)  Acoustic with pickup (Made by Santa Cruz) 
3)  Nylon Classical with pickup (Made by Canadian Luthier; Roger Stuckless)

I will post some information at "Desert Surfer's Ventures Guitars" soon...

Hope you guys will join in the conversation.

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« Last Edit: June 06, 2013, 10:10:04 am by DesertSurfer »
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I can't either, so it's safer to surf in desert..

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Re: HitchHiker
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 10:29:20 am »
There's also 3 diffrent briges....the original (probs w/1st/2nd strings including breakage), the improved (one that I have) and the current one that's on the Aria models.  Mine is cereal no. 0004 made by Fender/Jackson.  It had the original brige and I sent back to Nokie and he installed the replacement brige.  It's worked good ever since.

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Re: HitchHiker
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 10:40:30 am »
Mine is No. 002. Not sure what bridge is on now. It's Nokie backup guitar.  Don't know he changed it or not. I did not play too much with it and no problems discovered yet.  The guitar is in storage now, I wont find out until my house is sold and moved to the smaller place.  It may take a long while. (keep my fingers cross)

Thanks for the good tip, though.

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Re: HitchHiker
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 10:56:21 am »
The guy across the street from us sold his hoose in 2 weeks.  It's hot market now. Intrest rates goin up 2.

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Re: HitchHiker
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 11:06:22 am »
Yeah, my neighbor sold hers in 3 days.  I think people want to get the best deal before the interest rate goes up.

That's why we are rushing to remodel the house now. It took me a few days to put all my guitars in storage.  :(

Sorry Strat59, we hijack your posting and get into chatting.....  I will stop right now.   :-[

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