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Get Lucky 10 Ways

Get Lucky 10 Ways

Musician Andre Antunes shows off his skills while demonstrating the distinctive playing styles of 10 iconic guitarists, performing a cover version of Daft Punk’s hit Get Lucky with each axe man’s individual flair.

Metalhead Girl

Metalhead Girl

Meliani Siti Sumartini (aka “Mel”) may be just 15 years old, but she proves that rocking out has no age, gender or cultural boundaries, as she shreds with the best of them on her electric guitar. Hit up her YouTube channel for more headbanging.

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Comfortably Numb Solo Cover

Comfortably Numb Solo Cover

We’ve featured 15-year-old electric guitar prodigy Tina S. shredding licks before, but this rendition of the solo from Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb is downright brilliant. If we had a band, we’d want Tina as our lead guitarist.

Heavy Metal Maniac

Heavy Metal Maniac

NeoGeofanatic shreds a rockin’ new version of Michael Sembello’s cheesetastic classic Maniac from the 1983 film Flashdance. We’re picturing Jennifer Beals welding and pouring a huge bucket of water over herself – not at the same time.

Blade Runner: Effects Pedal Cover

Blade Runner: Effects Pedal Cover

Musician Bill Ruppert demonstrates how to reproduce Vangelis’ epic theme music from Blade Runner using nothing more than an electric guitar and Electro-Harmonix‘ effect pedals. It’s the kettledrum part that really gets us.

Eruption Surprise

Eruption Surprise

Guitarist John Denner shreds an impressive cover of Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption solo, but what’s truly impressive is what you’ll see about 25 seconds into the video. Watch, and you’ll be amazed too. More here.

GoPro Slide Guitar

GoPro Slide Guitar

Country rocker Brad Paisley was playing a gig when he grabbed an audience member’s GoPro camera and gave them some unforgettable footage, using the camera itself as a slide for his guitar solo. It’s a shame the audio is so crappy.

The Showhawk Duo

The Showhawk Duo

Three live tracks by this UK acoustic guitar duo starts off with Sandstorm by Darude, then moves on to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, and wraps with Dick Dale’s rapid-fire theme from Pulp Fiction. Their Daft Punk tribute is sublime.

Scarified: 8-Year-Old Cover

Scarified: 8-Year-Old Cover

Face it. This little Japanese girl can play the guitar better than you or I can. Watch in awe as Li-sa-X shreds a cover version of Racer X’s Scarified, on an electric guitar that looks like its bigger than she is.

Sweet Dreams: Acoustic Cover

Sweet Dreams: Acoustic Cover

A sublime acoustic guitar cover version of Eurythmics ’80s hit Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), performed by ortoPilot and his pals. Be sure to check out his YouTube and Spotify channels for lots of other awesome covers.

Guitar Wing

Guitar Wing

An innovative add-on for guitar and bass players, the Guitar Wing lets you wirelessly control DAWs, MIDI effects units and even synths from the edge of your instrument. It offers pads, buttons, faders and a 3-axis motion sensor.

Spider-Metal

Spider-Metal

Our Spidey-senses are tingling after listening to guitarist Eric “331Erock” Calderone spinning an epic web of Spider-Man tracks with his black axe and a little backup from his talkbox. Be sure to stick around for the big finish.

Journey of the Guitar Solo

Journey of the Guitar Solo

Mark Sidney Johnson takes us on a 50 year tour through the history of rock and roll guitar solos, playing 28 famous riffs – from Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page to Eddie Van Halen to Jack White. The first in CDZA’s The Instrumentals series.

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Michael Jackson Guitar Percussion

Michael Jackson Guitar Percussion

Guitarist Sam Westphalen is wearing a hole in his acoustic six-string as he plays a rousing percussive rendition of Michael Jackson’s Black or White. More here. We’re particularly taken by White Wedding. Previously: U Can’t Touch This.

Shredding Vivaldi

Shredding Vivaldi

14-year-old electric guitar prodigy Tina S. returns to blow our minds and eardrums once more with a rendition of Patrick Rondat’s rock and roll tribute to Summer from Vivaldi’s classical opus The Four Seasons.

Guitar Swing Fail

Guitar Swing Fail

Keep your eye on Mason, the guitarist on the right side of the frame. He’s trying to pull off that move where you spin the guitar all the way around your body. Unfortunately, he doesn’t quite seem to have nailed the technique.

Chewbacca Guitar

Chewbacca Guitar

Despite his size, Chewabacca likes to hide out in the most unlikely of places. First we found him in a cabinet door, and now he’s inside this guy’s electric guitar. Chewie, is that you?

Eruption Solo Cover

Eruption Solo Cover

Watch in awe as 14-year-old Tina S. shreds a bit of Van Halen’s Eruption on her Vigier Excalibur Custom guitar. If Eddie Van Halen ever needs a stand-in, we think she’s got him covered. (Thanks Everyone!)

Speed Guitarist

Speed Guitarist

This street musician shreds like you wouldn’t believe with a finger-blistering performance as his digits go flying across the frets and strings of his acoustic guitar. We’re impressed he doesn’t get his beard caught in the strings.

Dueling Banjos Solo

Dueling Banjos Solo

Dueling Banjos, the song made famous creepy in Deliverance, was meant to be played on two instruments, but Mark Kroos is an overachiever and plays both parts on his double-necked guitar.

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Teaspoon Guitarist

Teaspoon Guitarist

South African guitar player Hannes Coetzee plays the spoons – but not in the way you’d expect. Instead of slapping utensils on his knee, he uses his teaspoon to slide-fret his guitar.

Merry Metal Christmas

Merry Metal Christmas

(NSFW: Language) Guitarist Erock returns with another holiday medley – this time shredding some Christmas classics for all to enjoy. Stick around to about 2:50 for a special gift.

Metal Skyfall

Metal Skyfall

We’ve already heard a few great covers of Adele’s powerful James Bond theme song, but none quite as rockin’ as Erock’s metal remix. We’ll have that martini shredded, not stirred.

Acoustic Bond

Acoustic Bond

Greg Johnson of Acoustic Labs plays a haunting, minimal interpretation of 007’s theme, just in time for the release of Skyfall. Check more of Greg’s smooth guitar covers here and here, and here.

Dubstep Guitarist

Dubstep Guitarist

While most dubstep music requires the use of heavily-processed electronic instruments, guitarist Fracionado proves you can totally improve upon the genre with a good old-fashioned electric guitar.

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