The Ventures first three or four albums were mostly original 3 guitar-1 drum music. Walk-Don't Run, Perfedia and others like Rawhide were remakes but they fit the genere of The Ventures.
1978 - Chicago Transit Authority - Best sounding and instrumentized group.
Many great originals by members and being musically trained, they wrote great original songs. Early four albums were slow starters but Peter Cetera as lead singer/bass made the sounds great for many albums.
All the afore mentioned had great guitar parts for the early years of guitar licks.